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Chelsey Andrews

DIY-ify: 14 Clever Outdoor DIY’s

Written on April 3, 2014 at 2:00 am , by

Yay. It is finally Spring. Here in Oregon we still have cold weather and a bit a lot of rain, but we also have a few warm-ish days mixed in here and there. I’m very ready to jump outside and get started. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been collecting outdoor ideas like crazy. Below I’m going to share a few DIY’s I’ve been gathering for my inspiration board.

 

DIY Candle Sticks, on A Subtle Revelry.

 

Hanging Basket Garden DIY, by Smile and Wave for A Beautiful Mess.

 

Wood Plank Door Mat, on How Does She.

 

Filing Cabinet Turned Garden Tools Organizer, on Trash to Treasure Blog.

 

Mini herb garden made from a hanging planter, The Paper Mama on BHG.

Outdoor table cooler DIY, on Domesticated Engineer.

 

Make some lovely stepping hypertufa leaf stones, on BHG.

 

Outdoor Pallet DIY table, on Joy Ever After.

 

Green garden bench made from two chairs, on Mak and Jill.

 

Revamped Outdoor Chair, on The Paper Mama.

 

DIY Vertical Planter, on Sweet Bella Roos.

 

Outdoor Toy Organizer, on Random Thoughts of a Supermom.

 

Modern Neon Concrete Block Planter, on Modernly Wed.

 

Hanging Planter Outdoor Pendant Light, on Design Sponge.

 

Are you ready for this lovely weather?

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama

 

P.S. Photos from the first image are from: Domesticated EngineerA Beautiful MessA Subtle RevelryThe Paper Mama, & Trash to Treasure Blog


Chelsey Andrews

DIY-ify: Mini Herb Garden

Written on July 11, 2013 at 1:39 am , by

Trend: Mini Gardens

In need of a garden, but don’t have the space? No worries. I can help you out. I’m rethinking the hanging planter today. Instead of hanging, I’ve added some wire, moss, and some time to make a much more interesting addition to my little tiny home.

With a little bit of time you can recreate this. Here’s what you need:

Supplies:

- 1 hanging planter (with coconut liner)

- 1 twelve inch section of hardware cloth

- Wire

- Wire cutters

- Pliers

- Gloves

- 1 package of sheet moss

- Dirt

- Herbs

Directions:

- Use a marker to trace a half circle onto your hardware cloth.

- Use your wire cutters to cut out your traced shape. Set aside.

- Cut your hanging planter coconut liner in half. Set aside.

- Use your pliers and wire to attach the cut our shape to the front half of your hanging planter. Tip: also fold back any sharp points sticking out on top.

- Optional: If you’d like plants to grow out the front of the planter, like mine, cut out a couple of uneven holes in the mesh.

- Flip the planter over and use your wire to wrap around the back of the planter (to hold in the moss).

- Line the back wire with your sheet moss. I do this so the moss shows, instead of the coconut liner.

- Add the coconut liner inside of the planter. If you’d like, cut out the some coconut liner shapes to cover the front mesh portion of the planter. I didn’t do this, but it may help retain water.

- Finish lining the inside of your hardware cloth with moss. When it’s all covered, start adding your plants…. starting with any plants that will be hanging on the side.

- Add moss onto any spots that may have disappeared under the dirt.

- Hang outside, in full sun, enjoy!

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama

P.S. Check out my inspiration for this project on Rancho Reubidoux.