As the bleak mid-winter hits, it's nice to spruce up your home with not just plants, but creative planters too! Here are some of my top picks that you just may be able to make yourself.Ladder Planter: Decrepit ladders have been turned into just about everything in homes, from shoe holders to christmas trees, but what about an indoor planter?
Scrap Ecology Created by Daniel Goers from an old container glass and timber from a discarded pallet. I love the funky and reclaimed beauty of this piece.
Upside Down Planter: I stumbled across this on Design*Sponge. It is made from a large old tin, like a coffee can, and spruced up with scrap fabric. You can read the tutorial here.
Cedar Crate Planters: Originally I found some cool vintage crates that had been transformed into planters. This version provides some additional space for chalkboard paint, fabric, or letters to make the planters more personal.
Table O' Plants: This little number was a 2008 Apartment Therapy Flickr Find. Despite some styrofoam in the original design, I think that the general idea is great, and the styrofoam can easily be switched out.
Grass Mirror: Now this planter may take a little more DIY gusto, but I like the idea of reusing those tall and long awkward mirrors from old homes and dorm rooms for something simple like this.
Stiletto Planters: Now I know there are mixed feelings about these planters, but I still say there is something to be said about the unexpected, so they make the cut. These are crafted by Giddy Spinster.
Light + Planter: An LED light with a planter on the bottom designed by Studio Shulab is a great find, and perhaps a decent DIY as long as you keep the wires away from the water, so careful with this one.
Bathroom Planter Bubbles: Designed by Maruja Fuentes, these planters lock into the tiling so you can move them around. The best part? They usually live in the bathroom, where moisture from showers can help keep the plants watered.
Ivy Framed Mirror: Similar to the lamp idea, this grandiose mirror mixes green with function. I like the greenery wrapping around the edges, and it looks like a decent DIY.
Check out this post for more moss-inspired home decor.
Any favorites from the bunch? I think I am going to give the plant-framed mirror a go, on a much much smaller scale.
(Images: Daniel Goers, Design*Sponge, Gardeners, m free, Unison Home, Dwell, Giddy Spinster, Shulab, BizBash)