How To: Make a Recycled Wine Bottle Hanging Herb Garden

By: Diy maven May 30, 2014

It took Ben about $30 dollars and a few hours to create this marvelous copper tubing and recycled wine bottle hanging herb garden. Besides the tubing and wine bottles, supplies to make one include aContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Eclectic-Modern DIY Patio Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 29, 2014

Now that summer is right around the corner, I'm seeing a whole lot more patio makeovers. What about you? This one, however, definitely takes the cake for being the most effortless feeling, and amazingly styled, patio project I've seen lately. I would drink my coffee here any day of the week.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Concrete Modular Geometric Wall Planters

By: Matt allison May 28, 2014

Concrete Modular Geometric Wall Planters

I love succulents, even the blackest of thumbs can keep them alive and they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors to suit your decor. The trend these days is to create 'living walls', bringing the outdoors in, and this project takes that approach in modular fashion using DIY geometric cast concrete planters. Full instructions and template on how to make your own are at the link below.

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Eye Candy: Creative Garden Design Inspiration

By: Faith-towers May 27, 2014

Creative Garden Design Ideas

In my mind, Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. So I thought I'd share some inspiring garden ideas with you today. Everything from modern to country to whimsical - there's something for everyone here! Get your green thumb ready.  

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How To: Grow a Moss Lawn

By: Diy maven May 27, 2014

I've decided to fill in the shady parts parts of my yard with moss. Ideally, I'd love to have an entire moss lawn, but until I move into a forrest, that's probably not going to happen. Until then, I'll be happy with oases of lush stuff. OfContinue Reading

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How To Make a Pallet Chair in About 2 Hours

By: Diy maven May 21, 2014

I am truly loving Donna's 2-hour pallet chair. She assures us it's an easy build even for novice woodworkers. To up the funk factor, she chose to simply slip its cushions intoContinue Reading

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How To: Turn a Wine Bottle into a Self-Watering Device

By: Diy maven May 20, 2014

Have you seen those "As Seen on TV" Aqua Globes? If not, here's a thumbnail: they're glass bulb stakes that you fill with water and then insert into the dirt next to a plant which 'self-waters' the plant for, they say, up to 2 weeks. They're not terribly expensive, (you can buy a pack of 2 on Amazon for about $13), but the DIY version is really the way to go. Because they're madeContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Raised Bed Boulevard Garden Using the Square Foot Method

By: Alicia May 16, 2014

How to make a raised-bed boulevard garden
Last month we told you all about our raised bed garden plans, and today we're back with all the juicy details. In a nutshell, this was a huge project in terms of the research and planning, and the easiest when it came time to actually do it. It was a great lesson in "preparation is everything". We're so grateful to Duluth Trading Co. for giving us a motivational kick in the pants to get this project done.

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How to Turn an Old Laundry Basket into a New Big Planter

By: Diy maven May 14, 2014

Emily rescued the laundry basket pictured above at the side of the road because she figured she could do something creative with it. It sat in her basement for 6 months, and then inspiration hit: it would make a great outdoor planter. First she patched up the crackContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Wood and Brass Welcome Mat

By: Capreek May 12, 2014

We've seen a fair amount of cool DIY doormats around these parts, but this redwood and brass version is downright stunning!      Continue Reading

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Make It: A Do-It-Yourself Personal Outdoor Fire Pit

By: Lexy.b.ward May 09, 2014

diy fire pit

We've had a bout of warm weather this week here in Denver and it's given me outdoor fever!!! I'm excited thinking about all my favorite things to do in summer, and that includes making s'mores and hanging out around the fire pit!      

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How To: Make a DIY Folding Camp Stool from Scratch

By: Capreek May 07, 2014

You guys... it's almost camping season!!! In preparation for the greatest time of year, I'm thinking I might try my hand at one of these DIY folding camp stools.       Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Clever New Use for Unfinished Handrails

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 06, 2014

I love strolling down the aisles of home improvement stores trying to come up with alternative DIY uses for X, Y, and Z. So when I saw this clever upcycling idea for  unfinished indoor/ outdoor handrails, I was pretty excited. I'm definitely going to try this.   Continue Reading

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From Awful to Oasis: A DIY Backyard Transformation

By: Diy maven May 05, 2014

Fine Gardening member nmahanay's back yard wasn't used by humans. Then, about 8 months ago nmahanay & co. decided to build a deck back there, and that was the beginning of the end of the back yard as doggie domain. AllContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Donut Doormat IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Apr 24, 2014

I don't know about you, but this is probably the cutest IKEA doormat hack I've ever seen!       Continue Reading

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Inspiration: DIY Pallet Covered Bridge

By: Diy maven Apr 23, 2014

The poster of this image calls it a 'playhouse', but it's really a pint-sized covered bridge. Could be a sweet focal point in the garden or a shady interlude on the wayContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Giant Light Up Sign

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 17, 2014

I've been seeing neon signs popping up all over the place on Pinterest lately, indoors as wall art especially, but they can be pricey to get custom made. So, when I found this DIY version, that you can make pretty easily on your now, I thought I better share it.   Continue Reading

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Kicking Off Our Spring Gardening Plans (Plus a $200 Cash Giveaway!)

By: Alicia Apr 17, 2014

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We've spent the last two years working on the inside of the Curbly House, and it's high time we started focusing some of our energy on the outside. Specifically, the yard - a space that's in shabby shape after months of construction and damage from heavy machinery. We needed a kick in the pants to get going on the landscaping, and are starting small with a vegetable garden project with the help of Duluth Trading Co. 

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Folded Paper Candle Holder Cuffs

By: Diy maven Apr 16, 2014

Before we start, a NOTE: If using these paper holders with traditional flamed candles, use them as CUFFS around glass jars ONLY with NO paper hanging over the top of the jars. To be completely safe, it would be best to use them with flameless candles.

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How To: Make a Reclaimed Wood Beam Planter Bench

By: Capreek Apr 02, 2014

Looking for an easy weekend project that will make a big impact on your outdoor living space? Give this DIY reclaimed wood bench a try!      Continue Reading

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