Airplant Log

Hello!

I have something new to share today!

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So recently I’ve been kind of obsessed with air plants. I don’t know if you’re all familiar with what air plants are, so I’ll give you a run down. Air plants are a plant (obviously) that does not need any soil to live and thrive. You can set them anywhere, and they’re super easy to care for! There’s a decently wide variety of them, and they’re super cute!

I recently found this half hollowed out log on a walk, and thought it would be neat to put air plants in it.

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I hope you guys like it!

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-The Whale

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Cacti Art Upcycle

Hey everyone!

I have a not so typical upcycle to share today!

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I found this 3Dish art piece at a thrift shop a bit ago… the fact that it was featuring cacti meant I had to buy it…. it was only $15… but I wasn’t a fan of the pinkish brown frame it came in. It made it look way too pastely, and I also felt like it needed a little something else added to it.

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After some thought, I decided I wanted to add a subtle geometric border to the piece. I picked shapes that were already in the piece, and a light silver color so it wouldn’t over power the original part.

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I then spray painted the frame white. I feel this really freshened the piece up, and kept the focus on the actual art.

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What do you think??

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I like it much better!

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-The Whale

Mini Magnetic Wine Cork Planters

Hello all!

Today I want to share a quick little project with everyone!

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I made mini wine cork planters! These are so unbearably cute and easy to make!

You Need:
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-Wine Corks
-Magnets
-Exacto Knife
-Tiny Plants (I used mini cacti!)
-Planting Soil (like a tiny bit)
-Tacky or Hot Glue
-Paint Markers (optional)

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First thing’s first, you must hollow out a small hole for the plant to go in. I used an exacto knife to carve out the tiny hole. I carved about a half inch into the cork.

Now if you want to paint your planters, it is time. I painted about half of them just to keep it interesting. Basically just on the more ‘boring’ corks.

Once the paint is dry (if you painted), go ahead and glue a magnet to the back of each one. After the glue is dry (and I learned the hard way: waiting for the glue to dry is important) add a pinch of soil and a drop of water to the hole you carved out, then go ahead and add the tiny plant!

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SO CUTE! Mine are hanging out on my fridge for now, but I think it would be cute to have some on my dry erase board!

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-The Whale

Hanging Basket Planter

Hey there!

So I completed a small project over the weekend that I want to share with you guys!

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I’m pretty into houseplants. Mostly succulents and cacti. This weekend I went into ‘get stuff done mode.’ This resulted in me re-potting all my house plants and cleaning up my little cacti gardens. I’ve had this vine type plant on my windowsill pretty much ever since I moved, and I had been thinking it would make a good candidate for a hanging piece! I had picked up a small basket I enjoyed at a thrift shop a bit ago, and had been trying to decided exactly what I wanted to do with it. It worked out perfectly for this project!

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First thing I did was spray paint the basket white. I really wanted to keep the fresh, clean look of my apartment going on.

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After the paint was dry, I grabbed some of my favorite mint colored yarn, and crocheted ‘straps’ directly to the basket. If you were trying to recreate this look, but don’t know how to crochet, you could easily braid some yarn and achieve something similar.

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I crocheted a consistent loop over a doorway to my living room so that there wouldn’t be a knot on the top.

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After that all I had to do was add the plant! I kept it in a plastic pot I also painted white, so that no dirt or water would leak through the basket.

Pretty cute, yes?

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-The Whale

Crochet Hanging Planters

Hello everyone!

Today I want to share a little weekend project I did recently! I haven’t done a croceht project in a while. Mostly because the majority of crochet projects are winter related items… and winter is the last thing I want to think about right now… but this project is not something to keep me warm. I made hanging planters!
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This project was quick and simple. I didn’t use a pattern. I simply took one of the flower pots I wanted to go in my hanging planters and crocheted a circle the same size as the bottom. I then did three rounds of double crochets. After I had three of those, I attached them all together and made straps to tie the hangers to my doorway. I think it adds a nice touch to my little space!

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Now that this project is finished… I am kind of getting amped up for crochet season… even if I wish it didn’t come with the cold weather!

I hope you all had a great weekend and have a wonderful week!

-The Whale

Mini Cacti Gardens

Hello, all!

Today I want to share a small project I did over a weekend! I stopped and picked up a variety of little cacti and succulents from Home Depot. I wanted to make some little cacti gardens!

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Little Cacti :]

I got started right away with separating the individual cacti and planting them into the planters I made and also a few other containers I had.

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So lovely. :]

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I placed the planted gardens on a few of my windowsills around my apartment! It’s all coming together. I hope you are all are having a wonderful week!

-The Whale

DIY Geometric Planters

Hello, all!

I have a DIY for you all today!

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I made a few of these planters for my new apartment and I just love how easy they are to make and they look so pretty!

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For this DIY all you need is some flower pots to paint, spray paint (pick two colors. I chose white and gold!), and some tape!

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Step One: Pick your first color and apply a coat of spray paint to the planter. Allow that to dry completely.

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Step Two: Tape a design onto your planter! I made some triangles on mine but be creative!

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Step Three: Apply a second coat of spray paint in your second color.

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Step Four: Remove the tape and enjoy!

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I planted some nice succulents in all of my little planters and a nice (I don’t remember what it is) vine plant in my bigger one! I love trying to bring the outside into my space!

-The Whale

June in Bloom

June in Bloom

Hello!

So it is now time for my monthly photo series! I decided to title this month ‘June in Bloom’ partially because (like usual) I have a lot of flower shots, and partially because it sounds kind of nifty…

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This month there are a lot of daisies in the field by my house. I enjoy this. Daisies for sure make me think of summer.
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Honeysuckle is also in abundance. I love honeysuckle. It smells so sweet and reminds me of my childhood. Have you ever tried honeysuckle nectar? Its fantastic. I used to spend a lot of my time pulling apart honeysuckle blooms in order to get to the sweet nectar.
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Lots of lilies have been blooming in our flower beds.
Basil
I bought a basil plant a few weeks ago. It’s doing well and that makes me happy! It reminds me of the origins of this blog…

-The Whale

Herb Garden Week 8!

Hello!
It is past time for an herb update! I have been rather lazy this week!
I am pleased to inform you that I finally got around to using one of my herbs just a few hours ago; watermelon basil popsicles! They are currently in the freezer, and I will definitely be posting about their outcome, so be on the lookout!
So I am going to do what I did last week and simply just post the updated pictures of my garden and skip the detailed captions.





I don’t know if you can see, but a new sprout has randomly appeared in my rosemary section… I don’t want to get my hopes up, but I am keeping my fingers crossed!
Well there you have it. Week 8 complete.
-The Whale

Herb Garden Week 7

Hello there :] tis time for an herb garden update.
It is now week 7 of my herb garden growing experience. Everything seems to be going well so far, so I believe I will leave out most of the discriptions of progress and just post the pictures if thats ok with you? yes? ok.





I do have one thing to say about my single ‘rosemary.’ Yes, I am an idiot. I have seen rosemary before, so why did it take me so long to figure out that my ‘rosemary’ is not rosemary at all. In fact it is another basil plant that somehow made it into the rosemary/dill bowl. Now I am rather upset at the fact that instead of just one rosemary, I indeed have none. :[ Sad day in my heart.
Well, that concludes my herb garden update.
-The Whale