Stones painted as strawberries when put around strawberry plants in the spring will keep birds from eating your ripened berries. Birds experience the stones first and will think the ripened berries are rocks.
This is how I'm growing my Carrots this year. Learned it by accident last year. The post has a great tutorial. Wish I had it before my trial and error method :O) I might actually be able to grow carrots without critters eating them first if I do this!
"Origami Garbage Bin" - includes animation (and a diagram) to show you how to fold this. Although it's called a garbage bin, it will make great seed-starting pots since you can place the entire thing in the ground and the newspaper will quickly decompose.
Hack the Ikea Kallax shelf to build a worktable with a huge surface, convenient craft storage and easy mobility by sandwiching three small storage units between a base with casters and a plywood top with hardwood edging.