Have you ever made your Christmas gifts? As you can imagine, I have in the past. Most years it’s been something really nice and festive to do but I do remember with a real lack of fondness, the year I was far, far too ambitious! I even roped Nick in and the poor boy spent an entire day cutting the pages I had designed for my tear notepads. Then the frosted glass spray paint didn’t work for the personalised bottles I’d dreamt up, peeling off as it dried and I had to come up with a different idea on the fly to rectify this disaster. See, even DIY bloggers have fails sometimes and needless to say the whole day wasn’t the most enjoyable.
Hello folks! I’m back with a quick and easy DIY idea for you all to rustle up. In a (possibly short lived) celebration of resurrecting my air plants, I decided to give them a new and improved home. I used my old time favourite, polymer clay to make my green friends king of their castle. I used roughly a small block of Fimo for each base, so not too pricey to make either. Hopefully their new monochrome thrones will help me to remember to spritz them once in a while.
I may be a self confessed plant killer with impressive consistency but I still welcome green friends into my home on a regular basis. I’m always trying to find or repurpose containers to house them in, as I love a bit of variety. I just happen to be really into balsa wood at the moment (can you tell?) so I came up with an super simple DIY to make your own decorative balsa wood planters. You don’t even need to worry about draining for when or if (in my case) you water them as your plastic pot will fit snugly inside so can remove the plant at any time to water and replace when dry.
Hello people! It’s Friday, a long weekend for many and time for a freebie I feel! I didn’t really need a helping hand but after my little trip to Kew Gardens for the last bank holiday, I’ve been itching to paint some plants. I loved the tropical houses the best and could have stared at all the patterns on the leaves for years and couldn’t get enough of the weird and wonderful bright flowers and cacti round every corner. I’m a massive fan of plants in the home. You may have realised I’m not great at keeping them alive but I’m not allowing that to sway me one bit. I’ll learn, I guess.
Greetings from rainy London! I’m bring you a little sprinkle of cuteness this Thursday in the form of my next DIY contribution for Sugar & Cloth. I don’t really eat eggs so I’m not joking when I say I hadn’t even thought about egg cups since I was about 5 but it’s only a matter of time before everything I can possible think of turns into a DIY project! This little ladies are so easy to make and you can find out how over on Sugar & Cloth. While you’re at it check out all her other gorgeous DIY projects. There’s a black hole of inspiration over there!
Thanks for joining me for DIY no 2 as part of Keep Moat’s ‘Affordable Home Tips’ project. Each day I’m sharing a new idea to spruce up your home on a budget. Today I bring you this cute woven planter off the back of the huge weaving trend that’s been filling our Pinterest feeds for the last 6 months or so. Why keep weaving flat? This is a mini planter but you could easily make larger versions with different colours and threads woven through. You could get really creative with this one!
Look at this little guy brightening up the shelf! I’m imagining a whole shelf of them in different colour combos. I wasn’t sure how well the wire would hold up but it seems to have worked really well and what I love about this DIY even more is that it involves so few materials and they’re all things you’d usually find at home!
I can’t say I’ve ever owned many green clothes or had a lot of green going on in my home but I’m starting to wonder why? Grass green, black, white and grey is such a striking combination that I put together this colour inspiration to steer you into the same appreciation party I’m currently in!
- DIY geometric box planter from Weekdaycarnival
- Hex spora from Light and Ladder
- Porcelain bottle vases from Sorbet Seams
- Concrete planters from INK.SEK DESIGN
- DIY colour block air plant pot from Cakies
- Copper hanging planter from INK.SEK DESIGN
I never used to be too fussed about having plants in my home. This was at least partly bound up in my tendency to kill any green, leafy friend to make it through the front door. I’ll be honest, I still struggle with this. Perhaps one day I won’t be such a plant murderer. Now I see how refreshing it is to bring a little piece of nature into your home. Here are some ideas for bringing the outside in with flair.