Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Reuse Your Wrapping Paper, Make an Almost-Free Bike Light, and More

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The Week in DIY: Reuse Your Wrapping Paper, Make an Almost-Free Bike Light, and More

Each week, we highlight some of our favorite DIY projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner crafter.

DIY Paper Ornaments are Perfect for Parties (in Any Season)
Turn wrapping paper and greeting cards into these whimsical party decorations to use year-round.

Make a Bright and Bold Digital Clock from a Photo Frame
Use an obsolete digital frame as a personalized timepiece—and show off your favorite photos in the process.

Keep Holiday Cards Front and Center with Easy Wall Hangers
Make these easy magnetic strips to show off next year’s holiday cards—or to keep notes and memos within easy reach all year.

Use Your iPhone in Any Weather—Without Frozen Fingers
Add a few simple stitches to your favorite pair of gloves and you can use your touchscreen phone even when the temperatures drop.

Make a Super Easy Nutcracker Prince
Use small flowerpots and leftover craft supplies to make these super-simple versions of traditional holiday decorations.

16 DIY Books Perfect for Anyone on Your List
Keep your New Year’s Resolution to DIY everything with these guides for sewing, cooking, fixing, and building.

25 Take-Out Foods you Can Make at Home for Cheaper
Help your budget—and your waistline—recover from holiday indulgences with these easy recipes for your favorite take-out foods.

5 Simple Gifts from the Garden
Sauces, jellies, breads, and other gifts made from your garden’s bounty are personal, thoughtful, and delicious.

Safer Cycling with Recycling! Make a Bike Light from All Used Parts
Broken flashlights, batteries, and switches help you stay safe while cycling after dark.

8 Essential Items for a Disposable-Free Day that Fit in Your Backpack
Pack these must-haves, including a water bottle, a spork, and a hanky, and avoid creating waste while you’re out and about.

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