DIY: wine cork candles - Finish your wine and collect corks. Then soak them in a capped mason jar filled with acetone alcohol for a week. Light them up and enjoy making the easiest candle there ever could be.
Raised pond surrounded by a raised garden bed. The plants will shade the pond from the hot summer sun, you can raise tilapia or just a small goldfish pond. Would look great next to the patio/deck or among the raised garden boxes