Check out these ideas for great projects to try around your home and garden in the new year.

2014 is fast approaching but after the parties, champagne and celebrations what will you do with your time this holidays?  Before you make you trip to Masters take a look at our suggestions for some great projects to start in the New Year.

We’ve been compiling how to’s and writing up gardening tips all year and now as 2013 draws to a close we’ve complied the top 20 projects we think you should try in the New Year, to make sure your home and garden are looking their best this summer holidays. Simply click on the project you want to try and get going.

1. Start a compost 

2. Host a high-tea 

3. Grow your own veggie patch 

4. Spruce up your dining room 

5.  Make your backyard a summer haven 

6. Make your bathroom five-star 

7. Perfect your planting – tips on how to garden by season

8. Coat your outdoor deck 

9. Repel pests in your backyard the natural way 

10. Prepare for bushfires 

11. Update your interiors 

12. Build a new kitchen on a budget 

13. Make your garden edible 

14. Jazz up the kids bedrooms 

15. Make your own raised garden beds 

16. Paint your home 

17. Enhance your security 

18. How to do your own paving 

19. Extend your home with a Granny Cabin 

20. Throw a party 

What new projects are you starting in 2014, have you decided on a New Year’s resolution yet?