Dress your plants: DIY Washi Tape Planter Art

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This month, the wonderful Igor and Judith at Urban Jungle Bloggers are on the lookout for creative, inspiring and unusual planters for dressing up plants. We took this as a challenge to transform our neutral, minimalist IKEA pots into something a bit more bright and cheery for our eclectic space. Plus with the holidays around the corner, we thought it would be nice to offer a simple DIY gift idea for that special plant-lover in your life.

We’ve seen many cool Washi Tape projects before but had never attempted one until now. Not only is Washi Tape super versatile but the variety of colors, patterns, and textures it comes in makes for endless crafting possibilities. Aside from the planters, tape, and scissors, all you really need for this project is your imagination. To get your creative juices flowing, we are sharing the simple designs we came up with when we put our scissors to the tape. Although it was tedious, we found it much easier to work with smaller pieces of tape with regards to the curvature of the pot (hence the mosaic look!). Despite the time it took, we really enjoyed watching the abstract design emerge as we added piece by piece. 

Supplies
Planters
Washi Tape
Scissors
Mod Podge

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Directions
1. Design your planters. There’s no limit to what you can think up and create.
2. Cut and stick your Washi Tape pieces on the planter according to your design.
3. Seal your design with Mod Podge.

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img_8269What are some ideas you have for decorating planters in your home? If you attempt this project please do share the finished product with us on instagram under #chcdiy 🙂

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Fall Harvest Herb Bouquets

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It’s nearing the end of October and the weather here is finally taking a chilly turn. With all the things that need to get done, including preparing for baby #2’s arrival in a few short weeks, tending to our garden has been one of those things low on our priority list. We really wanted to maximize our harvest this year and preserve what has managed to stay alive but we are just so short on time that we have to be realistic. All those green tomatoes and jalapeños may not be jellied or pickled this year but we at least wanted to dry some herbs for use through the winter. When I found myself bringing basil in but not having the time to clean and dry them, I placed them in a vase on the kitchen counter until I could find the time to tend to them. To my delight, not only did they thrive in their new home but they gave off the loveliest aroma. As you can see, I got a bit carried away and started making more herb arrangements to put around the house. I guess some good can come out of procrastination 😉

If you need to bring your herbs in before they completely die out but can’t preserve them immediately, consider making small bouquets out of them. With regular water changes, they should last up to a week or longer. And the best part? They make such beautiful decor! The pop of vibrant green has really brought life to our home. You can use vases, teacups, jars; any pretty glass you have on hand. I made simple, single herb arrangements but the possibilities are endless.  So hold off on lighting those pumpkin spice candles just a bit longer and consider bringing the fresh scents of basil, thyme, lavender, or whatever else you grow into your home. Nothing beats the clean, natural fragrance they give off!

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