Once you get into the DIY bandwagon, you’ll never again throw away anything without thinking twice if there can still be something creative that can be made out of it.
Old lampshades for example can find a new home in your garden. They can be easily repurposed as garden planters. Just invert them and fill them up with soil, and start cultivating your favorite herbs in them. Since they already have a hole, you don’t have to worry anymore about water drainage. This is surely one of those easy DIY projects that you can do even when you’re busy.