June 5, 2011
Do you have one of these old time jelly strainers laying around your house? Why not make it into a country kitsch planter for some cherry summer flowers? This awesome DIY from Design*Sponge is simple, thrifty and pretty. And if you don’t have one of these strainers just laying around, keep your eye peeled at garage sales. They’re often available for a song.

Do you have one of these old time jelly strainers laying around your house? Why not make it into a country kitsch planter for some cherry summer flowers? This awesome DIY from Design*Sponge is simple, thrifty and pretty. And if you don’t have one of these strainers just laying around, keep your eye peeled at garage sales. They’re often available for a song.

April 26, 2011
We’re beginning to sense a theme here … Yet another great, food-based temporary planter for your seedlings. This time: coconuts. (Last time? Lemons!)

We’re beginning to sense a theme here … Yet another great, food-based temporary planter for your seedlings. This time: coconuts. (Last time? Lemons!)

April 16, 2011
We got a little ribbing on twitter for posting these silly little Japanese soda cap planters. Our original stance on these remains, however: they’re simple, they will help kids learn about germination, and they’re a thrifty way to recycle something mundane into something kind of cute.
But even cuter, and possibly even a little more ridiculous, are these citrus peel planters from the blog My Roman Apartment. It seems that they would only be feasible after using a fruit for juice (unless you are a really accomplished orange dismantler). What do you think? Thrifty good fun, or silly, frilly twee-diculousness?

We got a little ribbing on twitter for posting these silly little Japanese soda cap planters. Our original stance on these remains, however: they’re simple, they will help kids learn about germination, and they’re a thrifty way to recycle something mundane into something kind of cute.

But even cuter, and possibly even a little more ridiculous, are these citrus peel planters from the blog My Roman Apartment. It seems that they would only be feasible after using a fruit for juice (unless you are a really accomplished orange dismantler). What do you think? Thrifty good fun, or silly, frilly twee-diculousness?

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