Crafts and Projects
Keep Garden Tools in Tip-Top Shape
Clean them, oil them, and store them properly to keep your garden tools looking and working like new. Take a look at our secrets for keeping your tools in the best shape possible, which will have them ready for use each spring.
Design a Colorful Bulletin Board
Just say "no" to rectangles! This graphic bulletin board (made from ordinary cork coasters) will keep you organized in style.
Get organized with this graphic tape and a bulletin board . The basis of this project is just cork trivets that they found at the hobby store. They're nice and thick. You can get your pushpins in there. You can hang this on the wall, just like they are, but I'm gonna color coordinate mine with some
spray paint . Pick 1 color or pick 2 or mix-and-match and give the cork a good spray. You may need to use a couple
Build Handy Underbed Storage
Take out-of-season storage to a new low by adding casters to drawers -- and then sliding the slim storage units underneath beds.
by turning your drawer into under bed storage. I've got an old
dresser drawer here along with some casters and screws. The key to this project is accurate measuring. So get a measurement under your bed and then measure the height of your dresser drawer as well as the height of your caster. Next, turn your drawer over. Converting this door into storage is really pretty easy.
Fold a Fitted Sheet in a Flash!
Learn how to turn your wadded-up sheets into sleek, easy-to-store rectangles of fabric - -each and every time.
For a neat and tidy
linen closet , try this. There are 2 camps of fitted sheets; people who kind of wad them up and cram them in their closet,
Transform a Chair into Storage
Storage doesn't have to be stuffy. By cutting an unwanted chair to a new size, you can create a clever shelf (and conversation starter) for any room.
So mark it in 2 places on the back, and draw a
straight line in between, and then you should just saw with a hand saw once again to cut on that straight line . You'll have something that looks like this. 1 good thing is you don't need to finish this edge at all because that's
Try an Invisible Trellis
String a simple strand of fishing line from the ceiling to help your climbing plants grow to new heights. The right string and the right plant will combine to produce spectacular results as your vines go up, up, and away.
have to do that. This is a great tip to use with
morning glories , passion flowers, or mandevilla. Now, a bit of interesting trivia about these twining vines, certain species will only grow in certain directions,
Learn the best technique for working with easy spray etching to turn plain-Jane mirrors into chic mod accessories.
Check out the new series from Better Homes and Gardens full of fun, fast ideas for you.
DIY Bottle Lamp
Get your patio or deck ready for summer with this simple but whimsical light fixture from Do It Yourself magazine.
magazine, Jenny Wright shows us how to make a simple, but whimsical
light fixture that is sure to be a summer party conversation piece. Outdoor entertaining is more popular than ever. So, you don't wanna do