How To: Make Cone-Shaped Planters From Clay!

I love the look of different shaped vases and planters, but they can be hard to find or a little too expensive for my wallet. This clay planter looks like concrete and the cone shape adds a cool & modern touch!      



What a unique touch by placing them upside down in clear glass containers! You can check out the full how-to created by Marwa from Enthralling Gumption for right here! Continue Reading

Make It: Copper Leather Macrame Hanging Garden

DIY Leather macrame

This project is excellent because it combines three current trends: leather, macrame, and copper. It’s a triple-threat hanging garden!     

 I’m seeing macrame more and more and I’m really considering taking it up as a new hobby. I feel like you can use a skill like that for more than just hanging plants. However, the look of hanging plants is just gorgeous and this copper-looking leather is the perfect material for a project like this. Visit Stein Saks Papir for the full tutorial! Continue Reading

Eye Candy: 11 Inspiring Yards That Are Grass-Free

11 Grass-Free Yards

The grass is always greener… when there is none? There are tons of ways to landscape without the green giant and we’ve rounded up eleven of them right here! From flowers to gravel to stained concrete, you might just want to say buh-bye to that large water bill.      


11 Grass-Free yards1. Moss Graffiti spotted on Free People

2. A super large concrete patio spotted on Remodelaholic

11 Grass-Free Yards3. Low-water plant yard makeover spotted on Sunset

4. Stained concrete & drought-tolerant plants spotted on Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture

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Roundup: 13 Awesome Outdoor Furniture & Design DIY Projects

diy outdoor projects

This weekend, I’ve got plans to help spruce up a friend’s backyard. The inspiration is abundant and I’ve rounded up 13 do-it-yourself projects to get you pumped to work on your patio & garden!      


diy outdoor projects

1. Create concrete stools for around $15 each via Better Homes & Gardens

2. Use an unfinished wooden handrail to create this hanging succulent garden via Sugar & Cloth

diy outdoor projects

3. Concrete orbs add a special something to the garden via VRAI Magazine

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Eye Candy: Creative Garden Design Inspiration

Creative Garden Design Ideas

In my mind, Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. So I thought I’d share some inspiring garden ideas with you today. Everything from modern to country to whimsical – there’s something for everyone here! Get your green thumb ready.  


Unique garden design ideas for your home.

1. Incorporate rocks with some pretty ground cover. [Photo: Garden Dream]

2. This looks like something straight out of a Disney movie! [Photo: Lushome]

3. You could go the modern route with raised boxes and geometric plantings. Continue Reading

Plant It: Do-It-Yourself Succulent Cart

Bar carts aren’t just for beverages anymore. Pick up an inexpensive cart and bring the garden inside!      

 This is one of those ideas that I’m slapping myself for not thinking of it first! A perfect way to display succulents-a-plenty, planting them in a bar cart allows for lots of space and loveliness!

Stunning, right? Visit Succulents and Sunshine to see exactly how to do it!

DIY Succulent Bar Cart by Succulents and Sunshine

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How to: Make DIY Letter Initial Planters

Earth Day was a few days ago, but if you aren’t celebrating until the weekend, grab some cardboard and make these awesome initial planters. It’s the perfect project that kids can do and you won’t believe how great the finished product looks!       

These DIY Initial Letter Planters are perfect garden decor and they are easily customizable for your next party! View the entire how-to over on Henry Happened!

DIY Initial Letter Planters via [Henry Happened]

How to: Make Homemade, Healthy Spiced Ketchup

Hello! I’m Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.

My garden is in full swing and I have a plethora of Roma tomatoes that needed to be used. And, after reading the back of a ketchup bottle one day which listed the third ingredient as High Fructose Corn Syrup and the fourth as Corn Syrup, I knew just what to do.   Continue Reading

How To: Make a Vertical Garden from Reclaimed Wood

created at: 07/18/2012
This project combines the idea behind paint can planters and garden walls pretty perfectly, don’t you think?    
While Rachel from Smile and Wave used pallets as the support for her vertical garden, you could easily use scrap wood from other sources if you’re concerned about the safety of pallets. One element I really love is the colorful patches of weathered paint throughout! Check out how to build one of these vertical garden walls over on A Beautiful Mess. Continue Reading