Tag: diy

  • Water Conserving In Potted Plants

    Water Conserving In Potted Plants

    This is a pepper plant. I ripped up paper sandwich bags to top the soil and covered that with some mulch. You could probably use grocery bags and ripped up cardboard instead but oddly, I had none. The real heat of the Texas summer hasn’t hit yet but so far it seems to be helping…

  • An Attempt At Reusable Kitchen Washcloths

    An Attempt At Reusable Kitchen Washcloths

    This might not be the most accessible post but it is what it is. Here was my idea: what if I cleaned up the washcloths already in the kitchen, sterilized them, then kept them in the kitchen and used them only to clean said kitchen and its surfaces, cleaning them in the dishwasher in between?…

  • Lemonade Cold Brew

    Lemonade Cold Brew

    The original idea here was to fill up ice cube trays with undiluted lemon juice and sugar mix but the ice cube trays aren’t clean now so that’s out. So here’s what’s going on. This contains the juice of 1 lemon freshly squeezed, about 2 tablespoons of sugar, some tap water to fill up to…

  • Acorn Starting Site

    Acorn Starting Site

    This is my acorn starting site/oak tree seed starting setup, such as it is. It consists of some potting soil I had leftover, acorns spaced out about 3 inches from one another about an inch and a half beneath the surface, and pea gravel from the top. The pea gravel came from a big box…

  • Improved Pizza Box Laptop Holder

    Improved Pizza Box Laptop Holder

    It started to squish. Filled it with toilet paper tubes and wound up squashing those down to fit inside the pizza box. February 12, 2024 Update: Made it unnecessarily hard to type even after entirely filling it with as many toilet paper tubes as it would hold. I think this DIY doesn’t work. February 20,…

  • Fragrancing The Place

    Fragrancing The Place

    This was an interesting experience, to put it mildly. In most apartments and homes, there is an air intake for the HVAC system. Most of the time it’s in a closet with louvers to allow the air to enter, or in a metal intake box, say, in a basement. You either stash air filters for…

  • Fruit Fly Traps

    Fruit Fly Traps

    Duo of fruit fly traps. The one on the left is a classy standard design of paper cone made of printer paper taped together with a couple of pieces of tape at the bottom sticky side down and the excess paper cut off at the top. The one on the right is another paper cone…

  • Pizza box laptop holder

    Pizza box laptop holder

    There is a pizza box under all that, I promise. With printer paper to cover up the laptop art I have going, and the label of the pizza box, it functions to make having a laptop on one’s lap more comfortable. It also cools the laptop more effectively than having it on a lap table…