It’s Not Macramé! Make This Plant Hanger Using a Different Technique

It's not macramé, it's crochet! Make this plant hanger!

I've been wanting to try my hand at making a macramé plant hanger for a bit, but just haven't gotten around to it yet. It got me thinking though… macramé is a knot-tying craft, and crocheting is basically knot tying, but with more loops. Could I make a crochet plant hanger instead? The answer is: yes! And you can too. Even if you've never crocheted before, I'm here to walk you through it.           

Make This!: DIY crochet plant hanger

This pattern is for the size of planter that I'm using specifically. Continue Reading

Make These! La Croix Can Succulent Planters

La Croix Planter DIY | Succulents + Sparkling Water = AWESOME

There are two things that I'm currently obsessing over: plants and sparkling water. My love of greenery has been ramping up since the springtime, but my La Croix crush is still pretty fresh. I don't know how it happened – I've never cared for carbonated, unsweetened beverages before this, but I'm literally poppin' a can of La Croix every day now. To combine these two trends, I present to you the La Croix planter project. If you have five minutes to spare, this is the craft for you!        Continue Reading

How To Grow All The Succulents You Could Ever Want!

How To Regrow Succulents | A Walkthrough

Succulents are awesome. I don’t have the best luck with keeping indoor plants healthy (or alive), but succulents seem to always have my back. They’re hardy, they don’t mind if you forget to water them for a few days, and they don’t require a ton of maintenance. Plus they are just adorable. Additionally, they are also easy to fill your home with for almost no extra cost. All it takes is a little propagation; as in, you can regrow succulents from existing leaves (magic, right?).      Continue Reading

How To: Make a Modern Wooden Tabletop Planter — From Scratch!

Is your tabletop missing a little somethin’-somethin’? Add a bit of greenery and some geometric flair with this DIY succulent planter box!      

This simple woodworking project from Pepper Design can be customized to suit your tastes and table size, so get creative and have some fun! Check out the materials, dimensions, and full tutorial right here.

[via Papernstitch]

Make It: DIY Mini Macrame Eggshell Planters

I swear, succulents and cacti get all the good DIY planters these days! (Probably because they’re cute and sculptural and hardy as all get out.) They certainly look great in these hanging macrame eggshell pots, though!      

Lisa Tilse from the fabulous blog The Red Thread recently shared this tutorial for properly prepping the shells and knotting your own macrame hanger (which you can easily adapt for other sizes and uses)! Check it out here.

How To: Turn Wire Sculptures into Modern, Geometric Succulent Planters

Give tabletop decor a new use and a warm-weather-appropriate makeover with this awesome DIY idea!      

Reuben at Rancho Reubidoux snagged a few wire sculptures* for cheap from One Kings Lane with the idea of turning them into something amazing. Inspiration struck when, armed with a roll of aluminum tape, he began transforming the wire shapes into functional works of art:

Aren’t they amazing?! I want to make a million of ’em. See more over on Rancho Reubidoux! Continue Reading

A 5 Minute Spring DIY to try this Weekend

created at: 04/02/2013

You may not always have time for weekend DIY projects but this one is so simple and perfect for spring, I’m pretty sure you can make room for it somehow.   

Victoria from A Subtle Revelry created these minimal succulent gardens with a pop of color by dyeing the sand she used in different colors.

dyeing sand for spring succulents


Victoria shares the full tutorial on Project Wedding and more images by the talented Pictilio can be found on A Subtle Revelry. Continue Reading

Make It: Modern DIY Floating Planter Shelves

created at: 11/08/2012

There’s not a whole lot more that I love than the combo of walnut, succulents, and a pop of color. So, when (our very own Editor-in-Chief) Chris made these awesome DIY floating planter shelves, I flipped out — in a good way!     

created at: 11/08/2012

Chris shares the step-by-step process for making these bad boys over on our sister/brother site Man Made — check it out!

DIY Idea: Painted Teacup Planters

created at: 04/16/2012

These teacup planters would look absolutely adorable on a kitchen windowsill or even on your desk in a sunny office!   

A trip to any thrift store will yield teacups by-the-dozen and for CHEAP. You can also snag new ones from IKEA for not a whole lot more. After that, it’s all about using those porcelain paint pens (from that awesome painted plate project), and going to town with a custom design! Check out how Whitney from SewTrashy created her cute teacup planters right here. Continue Reading

Before & After: A Dresser-Turned-Succulent Garden!

created at: 03/19/2012

It’s an old dumpy dresser, the kind we’ve seen a million times on Curbly.  But this time, this time it’s getting a whole different kind of makeover!   


created at: 03/19/2012

SEE?  Now it’s a succulent garden!  How cool is that?  Of course, I imagine Curt and Jessica of the blog Grizzly Bear Modern live in a pretty dry climate… what with the whole dresser being outside deal and, of course, the succulents.  But it’s still a pretty cool idea that you could adapt with all kinds of furniture.   Continue Reading