Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Undo Your Plastic Damage, Develop a Creativity Habit, and More

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The Week in DIY: Undo Your Plastic Damage, Develop a Creativity Habit, 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.

Creativity as Habit: Making A Thing A Day
Feeling uninspired? Make creativity part of your daily routine and work through those mental blocks.

Decorate Baby’s Nursery with Vintage Story Book Images
Give your little one a bookish start with these ideas for using your favorite illustrations–think Winnie the Pooh, Clifford, and Peter Rabbit–as decor.

A Tipsy Idea: DIY Lamp from Wine Bottles
Wire your empties to create these one-of-a-kind lighting fixtures for your kitchen, basement bar, or guest room.

A Valentine’s Day Craft: The Keys to Your Heart
If your flowers and chocolate weren’t quite the hit you were hoping for this year, file this romantic project away for next year.

Teaching Art and Sustainability: Local Artist Leads Fashion Workshop, Salvaged Materials Only
See how this inventive teacher inspired her students with creative reuse ideas for everything from fabric to bottle caps.

Look Hot in Hands Up Not Handouts Artisan Accessories
Love the look–and sustainability–of homemade jewelry? Indulge in pieces from Hands Up Not Handouts and support crafters from around the world.

Shrink Your Cookprint: 5 Kitchen Gadgets to Ditch and 5 to Keep
Save energy–and money–by giving your kitchen cabinets and gadgets a lean, green, efficiency makeover.

The Swirl: Do Your Laundry, Play and Build Community
This brightly-colored ball helps people in impoverished countries transport clean water–and do their laundry–with just a few kicks.

How Much Ocean-Bound Plastic Are You Responsible For? Leah Lamb Knows (Interview)
Figure out exactly how much of an impact you’ve had on plastic pollution–and then see how you can fix it.

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