best of il: diy plant watering globes

www.sha.org/bottle/wine In tandem with Anthony Giglio’s summer sparkling wine recommendations, it seems fitting to reprise the idea we published a couple of years ago: using water or wine bottles as plant watering globes. These are simply inverted bottles that you fill with water and slam into the moist soil of a containered plant; they will slowly trickle…

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annals of gift wrap: newspaper, duct tape, string

Maria Robledo forwarded this image of a wildly-wrapped gift a friend received. Her words: Thought ud like this wrapping! Totally up our alley: newspaper, duct tape, string. Perfect! Related posts: diy stamped gift wrap (from erasers + potatoes) gift: endlessly useful furoshiki cloth…you can even wear it reader improv: ny times illustrated wrapping paper an artwork…

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the magic of an orange table top + high gloss oil paint

A slab of wood on a repurposed base made fab by the orange lacquer surface: the miracle of high gloss paint. The secret to getting truly shiny high gloss is to use oil base (alkyd) paint. When we did side-by-side tests of high gloss alkyd and water-base latex paint we made a big discovery: the…

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