home: made [ hanging plant shelf ] 

home: made [ hanging plant shelf ] 

We found another lovely short and easy project from the clever folks at A Beautiful Mess. 

With the popularity of hanging plants, and macrame holders, we thought this hanging plant shelf would be another great make. 

You only need a staple gun, thin rope/string and some kind of wooden plate – a circle of wood cut at a local wood store, a top of a stool, a wooden plate or even a chopping board.

This simple tutorial from A Beautiful Mess will guide you through this easy project. The hanging shelf would make a great gift, would work well hung in a pair or trio (at different levels) and if you are adept at macrame – it could be combined! 

home: favourite thing [ planter table unit ] 

home: favourite thing [ planter table unit ] 

Popular mid century and often of Scandinavian design, raised planter tables or units have a resurgence in popularity indoors or outdoors. 

This wooden unit from La Redoute is a simple design in acacia wood with a large planting area and lower shelf and would look great in a kitchen, hallway or other room filled with house plants. It would also be great and useful if planted with herbs for cooking. 

Also suitable for outdoors it has a lower shelf for extra storage and is a decent height to work at, tending your plants. 


[ currently you can get 40% off with code HOME40 at the checkout ] 

home: made [ terrarium ]

home: made [ terrarium ]

One of the most popular accessories for the home over the last six months has to be the terrarium. Bringing some plantlife in to the home in the form of a mini greenhouse. Terrariums come in all shapes and sizes with the basic idea that the plants / cacti sit in a glass bowl or vessel, with the most popular recently being geometric shaped [ look at Oliver Bonas ].

Instead of buying one already done, why not give it a go yourself and plant up your very handmade terrarium. Simply get hold of the glass vessel, this can be anything from a small round bowl to a larger hanging version, a selection of plants, stones, and soil. You can buy kits that give you everything you need if you want to make things easier [ Geo-Fleur have a great starter kit ].

Have fun when creating your terranium, use coloured stones or sand or perhaps add in some fun animal ornaments.

Below are some tutorials to get you started.




home: nice price [ plant stands ]

home: nice price [ plant stands ]

There is still hope for a warm Summer so we can get outside and enjoy our gardens, but in the meantime bring some of the garden indoors with these simple yet stylish plant stands from Ikea.
Available in three different styles:
A 3 x ledge stand [ £25 ], a 5 x pot ladder stand [ £30 ] and a split level table stand [ £40 ], all made of bamboo with painted steel.
These would look great in a kitchen, living room or conservatory filled with herbs, plants and flowers.

Unfortunately these products are not available online, so check your local store first at ikea.com

home: favourite thing [ wall vessel ]

home: favourite thing [ wall vessel ]

Another great way to bring plants indoors this Summer is with these concrete vessels in a wire diamond shaped frame from Umbra.
Available in two sizes we love the grey and copper combination. Mix the different sizes togther on a wall, filling them with a selection of plants. Alternatively use the vessels for stationary in an office, or combine both options, the choice is yours.

Large vessel [ £35 ]
Set 2 small vessel [ £25 ]


home: favourite thing [ Tiger ]

home: favourite thing [ Tiger ]

Last month we featured Tiger [ nice price ], and we still can’t get enough of the Danish brand. Continuing with their new Spring collection we see the addition of planters and pots in pastel shades. Choose from zinc buckets and plant pots, ceramic hanging planters and plastic corrugated flower pots [ starting from £2 ]. Great for indoors and out.


Don’t hang about, the best pieces can go quick.

home: favourite thing [ planter ]

home: favourite thing [ planter ]

For the green fingered of us, now is the time to start tidying the garden and getting ready for summer. For those who don’t have an outdoor space, or just like having plants indoors then these hanging planters from Factorytwentyone are perfect.

The simple wooden box with leather strap [ choose from five colours ] will look great hung individually on a small wall, or group together on a larger wall.

£29.99 from factorytwentyone.com