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The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Hanging Herb Garden. At some point near the middle of March, I always decide that I’m “done” with winter.

The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Hanging Herb Garden

The sweaters and jackets get pushed to the back of the closet, the flip flops come out, and I inevitably freeze my butt off for several weeks until the weather catches up with my warm-weather state of mind. Likewise, my cravings for fresh herbs and veggies are always a little ahead of the season. Growing your own herbs is a great way to save money and avoid buying too much at a time and letting most of it go to waste. If it’s still too cold to plant outside where you are (or if you’re short on space!)

This hanging herb garden is the perfect project to get you in gear for spring. What you’ll need: Tin containers with snap-on plastic lids (tea, cocoa, and coffee cans are a good bet), coat hangers, pliers, scissors, herbs (I bought basil, rosemary, dill, and cilantro for about $2.50 each), masking tape, coffee filters, a nail, a hammer, X-acto knife, scrap fabric or paper, and glue or spray adhesive. Hoopla. This is a project that I've been meaning to tackle for awhile.


I was inspired by this photo that I discovered on Pinterest, courtesy of Martha Stewart. While I was not interested in creating laundry storage, itcertainly got my creative wheels a turnin'! I don't know about you, but I don't think it ispossible to have too many storage options. I'm always looking for new ways tostash my stuff! My thought for this project was to create a more structured bagsystem to store my sewing gadgets, but utilize the embroidery hoops as hanginghardware.

If you have ever made a tote bag, you will be very familiarwith the assembly of these bags. For each bag, you will need: {1} scrap of fabric (14"h x 22" w) {1} scrap of fabric in a coordinating theme or color (14"h x22" w) {1} 6" embroidery hoop I added a layer of fusible interfacing just fora little extra stability. Take your outside fabric, fold in half lengthwise, and sew a 1/2" seam along the side. Trim the corners of your bottom seam. Stitch in place. Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle)

My husband and I both have cell phones.

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle)

And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Needless to say, those phone cords seem to be everywhere…..and are generally in the way and hanging all over the floor. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. I was looking around on the internet for a solution and found this. It made the perfect little holder for my cell phone while it’s being charged.

Holder for Charging Cell Phone And no more phone hanging down from the outlet while in this room or that room……..the cord and phone are now up off the ground, and tucked away into the little holder, while the phone drinks up a full charge. If you look closely, you can see that the orange print is fabric. Top Bloggers Favorite DIY Projects. How-To: Make an RGB combination door lock (Part 1) Before and After: Salvaged Shelves Get an Upgrade. Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » diy project: window films. This month’s material is a simple one…paint!

Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » diy project: window films

Obviously paint comes in many forms, and one of my favorite craft tools is the paint pen. they have come a long way over the years, and the newest paint pens provide a really clean, fluid line of paint and are great for drawing with. in our home we needed some window films to provide privacy, but we also wanted them to let light through. using contact paper and a white paint pen, i’ve created some decorative window films that are easy to change, replace, move, etc. if you don’t feel super comfortable with your drawing skills, you can easily print out images or text and trace them onto the contact paper. happy crafting! -kate CLICK HERE for the full project after the jump! What You’ll Need: 1. contact paper, clear (this is for lining drawers, you can find it at hardware or drug stores) 2. ruler 3. scissors or exacto 4. paint pen 5. tape Instructions: 1. measure your window panes. 4. using your paint pens, draw out your design on the contact paper.