Keepin’ it Green: The Week in DIY: New Uses for Old Sweaters, Halloween Ideas,Refashioned Vinyl Jewelry, and More

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The Week in DIY: New Uses for Old Sweaters, Refashioned Vinyl Jewelry, 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.

Win Your Local Costume Contest with a Working iPod Outfit
Speakers, wires, lights, and cardboard come together for an iPod costume that will wow the neighbors on your trick-or-treating route.

Top Homemade Halloween Costumes for the DIY-Impaired
If you’re not up for tackling a project as complicated as a working iPod costume, try these other ideas for easy costumes that don’t require a lot of time (or money).


Sock Lost Its Partner? Put it to Use with an Easy DIY Spooky Skeleton

Rescue spare socks from the dryer and give them a new life with these instructions for sewing a stuffed skeleton.

The 10 Best DIY Projects for Travel Junkies
Itching to get out of town? Green your vacation with ten foolproof do-it-yourself projects, from duffel bags to travel games.


Durable, Waterproof, and Warm: Felted Mittens from Old Sweaters

Stay warm while the temperature drops with last year’s sweaters–repurposed into cozy mittens.

Set the Mood for Halloween with Creepy Candles
Easy graphic transfers–all you need is packing tape–make plain votive holders a spooky addition to your decorations.

Make Your Own Cheaper, Better Halloween Costume
Skip the wig, the heavy makeup, and the store-bought plastic costume with these suggestions for replacing some of Halloween’s most wasteful purchases.


15 Creative Container Garden Ideas

It may not be planting season for outdoor gardens anymore, but you can keep your home blooming with these inspirational container gardens.


Make a Halloween Cobweb with Cotton Balls

Ready to give up cotton balls in favor of reusable cloths? Use the extras to make creepy holiday spiderwebs that are perfect for your haunted house.

How to Put Your Face on a Jack-O-LanternTurn your favorite photo into a glowing porch decoration with these instructions for printing, shading, and cutting your pumpkin.

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