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Workshop - Pallets - How to Make Instructables. Pallets = bookshelves + bikerack. Living Walls &Vertical Gardens. Create your own Vertical Garden - Living walls and Vertical Gardens. Make Your Own Gifts LIGHT BULB TERRARIUM – Green Holiday Gift Guide - StumbleUpon. Grow A Wall - Modish. There's no denying vertical gardens are a big trend.

Grow A Wall - Modish

They're a small scale, affordable way to incorporate the principals of green-roofs and living walls into your home. This past week I re-purposed an old wooden soda crate into a vertical garden for my bedroom. I hope I'm not too long-winded with this how-to, but because of the materials the garden is relatively heavy. I can't emphasize safety enough.

Supplies: wooden soda crate in good structural condition, polyurethane, 21 small succulents plus cuttings from a large pencil cactus, well-draining soil mix (if you can find succulent mix, even better!) These are the materials I used, but get creative and use what you have on hand! Look for an old soda crate with metal brackets on the corners and structurally sound boards. Flip the box over and attach picture hanging hardware. My crate had holes in the back so I plugged them with small scraps of craft felt. Layout the plants to get an idea of what the finished product will look like. Modish: DIY. I'm back with the how-to to make my little dreamcatcher from yesterday.

Modish: DIY

Ok, here we go! What you'll need to get started: a few pliable twigs/vines to form the dreamcatcher itself4-6 feet of thin strong string- I used embroidery flossa bead (for the "spider" in the dreamcatcher) a page of cardstock or poster board for the "feathers"paint, or colorful decorating medium of choice! Scissorscraft glue Step one: start to form your hoop! Step two: start stitching! You'll start to go around in a circle adding stitches on each "round". Step three: make the feathers! Then I cut out general feather shapes from the board. Step four: The last step is to hang your pretty dream bird feathers from your pretty hoop! Then put a thin line of glue on the back side of the stem, over the string you've already wrapped, and wrap the string once more, down to the end of the feather.

Have fun, and sweet dreams! Use your imagination — or borrow some here — to turn a potted plant into an even more special gift. DIY Succulent Pallet Table. Max with the new Succulent Table.

DIY Succulent Pallet Table

Can you believe that our latest DIY project was once just a couple of junky pallets and some scrappy table legs? Crazy…if I didn’t have photos, I wouldn’t believe it myself. Not too long ago, we whipped out a coffee table sized succulent table out of an old shipping crate. Now we scaled it up. The pallets. First bit of advice, deconstructing pallets are a big pain unless you have the right tools…and our hammer and wall scrapper wasn’t quite doing the trick. Couple good planks. Love the scares of time left on these chunks of pallet wood. Attaching the legs. After pulling apart two pallets, we used the 2 x 4 sized boards to make a rectangular frame to attached the appropriated table legs. Dry run for fittings. Like TV magic (and 2 days later), the table was more or less put together. Megan with some semps. After a weekend of slivers and sweat, we finally got to plant this baby. Getting messy. Packing them in. Yeah, we didn’t hold back on jamming them.