Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mini Upcycling DIY: Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

Hello hello! Today I've got an easy peasy mini upcycling DIY for you. I got the idea from my best friend Anja who writes aentschie's Blog and has been making little greenhouses out of old plastic bottles to help tiny salads on her balcony grow faster. I don't really have a green thumb (only on my balcony it works quite well every year), but Anja and my Mama are my gardening and plant heroes who always give me good advice. ;)
So here we go with the mini DIY:

Bottle Upcycling DIY

You simply need an old plastic bottle of a slightly smaller diameter than the plant pot with your plant you want to grow, scissors and a sharp cutter.
Simply cut off the bottom of your bottle (think of the height you will need later when the plant has grown a bit) and then you can put it over your flower / salat / whatever. ;)
Now the bottle serves as a little greenhouse and can help your plant grow faster.
Have fun with this easy mini DIY and take care of your plants, even in fall. :) So when it's cold outside, enjoy your green home inside.

Happy day,
Lu

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Book Review: Plant Decor Book by Fee ist mein Name

Hello hello! Today I'm reviewing a book of one of my lovely fellow bloggers, Fee, who writes the really good, versatile and entertaining Blog Fee ist mein Name. During the last few months, she has been working on publishing her very first own book which is about plant decor and is called 'Pflanzen-Deko kreativ & selbstgemacht'. You can order it via amazon.

Planzen-Deko kreativ und selbstgemacht

It took me one cozy afternoon to read through the whole book, I couldn't stop before I had read through every single project.
There are ideas for plant gifts, for a green home and even ideas for faux flower and plant projects.
The book is well structured and starts with a charming introduction and an overview about what you will need in order to work on the projects.
What I absolutely like most about Fee's book is that it's totally Fee: without having seen the cover, I would have recognized that it is her work, because of the imagery, visual language and choice of font and colors. Moreover, you find her typical charme in her texts and the book is filled with pretty projects she has worked out and interpreted in her very own style and also with many ideas I haven't ever seen before, so inspiring!
So all in all, it's a really great book, inspiring for plant lovers and also for people who do not have a green thumb. The photos and projects themselves are super nice to look at and I bet this book would make a great Christmas gift for someone who loves DIY and a green and colorful home. :)

Thank you for sending me your book for review, Fee! ;*

Have fun everyone and have a happy Sunday!
Lu