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Plant parents love a sun-filled (south facing) window. But not all plants thrive in so much
Glass magnifies the heat and can sunburn plants’ leaves. Not only that, but your plant can start dropping leaves, have stunted growth, and in the worse case can actually die from too much sun exposure.
If you have a sunny windowsill full of plants,
If you don’t want to block your entire window with shades, this is such a quick and easy DIY project and your plants will thank you for it.
Protect your Indoor Plants from the Sun
Your windowsill plants need some extra protection, especially during the strong midday summer sun. During very hot summers, the sun can even burn your cacti and succulents.
In extreme heat, your plants have to use a lot of their energy to protect themselves. Energy that they would otherwise use to grow healthy new leaves and overall thrive.
To protect your plants from the harsh midday sun, the best course of action is to provide shade for your plants during this period. Of course, you can draw your curtains, or move your plants away from the window. But you might not want to block out all the sun from your home.
These DIY embroidery hoop sun diffusers are easily placed and removed because you attach them to your window with suction cup hooks. You don’t block your whole window, just where your plants are. Make one large sun diffuser, or make a few in different sizes.
Find out what else you can do for your indoor plants during a hot summer.
- First loosen up the embroidery hoop and separate the two pieces.
- Lay the embroidery hoop over the lace fabric. Be sure to position the lace how you want the pattern to show in the hoop. Next, cut the lace around, leaving about an inch or so around the edge of the hoop.
- Place the lace over the inner piece of the embroidery hoop, then put the outer hoop on top and press down. Fasten the two hoops by tightening the screw at the top.
- Pull the lace taught in each direction. Then, cut the excess lace about 1/4 inch around the hoop.
- Tie your thread in a long loop around the embroidery hoop screw. Stick a suction cup hook on your window and hang your embroidery hoop sun diffuser.
- Watch your plants grow and marvel!
If you don't want the thread to show, you can opt to use clear sewing thread and make them invisible!