How To Make Sandglass Time Out Stool From Recycled Plastic Bottle

Instead of banishing your children to the dungeon every time they have a hissy fit, why not use this clever 'Time Out Stool'.

You can make one using a recycled plastic bottle.

What do you think?

A Little Twist on Giving Your Kids a "Time Out"
This new brick can be sawed, nailed, glued and painted and it's made out of waste. Called Timbercrete, the bricks come in a range of sizes and colours, are much lighter than a conventional brick or block but are as green as any building material can get!

These bricks can be used anywhere you'd use a concrete or clay block or brick. But they are far more thermally efficient, offer a better...
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This is Not Just Another Brick on The Wall...
The owner’s plan is to build a cabin or shelter made from shipping containers. One which they can use during the weekend, but should be able to function during an extended stay, such as during times of disaster.

It should be self sustainable and have all the comforts of home.

Do you also want to live in a self sustainable home?

Shipping Containers Can Offer Very Affordable Accommodation And Are Great For Remote Locations
Dust Bath Ideas for Your Chickens!

Many people new to raising chickens are not aware of this, but it is one of the most important things chooks should have for overall health. It is as important as food and water!

Keep Your Chooks Healthy and Happy With These Clever Dust Bath Ideas
Give your feline friend the ultimate sleeping spot with this ultra plush cat burger pillow bed!

This comfy pillow provides your small pet with a secluded and comfortable relaxation area that will easily rival the comfort of the stiff cardboard box that he loves so much.

Give Your Feline Friend The Ultimate Sleeping Spot With This Ultra Plush Cat Burger Pillow Bed
In need of an animal shelter or storage in your yard? If you want to keep it simple, why not make one with old pallets?

Pallets, being that they are used for transporting huge amounts of goods, also make good materials for a shed. They can withstand outdoor conditions – it does not wear easily.

In Need of an Animal Shelter or Shed? Keep it Simple by Building One From Old Pallets
Who wouldn't want to soak in a relaxing hot tub right in their own backyard? Well, the cost of buying a commercial hot tub understandably puts a lot of people off. But why buy when you can build one yourself?

With hard work, enough research and the help of a trusted professional, you can have this awesome outdoor accessory at a far more affordable price!

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Relax with Friends and Family in Your Backyard this Winter by Building Your Own Wood-Fired Hot Tub!
If you are (still) searching for that perfect bed design for the kids, here's a simple yet appealing DIY loft bed that might just be what you are looking for!

Loft beds are one of the best solutions to maximise space in a small bedroom. But they come in many different versions, all having features that will suit the needs of the owner and fit the room better...

Learn more about the features...
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Maximize Space in Your Child's Room by Building a Loft Bed with Stairs. Your Kids Will Love it!
Changing your flooring may seem like a daunting task but it can actually be quite easy if you’ve selected the right type of floorboards for your project.

While most things today can be easily sourced online, flooring really is a ‘must see’ to fully appreciate the textures and colours before purchasing.

Here’s some information on some floorboards you’ll encounter during your research and how...
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How to Choose The Right Timber Finished Floor For Your Home
Don't you hate it when the other half of the avocado gets brown before you can use it?

Is there a way to keep opened avocados from turning brown?

Yes, and there are different options for storing open avocados which you could choose from to keep them fresh in appearance as well as taste.

After We Saw This Trick, Our Avocados Never Turned Brown Again
A $250 home may sound too good to be true, but the owner-builder of this house has proven that it can be done!

Retired Oxfordshire art teacher Michael Buck was able to build this inspiring home by following a simple principle - to use only materials that are already available in the area...

Could you live in a home like this?

Eco-Friendly Hand Built Natural Home Cost Only $250 to Build!
There are parts of the house that are just functional and little attention to aesthetics are given to it. The staircase is often one of those. You'll be surprised at what you can do to make your staircase look unique, even short of amazing. Here's an example of something that might just inspire you to redesign your staircase. :)

The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project in San Francisco is a...
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These Amazing Tile Mosaic Staircases Are Certified Works of Art
This stylish mirrored jewelry cabinet is great way to organize and store accessories in a classy way.

All your accessories are in one place making it easy for you to access the jewelry you need, without the hassle of looking for loose/missing pieces.

Do you need a place to store your accessories?

This Stylish Mirrored Jewelry Cabinet is Great Way to Organize And Store Accessories in a Classy Way
There are lots of portable grills out there for camping and other outdoor adventures, but we've discovered that 'portable' usually means 'luggable'. But wait 'coz the one featured here is pocket size and yes... it's an easy DIY project.

A grill that you can carry in your pocket has to be as good as it gets as you won't even feel its weight when added to your backpack!

And what makes the...
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Enjoy Grilled Food in Your Next Camping by Making a Grill That Fits in Your Pocket!
Pool Noodle Games and Projects to Do with Your Kids

Encourage their active bodies and creative minds through these noodle pool projects. Let them have all the fun without you getting worried about their safety!

Which of these ideas do you think your kids would love?

These Pool Noodle Games and Projects Are Sure To Bring Fun For The Kids
How to Build a Fire Truck Bunk Bed

Kids love bunk beds, but you don't have to spend a lot of money to make them happy. You can make your own fire truck bunk bed, and make it a weekend bonding activity/project with the family.

Kids Love Bunk Beds, But You Don't Have to Spend a Lot of Money to Make Them Happy
Many of you have liked this storage system but not its price...

If this is the kind of pots and pans storage idea you're looking for but you don't agree with its cost, you can definitely DIY!

The pull-out cabinet organizer is a simple mechanism, requiring only basic skills and tools. Just be sure to invest in heavy-duty hardware and timber boards so as to have a storage system as strong and...
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Maximize The Space in Your Pots Cupboard by Building This Clever Sliding Pots and Pans Rack
Perfect land area, just one not-so-little problem...

Trees sometimes get in the way of building our dream home. But these designers chose to incorporate nature into their projects instead of having them removed.

See how nature and man-made structures can beautifully go together...

These Wonderful People Did Everything to Save Trees During Home Construction
Does your dog get 'hang dog' every time you leave for work? Or does he or she love your lap so much that you can't get a moment to yourself? Here's a really clever solution for you...

Make a no-sew lap dog bed/pillow so that he or she can always sit on your lap, even when you are not there!

BTW, this works for cats too. :)

Let Your Pet Sit on Your Lap Even When You're Not There by Making a Lap Dog Bed
Do you know what makes having friends over for a little get-together even better? Having a proper serving station to entertain them with!

Now if your backyard doesn't have the space for an outdoor bar, then this one is for you...

Do you need an outdoor serving station for entertaining guests at home? Then choose your next DIY project from this list now! ;)

DIY Outdoor Serving Station Ideas for Your Outdoor Space