Cool to Creepy: 6 Toys Turned Planters

By: Diy maven May 31, 2013

On your next garage sale excursion, you might want to keep an eye out for old toys. It doesn't matter if they're broken, because you won't be playing with them; you'll be planting in them. From cool to downright creepy, these 6 toys-turned-planters are sure to inspire.

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Roundup: 5 DIY Composting Techniques For Creating Your Own Rich, Organic Fertilizer

By: Matt allison May 29, 2013

DIY Composting MethodsAs a gardener and urban farmer you come to appreciate and treasure compost, or as I affectionately call it, “Black Gold”.

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How to: Keep Out Garden Pests with DIY Row Protectors

By: Rebekah-greiman May 28, 2013

As with all gardens, protecting your seedlings and plants from evil predators is a top priority. Evil predators like this:

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How to: Easy DIY Chalkboard Pennant Banner

By: Faith-towers May 28, 2013

This stylish all-occasion chalkboard banner will add a little pizzazz to your wall, whether it be for a party or just for everyday use. Write a celebratory message on the pennants, or draw stripes on them... the possibilities are… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Garden Tool Totes and Benches

By: Diy maven May 28, 2013

One of the most irritating things about gardening can be getting all your gardening tools to the spot where they're needed. It's cumbersome, and it oftentimes involves multiple trips to the garage or garden shed because you've forgotten something. By the time all your equipment is assembled, you just might be too tired to actually garden! And then, when you're finished, you have to haul all… Continue Reading

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6 Sensational Up-cycled Birdhouses

By: Diy maven May 24, 2013

This selection of birdhouses will have you rethinking the wooden variety from here to eternity. 

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Make It: Upholstered Garden Cart DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 23, 2013

If you have a green thumb, and love spending time outside in the garden, I have the perfect DIY for you. Learh how to build an upholstered garden cart from scratch, complete with a comfy place to sit or kneel and cubbies for tools and… Continue Reading

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5 DIY Techniques for Creating Productive Vegetable Gardening Beds

By: Matt allison May 22, 2013

 DIY Veggie Bed Techniques

When planning out your vegetable beds you’re presented with a plethora of options, my hope is that over the course of this post I’ll be able to unpack a few of them, helping you find a solution that best suits both your needs… Continue Reading

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12 Stylish and Easy DIY Birdhouses and Feeders

By: Capreek May 21, 2013

With spring in full force (and summer only a month away -- YAY!), it seems like every bird in the neighborhood is out and about and enjoying the sunshine. Give them something more to chirp about with one of these easy DIY birdhouses or feeders!… Continue Reading

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Make It: How to Build a Random-Pattern Brick Pathway from Scratch

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 21, 2013

As I'm sure you know, it is outdoor month here on Curbly, which means I have another outdoor project to share to get you prepped for summer. Learn how to pave your own brick pathway from scratch, with a twist that will set yours apart from all the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 Easy Outdoor Lighting Projects

By: Faith-towers May 16, 2013

Lighting is a crucial part of any space, and the backyard is no exception. But outdoor lighting options can be pretty generic. So why not make your own lanterns and light fixtures? Check out these inventive… Continue Reading

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How To: Build A Custom Pergola For Your Backyard

By: Lexy.b.ward May 16, 2013

During the summer months, the backyard is where we spend most of our time. I've been obsessing over gazebos and pergolas lately, and stumbled upon a really great tutorial for building one yourself! It took less than 15 hours and was so much cheaper than hiring a contractor to come and build one for you!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Wire Sculptures into Modern, Geometric Succulent Planters

By: Capreek May 15, 2013

Give tabletop decor a new use and a warm-weather-appropriate makeover with this awesome DIY… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Garage Organization Ideas

By: Diy maven May 15, 2013

Stuff. We all have it. Especially if we have a garage. And kids. And a yard. And are DIYers. BUT, because we're DIYers, we can easily whip up some of these clever storage ideas that will get our garages in ship-shape in no time. 

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How To: Make a Modern, Trough-Style Concrete Planter

By: Capreek May 14, 2013

I shared 12 (super rad) outdoor projects that use concrete yesterday, but I'm just going to have to make it 13! This project is too easy and too awesome not to… Continue Reading

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