Ice Lanterns: How to make your own ice luminaries from balloons. A great activity for this cold and dark weather! I made these every year in my high school Home Ec classes and the students loved them!
I could to this in my garden, we have so many stones lying around.
Shed Plans - great idea to shelter wood and tools from the direct rain (though dont store wood up against the house as it can harbor termites) Now You Can Build ANY Shed In A Weekend Even If You've Zero Woodworking Experience!
not every garden pot needs to be naff - here are some stylish concrete pots to add an edge to your garden porch