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15 houseplants to improve indoor air quality. DIY Decorating: How to Create a Branch Chandelier. 24 Clever DIY Ways To Light Your Home. DIY Yarn Light. I am not sure on the source for this photo, sorry!

DIY Yarn Light

I love the look of the light fixture in the photo above, but I am pretty sure it would cost me over 3 months of morgage payments! Weddings Illustrated. This yarn ball DIY comes to us from Ruche , a vintage-inspired clothing boutique. They had originally used the spheres as a background for one of their winter lookbooks, but the yarn balls could easily be converted to wedding decor. The final products could be hung as interesting light fixtures or used as whimsical centerpieces. Recycled Wine Bottle Torch. 08.09.09 | by Erik Anderson Whether it’s product branding, package design or projects for ourselves, we’re pleased when we find a solution that’s very effective and creative, while keeping resources to a minimum.

Recycled Wine Bottle Torch

How to cut glass. I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string.

How to cut glass

I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is. FINALLY! Super Sprayer. Pikachu Bead Pattern. Roses from Maple Leaves. Leaf Skeletons. I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons.

Leaf Skeletons

I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I love how a pattern of leaves can enhance the beauty in your home. So I asked Heather if she would mind sharing her project with you. You can find more great projects from Heather at her blog The Other White House.

I have spent hours and tried various ways of making these. You need washing soda, not baking soda! Gather your leaves. Washing soda is a strong base so you may want to wear gloves when handling the leaves. You will add 3/4 cup of washing soda and 4 cups of water to your pot of leaves. Felting Project: A Rug! This is the most beautiful felt project we’ve seen.

Felting Project: A Rug!

Strips of felt are wrapped around each other with hot glue to create this amazing swirled effect. What a great project for a snowed-in weekend and a movie marathon with the family. The kids could even help cut strips and decide on color combination while you operate the hot glue gun. Make Canning Jars Look Vintage Blue.

I bought these probably five years ago at an antique/consignment store.

Make Canning Jars Look Vintage Blue

I think I paid about 12 dollars for a set of four. Now you can expect to pay at least that for just one. Bottle Cap Table with Poured Resin Surface. Pop Top Lampshades. Paper-Back Planters: Recycling Books to Pot Indoor Plants. Have books finally met their match with the Apple iPad, or is it just another fad like the Amazon Kindle?

Paper-Back Planters: Recycling Books to Pot Indoor Plants

Readers may find some poetry in these volumes regardless of whether they are willing to give up their favorite paperback companions: potted plants put into scooped-out sections of beautiful old hardback books. Gardenkultur (via Inhabitat) makes a simple recycling project out of even the most complex novels, but carving into the heart of a book, sealing off the resulting space and putting seeds of little trees or other plant life into the curved void. MykoWeb: Mushrooms, Fungi, Mycology. Survival Gardening: Part 2.

Survival Cache The answer to everyone’s question is “No”, we are not too late to get started on our Survival Garden for this year, not for most of the population living in the United States and Canada.

Survival Gardening: Part 2

Survival Garden: Part 1. Growing A Survival Garden May Soon Become A Necessity!

Survival Garden: Part 1

Have you considered that... survival gardening may soon be a true matter of survival and not just a choice? With the rapid decline of our financial system and food supply, grocery store produce and other products, may soon be at a crisis level shortage like we have never seen. At that point, gardening would no longer be a "choice" for a more self sufficient lifestyle, it would be a matter of survival for everyone! This scenario is fast-becoming very probable and real. With the costs of living rising all the time, you can see the practical benefits of growing your own garden... you can save money, increase your family's health, and become more self sufficient all at the same time by growing vegetables in your backyard.

Take advantage of whatever garden space you have, even if your garden may not provide all the food that you need, it will have a dramatic effect in reducing your food bill. Finger Lime - Happy Earth. Microcitrus australasicaMYRTACEAE Growth Habit: The finger lime is a thorny deciduous shrub/small tree native to rainforests of south east Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Finger Lime - Happy Earth

It grows slowly to a maximum height of around five to six metres. Foliage/Flowers: Green oval leaves of 1-3cm long grow on spindly looking, thorny branches. Small fragrant, white flowers typical of the citrus family appear in autumn. Fruit: The small fruits are cylindrical and finger like, growing up to 12cm long. Adaptation : Finger limes are hardy plants that grow naturally in heavy shade in areas of high rainfall and at the forest edges where there is more sunlight.

Soils : Grows best in fertile, well-composted soil. Micro Forest Garden – installation. Following on from designing a microforest garden recently, it was time to realise the design! Harris led the charge, helped by forest garden interns Minoru and Kelly, as well as all the students of the forest garden design course. This micro forest garden was to be established on a very compacted piece of ground that had formerly been a road. Yikes. As with many plantings on this crazy patch of land of ours (read: everywhere except the creekflat), it was time to get out the crowbar to dig the holes… but it all turned out splendidly! Conceptual group design for the microforest garden, done during the course by students The final design. The site, shortly after it ceased being a road in Spring 2011… A year later, during the microforest garden install… The Green City on Devour.

Earthship Biotecture Green Buildings. Micro Aquaponics Plans. Aquaponics is becoming more and more popular and many people want to build their own system. Aquaponics integrates fish, plants and microbes into a sustainable and ecologically balanced food production system. Garbage Gardening. Extreme Urban Gardening: Straw Bale Gardens. Here’s a very simple technique for gardening in tight spots and in places with no/terrible soil (from the arctic circle to the desert to an asphalt jungle).

It’s also a great way to garden if you have limited mobility (in a wheel chair). What is Straw Bale Gardening? You simply plant your garden in straw bales. Sprouts and microgreens: edible houseplants. Microgreens and sprouts, those immature vegetables short on size but large on taste, are making their way from trendy restaurants and stylish markets into family kitchens. The assorted seedlings add flavor, color, and crunch when included with sandwich and salad toppings, used as a garnish, or mixed into soups, dressings, casseroles, dips, sautes, pizzas, and breads, among other things.

Sprouts and microgreens are similar, yet different. Sprouts are harvested younger than microgreens and can be grown without soil in closed surroundings such as bags or jars under sprays of lukewarm water. They should be harvested before their secondary leaves emerge. Alfalfa, sunflower, cress, lentil, and buckwheat seeds grow quickly into sprouts and can be served up roots and all. How to Grow Your Own Superfoods Indoors.