Introduction: Ikea Hack : Variera Planter

About: there's not much to say, i'm here because i love crafts and recycled stuff. i did several stuff for my homeplace and i thought it could be interesting to share my ideas.

i don't have a lot of space to arrange plants in my house. there was this place near the kitchen sink... with two holes that were probably drilled to hang a shelf...

i've already seen on this site several examples for mural planters, all i needed was a planter that i could hang at this place, thin enough to not be bulky, and long enough to fit the gap between those two holes on the wall.

so last time we visited Ikea, i chose a Variera box, the one sized 50X12 cm. 6 Euros.

i didn't filled up the whole box with soil, or it would have been too heavy, and anyway the plants i put in it don't need a lot of soil. so i put some slices of polystyrene in the bottom.

next step : to drill holes in my new planter : two for the eylet bolts screwed into the wall, and six others on the front for some hooks. they're handy to hang wet dishclothes and small kitchen tools.

those plants, Nephrolepis Exaltata Boston and Chlorophytum can afford undirect light. they were small when i planted them in this, now they're pretty and healthy! :)