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How To Grow a Fiddle Leaf Fig from Bush to Tree

How to Grow a Fiddle Leaf Fig from Bush to Tree

A Complete guide!
Ever since I wrote the post Growing and Pruning Your Fiddle Leaf Fig, the biggest question people have had is about how to grow a Fiddle Leaf Fig from bush to tree form! This post will go into more detail on the subject and hopefully answer any questions you have.
Firstly, I’m not an expert on the Ficus Lyrata but spent a lot of time on plant forums, learning from experts about the subject! I guess that’s what happens when you are interested in a topic.

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Friday Thrift: Plant Stand Makeover

Friday Thrift: Plant Stand Makeover

The first official post in my new Friday Thrift Series!
Have you noticed how popular not only indoor plants, but accessories like plant stands are getting?! I have! They really give your plants a lift (hehe), especially if they are young, to elevate them to give them more prominence in a room.

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Auckland Domain Wintergardens & Fernery

Auckland Domain Wintergardens & Fernery

In the heart of the city of Auckland, New Zealand you will find the Auckland Domain – containing rolling parklands and the War Memorial Museum. The park is big enough to drive through and is actually Auckland’s oldest park! The park sits atop an old crater from the Pukekawa volcano – where the museum sits is at the top of the crater ring.

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Growing and Pruning Your Fiddle Leaf Fig

fiddle leaf fig - the sill

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I’ve recently written a more specific post on How to Grow a Fiddle Leaf Fig from Bush to Tree form – check it out if you’re interested in this topic! πŸ™‚
Fancy a Fiddle Leaf Fig? Those waif-like trunks with leafy foliage are quite eye-catching! You can splash out on buying a full-grown plant but this can be expensive – and risky – if you haven’t looked after one before! A much better option is to buy a cheaper and smaller Fiddle Leaf Fig, and enjoy the

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Quick DIY- Rope Hanging Planter

Quick DIY- Rope Hanging Planter with balsa wood

Macrame hanging planters are back in fashion and their versatility for indoors and outdoors makes them a great DIY project. Together with the rise of indoor plants, a hanging planter is a stylish decor item! But fear not if your macrame skills are not up to scratch, this simple and effective rope hanging planter requires little-to-none macrame skills – All you need to be able to do is tie a couple of knots.

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DIY Balsa-Framed Wall Hanging

Maky your own balsa frame to hang prints

Does anyone else have a collection of prints and art that never made it to the walls? It seems we often get given bits and pieces (unframed) and then never get around to 1. Finding a frame that fits, and 2. Hanging them up! With this super easy DIY you can hang your prints in minutes without the price-tag or struggle of finding the right frame.

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How to Make an Instax Balsa Frame

I love finding new materials to work with! Lately it has been balsa wood – easy to use and with an effective result.
This is an easy DIY you can complete within an hour if you’re using the template below. The downloadable template is for the mini instax film size, which is 86mm x 54mm.

You will need:
Thin balsa wood sheet (mine was 1.

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Easy DIY Balsa Wood Gift Tags

Easy DIY Balsa Wood Gift Tags

I know what you’re thinking – can a wood DIY project really be easy?! I promise this DIY doesn’t require any power-tools or really any tools at all – a few stationery items is all you need! Balsa wood is a soft and lightweight wood often used for craft and model projects, which makes it super easy to work with and use.