Do it: Follow us on Bloglovin!

If you haven't heard of Bloglovin, it's an awesome website where you can follow all your favorite blogs and have them appear in one place! No more going to 20 different websites to see what going on with your favorite blogger. It's all right there! And we need to paste this long mess of letters and numbers so our blog can be found on Bloglovin:
<a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/10793321/?claim=xmec2smtg33">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>

How did I get all that jumbled goodness? Just create an account on www.bloglovin.com and go to settings to claim your blog. It's pretty easy.

Til next time: Keep making, keep creating, keep doing!

Speedy's Hardware


Make it: Airplant Framed

I'm freakin plant obsessed right now. What brought on this manic behavior , I have no idea. I was cleaning out my closet and found a bunch of white Ikea frames that looked depressed because they had not pictures in them. Well, lo and behold, I saw on my dear Pinterest, an awe inspiring pin that could not be ignored. And being the Pinterest fanatic that I am, I had to hack it! Some genius thought up the idea of displaying airplants in string in a picture frame. You can put airplants practically anywhere and with a little bit of sunlight and regular watering, they'll thrive. Here's what you'll need
1 - picture frame with the glass removed
1 - string of your fave color
A bunch of nails
1 airplant or 2 or 3
Do this:
Turn over the picture frame and pound nails all around the perimeter of the frame's backside. Take your string and keep criss crossing to the opposite sides of the frame until you get the design you like. Keep the string taunt. When you're done, secure the string so that it won't unravel. Insert the airplants randomly into your string design. Voila! You just created your very own unique airplant display. Now you can hang it up or surprise someone special with this handmade goodie!
Here's another one I made:

Seashells are great with airplants too!

Til next time: keep making, keep creating, keep doing!

Speedy's Hardware


Make it: Kokedama

What is a kokedama you ask? Well, it's an awesome moss ball with a plant shoved in the middle. It's pretty much one of the cutest things I've ever seen. It originated in Japan and it's actually related to the much beloved bonzai. And it's pretty easy to make. Here's what you'll need:
- Any small potted plant (for this one, I used a mini dracaena)
- potting soil mixed with some clay soil 
- sheet moss
- string: twine in your choice of color
- scissors
- gloves
- pie pan
- bowl of water

Wasn't that super easy?!? Now you can either hang it with more string or simply put in on a pretty dish and sing to it or whatever you do for your plants to keep them extra happy.
Wanna see kokedamas in real life? Drop by our shop in San Francisco. We have a bunch of these lovelies hanging out in our window display. 
Til next time, keep making, keep creating, keep doing!
Speedy's Hardware

New Website, New Blog!

Hi Everyone!
It's official: our new website is up and running! Sooo happy that it finally happened! We've been in business for 4 years and I feel like it's long overdue. We have a basic website already from our co-op, Do it Best, where you can shop online but I wanted a landing page where we can update you all on what's happening with the store, specials, etc. So thank you for all your patience and support!
Btw, here's the link: www.speedyshardware.com
See you in the store!