Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Design Your Own Protein Bar, Learn to Love Packing Peanuts, and More

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The Week in DIY: The Week in DIY: Design Your Own Protein Bar, Learn to Love Packing Peanuts, and More

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

Girl Power: Support Female Artisans with these Fair Trade Shops
Choose handmade gifts that help empower women by shopping at these online boutiques.

Shoosh Photography: Independent Artistry and Sustainable Jewelry at Their Best
Pendant-sized photographs taken by an Australian artist turn into one-of-a-kind necklaces and other jewelry that’s eco-friendly and fashion-forward.

Make Your Little Girl a Dress Using Your Hand-Me-Downs
Still love that worn out outfit? Cut it down to size and use it to update your baby daughter’s wardrobe.

Three Crafty Bouquets to Brighten Your Home (Without Plastic Plants)
If you’re starting to feel like the spring showers will never give way to flowers, make your own bright blooms out of yarn, fabric, paper, and more.

Get Stuffed! Make Your Own Pillows with Upcycled Covers
Use your favorite shirts, sheets, and other textiles to recover pillows and give your room a quick-fix makeover.

Give Your Green Parties a Vintage Vibe with This Sweet Serving Tray
Retro teacups, saucers, and plates go from basement bound to party perfect with this simple tutorial.

16 Surprising Everyday Places to Find Fair Trade Foods
Fair Trade coffee, tea, chocolate, fruit, and flowers are closer than you think–maybe even at your local grocery store.

Tired of Store-Bought Protein Bars? Design Your Own with YouBars
Choose organic, gluten-free, or vegan ingredients–or just add plenty of chocolate–with this DIY snack site.

Take Soda Bottles from Trashy to Tidy
Empty plastic bottles (or glass jars, if that’s what you have) are the perfect size for organizing odds and ends on your desk, craft table, or workbench.

Genius Reuses for the Dreaded Packing Peanut
Next time your special delivery comes encased in an explosion of packing peanuts, think twice before you trash them; instead, reuse them with one of these smart ideas.

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