DIY Painted Cactus Garden : Craftberry Bush
Although not technically container gardening, I could not resist sharing this cactus garden made of painted rocks. Simple enough for a child, but with the potential for an adult to really get in there with detail and shading. It’s just so darling!

DIY Painted Cactus Garden : Craftberry Bush

Although not technically container gardening, I could not resist sharing this cactus garden made of painted rocks. Simple enough for a child, but with the potential for an adult to really get in there with detail and shading. It’s just so darling!

DIY The most adorable planters ever! : Maceta Gatuna - BruDiy 

Clicking on the photo takes you to a tutorial complete with templates on how to make these adorable kitty planters from recycled plastic pop (soda) bottles.

DIY The most adorable planters ever! : Maceta Gatuna - BruDiy

Clicking on the photo takes you to a tutorial complete with templates on how to make these adorable kitty planters from recycled plastic pop (soda) bottles.

Turn that washing machine drum into an industrial chic planter. I never would have thought for a second to save the drum after replacing our washer, thankfully I still have access to it. I am going to grow a gorgeous tomato plant in it on my deck!

Turn that washing machine drum into an industrial chic planter. I never would have thought for a second to save the drum after replacing our washer, thankfully I still have access to it. I am going to grow a gorgeous tomato plant in it on my deck!

Growing wheat grass in his computer, Mike Schropp of Total Geekdom has succeeded in making me smile. The computer does indeed work and even helps the wheat grass grow in cooler temperatures (like a basement). Click the link to be taken to the photo how-to.

Growing wheat grass in his computer, Mike Schropp of Total Geekdom has succeeded in making me smile. The computer does indeed work and even helps the wheat grass grow in cooler temperatures (like a basement). Click the link to be taken to the photo how-to.

redjeep:

great idea

Oh em gee, this is so cute!

redjeep:

great idea

Oh em gee, this is so cute!

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Croc Garden | Real Simple
I like the garden in the croc instead of the other way around. They make a great house shoe but a piss poor garden/beach/anything else shoe in my opinion.

Croc Garden | Real Simple

I like the garden in the croc instead of the other way around. They make a great house shoe but a piss poor garden/beach/anything else shoe in my opinion.

Some ribbon and a sparkly brooch and BAM! succulents are the belle of the ball. 

Some ribbon and a sparkly brooch and BAM! succulents are the belle of the ball. 

Jute-webbing fall planter : Lemon Tree Creations
Super simple basket made from jute webbing. It is apparently used in reupholstering but looks just like Captain Awesome aka The Hubby’s ratchet straps. I’ll never look at discarded straps the same again.

Jute-webbing fall planter : Lemon Tree Creations

Super simple basket made from jute webbing. It is apparently used in reupholstering but looks just like Captain Awesome aka The Hubby’s ratchet straps. I’ll never look at discarded straps the same again.

How to Turn Coffee Tins into a Hanging Herb Garden » Curbly 
Wow, this just might be the answer to my indoor herb garden dilemma! Check out the great how to over at Curbly!

How to Turn Coffee Tins into a Hanging Herb Garden » Curbly

Wow, this just might be the answer to my indoor herb garden dilemma! Check out the great how to over at Curbly!

Have some vintage tins laying around? Lucky you!

homophileandahalf asked:

I randomly stumbled on your blog, 45 pages later and I’m IN LOVE with your blog. It’s simply WONDERFUL and I want to organize everything in my room now.

I have a million tiny tins and boxes and baskets that I intend for storage and then never know what to put in them. They end up holding a variety of things and I never know where it all is. Do you have any kind of crafty or purposful idea for little bins?

Well shucks! Thanks, I am so happy this blog inspires so many! I once had an empty box collection that took up the top of my closet. I couldn’t part with such perfectly good boxes but alas I had to. So I totally feel you and your collection of little tins and boxes. I pulled a few ideas from my archives and found a few more.

This has to be my favourite. The little tins that are taller than they are wide make great caddies once you add magnets. (Or even nail a few to a board and hang the board.) Full tutorial found at Creature Comforts.

Ever since I found this photo back in January I have been on the hunt for vintage tins to make a tiered organizer for myself. Maybe you’ll have more luck with the ones you already have. The tutorial can be found at Better Homes & Gardens.

Not for organizing but the most wonderful use for an Altoids tin ever! Elizabeth Abernathy is one of my favourite eco-savvy bloggers and this is just one example of why. Read how she did it at her blog Elizabeth Abernathy.

As for your little boxes, if the lids come off, they make great drawer organizers. or your bigger boxes, you could cover them in pretty paper and stack them on shelves.

With baskets, I found they work best placed here i.e. bookends with items placed in them that easy and frequent access is needed such as headphones and remotes close to a stereo Ipod docking station.

When you talk about never being able to find anything I cannot stress how important labels are. In a perfect world we would all have a label maker or a printer with super sticker paper to make all of our labels uniform and sexy but even some chicken scratch on masking tape is better than trying to guess which tin is holding what.

I hope these ideas help you or have inspired you to do something else. Either way, please feel free to send me pictures of your solutions! Cheers,M.