Category Archives: DIY Tutorials

How to Refinish Hardwood Floors

Are your hardwood floors getting dull and loosing their luster? Why not give ’em a quick refresh to make your room and your home look and feel great again!? Hardwood floors demand a fairly frequent refinishing whenever you feel that they are losing their luster. All you need to do is repair and re-sand the…
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DIY Halloween Wreath With Scary Googly Eyes

DIY Halloween Wreath With Scary Googly Eyes Make Halloween Wreath With Scary Googly Eyes. Create a spooky entrance for guests this Halloween season with a decorative wreath that will make even the prettiest door seem downright scary. Tools: paintbrush hot-glue gun Materials: Styrofoam wreath form black acrylic paint black feather boa 15 to 20 Ping-Pong…
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DIY – Build a Tree Bench

This comfy, stay-cool tree bench has room for the entire family. To build it, Mark Powers chose a specially impregnated and thermally modified pine that's as hard and dense as an exotic hardwood, and resists decay and termites, too. (You'll have to drill pilot holes for every screw to be driven through it.) Put your…
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DIY – Self Watering Tomato Buckets

“You can never have too many tomato plants, but what happens when you run out of room in the garden. Tomatoes are probably the most versatile plant you can grow; They are used in everything from Tomato Sauce to Ketchup,  Espagnole Sauce to Bloody Marys’ (Yum!). Growing tomato plants in 5 gallon buckets is nothing…
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DIY – Adirondack Chair and Table

It's a good thing that so many plastic patio chairs are designed to stack, and the aluminum ones fold up flat. That means we can get them put away and stored out of sight as quickly as possible. But, if you think outdoor furniture should enhance your yard and garden, consider a chair that evolved…
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DIY – Modern Concrete Fire Pit

So, let's build our own DIY concrete fire pit, yes? This version is cast of affordable, weather-resistant concrete that creates a sleek, modern look. It's portable but sturdy, and uses gel fuel, making it possible to have a quick 30-minute post grill session fire. It take a bit of care and proper prep, but this…
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DIY – Zig Zag Garden Path

This eye-catching zig zag garden path is easy to build in just one weekend. It’s practical and pretty, too. Here are the step-by-step instructions. You can get these small concrete pavers at your local warehouse or Home Depot, as well as all the supplies you need for this project. Or pop into your local garden center…
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Natural Homemade Sunscreen

Natural Homemade Sunscreen Most sunscreens contain toxic ingredients or endocrine disrupting chemicals that in many cases may actually promote skin cancer growth and free radical production in the body. In fact, in the years since sunscreen use began, skin cancer rates have actually risen, and a 2007 document from the FDA stated that: “The FDA…
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How to Paint Terracotta Pots

How to Paint Terracotta Pots Terracotta pots and saucers offer the perfect blank canvas to create beautiful, unique works of art and add color and class to any outdoor space. Creating a colorful herb garden would be a great way to not only spruce up the space, but to provide fresh ingredients for the dishes…
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DIY – How to Make Perfect Picnic Folding Stool

This simple Picnic Folding Stool  made from two pieces of dimensional pine can help solve seating shortages at your next gathering – and it folds neatly away for the next get-together. All you need is a 4' 1x8, an 8' 1x4, some 3⁄8" x 11⁄4" bolts and 3⁄8" nuts and washers, and a basic set of…
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DIY – Terracotta Clay Pot Fountain

Having water features in your home and garden is considered to be good for family “QI” and will bring you fountain as many Fengshui master says, no matter it’s true or not, having a running water fountain in room or garden can be a source of calm and tranquility for many. Here are some super easy…
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DIY – How to Install Sod for a New Lawn

Instantly renew your lawn by laying sod. We'll show you how. TOOLS hand trowel tape measure rototiller spading fork soil rake garden hose lawn edger stiff push broom lawn roller lawn sprinkler(s) MATERIALS soil test kit (from your local extension office) organic matter sod grass fertilizer INTRODUCTION Whether a sparse, weedy lawn needs renewing or…
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DIY Garden Tower – Container Garden and Composter

How to make your own garden tower The Garden Tower allows you to grow up to 50 food-producing plants in 4 square feet. Here’s an innovative, space-saving, DIY gardening solution. A self-sustaining planter that’s perfect for a small yard, patio or urban rooftop. The tower is a variation on the vertical gardening concept. Kitchen scraps…
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What You Need to Know About Retaining Wall Material

Learn about and compare natural stone, wood timber and stacked concrete block retaining wall systems. The article shows installation methods and discusses advantages of each retaining wall material. Concrete blocks Modern concrete block walls are fairly sophisticated systems designed for strength as well as for fast, easy assembly. You simply stack the blocks on top…
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DIY – Concrete Garden Edging

Looking for an inexpensive, lasting way to set apart your planting beds? Use these steps to make concrete garden edging in any length you wish. Always affordable and at once both decorative and functional, concrete garden edging effectively defines garden beds, tree surrounds, and driveway curbs, their versatility enabling you to match any landscape contour.…
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DIY – How to Build a Pergola

Here's a structure that won't provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? Because in the absence of walls and a roof, it defines an outdoor space without constraining it. It's a unique architectural blend that places you both inside and…
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