DIY gutter herb planter with Gorilla Glue

One thing we’ve been wanting to do since we finished our big modern garden makeover at the end of the summer is to make use of the back of the built-in bench which is right next to our back door. We do have a wall planter on the fencing, but I fancied having a couple of herb planters closer to the door, filled with the herbs I use most often when cooking. I’ve used some offcuts of rain guttering for this DIY project, along with a pot of original Gorilla Glue. This super-strong adhesive will bond a whole host of different materials to each…

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DIY Sharpie plant pot tutorial

  I realised the other day that although I’d shared my handy Ikea plant pot hack on my YouTube channel, I hadn’t actually blogged about it, so I’m making up for that now with a quick tutorial. This is such an easy hack – I used cheap and cheerful Kardemumma pots from Ikea which even have horizontal lines on them already, making it even more of a piece of cake. All you need are ceramic planters and a black medium Sharpie (or marker pen) – and that’s it! Using the Sharpie, draw a scalloped edge under the top edge of…

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5 easy ways to give a terracotta plant pot a new look

As I impatiently wait for my houseplants to grow bigger, I’ve realised that actually a few of them probably need replanting into bigger pots to encourage growth. The problem is that big pots cost big money, and I’m skint. So instead, I’m on the lookout for some clever DIY ideas to give an inexpensive terracotta pot an update, and below are a few that I love (two of the five images below are by Marij Hessel from My Attic – her plant collection and hand-painted pots are an endless source of inspiration)… Source: Marij Hessel on vtwonen Source: Offbeat and…

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