Vertical Gardening: How to Wall-Mount Plants and Make Every Room Better!

Vertical garden
Photo: Rachel Jacks

What do you do when you run out of horizontal space for houseplants? Go up! A vertical garden made of wall-mounted plants is easier to put together than you might think, and we have a step-by-step tutorial to show you how to make your own.                     
 

It seems like every other week a new study comes out showing ways that plants are good for human health. But if your plants are a danger to the health of your furry friends, another advantage to a vertical garden is that it can keep plants safely away from cats or dogs who fancy a nibble. Continue Reading

Easy DIY: Wall-Mounted Plant Pocket

DIY Wall-Mounted Polymer Clay Plant Pocket
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

There are no two ways about it… I'm a plant person. And my obsession has gotten so bad that I'm running out of places to put my greenery. So today I'm sharing a fun project that will give you another spot to display your beloved succulents – on the wall!   

 

DIY Wall-Mounted Polymer Clay Plant Pocket
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Materials

  • Polymer clay in three colors
  • Rolling pin
  • Plate (the size you want the back of your plant pocket to be)
  • 3 feet of cotton rope
  • Scissors
  • Knife
  • Rock (not pictured… should be the size you want your pocket to be)
DIY Wall-Mounted Polymer Clay Plant Pocket
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Step

Begin by rolling out a large piece of clay to create the back of your plant pocket. Continue Reading

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

Make It: Natural & Modern Beaded Plant Hanger

diy beaded plant hanger
photo: Mrs. Monday

If I have the choice between placing a plant on a shelf or suspending that plant in the air, I’m going to suspend it. Save the precious shelf room! This beaded plant hanger is a cool and unique way to get those plants in the air!       

diy beaded plant hanger
photo: Mrs. Monday

Check out the full tutorial over on Mrs. Monday

DIY Beaded Planter Hanger by [Mrs. Monday]

How to Grow a Pineapple

Shari took an ordinary grocery store pineapple and turned it into TWO pineapples. No, it wasn’t magic, just a green thumb. She planted the greenery with about 1″ of flesh attached of said pineapple…and then waited, as the first crop takes time to harvest (from 24 to 36 months). However, comments to Shari’s how-to suggest that it’s possible for one plant to actually produce 3 to 4 pineapples in one year when it matures. A fun experiment for children and adults! Continue Reading

How To: 15, Easy Low-Maintenance Plant Projects.

It’s pretty incredible, really: plants that have developed in low-light conditions in the jungles of South American and Asia, with remarkably clean lines and tight textures that work amazingly in inside conditions in homes around the globe.

Low amounts of work, and quite the domestic payoff. Apartment Therapy has assembled fifteen of their favorite easy houseplant projects from 2009, which add a fun, intentional element with no fears of black thumbin’ it.

A succulent is a beautiful thing. Continue Reading

How To: Use Air Conditioner Condensation to Water Plants.

Condensation…it’s everyone’s first science experiment. Place a cold thing in a warm environment, and water vapor gets cooled to its dew point.

So, what’s a big cold thing in an even bigger warm environment? Well, your air conditioner, for one, and it condensates with the best of them. Translation: free water, perfect for giving your garden a drink.

From DIYNetwork: “No matter what kind of air conditioner you have, whole house or window box, it drains water that you can capture. Continue Reading

Kyoeul Umbrella Stand Waters Your Plants.

From Inhabitat:

“Sick of rain-slicked slippery floors? Looking to take your rainwater
recycling to the next level, while simultaneously improving your green
thumb? This Umbrella Plant Pot by Kyouei Design offers a beautiful solution to the soggy umbrella dilemma, and allows
you to turn that excess, unwanted rain water into nourishment for a
plant! It’s a simple ceramic umbrella jar with an ingenious twist –
watershed from your soaked brellies collects in a pot at the bottom of
the vase to sustains a tiny potted plant.”

 

Charming, indeed, but how would such a plant get any light in the shadow of the pot itself?

Make a Three-Tiered Plant Stand from a Recycled Tomato Cage.

Instructable-user CarlSandra2005 came up with this clever alternative use for a tomato cage: a tri-level plant stand. And since this only cost, what 25-cents, and you probably have at least three or four unused ones lying about, you could do them in multiples for a Jetsons-like effect. Simply use pliers to shape your cage appropriately, spraypaint a color of your choice, then fill. The only difficult part may be to find containers that will fit and are the correct weight, but that’s just a job for a little resourcefulness.