Not egg cartons, but egg shells. Spring planting will be here before we know it (the days are already getting longer again, hooray) and I came across the most interesting idea for planting seedlings. I have planted seedlings in egg cartons, then "planted" the carton with seedling, but it never occurred to me to actually plant in empty eggshells. To give credit where due, I stole this idea and picture from this blog:
Commented on Apr 28, 2013
Good for you. That sounds great. I love giant sunflowers.
Well I FINALLY got them made. I am not very happy with them, I think they look stupid with pvc stems I didn't paint. (I should) But the hostas are coming up and will surround them so
maybe they will look better soon. I think I also am going to move them back further, to the neighbors ' ugly house' to detract maybe from their peeling paint etc. Any suggestions as to how I could have done them better? Different plates, rebar? (Which cost more than the plates did!) This is my first attempt after seeing the great ones on Ht, and I was very leery. But FINALLYYYY! tada! NEW PICTURES.....hostas growing in, I am happier, doesn't look so barren now! Next ones will be green pvc or whatever! @KELLY, GAIL
Commented on Apr 14, 2013
We've got some little flowers popping up, but I'm guessing KMS is still snowed in. He's up
So I'm not cool enough to post a cool pallet project like so many other Hometalkers have done. But this is almost as cool - I happened across this amazing flooring made from pallets, shipping crates and other used wood. It looks fantastic and seems to be pretty well-liked:
know how you would go about making flooring from regular pallets. I think that would be quite a challenge. This is a manufactured product from a sustainable wood flooring company. They make some flooring entirely from beech shipping crates, and other materials from pallets. My impression from their website is that they work primarily with professional installers, rather than DIY homeowners. Hope that helps answer your question even if that wasn't the answer you are looking for.
Everybody knows that aluminum cans are recyclable, but did you know that all of Wahoo Decks aluminum decking products are 100% recyclable too?
When you think about recycling you probably think of sorting your plastics and cans into separate bins. After all, aluminum cans are the most recycled item in the United States. It's no surprise either if you 'consider that over two-thirds of all aluminum ever produced are still in use today' (The Aluminum Association).
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While working in the wood shop I noticed a lot of scrap wood lying around. Thinking that I did not want it to go to waste I thought up a new use for it- A Exotic Wood Cutting Board! http://adventuresincreating.blogspot.com/201...
Commented on Feb 28, 2013
That's beautiful. My wife carved me an alligator-shaped cutting board from a scrap of wood
once. It's whimsical and I love it dearly, but (and don't tell her I said this) it's got nothing on this piece of art.
I found a real deal on laminate flooring and want to venture laying it in my kitchen myself. there's an island and many corners and slants. could i work from the middle out and then bring
in a handyman to the last parts on the perimeters of the room?
Commented on Feb 28, 2013
Good call, Dina. Of course, ceramic tiles are more durable, but the vinyl is fine if ceramic
is not in the budget.
I think the self-stick tiles work pretty well. I saw them survive a flooded water heater, just a couple of days after installation, so that made me a fan. As long as you take your time to lay them out carefully, you could do the self-stick.