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DIY: Chimney Pot Planters

Chimney Planter, Chimney Pot Planter, Plant Pot DIY

I have a very simple DIY for you today; something Summery to brighten up your garden for those endless barbecues I’m sure you’re having ;)

This fun planter idea was provided by Daddy Oneten. The chimney pots used here were the actual ones taken from his roof during some renovation. If you want to try this yourself and don’t just-so-happen to be doing work replacing your chimney you can pick up some chimney pots from eBay or perhaps at a local scrap or reclaims yard.

Chimney Planter, Chimney Pot Planter, Plant Pot DIY

Simply sit your plant pots inside the chimney and you’re good to go!

Happy BBQ-ing!

Loves x xx

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DIY – Memory Necklace

DIY Acorn Necklace

I picked up a handful of acorns while Boyfriend and I were in New York a couple of years ago. I wanted to create something I could wear that would remind me of my love of New York and my determination to be successful and live in New York someday. I created this necklace so I can wear it around my neck on my hardest days :) While this is obviously a tutorial to make your own acorn necklace, I also want to encourage you to take the idea and create your own inspiring piece to keep you going when things look tough.

Equipment:

An attachment ring from a spring clasp set
A flat headpin
Necklace chain
Jump ring
Glue (E3000)
Acorn, complete with hat
Jeweller’s pliers
Empty drink bottle

DIY Acorn Necklace

To create a hole in my acorn’s hat I used a sharp, pointed scratch awl and gently twisted while I pushed it in to ensure the acorn didn’t split. I then took a flat headpin and the attachment ring from a spring clasp set (they look like tiny ringpulls from a can!) and threaded them through the acorn hat so that the headpin stayed firmly underneath.

DIY Acorn Necklace

DIY Acorn Necklace

Holding this in place I glued underneath the hat and fixed both pieces of the acorn back together. Then I left this to dry overnight (which explains my sudden nail varnish change!). Top tip: To easily dry your pieces without them moving, thread the headpin through the neck of a small bottle and sit the acorn upside down on the rim.

DIY Acorn Necklace

DIY Acorn Necklace

Once dried, bend the headpin into a loop with jeweller’s pliers (or raid your dad’s toolbox!). I find wrapping the end around a few times makes the loop more secure.

DIY Acorn Necklace

DIY Acorn Necklace

DIY Acorn Necklace

Add a jump ring to your loop and thread onto either an existing chain or one you’ve made up yourself and you’re done! An instant memory necklace! :)

DIY Acorn Necklace

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