Darling is a small town a couple of hours from Cape Town. Isn’t it a fabulous name? More info here. There is a dairy farm out there and one of its products is a really excellent plain yoghurt (the only kind I like). Seems a pity to keep sending all the empty plastic containers to the recycling guys when I could do with a few more plant pots…
I found this tutorial and got my hands messy with a small piece of leftover fabric and a bit of glue and water. It dried overnight and is now home to my prayer plant. There’s a 100% chance that I’ll be making quite a few more – I should have made the cuts in the fabric closer together for a more fitted shape, but I’m still happy with this one.
Lots of other people also post for Kate and Gun’s ScrapHappy initiative. Always so much inspiration out there, I love it!
Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynn,Lynda,
Claire,Jan, Moira,Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Kerry, Claire, Jean, Jon,Hayley, Dawn,
Vera,Nanette, Ann,Dawn 2 and Noreen
That’s inspired! I only use my yoghurt and icecream containers for freezing home made soup and sauce, but with a bit of pretty, they can make my plants look so much better!
Have a look at this website: https://reclaimdesign.org. I knew Michael and Nicky from trading at Cavendish, their work was unbelievably original and beautiful. Nicky used to use shweshwe for her upcycled yoghurt pots (you’ll see pics on the site) and they were always very popular.
I went and had a look – those pots are gorgeous, and so are all their wooden items.
Ohhh I like this a lot 🤩 Makes the humble recycle container look very nice indeed 😍
And fun to do :)
I’d call the container a scrap as well since it was headed for the bin. It and the fabric both have a second life. Well done.
I’ve seen the same thing done a lot more professionally than my first attempt, on sale in shops. They are stunning.
Your FIRST attempt says it all. They will get better and better.
A super use for old yogurt pots.
I don’t know why it’s taken me so long…
Nice! I like the fabric and your prayer plant looks happy in its new accommodation!
It’s on a shelf slightly above the level of my head to the left, so I can keep an eye on it. Sometimes a plant needs to be moved around a bit before it finds its happy place ;)
Something for my crochet succulents perhaps. Great idea. I have 500g ones.
Yes, also a useful size!
well done, the plant looks happy and a great choice of fabric.
I hope it’s happy! I’d only just bought it, from someone local via my favourite facebook page, House Plant Lovers of South Africa. She propagates a few plants at a time and, when the rooted cuttings are well established, puts them up for sale. My neighbour had given me a rooted cutting of a maranta a few months ago but it failed to launch, so I considered this purchase an Absolute Necessity. I take it very personally when a plant dies on me :(