DIY Shabby Chic Herb Pot Plant


Can you believe I still haven’t been to a wedding? Shocking isn’t it? Good thing that from the number of blogs that I follow, quite a number of them commonly put together great ideas for wedding gifts and decor. I’m sure I’ll have plenty of inspiration for when the time comes around where I’ll need to be involved in organising one for me or a friend.

I’m also a massive fan of terracotta plant pots – isn’t everyone? They are the perfect earthy colour and act as a great base for craft DIYs. At Ruffled Blog, a lovely DIY showcases how to create your own shabby chic herb pot plant wedding favours. And remember it doesn’t really have to be for just weddings. If you have a graduation or a thank you occasion, you can give this as a gift too, with minimal fuss!

Image credit: Ruffled

DIY Giant Paper Roses


If you can’t get enough of roses on the dining or living room table, because let’s face it, replenishing them on a weekly basis can be expensive… why not make your own GIANT ones?

DIY blogger Kelly of Studio DIY shows us the step by step process to make crepe paper roses brighten up any room or day! Make them in the typical rose colours like shades of pink and creamy pastels, or why not get even more creative and craft them in a colour that matches to your décor’s colour scheme?

Image credit: Studio DIY

Pop Plant

Pop Plant

Have you ever wondered how to make the most out of a smaller space plant-wise? As you know, Helen is all over her balcony garden.  I really admire how organised and tenacious she is with it all!

When I was at the Finders Keepers Markets on Saturday, I was particularly taken with the Pop Plant stall. These creative folk specialise in greenery for city dwellers.

I saw some really lovely succulents in concrete pots and poly-felt pot covers. The nifty thing about the pot covers is that they’re made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.  Pop Plant also has balcony planters and string gardens filled with hardy and easy-to-care for plants.

Pop Plants are handcrafted in Melbourne but are available at Koskela in Sydney. You can also look into shipping possibilities by emailing

How do you make the most of your space?

Image Credit: Pop Plant.

Veggie Patch Van!

Veggie Patch Van

What do you get when you cross an old camper van called Spud, a vegetarian restaurant and a design studio? The Veggie Patch Van!

Created in January 2012, Spud was given a makeover thanks to the vegetarian restaurant Yulli’s, and Sydney design studio, TMOD. (You may recognise their cards that double as delightful party hats!)

The result is the Vegie Patch Van – a food truck that is uses seasonal produce that is sourced from local growers. And the van itself is rather nifty because solar panels power the cooking and the vehicle runs on recycled vegetable oil.

This Friday night and Saturday, the Vegie Patch Van and TMOD will be at the bi-annual Finders Keepers Markets at Australian Technology Park (ATP near Redfern Station). TMOD are also have a Finders Keepers specialfree organic herb seedlings come with every macramé DIY kit purchased.

You can also keep your eye on the Vegie Patch Van Facebook page, where a weekly location schedule is posted.

Have you tried out the Van? And will you be visiting the Markets this weekend?