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Design*Sponge ? Blog Archive ? diy project: ?kokedama? string garden

Design*Sponge ? Blog Archive ? diy project: ?kokedama? string garden
The days are getting longer, and the sun is shining more; I can’t think of a better time to get my hands into soil and play around with some fun plant experiments for spring! I’ve seen kokedama — Japanese moss balls — looking great hanging in homes, but I never realized how easy they are to create. Netherlands-based designer and all-around super-creative Aura Scaringi made this simple tutorial for crafting your own hanging kokedama garden using a combination of peat soil and akedama, or bonsai soil. Like all of Aura’s work, the results are lovely — I can’t wait to try it out for myself. Thanks for sharing, Aura! — Kate CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Materials a tiny plant; moss can’t stand direct sunlight, so choose a shadow-loving plant. Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Related:  Plantes

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Gardening trends: The rise of 'kokedama' Hangman: Fedor Van der Valk in his studio Actually, Van der Valk just stumbled upon the idea while in the process of working on stop-motion videos for IJM Studio in Amsterdam. “Stop-motion videos inspired me to make my own world and characters,” Van der Valk says. “String gardens are what came out of it. “For the animations I had in mind to use ordinary garden and house plants that I could give a bonsai look,” he adds. What Van der Valk does is more in sync with our era of novelty and instant gratification than a revival of an ancient Japanese skill. •The enchanting world of the Japanese garden Suspended in time Of course, there’s nothing new about hanging plants. The swaying Boston fern fad that took the Victorians by storm was a further permutation, but the ferns were firmly rooted in hanging containers rather than parading around exposed in the buff. But again, in the MASS MoCA exhibition, the roots are encased in metal cylinders watered by a cistern that collects rain. Modern methods

Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes for your Face, Body & Feet Homemade sugar scrub recipes and homemade face mask recipes can not only make great gifts for any occasion, but a sugar scrub is one of the best ways to achieve glowing skin. I particularly love homemade sugar scrubs in the winter when my skin begins looking dull. If you are a sugar scrub junkie like me, you’ll love this list of homemade sugar scrub recipes. If you’re a sugar scrub newbie — trust me — you have to try it! Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Have you ever made a body scrub, facial scrub, or foot scrub based on a homemade sugar scrub recipe that you found online? More posts about skin care: Facial Mask RecipesOil Cleansing Method Dry lips? If you liked this post, say thanks by sharing it:

beltmaking 101 Finally–the long-awaited beltmaking tutorial! way I make my fabric-covered belts has been learned from a mix of trial-and-error and vintage manuals. The supplies are simple, and making a simple pass-through belt is quite easy. I have, however, included instructions for how to add a pronged buckle to a belt and add eyelets. I hope you enjoy, and as usual feel free to ask any questions in the comments! Supplies: 1″ wide stiff belting (available at JoAnns), 1/4 yard fabric at least 45″ wide, buckle for 1″ belt (see sources at the end), pattern paper, thread, scissors, ruler, pins. Begin by measuring your waist and adding 6″ to 8″ inches to the length (I tend to err on the side of more, especially for a belt using a pronged buckle). Cut the belting the length of your waist plus the extra. Using the paper pattern, cut one layer of your fabric. Fold the fabric around the belting, wrong sides out. Gently work the seam to the center of the belting width, and press seam open.

: string_gardens Inexpensive Way to Whiten your Teeth at Home Post from: beautytips4her.com You want to keep updated? Please LIKE Beauty Tips 4 Her On Facebook. A car salesman will always try to convince you that the most expensive vehicle is the best for you, and since you have no knowledge about the subject you would probably fall into his net. It might sound a bit far-fetched to say that a dentist would recommend an expensive teeth whitening procedure just for the sake of better payouts, but I wouldn’t take the chance. Even specialists accept the fact that existing techniques are not completely harmless, although they emphasize the fact that low risks are taken. I am a sucker for beautiful smiles, so it goes without saying that I religiously use this teeth whitening procedure, and the effects are self-evident. Step 1: — Mix 1/2 part of hydrogen peroxide to 1/2 part of Listerine (or any mouthwash) then gargle the mixture for about a minute and rinse out the mouth. Thank you for Visiting!!

New Green Mama: Reversible Messenger Bag Tutorial Here's what you will need: Main body -2 pieces of home dec weight fabric or corduroy measuring 14" x 12" (Fabric A) Main body-2 pieces of contrasting home dec weight fabric measuring 14" x 12" (Fabric B) Flap- 1 piece of Fabric A- 12" x 11.5" Flap- 1 piece of Fabric B- 12" x 11.5" Back Pocket- 1 piece of Fabric A- 14" x 8" Back pocket- 1 piece of Fabric B- 14" x 8" Small Pocket- 1 piece of Fabric B- 7" x 12" Strap- 1 piece of Fabric A- 6" x 42" Depending on the weight of your fabric, you may want to interface it. I purchased 1 yard of each fabric and had plenty of fabric left over. Let's get started. Cut out all your pieces. Cut a 1 inch square out of the bottom corners of all 4 pieces. Interface pieces. Take your strap piece and iron each side towards the middle. Then fold in half and iron. Round the corners of the flap pieces. With right sides together sew the flap pieces together leaving the top open. Clip the curves. Turn right side out and iron. Stitch across the bottom of the pocket.

ANNO par Fréderic Malphettes Frédéric Malphettes est né à Saint-Germain-en-Laye en 1979, il vit et travaille à Paris. Après un diplôme en design et architecture d’intérieur à L’Ecole Bleue, il a travaillé dans diverses agences. Au delà de son travail en agence, il développe ses projets personnels comme Anno. Anno est une treille murale suspendue, composée de plusieurs anneaux en métal et patères en bois. De façon ludique, on peut créer ainsi sa propre composition, un nid d’abeilles composé de pointe de diamant ou d’hexagone. Le volume anime le mur et le structure graphiquement. Pour en savoir plus sur Frédéric Malphettes, cliquez ici et sur Anno, cliquez là. source: formulaire de contact Next Step Recycling Light Bulbs As Plant Pots - Daily Doozy Next step recycling time to use used light bulbs for a better purpose check out these great ideas for putting your dud bulbs to good use as plant pots! If you have any cool recycling ideas send us a message and we’ll do an article covering your ideas. About Recycling Recycling is a process to change (waste) materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for “conventional” waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to plastic production.[1][2] Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” waste hierarchy. There are some ISO standards related to recycling such as ISO 15270:2008 for plastics waste and ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management control of recycling practice. Source: Wikipedia

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