Urban Jungle Bloggers: Hanging Plants

27 Feb


Time for another Urban Jungle Bloggers post!  Unbelievable that a month has already passed since the Plants and Tea theme in January.  Is it just me or does February always fly by? Here in Italy we’re already heading into spring and experiencing beautiful sunny warm days.  Everyone is walking around with a smile on their face and a spring in their step.  My favourite time of year despite the itchy watery eyes.

When I first heard this month’s UJB topic was Hanging Plants images of polyester, multi-toned orange and brown macramé monstrosities from the 70s came to mind.  But after browsing through some shops in Milan and Copenhagen and doing some research on Pinterest I came to realise that there are so many beautiful and contemporary ways to hang plants in your home nowadays.

2015UJBhangingplants2After thinking about it for a few days and looking for the perfect spot in my house for a hanging planter I decided I was going to go the DIY route for this month’s post.   I thought it would be a perfect little creative project to do with my kids while they were on February break and my daughters were happy that their room was going to finally get some greenery.  2015UJBhangingplants5First we made some little pots with air-dry clay that I found in a local craft shop.  It was really easy to work with and was dry the next day.  Plus, I love the milky white colour and texture of the dried clay so there was no need to paint them. 2015UJBhangingplants4Since my daughters are experts at decorating sticks with coloured yarn we decided to get some bamboo from the garden and deck it out a little.  2015UJBhangingplants8 2015UJBhangingplants6The result is so cheery and colourful and perfect for my twin daughters’ bedroom.2015UJBhangingplants7They’re pretty wonky and crooked but I love them.  And more importantly, so do my girls.

*Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series initiated by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blog) and Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month they share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on their Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board and keep up-to-date on our website and Facebook page. Want to join? Use #urbanjunglebloggers on Twitter and Instagram. Or let them know and they’ll share the badge and upcoming topics with you. Let’s bring some green into our homes and blogs!  


12 Responses to “Urban Jungle Bloggers: Hanging Plants”

  1. Kanchan Singh February 27, 2015 at 10:49 #

    LOVE IT! So pretty😍 K

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Igor February 27, 2015 at 11:28 #

    What a super creative DIY idea, Jillian! Love it! Thank you for joining us again!

  3. Tasha February 27, 2015 at 12:06 #

    So colourful and pretty…..lovely idea !

  4. joelix February 27, 2015 at 15:37 #

    Ohhhh I love the milky look of your handmade planters, Jill! Wonky & crooked and so lovely. Your girls makes the prettiest sticks and OMG that deer trophy! Did they make that too? xx

    • Jillian In Italy March 1, 2015 at 22:11 #

      My friend made me the deer head…it’s so beautiful. I keep dropping hints that I’d like 4 more too (one for each member of the family!).

  5. Anastasia February 28, 2015 at 02:21 #

    Oh SO lovely and bright!

    • Jillian In Italy March 1, 2015 at 22:18 #

      Thanks Anastasia! My twin daughters really love the new green addition to their room.

  6. nowmatterhow March 1, 2015 at 18:09 #

    Oh, that looks so good!
    These neon accents make the mood for spring:)
    Greetings, Leah.

  7. Dörthe von ars textura March 4, 2015 at 02:41 #

    I love your hanging cacti! Really cool idea!

    xx Dörthe

  8. Angie March 17, 2015 at 11:29 #

    Brilliant idea Jilian. It’s just simple but so elegant. A great way to embellish my simple loggia. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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