DIY Drip Irrigation System, Made from Plastic Bottles

by DIY Maven

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If you've ever flown into or out of the Lindbergh terminal at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport during the summertime, you've probably noticed very large pots of (usually) petunias hanging from just about every lamp post bordering the entrance and exit routes. Every time I drive past them, I'm always struck by how thick the blooms are, as you can

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Roundup: 5 DIY Backyard Composting Solutions

by Craftmel

Roundup: 5 DIY Backyard Composting Solutions

During my growing-up years, my parents had a small garden in our backyard.  As a result, we were all in the habit of tossing our fruit and veggie scraps into an empty milk jug, and then taking that jug outside to dump the day's collection into our compost bin.  A routine spreading of the compost on our garden had terrific results!  Even in the blazing Arizona heat, we had giant tomatoes, beets, carrots, and other deliciousness gracing our garden. 

 

My parents have since moved, and we are planning on putting in a nice garden for my mom for mothers' day in their new backyard.  A compost bin is a necessary companion to her new garden.  A "beehive" container like the one above, (via Tilly's Nest), would be a beautiful way to disguise it!  

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Spring Cleaning: Eco-Chic Ideas For Your Home

by Capree K

Spring Cleaning: Eco-Chic Ideas For Your Home

We've covered our bases with green cleaning products, ideas for re-using old towels (shaggy-cool bath mats!), and tips for cleaning out and organizing those pesky junk drawers.  But what do you do with all those random items you've cleared out?  Sure, you could throw them away, but we have a better idea.  Put on your creative caps and turn them into one-of-a-kind, eco-chic items for your home!  

created at: 03/31/2011

From wine cork trivets to recycled paper...

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How To: Make a Jewelry Organizer from a Secondhand Table

by Chris Gardner

How To: Make a Jewelry Organizer from a Secondhand Table

Anyone who lives near a university or remembers their own college days can attest to the massive amounts of furniture that sit curbside during early summer. I happen to live near one of the country's biggest, which possesses a huge post-graduate population, and thus lots of transitions year round. On any given week, you can expect to find an entire room's worth of furnishing within a few blocks.

Of course, most of it is trashed and cheap laminate covered particleboard, but every once in a while, there are the gems. I found this foldable outdoor table (and the mirror in the photo next to it!) atop a pile of trashbags...with the price tag still on. It was a tiny bit bent, but no worries...I had other plans.

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