When starting seeds indoors, one way to get your seeds to sprout faster is to offer a little extra warmth while still keeping the soil mixture moist. You can buy germination heating mats
to place under the containers or make your own like I did here.
The idea actually came to me when I was putting away some decorative LED rope lights during the holidays and I noticed they were slightly warm. Perfect temperature for gently warming my seedling containers!
-Simply string the rope lights back and forth in rows along the shelves and sit the water-tight seedling containers on top of them. No need to tie the lights down-the weight of the containers holds them in place.
-Most seeds don't actually need light until they have germinated so just move them to the grow lights once they have sprouted. .
Make sure you read the label on your lights. MIne says it's fine to leave them on but do not ever submerse them in water so I make sure all of my containers do not leak.
More details on my blog including my inexpensive DIY grow light setup: http://www.empressofdirt.net/easy-homemade-h...
Love those woven mirrors you see in design magazines and expensive catalogs? Make your own from a $1 thrifted plate charger in minutes. This one is so simple yet so elegant. Come on over and get the full instructions.
When I was re-doing our living room, and really thinking about every aspect of the space, I realized that I didn't like curtain rods to go completely across the top of the window if there
was no reason for it. I mean, how many of us actually close their curtains? Because we have blinds, we just use our curtains for decoration and sound absorption. So I thought outside the box. I went with honey oak wooden hand towel holders at less than $5 a pop. I painted them up to my liking and they serve the purpose . . . at a much less expensive cost than typical curtain rods.
All the pieces of furniture in my craft room have come from the thrift store or bought second-hand! It's still "IN PROGRESS" but I will be finished soon! Here's a look at its progress and how inexpensive it's was to furnish!