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Tutorial: Beer Bottle Watering Globe for Houseplants and Container Gardens

Tutorial: Beer Bottle Watering Globe for Houseplants and Container Gardens

Going on a weekend trip? Want to prevent wilting during hot summer weather? Keep thirsty plants happy with a quick and easy DIY beer bottle watering globe!

Summers can be mighty brutal for my Brooklyn fire escape garden, and sometimes even mulching isn’t enough to prevent my most water-hungry plants from drying out. So, to keep my more drought-sensitive fruits and veggies blooming merrily along, I like to use glass beer or soda bottles as watering globes. It’s an inexpensive and simple household trick, and it really helps keep my container garden green—especially when life gets busy! (It’s great for indoor houseplants too!)

Note: If you’ve got plants that don’t like a ton of water—cacti or succulents, for example—this isn’t the right watering solution for you. Make sure your plants actually like to be watered regularly before giving this a try.

Tutorial: Beer Bottle Watering Globe for Houseplants and Container Gardens

Supplies:
* Glass beer or soda bottle, empty and thoroughly cleaned (wine bottles are ideal for larger plants)
* Water

Tools:
* Small shovel or trowel

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Saturday Internet Crushes: Wonderful Wood

Saturday Internet Crushes: Wonderful Wood | The Zen of Making

Break out your tools and get your weekend woodworking on with these 6 stylish wood-related jewelry and home decor projects!

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Earth Week Roundup: 6 Green and Upcycled Projects

Earth Week Roundup: 6 Green and Upcycled Projects | The Zen of Making

Welcome to this year’s Earth Week roundup on TZoM!

Here are six of my favorite green and upcycling tutorials from the past year, plus a link to last year’s roundup. Take a look around and share the crafty green love!

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Tutorial: Living Air Plant Brooch for Craftzine.com

My air plant brooch tutorial is now on CRAFT: Project: Living Air Plant Brooch. Hooray for wearable air plants!


Project: Living Air Plant Brooch

From terrarium necklaces to moss rings, living jewelry is popping up just about everywhere. Are you ready to get in on the plant-wearing trend? Make your own unique, green pieces with my air plant brooch tutorial!

Step 1: Put on your safety glasses and facemask, then select a piece of scrap wood. If needed, use your handsaw to cut it to size, making sure that the thickness of the piece is a uniform ΒΌ”.

Step 2: Use the sandpaper to smooth away any rough spots or jagged edges on the wood


Want to see more? Head over to CRAFT to see the full tutorial!