Crafts & DIY
Woman collects trash with stones and driftwood to make beautiful decor for her indoor garden
Everything she gathered seemed so mundane until she assembled them into so many beautiful things.
Elijah Chan
09.14.22

Nature always provides.

Whatever we need, from food, seeds, water to drink and use, and even shelter, nature has them all. We are lucky to be surrounded by this kind of providence.

All we need to do is look and keep our eyes peeled.

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But necessities are not the only things that nature can provide. It can also provide tools and more notably, things that can beautify our homes.

Popular home design vlogger Xiu House showed how driftwood can be used for décor.

She shared one of her recent camping trips with her family. She also used this time to gather natural materials like driftwood and some river stones.

She was making something beautiful.

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In this video, she will teach her viewers how to create pots and a trellis made of said materials.

It’s exciting how she turned these seemingly mundane materials into gorgeous table pieces that will give your spaces a cozy look.

First, she made a hanging pot.

For this project, you’ll need two glass jars or a small pot that can fit inside a bigger glass jar. You’ll also need a small house plant that can sit inside the inner jar.

YouTube Screenshot - Xiu House
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YouTube Screenshot - Xiu House

Then came the sand.

Next, line the bigger jar with a layer of sand. You can use either black or white, depending on your preference.

Then, choose some good-sized and shaped river stones as an accent. You can also use pebble beach stones if you want an array of colors.

YouTube Screenshot - Xiu House
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YouTube Screenshot - Xiu House

Then, line your smaller jar or pot with stones and soil. Insert your plant into the soil and make sure that it’s secure.

Tie a string around the smaller jar’s neck. It should look like a shoulder bag at this point.

Hang the small jar using the driftwood then place it gently inside the bigger jar.

Next up was a twig pot

YouTube Screenshot - Xiu House
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YouTube Screenshot - Xiu House

For this project, you’ll need a paint can. You can also use plastic tubs or powder milk cans.

You’ll also need a smaller jar or pot that can fit inside the can and an aquatic plant of your choice.

First, cut the branches and sticks to the height of the can. Then, using hot glue, paste the sticks on the surface of the can.

You can plan ahead on which sticks to use so that you can completely cover the surface.

It’s a beautiful accent planter.

YouTube Screenshot - Xiu House
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YouTube Screenshot - Xiu House

Tie a butcher’s string around the can for some added character. Place your plant inside the smaller jar then place both inside the tin can planter.

Of course, she needs a trellis.

In the video, she provided two options. A freestanding trellis and a ladder type. For the ladder type, you’ll need some dried or recycled bamboo.

YouTube Screenshot - Xiu House
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YouTube Screenshot - Xiu House

For the ladder type:

Cut two bamboo legs and the bamboo steps. Using hot glue and butcher’s twine, fasten the steps onto the legs to make a ladder. Position close to your plant.

YouTube Screenshot - Xiu House
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YouTube Screenshot - Xiu House

For the freestanding trellis, use dead branches that have a character in their shape. Leaning on one side, forked, or Y-shaped are good options.

Bury five or more centimeters of the branch into your pot and close to your plant.

See this woman beautify her home with nature’s goods in the video below!

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By Elijah Chan
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Elijah Chan is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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