Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil.
DIY Concrete Patio Bench for $30 If you're looking to increase your backyard entertaining space on a budget consider making this concrete patio bench. You'll put together the sides with concrete blocks and the top is a wooden plank covered with scrap foam padding and outdoor fabric.