DIY stories are so inspiring, aren’t they? Seeing a project that someone else put together encourages us to put our own creativity and craftiness to work, whether it’s a small project like turning rose petals into beads, or designing and building an eco-home from scratch. We’ve learned how to prepare ourselves for power outages, as well as how to build a simple backyard aquaponics system for sustainable food production. We’ve also shared instructions on how to build a brilliant glow-in-the-dark table with luminescent resin, and hack basic IKEA furniture staples into unique home furnishings. Do you have a favorite DIY post from 2014? Let us know with your vote!