I’m sharing a few of my favorite cleaning tips and a simple DIY hanging planter project to make your home feel a little more homey.
The first thing that comes to mind when you are looking to freshen your home is wall color. Right!? I mean, that is the first and most impactful way to update a room. Whether you are moving into a new home or feeling the itch to change up your current one, wall color rules the game. My favorite painting prep hack is to use a Swiffer to get all the dust off of your walls before you paint! I’d be willing to bet that a few of you reading this didn’t even think about the invisible dust that is sure to be lurking out of reach. It will ruin your paint job if you just try to go over it, so quickly Swiffering the wall is a fast and easy way to ensure a quality paint job!
My other favorite cleaning hack is to spray Febreze Air Effects directly onto your air filters, which automatically spreads the scent all throughout your house!
One of the easiest ways to bring life to a house is with plants (and lots of them!). One great way to display plants is in a hanging planter like the one below. With some simply masonry line, a few dowels and a drill, you can make your own.
DIY Hanging Planter
- A few sizes of wooden dowels
- White masonry line (other colors are also available)
- Small bowl
- Drill with a ¼-in. drill bit
Cut your dowels in varying sizes and using your drill bit, drill one hole in each one. If you vary the place on the dowel where the holes are drilled they will stack all willy-nilly and adorable.
On one of the disks drill eight holes; this is going to stabilize your planter.
Measure and cut four pieces of masonry line to twice the length that you want your planter to hang.
Feed your masonry line through one of the disks and center it on your length of cord.
Tie a simple knot.
This will give you eight pieces of line to work with.
Thread one line through each of the holes that you drilled.
The next step is to knot your cords together high enough that the planter can fit inside them (so your knot placement will vary based on your planter size)
Add all of the other wooden disks onto the masonry line and secure them by knotting it one more time.
Hang your DIY hanging planter and enjoy!!