Huichol Bead Art

Huichol (pronounciation) art dates back millennia and is created by the Huichol people of Mexico. Using intricate design, vibrant color and sacred symbols, the art has been a representation of visions seen by Huichol shamans. It has many forms.

Glass Terrarium Repair

We really hate waste. Especially when it’s a brand new glass terrarium that cost $10 (not counting coupon) that I accidentally broke while I tried to open the packaging of a new curtain rod! Ugh, I was so mad! Or maybe you’ve purchased one of these and you broke it! Well, here’s a way to […]

Key Box Makeover

We picked up a key box at Michael’s Craft Store because we have a lot of keys, why else would we buy one? It was your run-of-the-mill key box, nothing spectacular, but we knew we would eventually give it some enhancements to make it more unique.

Upcycled Aluminum Frying Pan Planter

The aluminum frying pan was in our “get rid of” pile after doing some spring cleaning, but we decided to upcycle/repurpose it. For a while we weren’t sure what to do with it due to our inspiration taking a very extended vacation.

Orchids Mounted to Coconut Fiber Frame

This project is a way to mount orchids using a frame, hardware cloth and coconut fiber. The frame we will be using is metal and was once part of a product display in a retail store. Any other type of frame would also work for this project.

A Simple Barbed Wire Wreath

I saw some barbed wire that we had hanging on the back fence. I thought of our friend who recently made a barbed wire wreath as a Christmas gift and I thought, hmmmm….. Sure, it’s been done before but I felt like I wanted to give it a shot to see what I could do […]

Tillandsia Tree with a Sphere Base

We’ve had this project done for quite some time but it just sat in the garage for a while before we decided to use it in the house. We weren’t quite sure what to do with it before and it was a bit of an experiment, but when in doubt, stick an air plant on […]

Tillandsia Beach Landscape in Bamboo

We cleaned out the garage yesterday and found more bamboo tucked away in a dark spider infested corner. Today we sat here looking at it wondering what to do with it…. We kept thinking planters but we wanted to do something different than your run-of-the-mill planters, so when in doubt, use tillandsia (air plants)!

Repurposing Corks for Air Plants and Orchids

Corks are a really great material because of their impermeability, buoyancy, elasticity, and fire resistance, so cork is actually a great material for many things.