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5-Minute DIY Hanging Belt Planter

planter-coverTwo weeks ago, I was shopping for our beach trip in Landmark when I came across these colorful belts for P19.75 each. I’m not exactly a belt wearer but these are perfect for DIY projects so I got one of each color and two red ones. I would have bought more if only I didn’t have other things to buy. Those belts will definitely be gone when I return to Trinoma but shopping for DIY materials was not part of the budget that time!

planter-beltAnyway, I’ve been thinking about having a hanging planter in the house and using these belts is a great way to add a pop of color. I already have a spare vase lying around the house which I got from Uniwide Warehouse for P30.planter-belt2This project is really quick and easy. All you need are two belts, a vase and a pair of scissors.

Using the first belt, wrap it around the middle part of the vase or on its widest area. Mark the part of the belt where you plan to create a hole. Make sure it isn’t loose when it’s buckled up because it will hold the long belt and planter together. Once you have made the hole, cut the excess belt. Remove the little belt, put the other one just like the picture below and you’re done!

You can use the excess belt as an extension if your belt is too short. If you’re worried about the vase falling off, you may opt to secure it with a super glue. I like it this way because I can change the belt and the planter anytime. You can mix and match belt colors too.

Oh, and yes, the plant is fake. Don’t judge me! Haha! planter-belt3

Hanging name pin board

If you have a kid, then you probably have (hopefully still have, if your child haven’t chewed off most of it) those colorful alphabet mats. You know, the kind with cutout letters or numbers. When they graduated from crawling and falling on their butts, these pieces will just take up your storage space and gather dust. So here’s an idea on what to do with the still intact pieces.


10 Repurposing Ideas for Common Household Items

If you have too many unused and unwanted stuff in your home, please read this before you throw anything away. They can have other use aside from what they are originally purposed for.

1. Old magazine Racks can help you organize those pot covers that usually take too much space in your kitchen shelf.

2. Spoon, fork and knife can be turned into hooks and ever drawer handles. So get your hammers and pliers out and start bending and twisting!
3. Empty lotion/body wash bottles can be turned into cellphone holders when charging. How ingenious! Visit Make It and Love It for instructions on how to make this cute holders.
4. Wire baskets can be turned into gorgeous pendant lamps. See how Ashley Ann did hers.
5. If one of your wooden hangers got broken, don’t throw them yet. They make a lovely double hook for your bedroom.
6. Vintage ladles with intricate details do make one of a kind wall art. Just group them together and add accessories like this.
7. Colanders, the one used for draining pastas (I have to explain because I didn’t know that those drainers are called colanders until now. hehe) can be painted in pastel color and turned into hanging plant pot. This would look cute hanging on either side of our main door.
8. I once bought a cool apple green kettle but since I was using gas stove, the surface got covered with burnt stains. I stopped using it because it looked ugly and dirty. I should have painted it and done this instead. It will still look cute in my kitchen.
9. Metal cooling racks can be placed inside your shoe rack to keep the mud and dirt from sticking to the surface. I need to this on my painted shoe rack. I don’t want to mess up the pretty turquoise paint inside.
10. We probably all have a stock of canned tuna in our homes. Collect the empty cans to help you organize your drawers. These small containers can house small items like paperclips, thumbtacks, pins, etc for your home office or even jewelries and other knick knacks for your bedroom. Spray paint them for fun effect!