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18 DIY Projects!

Here’s another round of awesome DIY projects from our talented lensmasters. Got an idea of your own? Use this tutorial to share your own DIY projects.

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Recycle egg trays and cartons into seed starting trays

1. Recycle egg trays and cartons into seed starting trays

I previously composted egg carton trays and their covers, but after emailing the company that distributed the eggs and told that the outer covering was not safe to compost, I decided to find an alternative way to deal with the waste. The best way I have co…

Creating Your Own Objective Markers For Warhammer 40K

2. Creating Your Own Objective Markers For Warhammer 40K

I get bored easily. Maybe it’s because I don’t like being told that I have to use something that in my eyes is boring. That’s why, when i first started playing Warhammer 40k, I enjoyed the massive amount of creativity involved with models, b…

Seed Saving:  Growing Your Own Seeds

3. Seed Saving: Growing Your Own Seeds

Seeds. these tiny little powerhouses are loaded with energy and all the knowledge required to create a new plant. Though in appearance simplistic and inactive, these amazing marvels of nature actually have highly developed mechanisms that allow them to mov…

Organizing Your Life & Your Home

4. Organizing Your Life & Your Home

Organising your life – one day at a timeIt was all very rigid in my mum’s day. I remember that Monday was washing day, Tuesday was for the ironing, baking was done on Friday and I imagine every day had some timetable that I can’t remember. Then t…

100 Homemade DIY Foods Condiments

5. 100 Homemade DIY Foods Condiments

I discovered an amazing cookbook I’m sure everyone is going to want to know about. It fits into our modern lifestyle while also addressing our growing desire to eat healthier and to give our families a good nutritious toxin free meal plan. If you have…

DIY Tabletop Ironing Board for Crafting

6. DIY Tabletop Ironing Board for Crafting

Ironing boards come in several styles and sizes. When you need a small ironing board for craft projects, quick ironing touch- ups or to save space, choose a tabletop ironing board. Follow this step- by- step guide and make a do- it- yourself tabletop ironi…

DIY Baby Sock Roses - A Gift of Flowers for a Mom-to-Be

7. DIY Baby Sock Roses – A Gift of Flowers for a Mom-to-Be

Nearly everyone loves getting a dozen roses, even if they are made of tissue paper, decorative cellophane, and baby socks. I once received a similar vase of ‘roses’ for a bridal shower. I adapted the design and have been making them ever since fo…

Deck with Planters

8. Deck with Planters

We like our neighbors, but having some privacy on the deck is important to us too. When my husband started building a deck to hold his grill, it started out as a simple, ground- level wood deck. Before long, it evolved into a super outdoor living area. I s…

Cutting A Rug

9. Cutting A Rug

There is little doubt in my mind that my granddaughters have caught the acting bug. all three of them. They participate in school productions, after- school productions, you name it. Because these are community- produced shows, the familial community is ge…

Easy Peasy DIY Movable Alphabet

10. Easy Peasy DIY Movable Alphabet

The Movable Alphabet is a a classic Montessori educational material that can be used by anyone, from homeschoolers to ESL teachers. A professional set from a fancy store will set you back at least $80, but my DIY version looks just as good, costs $5 &…

DIY- Rustic chain fence

11. DIY- Rustic chain fence

Isn’t it amazing what wonderful things you can make out of junk? For weeks my mom had asked my dad to make her rustic chain fence from a piece of rusty chain, which my brother had brought her from some construction site. Did my dad do it? Of course no…

How To Separate Separate An Overgrown Orchid

12. How To Separate Separate An Overgrown Orchid

So, your favorite orchid has overgrown it’s pot. Now what? Well the first thing to do is to figure out what you are going to do. Are you going to dived the plant or are you going to re- pot it into a bigger pot? The good thing about re- potting is tha…

How to grow fresh microgreens on your windowsill

13. How to grow fresh microgreens on your windowsill

My family and I love the taste and texture of those uber- fresh, nutrient- dense microgreens available now in the produce section of most supermarkets, but boy, are they expensive. Not only do a couple of ounces cost plenty, but they come in those big plas…

How To Restore Wooden Lawn Furniture

14. How To Restore Wooden Lawn Furniture

Here is how I restored some old wooden lawn furniture. My parents bought this furniture back in 80′s for their new patio, and used it for many years. Sometime in early 2000 my mother was going to throw it away, I wouldn’t hear of it, so she said…

Fixing a (Really) Broken Bowl

15. Fixing a (Really) Broken Bowl

I can rebuild it. I have the technology. No, I am not talking about creating the first bionic bowl. I am not that talented. But I can make a ceramic bowl more or less whole again. To backtrack: I bought two matching hand painted bowls at the thrift store m…

Ten Unique DIY Garden Planters That Will Get Your Neighbors Talking

16. Ten Unique DIY Garden Planters That Will Get Your Neighbors Talking

My succulent gardens multiply so fast I need a good source of planters that aren’t expensive and will be unique. I am always on the look out for cute objects that I can put them in and have them thrive. I have found most anything will work as long as…

How to Make a Balloon Wreath – DIY Project

17. How to Make a Balloon Wreath – DIY Project

I recently hosted a party to celebrate my oldest daughter’s college graduation. While I was planning the event I came across some great DIY projects, including this balloon wreath. I loved the idea of having a welcoming wreath on the front door – it w…

Make your own Earrings

18. Make your own Earrings

Every saw a pair of earrings you liked on someone? Maybe you just wanted something to fit your style better or match an outfit or just something custom without having to pay an extravigant price from the jewlery store. Here’s your chance! Here I will…

Bonnie Diczhazy is the Editor-in-Chief of the SquidooHQ Blog. Send her a Tweet at @bdkz.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

    There are some great topics here! I am for sure going to enjoy reading about these DIY projects!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/anna-hofman-98 anna-hofman-98

    These all look like great ideas! I love the unique garden planters. I finally pestered my brother into making a DIY lens (he’s always building weird and wonderful things), sorry to be cheeky, but he would love some feedback if at all possible :) http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-turn-an-old-fridge-into-a-cold-smoker-73526

  • http://www.squidoo.com/graceonline Kathryn Grace

    Thank you, Bonnie, for including my newest lens in the mix here. Even though I’m confined to windowsill gardening these days, as a long-time gardener, I’m delighted to see so many gardening lenses in this collection. But there are so many other intriguing ideas here, that I can tell I’m going to be reading and pinning a bunch over the next few days.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/aswahayah aswahayah

    16. Ten Unique DIY Garden Planters That Will Get Your Neighbors Talking ,this attract me

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