This can be seen in the many ways people display 3D-printed plants, from topiaries and bonsai to window boxes and hanging baskets. But one thing that can take this beauty to new levels is 3D-printed plants!
If you’re tired of having clay pots sitting on your windowsill, there are a ton of reasons why you should consider 3D-printed plants. They’re not only beautiful but also inexpensive and make a great conversation starter at parties or gatherings.
3D-printed plants have several advantages over real plants, though. First, you don’t need to worry about watering them or pruning them. Second, unlike clay pots, they do not rot and are sturdy in nature. Third, they are customizable and can be designed as per your choice and requirement with the brand of material used for making it – whether it’s wood, bamboo, or something else entirely.
These 3D-printed plants look just like their real counterparts; they are just a bit more…plastic-like (in a good way). If you have a 3D printer at home, you can try to 3D print a planter for yourself using the following steps.
3D-printed plants or a bunch of that you put together yourself!
3D printer (desktop preferred)
Some free software like FreeCAD, Makerware, or OpenSCAD. See our list of 3D modeling programs here. It’s also possible to use Google SketchUp or even Tinkercad with some customization. Or, if you’re feeling handy, you could download the parts and assemble them yourself with hardware store materials.
Wood, bamboo, or other material. You can use a wooden box to house the plants and then print the planter on top of it.
Cement – to make the pot water-resistant, use cement powder and mix it with water following the instructions on the bag. Then, put half a cup of cement powder in a small safe container and pour half a cup of water into it. Mix this together using an old kitchen utensil like a spoon (do not use the same one that is used for eating snacks). Your end product should be a thick liquid consistency. Apply this solution to the 3D-printed plants as well as your print surface.
– to make the pot water-resistant, use cement powder and mix it with water following the instructions on the bag. Then, put half a cup of cement powder in a small safe container and pour half a cup of water into it. Mix this together using an old kitchen utensil like a spoon (do not use the same one that is used for eating snacks). Your end product should be a thick liquid consistency. Apply this solution to the 3D-printed plants as well as your print surface.
Lavender and honey kitchen
The lavender plant is well-known for its calming properties and has been used throughout history as a natural remedy. But did you know that you can make your own soothing homemade lavender spray with your favorite blend of lavender and other herbs?
The recipe below is for a soothing, all-natural, homemade cough spray made with honey, apple cider vinegar and essential oils that are perfect to keep around the house or in your car. Lavender and honey have both been used for thousands of years and work together in this simple cough remedy. Apple cider vinegar is also a great addition to your new homemade cough spray because it helps loosen the phlegm you are coughing up to get rid of that nasty cough, and it also acts as a disinfectant.
This recipe is so simple to make, but you will want to make large batches of it so that you always have some on hand. The ingredients are inexpensive and can easily fit into your normal grocery budget, unlike most over-the-counter remedies. This is something that is easy to make with children because they will love helping mix the herbs together just before adding them to the spray bottle.
This recipe calls for a handful or two of herbs, which is enough to make a few gallons of the spray so that you can keep it on hand for whenever you need it. I love how versatile this spray recipe is, and how easy it is to make. Whenever I have a little cough, this homemade lavender and honey cough spray will come in handy because I know exactly what I am using when making it. Yet it is absolutely safe for everyone to use.
To me, that is the best part of this homemade cough spray recipe, and what I love most about it. You can use it whenever you need it, especially if you have a dry cough or cold because the ingredients all work together to help give relief.
You can ask your doctor if you are allowed to make your own herbal remedies at home on your own or if they would be okay with you making this simple homemade lavender and honey cough spray recipe as long as you don’t make more than one bottle at a time because some herbs contain allergens (like ragweed). So if you are allergic to the main ingredients in this recipe, you may have to use a different one.
My family loves this cough spray, and I can’t give it enough praise for how well it works for me every time I need it, even when I am not feeling sick. It also works great for my whole family, and we all use it whenever we feel a little cough coming on. No more pharmacy cough drops for us!
This is such an easy recipe to make because the rest of the mixture can be mixed in one bowl while the oils are added while the herbs are being ground up. Once you get the herbs into a fine, granular powder, the rest of it is easy to mix together. You could also simply use a mortar and pestle to grind them up, but I like having this spray bottle with me where I can mix up a small amount in just a few minutes.
I love knowing that my homemade cough spray recipe has safe and natural ingredients – no harsh chemicals or synthetic additives. But if you have allergies or sensitivities to any of the ingredients, consider making this recipe with another one of your favorite herbs instead of agave nectar.
Megan rain kitchen
A kitchen is a beautiful place. A haven for those who love food and cooking, it’s a space where you can create luxury from scratch with your bare hands. It’s more than just a room in your house — it’s the place that brings everyone together to enjoy life, one plate at a time. And while the kitchen of today may not be what it once was, there are still lessons to be learned from this beautifully utilitarian space!
We will discuss how to create your ideal kitchen — whether you’re looking for additional storage space or the perfect place to share meals with family and friends — as well as ways in which kitchens have changed over the years and how they may continue to evolve.
