Keepin’ it Green: The Week in DIY: Perfect Party Decor, Simple Sewing Projects, and More

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The Week in DIY: Perfect Party Decor, Simple Sewing Projects, 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.

Hit the Bar (a Lot), Then Make a Commemorative Table
Use old bottle caps from your favorite brews, bars, and brands to make a brightly-colored side table.

Reusable Produce Bags…from Sports Jerseys?
The breathability of old jerseys from your high-school sports days makes them ideal for carting fruits and veggies home from the market.

Never Buy Gift Bows Again
Give all your holiday gifts a DIY touch with simple bows made from magazines or scrapbooking paper.

Spice Up Your Thanksgiving with DIY Place Mats
Super-simple mats let you add a personal touch to your table–with minimal sewing skills.

Make Your Own Soda Can Pinwheel Flowers
Brighten your front yard with sculptural, eye-catching blooms made from empty soda cans.

Wine Cork + String = 6 Chic Wineglass Charms
Make party clean-up easier with wineglass charms–made from old corks–that help your guests remember which red is theirs.

Can Your Trashy Chair be Salvaged with Stencils?
Update a yard sale find with stencils and paint, and give it a living room-worthy look without a big investment.

Make a Vintage Serving Tray from a Cupboard Door
Rescue a cabinet door from an antique shop, yard sale, or thrift store, and give it an upgrade with paint or paper.

Sew a Vintage Apron from Scrap Cloth
Keep your clothes free of gravy, mashed potatoes, and the rest of your ingredients with a traditionally-styled apron made from spare cloth.


Bring the Beach Home with this Easy Glass Necklace

Keep that summertime feel all winter long with a simple necklace made from found sea glass.

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