Urban Jungle Bloggers: Dress Up Your Plants!

26 June 2014 1


It’s time to green it up again, friends! Yes, the June edition of Urban Jungle Bloggers is upon us. On our topic this month is: Dress up your plants! Or simply put: Creative plant pot ideas to make your plants and your home happy. While I was searching for a good start to this blog post, I thought I could count my potted plants at home. Now here comes the short reminder that I live on 32 square meters and now guess the number! Ok, I have 26 potted plants at home. And all of them are dressed up in fun plant pots.

Given the limited space at home, I have prepared only three ideas for creative plant pot ideas to inspire your own urban jungle at home. So let’s roll, shall we?

Idea 01: Leftover Mugs & Cups
I have a little issue with mugs. Whenever I discover a cool mug, I feel the uncontrollable urge to buy one. The result is a too big collection for my tiny kitchen. So last time I went through my kitchen I found one fun little mug that I bought at the Niagara Falls in Canada and used to store little sugar packages. And there was my first idea born: I thought it would look nice as a little planter. And I think it does. So go through your kitchen and get out those surplus mugs and cups and plant something nice in them!

Idea 02: Chalkboard Paint Pots
During my last London trip I shopped at the West Elm store and found fabulous planters covered with chalkboard paint in different colours. I had to buy a set of three pots and plant some greens in them. I love that you’re able to write or draw something on each of them and thus make them even more individual. And no worries if you have no West Elm store around the corner – this is a pretty simple DIY idea, don’t you think? Oh and if you wonder where that cute mouse/hedgehog planter is from – it’s from West Elm, too!

Idea 03: Handmade Ceramic Bowls
This is the only project that I have not finished yet but I bought recently three very cute handmade ceramic bowls by the Icelandic ceramicist Bjarni Sigurdsson. They are so beautiful, especially since they’re irregular in shape and glazing. I can see some miniature cacti or succulents in those but I haven’t had the time to find new little plants to add them to these unique planters. Do you have any handmade ceramic pieces at home that are empty and unused? Add a plant to them!

I hope you feel a bit inspired after today’s Urban Jungle Bloggers post – make sure you check out my friend Judith’s post too for additional inspiration! Oh and all the other participating bloggers will be shared on our Facebook page and Pinterest board! Now it’s your turn – dress up your plants!

Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series initiated by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blogand Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month we share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on our Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board and keep up-to-date on our Facebook page. Want to join? Use #urbanjunglebloggers on Twitter and Instagram. Or let us know and we’ll share the badge and upcoming topics with you. Let’s bring some green into your homes and blogs!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Judith 26 June 2014 at 08:06

    Plantastic!!! This definitely inspires me to have a little bit more fun with plant pots, Igor! I’m a true Betty Basic and struggle to add more creative plant pots to my collection. And don’t get me started on the numbers of plants πŸ˜‰ I’m afraid your recent mug purchase in Paris will be used as a plant pot soon too πŸ˜‰ But first: coffee! Happy UJB day, Igor!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 26 June 2014 at 12:07

      Haha well, well, well, for the time being I love sipping my coffee out of my new mug from Paris. Until then I will have more other mugs to plant little green friends into them. Happy UJB day, Judith!

  • Reply gudy herder 26 June 2014 at 09:31

    Hey, your post comes with a DIY project this month! Nice, Igor!
    Your mouse friend would get really good along with my fish planter, don’t you think? It has been a lot of fun participating again. xx

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 26 June 2014 at 12:08

      This is as far as I get with DIY – I am not a big talent:-) But I will try to put my hands on clay one day and start potting a bit:-) You are my inspiration I am afraid:-)

  • Reply s t E f a N i a 26 June 2014 at 11:37

    Hi Igor, yes this was very inspiring and I like all 3 ideas. My loved one also has an issue with mugs (which will come handy I guess) and cannot say more nice things about chalk. I’d use it anywhere :-))
    on last thing: what’s the name of the gorgeous little one planted in the Niagara mug? soo lovely, I’d like one for my growing plant family at home. (not yet so many as yours but… who knows, maybe soon)

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 26 June 2014 at 12:06

      Oh thank you Stefania, well now you know what you can do with the extra mugs at home:-) The plant in my mug is called ‘Kalanchoe tubiflora’ – you can google it and see more pictures of it:-)

  • Reply Wanesia 26 June 2014 at 12:26

    Thanks so much for sharing this post

  • Reply Jocelyn Casey 26 June 2014 at 12:42

    Igor, all of your plants seem so happy in their little containers πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing ways to make our plants happier! As always, you are one inspiring gentlemen! Have a wonderful weekend xx

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 26 June 2014 at 18:47

      Thank you very much, Jocelyn!! Have a great rest of the week!! xx

  • Reply Nina 26 June 2014 at 12:55

    I love your succulents in the polka dot pot, that’s really cute.

  • Reply tina @ colourliving 27 June 2014 at 06:23

    This is soooo cute Igor! I love that you have 26 plants in ‘non traditional’ wares:-)

    That mouse/hedgehog is adorable and what good ideas you show here. Great!! As always, it was fun to participate!

  • Reply Hollie@MiaFleur 27 June 2014 at 11:17

    3 great ideas, Igor! I too have a bit of thing for mugs, so it’s a great way to use them. Hoping to take part again next month!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 27 June 2014 at 17:46

      Oh I’d love to have you aboard, Hollie!!! Let’s see what we will come up with for July:-)

  • Reply Julia / junifaden 29 June 2014 at 14:06

    you have such a beautiful collection πŸ™‚

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