Fresh water is essential for butterflies. Make this grapevine wreath water feeder and attract beneficial pollinators to your garden. If you are interested in mason bee houses or nesting boxes, this … [Read more...]
DIY Without Power Tools
This is one of the most-requested type of project here on Empress of Dirt: creative ideas that do not require the use of power tools.
I know what it's like not to own the tools you need, but it's another thing to have access to them but fear using them. If you do have a fear—but creative ambition—I'd encourage you to reconsider. I got past my relucatance to use power tools by starting from scratch, with good instruction, safety, and fun projects to make.
That said, you'll find oodles of projects here that you can make unplugged. Enjoy!
Want to make garden balls? These step-by-step instructions show everything you need to create decorative garden balls. Use a bowling ball or other orb, add some marbles, and design your own outdoor … [Read more...]
These instructions for growing a sweet pea garden arch are from the book, Gardening on a Shoestring: 100 Fun Upcycled Garden Projects by Alex Mitchell. Grab some sweet pea seeds and willow … [Read more...]
These instructions show how hypertufa garden containers can be made with molds or free-form using cement and natural fillers. Use the basic recipe and follow the tutorials to create an assortment of … [Read more...]
Use a hanging shoe organizer to create a flower planter perfect for patio walls or a shed roof. It’s a beautiful way to add a splash of color to your summer garden. For more ideas, see 40 … [Read more...]
If you want creative DIY project ideas that do not require the use of power tools, this is for you. Have a look at what you can make including garden art decor, birdfeeders and birdhouses, miniature … [Read more...]
This snowman hot chocolate kit is made with baby food jars or mason jars to create a fun Christmas gift for friends, holiday gift exchanges, and fundraisers. For a winter theme, I also have … [Read more...]