Bunnings customers are praising a new DIY hack that a Gold Coast decorator has shared, which uses a product from the store that only costs $1.95.
Alicia Curtis’s budget decoration hacks have made her a following of nearly 30,000 people on her Instagram page ‘My Burleigh Reno’ – and now she has shared a hack that definitely doesn’t disappoint.
The 42-year-old has shared how Bunnings customers can turn a $1.95 doormat into a trendy plant pot, only using a few tools.
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I’ve had a lot of interest over my Kmart shoe rack hack the last couple of days that I thought I’d reintroduce my BUNNINGS hack to all my new followers. These are made from seagrass door mats for $1.95ea . . I have used 6 mats here in this pic, total cost of mats $11.70 for 5 different basket planters . . INSTRUCTIONS simply roll or fold the mat/s together to form a planter cover for your pots. These mats are joined by tied jute rope or twine (which can also be purchased from the rope or garden section of @bunnings) . These can also be cut to size as they won’t unravel. I have then decorated the planters by making tassels or plaited handles from the jute rope. You could also add shells, fringing or macrame. The hanging basket is folded in half and tied at the sides. Making tassels is easy, you can find many tutorials online or you can alternatively follow my steps found on an earlier post in my feed. . . #baskets #basketlover #bunnings #seagrass #diy #diyhomedecor #seagrassbasket #baskethack #interiorinspo #interiorinspiration #decor #decorinspo #bunningshack #decorinspiration #renovation #myburleighreno
“These are made from seagrass door mats for $1.95 each,” the mother wrote on her Instagram.
“I have used six mats here in this pic, total cost of mats $11.70 for five different basket planters.”
Alicia explained how others can replicate the stylish hack in their own homes.
“Simply roll or fold the mats together to form a planter cover for your pots,” Alicia wrote.
“These mats are joined by tied jute rope or twine (which can also be purchased from the rope or garden section of Bunnings. These can also be cut to size as they won't unravel.
“I have then decorated the planters by making tassels or plaited handles from the jute rope. You could also add shells, fringing or macramé.
“The hanging basket is folded in half and tied at the sides.
“Making tassels is easy, you can find lots of tutorials online or alternatively follow my steps found on an earlier post.”
The result is a cheap and trendy plant pot that can be placed indoors or in an outdoor entertaining area.
Alicia previously won over budget home-decorators after she explained how she transformed a Kmart shoe rack into a luxurious leather bench.
Alicia previously told FEMAIL that the secret to her budget home decorating hacks is being able to think “outside the square”.
She said: “Before you get rid of something or discard buying something cheap simply because it's not right, think – can you alter or paint the item?
“You can paint anything, from photo frames to garden pots, to give an item new life or adapt to new trends.”
Alicia said she scouts her local discount stores for different products she can use to decorate her home.
“I love being able to make and share inexpensive DIY hacks,” she added.
“A lot of households can't afford new things and these hacks actually provide a lot of satisfaction – both personally and for my community.”
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