home: made [ plant pot ]

home: made [ plant pot ]

We love these little alternatives to a standard pot for a cactus or succulent. The simple balsa wood boxes are a great way of hiding the standard ugly plastic pots and you can make it to fit any size.

Paint or draw on any design you like, we love the scalloped print, made using a cut potato!

Head to curbly.com for the full tutorial

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home: favourite thing [ indoor planter ] 

home: favourite thing [ indoor planter ] 

With all the style and silhouette of classic midcentury design and ticking the trend box for metallics, these indoor planters from Mia Fleur are a beautiful piece of homeware. 

£78

Fill with real or faux planting to bring the outdoors in. Head to Rockett St George for great faux planting. 

home: made [ garden pot design ] 

home: made [ garden pot design ] 

It’s May and the sun is beginning to make more and more appearances, so it’s definitely time to think about brightening up and bringing a new look to the garden. Think about current trends or colours that you’d like to incorporate into the garden and then you just need the paint and pots. 

Decorating cheap plastic or ceramic pots is an easy way to update the garden time and time again. 

Head to diy or craft stores for paint or spray suitable for outdoor use and explore Pinterest for pattern or colour ideas. 

Including: MakeItLoveIt tutorial design (top left)
High street stores including Wilkos and any of the pound stores are great for getting basic plain pots and planters. For a better finish ensure cleaning the pots and a light sanding if old and tarnished to create the perfect base to design on. Set yourself up with outdoor primer, exterior sprays or paints and use a exterior varnish or lacquer to ensure a long lasting finish. Use masking tape or stencils to create modern designs with geometric influence, typography or embrace the popular dip/drop styles. And if you make a mistake it can simply be painted over. 

For tips, guidance and advice head to CraftsByAmanda , PracticallyFunctional , TheCraftedLife and Diary Of A Mad Crafter (featured in top picture), Make It Love it (featured in second picture)  or  CountryLiving