HELLO AGAIN from a long hiatus from DIY projects! Same story as always - other priorities start to take over my life and I fall behind on my DIY to-do list! I've finally started to have a couple weekends free - thank GOODness for that summer slow-down. I've been trying to find some basket or storage bin for this big snake plant in my bedroom, since that green plastic planter is no eye candy, but it's been really hard to find something that fit it perfectly and didn't look gigantic at the same time. So with some free time on my hands, I decided to make my own canvas planter! (And then I made a mini one for a different plant, since it was so easy.) Keep on reading for the full DIY tutorial!Read More
A few weeks back, I made this awesome hanging picture board, loosely inspired by something I had seen at a pop-up market in San Francisco. I had wanted to make something to display my awesome Artifact Uprising square prints, but hadn't gotten around to it, so I was really happy when this picture board finally came together! It was something that I created much more organically than my other DIYs, because I didn't have a clear vision when I first started, nor was I making something that I had already seen DIYed before. But it turned out great, and so many people have asked about how to make it, so here's my attempt to walk you through it!Read More
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: I have discovered a new form of meditation - making teeny clay pots! I feel like I've been seeing a lot of pottery on my social media lately, and it gave me an itch to try it myself - plus, I needed somewhere to put all of my (finally) blooming succulent cuttings. And once I got started, I couldn't stop - there is something so therapeutic and calming about the squishy texture and repetitive, mindless motions of making the pots!
Anyway, they are super easy to make at home, and you can get really creative with them. In this post, I'll just show you how I made little plant pots, but once you get the hang of it, you can make a lot of different stuff (like beads for necklaces, bracelet cuffs, little dishes, etc).Read More
I used to discover a lot of DIY ideas on Pinterest, but now I find myself saving a lot of pictures from Instagram! One of these DIY inspirations came from Nalani of @knottybloom, who sells these beautiful macrame plant hangers on Etsy! I wanted to try my hand at macrame, so I decided to attempt one of my own, and I think it came out pretty good!
I have quite a few succulents, so for this hanger, I decided it would hold a vase - motivating me to buy fresh flowers regularly! As for the project itself, I think the trickiest part was making sure it fit perfectly to my vase. The knotting itself was quite simple - I only used two different macrame knots, both of which are very easy!Read More
Are you sick of me posting about succulents yet? Honestly, every succulent planter requires the exact same steps, but there are so many cute ways you can plant them! I know a lot of people search specifically for succulent terrariums, so I thought I'd dedicate another post to our favorite drought-friendly houseplants.Read More
If you haven't already noticed, I am obsessed with succulents.
I've seen a lot of cool succulent planters online (especially on Pinterest), and over the past few weeks, I think I've been subconsciously looking for things to turn into succulent planters. You can literally make a trendy, quaint succulent-anything with practically ANYTHING. It's so easy, it's almost silly for me to even write a post, but I really wanted to share pictures of my wee little succulents!
Keep on reading for tips on potting succulents and instruction sets for 4 different planter ideas!Read More
While browsing Craigslist (another one of my funemployment hobbies), I found a man selling succulent cuttings and starters for only $1 each, which is really a bargain! Andre had a beautiful succulent garden, and I ended up going home with new project ideas and succulent wisdom, in addition to the 11 succulents I bought from him.
But what to do with them? After finding 2 stemless wine glasses, perfect for little terrariums, at Goodwill for 50 cents, I decided to copy one of Brit + Co's hanging succulent projects, where the terrarium hangs from a homemade net. I'm really pleased with how it turned out - it's really easy, and makes our living room look a little more grown-up!Read More