sign up (free!)
Plant a Book Garden! No tutorial, however, just cut out a design in the book, (do a few pages at a time, so it's easier) toss in some great soil, add plants of your choice, sprinkle with water and viola' Done! *make sure to use a thick book*. You can even plant it in the ground when it starts really starts falling apart. What a fab frugal fun project! (books at the goodwill are practically FREE)
Back Yard - Flip-down sideboard from Plow & Hearth. It would be perfect for small outdoor living spaces, and, best yet, it's totally DIYable. A couple of lengths of chain, some hinges and a latch is all we'd need for hardware. I'd shoot the moon and go for ipe for durability, but in covered and semi-covered areas, any species would do.