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DIY: Pots for Your Plants

It’s been quite some time since I have posted some of my and my husband’s do-it-yourself projects at home. I thought I should share one project that is really simple and doable plus it makes use of something you might just throw away. Recycling, after all, is something we can easily do with some of the items we have at home.

Materials for this project:
used plastic jugs
knife or cutting tool
nails

Steps:

  1. Get a used plastic jug. You may have plastic jugs at home which used to be containers of juice drinks, cooking oil or even car oil. You can alternatively use your empty water or soda bottles as well. Wash the jug first to clean out any remnant from its previous content.  
  2. Cut upper portion of the jug or container. You can adjust where to make the cut depending on the shape of the jug. We cut our jugs close to its middle part.

3. To create the draining holes in your jugs, you can use nails to bore a hole through. You can also use a knife or the sharp end of a scissor.

4. Now you are ready to fill in your “new” pot with soil and settle a plant into it. Easy does it!

Happy planting, gardening 🙂

Tips on Facing the Challenge of DIY Projects

There are some amazing DIY projects that you can find uploaded on YouTube and even posted on Facebook. My personal thought is that it looks so simple but when I try them they seem sooo hard 🙂

Eyeglasses Beside Pink Yarn on Pink Bed Blanket

Anyways, I have had my own share of DIY projects at home and would be posting them soon. My husband is good with this and some of his projects have included making cabinets and shelves at home 🙂

Are you always thinking of doing a project yourself and yet have not even started it? Or perhaps, you’ve already began but you have no energy now to finish it. Well, here are three simple tips that might help you move forward with your project.

  1. Enlist your family or friends in the project. Nothing beats the fun of doing a project together. It helps you get motivated to do it and to actually finish it. And it can be a lot of fun, too. You will get tired and even dirty as you do the project but you can factor in the fun and bonding moment that you get to share with them.
  2. Start with simple projects first. Choose the basic and simple ones first. This means less work for you and finishing it soon will bolster your confidence to go for a more complicated or difficult project next time. Make it easy on yourself first especially if you haven’t done projects like this for some time or if it is your first time.
  3. Make sure you have all the materials you need. Make sure that you have all the materials you need before you begin. You see, if a material or tool is missing, you will end up looking for it or going to the store for it and it might cut the momentum you’re already enjoying as you work on the project. So gather them all — whether it be a needle, hammer, cloth or even cables and kits check it out at GuitarCenter.

Finishing a project can bring a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment for you and for your “workmates” once it is done. Work on that project now, keeping these tips in mind.

The Many Uses of Silica Gel Bags

There is more than one reason why we should not throw away those Silica Gel Bags which come along with some products we purchase like shoes, among others.

They are extremely useful around your home, in your office and even in your car! It can help save the quality of some of your items as well as your time even, when you have to deal with the fog.

Watch the video and see how those Silica Gel Bags can be very useful to you and me.