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Have you ever try making a garden? If you are not fun of cultivating soil but have plenty of spare time during weekends, container gardening will be best for you. You may be hesitant to try making your very own garden because of the work and time you need to exert in finishing the task. It will require a lot of your time and you are afraid that you might not be finishing the project and you will left frustrated. But, with the container gardening, you can plant flowering plants in small to medium size planters and boxes for a start and you may place it in front of your house. It is the most practical way of giving yourself a chance to spend some of your free time productively.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

You can buy some pots and planters in the market and you can start planting the plants you want. It is not that heavy to maintain since you will only buy and start with the number of plants you think you can easily manage. You should gradually start planting plants in a slow but continuous pace to make sure that you will get used to it later on. It is not that easy to start buying bulk of pots and planters right away. Just buy reasonable amount of materials you think you can handle and soon you will develop the skills and continue collecting more plants for you home.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

You can also place some window boxes in your home so that you can put the plants you planted in colorful planters. It is the best way of displaying the plants you planted when you have no garden yet. People that will pass your home will surely notice the plants in your windows. You may not have the garden to display your plants but the window boxes in your home will definitely display the fruit of your effort. It will be nice to see that your small effort of developing your hobby is paid off. You made your home much better than before.

Furthermore, planting is one of the best therapies to people who are depressed. So, if you are planting some flowering plants during your free time, you will help yourself in avoiding too much stress at work. It is not easy to simply eliminate stress in life but by developing some productive hobby, you will help yourself from avoiding depression. Start your hobby right now and experience the wonder of planting plants during your free time.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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