Ah, so you know when you just nudge your perfectly symmetrical succulent with a little force and POOF no longer the perfect specimen that lives in every homemakeover show/magazine/blog post.
Well it turns out most of these “arms” broke off perfectly! I had no idea my succulents could get any more adorable. (Can you tell I love them? Haha) I’ve been keeping them next to the window on moist soil that I spray at least once a week (depending on how dry the air is). It’s certainly takes a while (months) but this is what a few of them look like now:
Next step, when to put them in soil…
Happy Winter Gardening!
With all the yard sales lately, I have acquired a bunch of random stuff like this candle & fishbowl.
They were both missing something, so I attempted to combine them.
It’s not too bad – a bit earthy & funky, but perhaps I will come up with another combo when my air plants come in. It’s always fun to come up new combinations whether it’s rearranging the living room or something small like this quick project.
Happy Thrifting & DIY-ing!
All the summer Birthdays are here! And being on a tight budget always makes one more clever. So I opt for doodles. It’s a simple and personal gift. And a bit of addition to an already splendid blank card. Here ya go:
This summer I had a goal to start a balcony garden for as cheaply as possible. So I searched the apartment for any containers I already had lying around. Sadly I had many vintage Pyrex and other ceramics just collecting dust. So, I figure why not use them as planters or water pans. They add lots of character & are more affordable than planters from the box stores. Just be sure to add a layer of drainage to the bottom of the container (see the small gravel stone in the first picture).
Here’s a sample of what I have so far:
Good Morning Everyone! Remember my birdcage that needed a purpose? Here she is:
I can’t wait to see these marigolds bloom and fill in the new planter! The best part is the coconut fiber liner was less than $2 at my local hardware store. Coming soon is the birdcage top to hanging planters. Until then, happy thrifting!
Hi Everyone – it’s been a while! Today I bring you a story of a birdcage. I found this funny shaped one at a garage sale a few years ago and in all that time I have tried to find a purpose for it. I tried storing books or having it as something pretty to look at above my kitchen cabinets. Nothing ever clicked. Then I really looked at the shape of this thing and thought “this would make great planters – I just need to break it apart”. So I did! and it’s got a purpose now. It just needs some hanging planter liner and rope. I can’t wait to get some flowers in these beautiful planters and show you the final product! Cheers. ~K
(Sorry for the crappy picture – overhead lighting is the worst)
It’s officially pumpkin season! Time for mums, hot chocolate and Halloween costumes. My goal this holiday season is to use only what I can find around the house. Lucky for me I had some leftover supplies from other projects I could repurpose.
Autumn Inspired Bunting = hemp cord + leftover loose crocheted material
Simple ghosts = copy paper + hemp cord
The hemp cord is coarse enough to make this a tape free project! Everything stays in place. The bunting material was cut along the seams into arrow and twin tail ends, so no material was wasted. Recycle, reuse and thrift! It’s all about the simple things.