The Best Instructable Projects For Your Home & Garden
Sometimes spicing up your surroundings a bit is all a person needs to turn a new page. There's nothing better than taking someone's ideas and advice and improving it yourself! This is an article for those who love DIY, have some free time on their hands or just like showing off how awesome their home & garden are.
Check out these simple yet creative Instructables and decide for yourself if DIY is not the peak of the ordinary man's creativity:
The Invisible Bookshelf
Yes, *insert mandatory Harry Potter reference here*. Also, if you get one of these in your home, you can make a social experiment and see what percentage of the people who enter it will go "Wow, how are those books standing on their own like that?".
The best part - you can get more than one!
The Vertical Garden
This one is actually made from a standard shoe pocket holder, which we must all agree is a bit too tedious to be actually anyone's shoe holder. This would look much better, especially in your garden!
Experts also recommend since this way your small plants are better protected against pests and invaders (like your up-to-no-good kitty for example).
How to Remake a Small Balcony
For anyone who shares my unhealthy obsession with cute balconies, this has got to be the best part of the list!
Get your own dream balcony with the perfect amount of shade and privacy that you'd want:
Food-growing Pipes In The Garden
Granted, this one may not look so pretty, but man, is it useful!
Pest experts agree that this is a sure way to avoid insects attacking your plants. If you take this advice, you also save yourself a lot of back pain that comes along with picking up the fruit from the ground level. And perhaps what is most important, this simple trick reduces the water usage in your garden significantly.
The best part is yet to come:
You get to make use of all your compost!
If you've never made your own compost before, here's a list of items you surely have lying around your kitchen every day: grass cuttings,
soft prunings, annual plant and weed remains before they have set seed, fruit and veggie scraps, old cut flowers, tea bags, coffee grounds.
The Sealed Ecosystems
The perks of this one are pretty obvious - it just looks awesome. Imagine waking up and seeing all the tiny worlds that you've single-handedly created.
Or, for those who like a dark twist, the worlds you can potentially destroy!
The Saggy Cushion Fix
This just couldn't be simpler, or more elegant. And the cherry with this project is, it only costs you 1$ to do it.
Any self-respected home-decor maniac knows that beauty is in the details, and this is one detail that could go a long way!
The DIY Mosquito Trap
The way this works is, just like any trap, it actually attracts the pests. The flying insects get tricked into laying their eggs on the sock on top, afterwards their hatched larvae fall in to certain death.
So, this is definitely for anyone who feels like becoming a mass exterminator in his spare time. It's perfectly justifiable, though, because what's the point of doing all these things to improve your home and garden, if you have to share them with some insect that's after your blood!
If any of you do try one of these ideas, feel free to contact Sal Dawson @ Instructables and maybe even share photos of your masterpieces! Remember, new things are great but what's even more satisfying is taking an old thing and reviving it.
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