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If you’re like me and have some plants inside of your home, it can be hard to know how to keep pests away from your plants without spraying chemicals everywhere. Some of those pest control products can even be dangerous to children and pets. Luckily there is another way. Instructables user iPodGuy made this amazing how-to to create an organic pest control product at home. It’s as easy as making a soup! To make this pesticide, you will need: an empty & clean gallon jug (such as a milk jug) a spray bottle with spray nozzle a funnel a piece…

Since Instructables user Jenga747 has a highly active toddler and pint-sized apartment, they decided to build their child a board with a variety of sensory and play activities. You can create one too with some basic supplies and wall space. Step 1: Select Board Size Measure the space on your wall where the board will be hung. Then cover a sized piece of plywood with 2″ wide vinyl tape. You can use supplies at home in the garage or visit a local hardware store. Step 2: Go Nuts at the Hardware Store You can buy things like sponges, brushes, Velcro, chains, castors, knobs, zipper,…

Looking to spruce up your bedroom? This is the perfect creative solution to turning a blank wall space into a fun, flirty feature. Nastazsa from YouTube channel “LagunaBeachLove10″ shows us how to make a beautiful DIY Light Up Headboard to hang behind your bed. Here are the tools you’ll need: Curtain rod to fit the length of space desired Mini Christmas lights (She uses two boxes of 300 lights each) Damage-free plastic hooks (She uses a full 18 pack) Curtains (She uses white Teresia curtains from IKEA) Share this video with anyone who needs would love to have this awesome headboard…

In a tutorial on instructibles.com, user cmatthews13 created a brand new coffee table with a halved barrel, a few pieces of wood, a piano hinge and a can-do attitude. Step 1: Necessary Supplies Locate a barrel and find someone who will chop it in half for you. Next, sand it down and apply a stain or bronze as needed to tone the wood. Step 2: The Bottom Create the supporting arches for the table legs using half-circle measurements taken from the barrel half. cmatthews13 referenced a Youtube video for following the trickier parts of this stage in the project Step…

In an effort to inspire his children to spend more time reading, one Instructables user created an adorable miniature bookshelf. Step 1: Collect Materials Before beginning the project, you will need: 1 Large sheet of 3/4″ plywood (8’x 42″) 10 dowel rods cut to be (1/2″ x 13.5″ ) Fabric (any color) Wood glue Wood putty Sand paper 8 wood screws 2″ Paints Jigsaw Optional: Fabric dye if you want to do tie dye. Step 2: Shelves and Arches Develop and measure the pieces you arch and shelves, and then slice them out of the wood with a jigsaw. Step…

When Instructables DIY-er hodgepodgerama‘s kids outgrew the play set he’d built them so many years ago, he seized the opportunity to build something new. He wanted to breathe life into the backyard area his swing set had once occupied, hoping new purpose would keep his family interested in spending time together outdoors. So he decided to build a fire pit area, surrounded by hanging porch swing seats. Keep scrolling through our gallery to learn how this builder created his awesome porch swing fire pit: This dad started construction by building a wooden hexagon that would serve as the fire pit covering’s topper Next, he positioned the…

Looking to spruce up a wall in your home but are tired of wallpaper or regular paint? Try a glitter wall to add some fabulous into your life. In this tutorial, Jenn from YouTube channel “jennbmakeupmagic″ shows us how she created a glitter wall in her makeup studio. Here’s what you’ll need: 5 jars of 2 different kinds of glitter in any color (Jen uses regular and jumbo glitter) 5 jars of Mod Podge, gloss formula Goo Gone Sponge paintbrushes Putty knife Be sure to change into clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, as glitter may fall from high up the…

Keep your kids cool in the summer heat and entertained outside. Let the kids have fun in the yard while learning. This project is easy and takes very little time to assemble. Watch the video below for a tutorial. And don’t forget to share this with other DIY parents!

This best dad ever designed and built a life-size triceratops fort for his son. Dinosaurs are fascinating creatures for people of all ages, so to see a sculpture of one outside of a museum must have been breathtaking. But the inside is the craziest part – this dad outfitted it with a looking periscope and a drone door complete with control panel. Watch the video below to see how this dad created this prehistoric hideaway.