Here's some tips for creating fun jack-o-lantern characters without having to carve the pumpkin. With a few tricks, items found in the fall garden and kitchen pantry work perfectly to create pumpkin … [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!
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Create a giant, garden art coneflower (Echinacea) for your backyard using repurposed kitchen pans, paints, and glass gems. If you love creative DIY outdoor projects, there are lots more here in the … [Read more...]
These easy garden art flowers are made from parts found at thrift shops and dollar stores. It is an good beginner project for those who love recycled or upcycled DIY crafts. For more, also see How … [Read more...]
Make your own creative garden pots! Hypertufa is made from a combination of cement and natural fillers to create rustic, lightweight garden pots, troughs, planters, and other projects including … [Read more...]