10 simple DIY projects for your home and garden

If DIY projects are your idea of having fun, then you're going to love these 10 ideas. We've covered all ground — from making herb gardens out of a wooden palette to creating your own glowing dragon eggs...

1. Dragon egg candles

It's actually not too difficult to create these innovative, Game of Thrones-inspired decorative candles. The process is almost as unusual as the results. Just be sure to get hold of some modeling plaster, a balloon, and some acrylic paint first.

2. A herb garden made of wood

What can you do when you want to grow your own herbs, but don't have a garden or enough space on the kitchen windowsill? Well, you could build your very own "herb rack" using a wooden palette. You'll also need some chalkboard paint and plastic mulch — and a green thumb, of course!

 3. Hairdryer art

You heard right: this project involves gluing an entire box of wax crayons to some canvas and heating them up with a hairdryer. The melted wax will create a wonderful picture that you can then hang on your wall. And it certainly won't look like something you've created yourself.

4. Bright and colorful plastic tags

The great thing about this project is that you can feel fine about eating something from a disposable plastic container. That's because the plastic is a key component for this clever craft trick. All you have to do is choose the design and colors you want for your plastic tags. They look great on bracelets and brighten up your set of keys.

5. The cement hand

Before taking on this DIY project, make sure you have a robust set of gloves and the right tools, as you need to take particular care with cement. Once you're ready, you can create a unique ornament for your garden using cement and disposable gloves.

6. Homemade bows for gifts

It may come as surprise to hear you'll need a fork to make your own little bows for adorning gifts. It's best to watch the video to see how to thread the ribbon around the fork correctly. Once you know how to do it, you can make as make different bows as you need to add a classy touch to your gifts.

7. Pompom rug

Who knew you could do so many things with toilet paper rolls? You can also use them to make your own pompoms. And if you attach them to an anti-slip mat, you'll have the softest rug of all time for your bedroom.

8. Flowers from wire and nail polish

While this project isn't really intended for brightening up your home or garden, it's still a great hack. You can attach the beautiful flowers you've created out of nail polish and craft wire to to hair clasps and headbands. 

9. Light it up with fairy jars

This project is a real eye-catcher at night. You may even think that's Tinkerbell flying around inside the jar. There's no actual magic at work — all you'll need is some luminescent paint and Mason jars.

10. Broken flowerpot

Here's another hack for keen gardeners — or for those of you who've accidentally broken a flowerpot recently. Though it's broken, the flowerpot can still be rescued using this smart idea. The tiered design also allows you to fit a greater variety of plants and herbs inside one pot.

So now you're set! These great ideas should keep you busy enough for the time being. Have fun!

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