You may have seen other cinder block planters circulating the internet. Well we decided to post a version ourselves, because they’re just… so. darn. cool. We wanted to try one of our own, but do it a little different. So we went up! We made this DIY cinder block planter go vertical, and we did it in an afternoon. The cool thing about this project, is you can pretty much make it as big or small as you want… Just buy more blocks! We recommend you play with the design…which blocks go which way, how far you can go with weight and stability,etc… then take a photo of the completed idea. We did this right in the aisle at Home Depot, so we would know how many blocks to buy. Buy a couple extra for flexibility. We capped the bottom of the planter section with metal flashing squares and some landscape adhesive. Get all the details on our blog and see our step by step tutorial.
Sometimes it just happens, despite my best intentions, a paint brush dries to a crisp. There are ways to clean a brush, and some tricks to get out dried paint - but there are times it's just no use. If you paint a lot you may have a whole collection of these brushes (is it just me??!). So one day I decided to make something with these brushes - why not turn them into something beautiful.That's how the paint brush wreath was born.
End tables are always an essential for your home, and it's not a surprise that the ones that we are dying for always end up with a higher price tag. Before you drop some cash, why not try making it? Enter, our DIY version of this home essential: a super stylish side table that anyone can make out of a wire basket and a wooden tray. This easy DIY upcycle project is so affordable and takes less than 20 minutes.
My daughter's school had a Trunk or Treat for the 2nd time this year. Each class had a book theme, ours was The Cat in the Hat. I had a great time doing it and most of all seeing it come together.I think anyone can use these great ideas for a birthday party as well.... or even classroom decor. Hope you enjoy.
I had an idea for a custom wall sconce. Found Some metal wall sconces in the closet that originally had metal candle holders that hung from them. I wanted to use them on boards that were done to match headboard I made previously and hang lanterns that I purchased at gift department of local pharmacy.
I had purchase geraniums in the Spring and they've flourished beautifully outdoors over the summer. I bought larger pots to repot my geraniums before bringing them indoors for the winter and then realized, once the pots get filled with earth, they will be heavy to move around so i came up with a simple solution that cost me absolutely nothing
Hey guys! My collection of stuff waiting to be repurposed has grown to the point of overflowing out of my guest bedroom closet into my guest bedroom. I needed to take action or else I was going to have to get rid of some of it or find another place to store it until I figure out what to do with it all.I’ve wanted to make my own DIY’ed tiered tray for a while now, so this was the perfect opportunity to repurpose some of my collection and put it to good use!
You're going to want to start saving your empty glass salsa jars and pickle jars (and candle jars and olive jars...) when you see how many clever ways you can reuse them in your home. From kitchen storage to sprinkle jars to bathroom containers, the ideas are endless. You'll never look at a salsa jar the same way again!
Wash jars and soak in dish water to soften labels.Scrape off labelsUse coconut oil to remove stubborn residue
Here are my 5 favorite container veggies for beginning gardeners. They’re all easy to start from seed and will grow happily in containers on your patio, driveway, poolside…wherever you can fit ‘em. Important! Container plants need excellent potting soil and natural fertilizers to grow their best. Click here to see the exact fertilizer I use and recommend.
I'm so excited to share this project! I'm all about making nice things out of questionable materials and supplies, and I can't sew to save my life, so this drop cloth bedskirt is right up my alley. I'm in the market for a new quilt/comforter so that will come in due time, but in the meantime, I HAD to change my bedskirt. My sweet mother-in-law gave me a hand-me-down eyelet bedskirt a few years ago just because I needed one and didn't want to go out and buy one--it's pretty but doesn't go to the floor like I'd hoped and it really didn't go perfectly with my quilt. So, until I get my next bed cover, I'm much happier with this simple, yet versatile bedskirt I made.
I was eye balling a used 10 gallon aquarium while in my local thrift store and I immediately had a vision on how to make a cool looking and functional squirrel proof bird feeder. I spent the $10 for the tank and grabbed some used copper pipe and some wood and started building. Have a look at the results and the birds it attracts and get going on building your own!!