Keepin’ it Green: The Week in DIY: Chic Centerpieces, Super-Simple Storage, and More

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The Week in DIY: Chic Centerpieces, Super-Simple Storage, 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.

10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Recycle Those Tin Cans
Paint, fabric, and a little creativity make them into perfect pincushions, storage solutions, and planters.


Broken Umbrella? Don’t Trash It: Make This Easy Bag Instead

From useless raingear to indispensable duffel, this tutorial gives your blown-inside-out-in-an-autumn-storm umbrella a new life.


Foliage Centerpieces Preserve Fleeting Fall Colors

Collect your favorite leaves and keep them bright for months with one surprisingly simple technique.


Local Flowers, Reused Styrofoam, Any Old Candlestick=A Classy Flower Arrangement

Dress up a simple bouquet with around-the-house materials–and this guide, courtesy of Beekman Farm.


Stained Baby Clothes? Cut Them Up and Make a Quilt

Hold onto your little one’s favorite outfits by restructuring stained or outgrown tees, onesies, and pants into a cozy quilt.


Reclaimed Tool Rack

Keep your craft supplies neat and organized by rescuing an old railing and adding baskets, hooks, and dowels to hold ribbon, scissors, pens, markers, and paper.


No-Sew Breezy Beanie Hat from Scrap Fabric

Use fabric that’s too small for a full project to make this chic beanie hat–no sewing machine required.


How to Make an Old Map into a New Bracelet

Show off your favorite city–or brighten up a dull outfit–with this map-based jewelry.

Checkmate: DIY Chess Sets Make You King (or Queen) of the Board
Twist, glue, and attach spare hardware pieces into homemade kings, queens, pawns, and more for a one-of-a-kind chess set.

Sunglasses Case
Keep your shades safe–and within easy reach–with this pattern for an easy-to-sew case.

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