Cheap and easy DIY // Rustic clay planters

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Evening lovelies, are you ready for my newest little DIY project? I have been so excited to share this super easy and very affordable DIY with you guys, it will help you give your planters a very rustic Scandinavian feel and all it requires are clay planters, yoghurt and a bit of patience – it does not get much easier than this!

As some of you know I am a bit of a plant lady, most of my apartment is filled with lush green plants and I am always on the lookout for new ones to add to my collection. My favorite planters are the rustic clay ones, but it can be hard to find them with patina without having to pay a small fortune. I mean clay planters are usually really cheap, but those with a rustic look and patina are often priced up to 5 times as much as the clean looking ones. That can amount to some quite high figures when you love to collect plants, so lately I have experimented with making my own rustic looking planters instead.

I can’t take any credit for the idea whatsoever, it is a very well known technique, but I haven’t found any photos or posts with people showing their results, so I thought I would show you guys how my little DIY project turned out + explain how I achieved the look as well of course, enjoy! ♥

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What you’ll need:
Clay planters
Yoghurt
A sponge

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Directions:
Simply use a sponge to apply the yoghurt to the planters (I used plain greek yoghurt, but all kinds of yoghurt should work just fine), make sure to apply a generous layer before leaving the planters outside for 2-4 weeks until they have a nice rustic look. The climate where you live will have an impact on how long it takes, so just keep an eye on them and bring them in when they have the desired look.

Use a sponge or similar to gently remove any excess yoghurt, dirt or mould. And that’s it, the planters are ready to be used, enjoy!

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Super easy foodie DIY // Sprouting chia seeds

Super easy foodie DIY // Sprouting chia seeds

Hi lovelies, you really seemed to love my last little DIY post, so I thought I would share another one with you. This time it is a foodie one. I have been wanting to start sprouting for a while now and I even bought a clay pot for sprouting, but something about it just seemed a bit difficult and intimidating (silly I know), so I haven’t tried it yet. I have however been sprouting chia seeds for a while now (read all about chia seeds and their amazing benefits right here!) and it is just beyond easy! You really have to give a try!

These babies only need 5 minutes of your time in total and in just 5-6 days you will have your very own cute and homegrown chia cress. I love to use it in salads or as garnish for my little creations, it can really brighten up everything and add that little something extra ❤︎

Super easy foodie DIY // Sprouting chia seeds

What you will need:
Chia seeds – buy it right here (black) and here (white)
Cotton wool roll
A tray or plate
Water

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Super easy foodie DIY // Sprouting chia seeds

Directions:
Simply place the cotton wool roll on a tray or plate, add water until the cotton wool is soaked and then sprinkle the chia seeds on top. Check it everyday and make sure it does not dry out, water it every 1-2 days. The chia seeds should have sprouted and be ready to use after 6 days – have fun and enjoy!

Easy DIY // Homemade essential oil diffuser

Easy homemade essential oil diffuser

It has been a while since my last DIY project, so when I saw this post over on the blog Valdemarsro for a super easy DIY essential oil diffuser I just knew I had to give it a try! I absolutely love burning scented candles, but we all know that they sadly aren’t very healthy for us, so I have been meaning to give an essential oil diffuser a try for a while now and when I saw just how easy this DIY is, I just had to make one right away!

I was a bit impatient and wanted to give it a try even though I am all out of almond oil and don’t have any baby oil, so I used jojoba oil instead (hence the yellow color) and only made a small batch since I am going to LA on monday. It worked out perfectly though and my livingroom is now filled with the loveliest subtle rose scent – I am definitely making more of these for the rest of the house when I get home! I just love how easy and inexpensive this DIY is + you can completely customize the scents and you have full control over the ingredients, so you are sure that there are no added nasties.

All credit for this idea goes to Ann-Christine from Valdemarsro – make sure to check out her blog if you are not following it already ❤︎

Easy homemade essential oil diffuser

What you’ll need:
Almond oil or baby oil (about 1 deciliter/0.4 cup)
Your favorite essential oils (about 30-50 drops)
A decorative glass bottle
6-10 wooden skewers
Optional: dried flowers petals

Easy homemade essential oil diffuser

Directions:
Simply add the dried flowers (if you want to use them), the almond or baby oil, essential oils (you can use one or more scents that complement each other, I simply used a rose one) and the wooden skewers to the glass bottle. Stir well and let it rest. The following day you turn the skewers upside down and the diffuser is ready to fill the room with a lovely light and subtle scent from the essential oils, enjoy!