Keepin’ it Green: The Week in DIY: 13 Free, Homemade Shopping Bags, 5 Cheap and Easy Laptop Stands, and More

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The Week in DIY: Chic Accessories, Repurposed Clothes, 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.

You Say Chipped Teacup, We Say Pretty Teacup Candle
Give your favorite antique teacup a new life by filling it with soy and beeswax for a healthier candle.

Turn the Everyday into Eco-Fabulous: How to Transform Tired Furniture into Stylish Must-Haves

Ready for a home makeover? Use what you have–or scout yard sales and thrift stores–for pieces that you can update with a few simple techniques.

The 5 Cheapest and Easiest DIY Laptop Stands (That Are Actually Cool)
Keep your laptop from overheating on marathon workdays with easy, homemade stands made from floppy disks, cardboard, or metal.

Make a Plastic Cup Chandelier
Next time you’re cleaning up after a party, save those plastic cups and rework them into a creative, DIY shade to dress up a pendant light.

Make Your Party Bloom with Eco-Friendly Centerpieces
With the holidays fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to pick up tips on green arrangements and centerpieces that are just the right finishing touch for your table.


Make an Electronics Case from Mismatched Socks

Show that sock-eating dryer who’s boss by giving single socks a new life as homemade cases for all your gadgets.

Turn #6 Plastic into Colorful Charms for Jewelry
Inspired by your childhood Shrinky Dinks, this tutorial helps you cut, color, and bake your own chic jewelry using takeout containers.

How to Upcycle a Used Gown
From prom wear to bridesmaids dresses, turn your duds from never-wear-again to wear-all-the-time with these tips for tailoring gowns.


5 Reuses for: Metal Bottle Caps

From game pieces to jewelry and mosaics to fishing lures, these surprisingly useful trinkets can be almost anything–once you add a little creativity.

13 Ways to Make Cool Reusable Shopping Bags for Free
Whether you want to do some basic sewing or just grab-and-go, these wallet-friendly ideas for making your own shopping bags are a cinch

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