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Upcycle glass insulators - in the birdbath!

Upcycle glass insulators - in the birdbath! | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it

I enjoy displaying a few vintage blue insulators in the birdbath.  Clearly, these Western Bluebirds enjoy them as well!

 

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Via Debra Anchors
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These look great - I haven't seen them in the UK though

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Julie Gant's curator insight, April 10, 2013 7:24 AM

Great ideas!

Laura Brown's comment, April 12, 2013 12:12 PM
@DIY Doctor - The might be a North American thing. They used to cover the wooden spokes of the electrical poles - wires would wrap around the glass hubs. They are fairly heavy for their size, a thick glass. Sometimes I can still find them in the ditches around train tracks in the middle of nowhere. They were much easier to find years ago. Now everything is "collectible".
sahram tariq's curator insight, April 13, 2013 6:32 AM

What an idea! :)

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How to Decorate Your First Home as a Couple | Home Improvement | Let's Clean Up

How to Decorate Your First Home as a Couple | Home Improvement | Let's Clean Up | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
Here are five great decorating tips and tricks that will help you have a stress-free process of making your first common house - your first home!

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Good advice form a blogger in Australia

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Good recordkeeping in rented property avoids disputes with landlord and tenant | The DIY Doctor's Blog

Good recordkeeping in rented property avoids disputes with landlord and tenant | The DIY Doctor's Blog | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
DIY Doctor is publishing more new pages to help landlords and tenants rent property safely. How careful records can avoid disputes between landlord and tenants.
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Video tutorials may be the answer to our loss of traditional DIY skills | The DIY Doctor's Blog

Video tutorials may be the answer to our loss of traditional DIY skills | The DIY Doctor's Blog | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
Survey shows that under 35s are shockingly reliant on help to carry out basic DIY tasks such as changing a lightbulb. DIY Doctor YouTube videos teach DIY skills.
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Announcing the winner of the Great Green Climate Challenge prize | The DIY Doctor's Blog

Announcing the winner of the Great Green Climate Challenge prize | The DIY Doctor's Blog | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
The winner of our prize draw to win a Roberts solar powered DAB radio is announced. Climate week is over; the green challenge is still on if you want to join us.
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How to fix problems with your noisy pipes easily and cheaply. | The DIY Doctor's Blog

How to fix problems with your noisy pipes easily and cheaply. | The DIY Doctor's Blog | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
How to solve problems with water hammer or noisy pipes with DIY solutions. Plumbers solutions to stopping nose from pipes hammering on our projects pages.
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Create planters from metal file cabinets

Create planters from metal file cabinets | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it

Old 2-drawer, 5-drawer and even single-drawer file cabinets easily found by the curb, at yard sales or in resale stores can now have a new and functional life when recycled as planters.  What is your favorite garden color?

 

Follow the photo-link to discover how to create planters form discarded file cabinets.

 


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Great colours too

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Vanessa Gardner Nagel's curator insight, March 8, 2013 11:38 AM

Another good recycling idea.

Big Creek RV Park's curator insight, March 8, 2013 11:41 AM

What a great up cycle idea!

Inés Flores GArcia's comment, March 14, 2013 3:26 AM
En su constante navegar por internet, el Curador de Contenidos puede encontrar información valiosa como esta para divulgarla entre colegas y amigos. Y no importante si la información no pertenece a su área
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St Davids Day tasks for gardeners: What jobs should I do in my garden in March? | The DIY Doctor's Blog

St Davids Day tasks for gardeners: What jobs should I do in my garden in March? | The DIY Doctor's Blog | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
St Davids Day in March marks the coming of Spring. Time to get busy in the garden: lawn care, preparing flower beds, sowing vegetable seeds & ordering bedding.
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When and where to find the best Home improvement and DIY Shows | The DIY Doctor's Blog

Home improvement Shows and DIY Shows for your diary, including design, self-build and renovation ideas
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Case Study: Coull Vidlinkr Switches on a New Revenue Stream for Publishers

Coull describes its Vidlinkr tool and how it gives publishers a revenue-generating alternative to display advertising by monetising the video content on their website | Affiliate Marketing News
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Upcycle denim jeans into planters

Upcycle denim jeans into planters | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it

This set of planters, created by Tom Ballinger, was the star of the show at BBB Seed during one of their seasonal open houses.  I wrote a feature about this inspirational display last year on my website, Gardens Inspired.

