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Boho Kitchen Bonanza Part 3: DIY tiered copper planter

Tiered fruit basket turned kitchen garden | The Jungalow

We’ve been talking a lot about the BIG decisions in kitchen design–like the layout and the countertops, but one of the most fun processes for me was choosing the small details and the accessories. Our first big aesthetic decision was the floor and backsplash tile (read about that here). Once that choice was made, it informed the colors of everything else: white, different shades of green, wood and copper accents.

Once we decided to go copper, it’s almost like I couldn’t see anything else. Every home decor store I went into, every website I perused, I was all about copper. In one of those heated copper crazy moments, I found this tiered fruit basket at World Market and came up with a little repurpose/DIY idea for it–because if there is one thing I like more than copper, it’s copper with a plant on it, in it, next to it, or in its general vicinity.

The project is beyond simple. I didn’t even add the rope. The baskets just came like this. But even thought it’s super straight forward I’ll share a step-by-step in case anyone wants to replicate the idea, and needs a little jump start.

What you’ll Need: 
Hanging Baskets
Sheets of moss
(3) Plants or herbs (one small, one medium, one large).
Potting soil
Screw Hook

What you do:
1. Get the baskets and a sheet of moss.
2. Find a good spot for your baskets, be mindful of how much sunlight the plants will need to receive and hang accordingly.
3. Screw your hook into the ceiling and hang hang your basket.
4. Cut pieces of the moss and fit them into each tier of the basket.
5. Plant your plants. Top off with extra potting soil.  (I love the idea of planting herbs in here for a kitchen herb garden.)
6. Spray the plants bewteen waterings and to water the basket, simply water in the shower. 

I love the look of my new hanging kitchen garden and it’s the perfect compliment to all that green and copper we’ve got going on on the other side of the kitchen:

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Stay tuned for more boho kitchen bonanza all week long! And as always, feel free to ask any questions!

For sources for everything in our kitchen, check out this post.

Top Photo by J. Blakeney bottom photos by Danae Horst.


Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

68 responses to “Boho Kitchen Bonanza Part 3: DIY tiered copper planter”

  1. Susie says:

    Every little detail is so well thought out. Everything looks great! Tons of inspiration in every photo! Well done!

  2. Kate says:

    I hope I’m not asking a repeat question, but where did you find those beautiful shelves? I love the wood—awesome texture and gorgeous coloring! They look amazing with the backsplash and copper hardware.

    • Justina Blakeney says:

      Hi Kate! Not a repeat question, I haven’t talked about the shelves yet! I got them custom made at Treeline Woodworks here in Frogtown (los ANgeles) they also custom made the brackets and finished them in copper for us! They were great to work with and I highly recommend them!

  3. Igor says:

    This is amazing Justina. I love the combination of the dark green tiles, the wooden accents and the plants. So boho!!

  4. wild nettle says:

    I love plants in the kitchen.

  5. Peggy K says:

    This is a feast for the eyes! Love it all! I’ve been noticing the copper trend, it’s so effective with those gorgeous glossy green tiles!

  6. Melanie says:

    Fish hook succulents are one of my favs. They are perfect for that big bottom bowl. Great product flip J.

  7. Danae Horst says:

    That basket is so good, and I’m always on the hunt for cute ways to show off my plants- great idea!

  8. DABITO says:

    OMG I was so gonna buy them when I saw it at World Market last weekend! This is beautiful as a planter!

  9. Jen says:

    Woah, your kitchen is amazing! Where are those green backsplash tiles from???

  10. Sarah love says:

    id really really really love to know where your tiles are from

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    Hi Justyna,

    I really love your kitchen, especially those green tiles on your wall. I’m hoping to get a similar look in my kitchen and was wondering where you got those? We actually have two exposed brick walls in our kitchen so I’m considering just painting the backsplash area of those in a glossy green.

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    About using preserved sheet moss as a liner: isn’t it going to rot after a few waterings?

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    I love this post! But I was just wondering what the plant was on the bottom portion of the tier in the first photo? Thanks :)

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