Important Design Considerations
Even the most basic kitchen plan can be a bit overwhelming, but if you take some time to research your ideas and learn as much as you can about how you want your space to function, it will go much more smoothly. I’ve provided my “must-have” list below and also put together four key design elements that every kitchen must contain if it’s going to be functional and successful.
1. Make a Plan: Create a dream family cookbook with details on all the meals you would love to try. It will help guide your decisions in choosing both appliances and designs that lay the foundation for a unique space.
2. Know Your Measurements: It is critical to know the dimensions of your space, especially if you’re trying to cram a whole lot into a small kitchen. It’s worth knowing this information even if you’re designing a kitchen within an existing structure — adding on can be done, but it’s much harder to take away space!
3. Organization Is Key: A clean and organized kitchen will save space by eliminating wasted room. A good idea is to start with your storage needs first and then move on the layout of the appliances that will support its success. For me, it has always been about storage for my kitchen tools and recipes.
4. Know Your Function: With an eye on simple styles and clean lines, it will be easy to focus on functional items that will make their function a key part of your design. It’s important to have functionality built into your kitchen, whether at the very beginning of the design process or later on with the use of storage units for food.
4 Design Elements Every Kitchen Needs
There are four key elements that every kitchen must contain if it is to be functional and successful: counter space, worktop space, storage space, and natural light.
1. Counter Space: According to a design guide by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 46 percent of homes in the U.S. have no pantry/laundry room and only 21 percent have enough counter space for preparing food. With 60 percent of people saying they are not a good cook, it can be easy to deprive your kitchen of the tools needed to make great food!
2. Worktop Space: If you make the most of your counter space with a work surface that opens up to both sides and that is at least 24 inches wide, it’s possible to make a large amount of food preparation happen in one compact area. This will help to prevent over-stuffed shopping bags and a cluttered pantry.
3. Storage Space: This may seem like an obvious point, but storage is the key to efficient cooking. Between the refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, and range hood, you have the space needed for storing everything that you need before or after using it — and any unused items are wasted space!
4. Natural Light: Natural light can be a huge help when cooking because it allows you to see what you’re doing as you work. This makes it easier for you to cook quickly, as well as safely — plus it just looks great, too!
What’s Up With Our Kitchens?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, dry food storage is a design element that has changed very little over the past century: a series of cupboards and drawers, with a pantry at one end and a worktop in the middle. However, that isn’t saying much because it has only been used on an estimated 5-10 percent of all kitchens in America! This kind of layout is still prevalent in older homes and I’ve written about how they haven’t changed very much in this article here.
Kitchens today are more efficient, better planned, and more functional than ever before. But if you go back just a few decades, you may be surprised at how different things were! Here’s a quick look at how our kitchens have changed over the last century:
1900: Iceboxes were the main form of refrigeration. But they were inefficient and filled with bacteria (leading to bad food) because they relied on insulation rather than airflow to keep cool.
Iceboxes were the main form of refrigeration. But they were inefficient and filled with bacteria (leading to bad food) because they relied on insulation rather than airflow to keep cool. 1920: Most kitchens were still using an open fire for heat, where large pots and pans were often used over a stove.
Most kitchens were still using an open fire for heat, where large pots and pans were often used over a stove.
Donald family kitchen episodes.
Welcome to my kitchen! I will be sharing a few of my favorite recipes, time-saving tips, and more.
In this episode, we are going to make an Apple Cheddar Cheese Pie. The most special part of this dish is that the dough is not made with flour, it is made with potatoes. That means one less step in the process and its gluten-free! Check out our video for complete instructions or go to donalstv.com for more info on how to subscribe.
2 large potatoes, peeled and steamed
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp coconut flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Peel your potatoes and cut them into cubes. Place the cubes in a pot, add enough water to cover the potatoes by about one-half an inch, then cook on medium for about 8 minutes. The potatoes are done when you can easily stick a fork in them. Remove from the heat and drain, then place back on the stove and turn on high heat for about a minute so they dry out some.
Then mash with a potato masher until smooth, add oil, and mix well. Add in the coconut flour until mixed. Add your remaining ingredients and mix well.
Place about a quarter cup of dough in your baking dish. Repeat until you have more than enough for whatever dish you are making. I am using a pie plate for this recipe, but this recipe also works great for casseroles or as a pizza crust!
I am placing them on parchment paper so that when I go to serve it is easy to lift the potatoes out of the pan. I usually place about 3-4 potatoes at the bottom of each baking dish.
Add your filling, cover with more potatoes to cover the top, then bake at about 400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. This dish is best served hot, but if it’s not you can crisp it in a conventional oven or toaster oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.
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In the end, it’s a bit hard to compete with the natural look of plants. They add just a little bit of life to our mundane surroundings and can brighten up any room. They’re also easy to install and maintain, meaning that anyone who is willing to give them some attention will enjoy their benefits for years. But even if you prefer living flowers over printed ones, 3D printing is still a growing phenomenon that offers a multitude of possibilities for improving everyday life.