 

Follow the photo-link to discover the instructions for making denim garden planters of your own.


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These are great on so many levels - design, recycling and fun value

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Debra Anchors's comment, May 1, 2013 11:13 PM
I love your idea Lyndy Byrne!
Cassie Corby's curator insight, June 24, 2014 3:26 PM

This will turn a few heads!

Raheel's curator insight, July 2, 2014 4:28 AM

Whose got some old denim jeans lying around? 

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DIY Doctor and MoneySupermarket.com ask what's in your 'Man Drawer'? | The DIY Doctor's Blog

DIY Doctor and MoneySupermarket.com ask what's in your 'Man Drawer'? | The DIY Doctor's Blog | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
What do you keep handy for quick household fixes? Fill in the MoneySupermarket survey and tell us what you keep in your 'Man Drawer' send us photo evidence too!
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Plaster questions: what does hawk mean and where does the word come from? | The DIY Doctor's Blog

Plaster questions: what does hawk mean and where does the word come from? | The DIY Doctor's Blog | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
We explore some meanings of the word for the plasterers tool called a hawk. We ask why it is called a hawk and where does it come from and explore some rejected terms.
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DIY Doctor shows you how to make your own Hopping Easter Bunnies | The DIY Doctor's Blog

DIY Doctor shows you how to make your own Hopping Easter Bunnies | The DIY Doctor's Blog | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
How to make Hopping Easter Bunnies using basic DIY skills. The DIY Doctor team tap into their 'inner bunnies' to bring you a simple Easter DIY project.
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The government announces its Heat Strategy to reduce carbon emmisions | The DIY Doctor's Blog

The government announces its Heat Strategy to reduce carbon emmisions | The DIY Doctor's Blog | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
The government is extending its main heat policies by offering funding and grants to local government, individual installers and young people's apprenticeships
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Snow can be beneficial in the garden | The DIY Doctor's Blog

Snow can be beneficial in the garden | The DIY Doctor's Blog | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
The benefits of snow. Snow helps to protect plants and shrubs from winter freezing by insulating the soil. Snow benefits our winter garden landscape.
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The Green Deal begins to flourish in February as consumers sign up | The DIY Doctor's Blog

The Green Deal begins to flourish in February as consumers sign up | The DIY Doctor's Blog | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
The Department of Climate Change have announced more interest in the Green Deal during February. Consumers are finally signing up to Green Deal Assessments.
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DIY Doctor is presenting at the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show | The DIY Doctor's Blog

Next weekend DIY Doctor will be demonstrating at the Tricks of the Trade Stage and the National Home-building and Renovating show at the Birmingham NEC 21-24 March
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DIY: create your own newsprint iPhone case

DIY: create your own newsprint iPhone case | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
Transform a plain plastic iPhone case into a trendy, decoupage-style newspaper cover with a few craft supplies and dorm room materials. Follow these steps to create a DIY iPhone cover in under an hour without breaking the ...
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How does central heating work in my home. What types of heating are there? | The DIY Doctor's Blog

An explanation of central heating and how indirect heating systems provide hot water to your taps, radiators and under floor heating.
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A guide one step needed to build an extension to your home | The DIY Doctor's Blog

Learn about the vital steps required and to be considered when building an extension to your home.
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Climate Week inspires DIY Doctor users to make green pledges | The DIY Doctor's Blog

Climate Week inspires DIY Doctor users to make green pledges | The DIY Doctor's Blog | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
DIY Doctor, Be Energy Smart and Green Reviews have got together to offer a free solar DAB radio to one of our climate week pledgers. Make a climate week pledge.
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Simple Decorated Home // Семпло декориран дом | 79 Ideas

Simple Decorated Home // Семпло декориран дом | 79 Ideas | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
Have you ever thought how little is needed sometimes for a home to become beautiful? In this case here - only few inspirational posters in the bedroom and fluffy linen, color palette in white and gray and we already have a ...
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