Instructables: exploring - living - garden - recycle http://www.instructables.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:41:24 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to make a Fun Flower Fence http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Fun-Flower-Fence/
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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:40:58 PDT
How to make a Bottle Building http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Bottle-Building/
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 22:49:11 PDT
Garden side table with hard stone top (all re-used materials) http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-side-table-with-hard-stone-top/
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 14:13:11 PDT
PULLEY PLANTER http://www.instructables.com/id/PULLEY-PLANTER/
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Sun, 26 May 2013 15:01:39 PDT
Recycle ceramics into awesome Mosaic stepping stones http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-ceramics-into-awesome-Mosaic-stepping-ston/
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Wed, 1 May 2013 13:43:53 PDT
Moon-Bench, The impossible Made possible!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Moon-Bench-The-impossible-Made-possible/
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 08:37:51 PDT
Shopping Cart Furniture - Part 2 - The Lounge Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Shopping-Cart-Furniture-Part-2-The-Lounge-Chai/
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Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:24:09 PDT
Shopping Cart Furniture! - Part 1 - http://www.instructables.com/id/Shopping-Cart-Furniture-Part-1-/
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 17:34:52 PST
Reading Nook http://www.instructables.com/id/Reading-Nook/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/Y3FM/H994LK08/FJ2Y3FMH994LK08.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/Y3FM/H994LK08/FJ2Y3FMH994LK08.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/Y3FM/H994LK08/FJ2Y3FMH994LK08.SMALL.jpg Preethi Viswanathan Hi , I just thought this would be a nice and simple idea for the ones who love reading to have a nook from old / recycled stuff.This can be set up in their backyard or the patio or as you like :-) You can also find some more DIYs at www.trueglitz.com Things you will Need: 1.A old / distressed tabl...
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Thu, 8 Nov 2012 22:14:48 PST
Bead Buster Garden Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Bead-Buster-Garden-Ornament/
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:02:47 PDT
Lawn treatment container re-purposed. http://www.instructables.com/id/Lawn-treatment-container-re-purposed/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/SIBX/H2MYKN63/FRCSIBXH2MYKN63.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/SIBX/H2MYKN63/FRCSIBXH2MYKN63.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/SIBX/H2MYKN63/FRCSIBXH2MYKN63.SMALL.jpg bosherston A quick 'ibble then. When you finish that bottle of lawn treatment you could recycle it....or Wash it out dry it and keep your grass seed in there. The yellow spout gives a good spray scatter to the fertilser - just as good for grass seed,  or maybe salt to keep your paths ice free this winter. ...
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Tue, 29 May 2012 18:22:24 PDT
Composting http://www.instructables.com/id/Composting-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHS/PD68/GRTHT9VY/FHSPD68GRTHT9VY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHS/PD68/GRTHT9VY/FHSPD68GRTHT9VY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHS/PD68/GRTHT9VY/FHSPD68GRTHT9VY.SMALL.jpg annahowardshaw Before you start composting, you should determine what supplies you'll need, what space you'll use and if you want to go the big-bucket-of-worms route, or not.  The project below will help you decide on the methodology that will work best for you.  Whether you've been composting for years or are ju...
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Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:13:09 PDT
A Re-Purpose Driven Life http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Re-Purpose-Driven-Life/
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Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:54:55 PDT
Compact Wine Bottle Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Compact-Wine-Bottle-Garden/
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Sun, 22 May 2011 07:47:00 PDT
the many uses of an everyday coffee cup http://www.instructables.com/id/the-uses-of-an-everyday-coffe-cup/
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Wed, 5 May 2010 15:05:24 PDT
Hydroponic Bog Garden (Water Recycling) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydroponic-Bog-Garden-Water-Recycling/
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Wed, 8 Aug 2007 12:56:10 PDT
Sploosh http://www.instructables.com/id/Sploosh/
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Mon, 7 May 2007 08:42:14 PDT