To make: a living display case

Give your plants and curios a fitting setting

You give them love and attention, a splash of water, some extra food, a few tender words. They've just arrived or have been brightening your home for years. You were given them by treasured friends or treated yourself. Plants. In all shapes sizes colours and varieties. We love them, and we’re not afraid to share that with you. Show them off in this display case, nice and high, surrounded by the best accessories. 

To make: a living display case - Thejoyofplants.co.uk

How to make the display case

You don’t need very much. A jaunty pineapple (from the bromeliad family), hearts on a string, a couple of design books, plant spray and a nice cabinet. That’s all! If you get tired of your display after a while, try mixing it up with dried leaves in attractive frames, a single flower in a vase or your favourite book. 

Combine opposites

Work with opposites to give a playful effect. Combine a hanging plant with a proudly upright green beauty. Mix an elegant climber with a prickly type. Classic terracotta pot for the plant? Then opt for an attractive glass sprayer.  Crisp books with modern covers? Place a dusty encyclopaedia alongside them. 

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