Posted in Small Things - Written by Carolynn on January 31, 2012 - 2 Comments
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
Fabric planter covers! These make a great alternative to plain coloured pots….we’ll show you how.
Image credit: ashleyannphotography.com
All you need is:
Start by cutting a length of fabric that will wrap once around your pot. Leave extra room for folding it over on the top and bottom. Cut slits in the fabric around the top, to avoid puckering as you make your way around.
Begin by coating a small section of the pot with PVA glue. Stick the beginning of your fabric length to the pot and once it is in place, coat the fabric with PVA. Continue doing this all the way around, without worrying about the top or bottom of the pot. When the outside of the pot is finished, trim your fabric so that less than an inch hangs over the top and bottom.
Next, begin at the top, folding the fabric into the pot in pleats so that it lays nice and flat around the rim. Coat in PVA. Do the same for the bottom, folding the fabric in pleats so that the bottom edge of the pot remains smooth. Coat any loose flaps of fabric with PVA.
Now let your pot dry.
A common theme in our travels, vertical gardens are becoming more and more popular in Australia too due to space restrictions and smaller living spaces.
Here is a great inexpensive vertical garden design, you could make yourself that looks effective too. Great for a balcony wall.
Image credit: designrevolver.org
VINTAGE INSPIRED OUTDOOR FURNITURE
This is all the rage right now! Look at these intricate designed metal chairs, powdercoated in funky colours. I want one of each!
Image credit: anthropologie.com
FUN FOR EVERYONE
Kids still can have fun in small space gardens with this clever portable sandbox.
Parents will also love it because it is easy to move out of the way when entertaining.
Image credit: remodelista.com
PALM SPRINGS IN YOUR BACKYARD
Look how comfortable these flamingos look in their new surrounds. Your friends will look twice!
Image credit: felderrushing.net
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