Make It: Faux Hanging Pink Ombre Shelf

Hanging shelves are a gorgeous way to save space, however, making sure they are level can make them a pain to install. What if I told you there was a trick to getting the “freshly hanged” look that we all love so much?       
These shelves are actually attached to the wall, but the ropes create the illusion that it’s hanging! And there you have it, a faux hanging shelf. Get the tutorial from Ducklings In A Row! Continue Reading

How to Turn Coffee Tins into a Hanging Herb Garden

Herb Garden Before

Even though summer is on the wane, that doesn’t mean we still can’t plant an herb garden. Like this one! So colorful and lively it will keep summer in your heart all autumn and winter long. I also like how it serves as a window treatment as well. Check it out:       

Herb garden after 2

Wanna make one? This is what’cha need:

  • tin containers with plastic lids (like coffee cans)
  • coat hangers
  • pliers
  • scissors
  • herbs
  • masking tape
  • coffee filters (genius!)
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How to Make String Gardens: 7 DIY Options

created at: 08/18/2011

The only thing I love more than when readers share projects they’ve done inspired by something I’ve posted is posting the pictures of the projects themselves. Here are three that were sparked by the String Gardens.   

The first ones are from Dale (pictured above and below) who used a coconut husk plant liner for one version and moss plants for another. She made nine of them in all and hung them in her porch and back yard. Continue Reading

String Gardens

Creations of Fedor van der Falk, these String Gardens are made using “a three-dimensional crochet filled with plaster, soil, moss, and grass.” I assume the combination of these enable the user to water the gardens without getting muddy water everywhere. Just how and in what combinations the elements are used, that’s what I’d like to know. If we can’t figure out how to DIY them ourselves, we can buy them at Pompon in Amsterdam.

A finger point to Huh Magazine. Continue Reading

How To: DIY Hanging Succulent Garden

created at: 02/07/2011

I just finished drying a load of dishes, and looked down upon my Skinny LaMinx tea towel and noted I hadn’t gotten an update from Heather’s blog in ages, and wondered what happened to all her juicy content.

Turns out, something went awry with my feed reader, and I’ve been missing all kinds of cool stuff: new prints, patterns, and how-to projects like these awesome handcut cork magnets and my favorite: this DIY hanging garden project. Continue Reading

Le Bean Bag Bed via the Dragons’ Den

created at: 2009-10-20

If ‘Dragons’ Den‘ is familiar to you, then you’re a fan of BBC America, like me. The program–or should I say, ‘programme’?–features five successful entrepreneurs who listen to pitches from those with an idea or product looking for investors. (If it sounds familiar, perhaps you’ve seen the American rip off, I mean, version called Shark Tank.) One of the show’s contestants was Tracie Herrtage whose product was Le Beanock, a hanging bean-bag-bed. Ms. Continue Reading

Sky Planter: The 21st Century Version of a Hanging Plant


A new twist on the macrame hangers of the 1970’s, Boskke’s Sky Planter is an upside down planter. (Much like the inverted tomato plant idea, I’m guessing.) It locks in the soil so there’s no mess below, and because you water from the top down, there’s no water lost to evaporation. Its ‘internal reservoir system’ means you water less often too. A conversation starter, no doubt, that will save precious floor space. Not bad! Via.

How To: Attach Stuff to Walls without Drilling Holes.

Instructables user HighwayKind wanted to keep his kitchen a little more organized: “I didn’t want to ruin my

kitchen tiles and wall by drilling a giant
hole through it, but I did want to hang my knife and paper/foil thing
to the wall. Solution: superglue and magnets.”

Check out the process here…I’m not quite sure whether it’s any more wiser to superglue stuff to the wall than to drill into it, but clever, nonetheless.