Entering into a double-dip recession, it’s time to count pennies again. DIY home improvements can be a nifty way of saving a lot of money as well as adding a personal flair to your home. As we move into the summer, and hope for the sun and hot weather to continue, we Brits spend as much time as we can in our gardens. It’s the season of the Barbeque and the time of wafting scents of charred meat fill the air on every street.
One project to set your man on this summer could be a ‘DIY Fire Pit’.
Ingredients: A shovel, a small bag of gravel and some Breeze Blocks or bricks (fire not included). Depending on the size you make it, you could use your own oven racks to transform it into a barbeque.
Invite your friends over, char some meat and make the whole street jealous. Cook smores over the open flames and enjoy the ambience of having a fire to light up your garden.
Garden Lanterns are a lovely way to make your garden beautiful in the dark and twilight of summer. For the cheapest version of these, use old tin cans. Punch holes in the sides with a nail and hammer, being as artistic as you like, paint and put a tea light inside. You can either use some garden wire or twine to hang them or just place them in plant pots and tables. For the less crafty using old jars and filling them with sand and a candle can be equally as beautiful.
Hanging them with wire from trees or fences and painting them with some left over paint from the kids ‘stained glass craft kit’ can give your garden that special glow.
DIY candle lanterns
Not much a bird fan? How about making your own butterfly feeder! Tempt these beautiful insects into your garden with colourful plates of nectar. This is a really inexpensive project and would be a great summer activity to do with children. Look here for instructions on how to make your feeder and recipes for butterfly food.
Recessions and generally being short of cash gives us the opportunity to get crafty. To put things that would otherwise go in the trash to good use. Just think, every time you use that jar of pasta sauce, open that tin of beans or throw out a slightly chipped plate… that could be something beautiful for my home!
The garden is part of our home is like a connection to the outside so do not hesitate to apply details that come into your heart.
Looking for maybe some significant plants that will bring back childhood memories in order to feel good smells that bring old images of the past. Find the place becomes relaxed and is often not necessary to paint the entire environment because the colors of nature can create a new look. Enjoy the exit to the outside of your home.
If you have a wonderful view to the outside, feel free to decorate the environment to be part of interior decoration. If you have large windows that face the garden you may take this opportunity to decorate and reform this sector of the house. Continue reading →
To get the space you have in the garden should give life and the first thing you should include in your decor is the use of lamps to light your garden at night and create an effect that invite to enjoy a dinner, a chat or an romantic evening. Continue reading →
It is the economy to get by furniture fits and starts, so if you have planned to throw off a header that has been keeping your dreams so far, read this post before sending them away. Today I bring you a simple bench made with a wooden headboard of those who have seen hundreds of times. Continue reading →
Some tips to make an outdoor area in a room over your home, especially in the months of good weather.
Decorate with rugs or mats and vases with plants or candles: A mosaic of small rugs transforms the space into a Moroccan courtyard and a vase of flowers and candles on a table adds an extra dimension of simplicity. Continue reading →
One trick for garden decoration, is to reserve a corner of the yard or garden especially for relaxation daily or weekly for social gatherings at home, or for breakfast, snacks, dinner or simple moments of relaxation, outdoor , relying solely on furniture and wooden garden, plus a sector that offers enough privacy to relax. Especially in times of good weather, as in the summer, a garden furniture set can enable more comfortable outdoor areas of a home. Continue reading →
What you give to be in front of the garden, taking a cold, enjoying the sun and rest! Undoubtedly, one of my favorite seasons is summer and this is the reason why today I bring you this post. Continue reading →
One of the beauties of Japanese art in the world most widespread is the art of bonsai, which reproduces in miniature the trees that grow in nature. Their delicate structure and size have made the delight of the landscaping they find them a source of inspiration on which turn their best creations, especially of Japanese gardens.