This Week in DIY: New Uses for Old Sweaters, 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.


Old Ski Sweaters=New Quick and Easy DIY Leg Warmers

Keep your calves warm in skirts or leggings with funky legwarmers made from last year’s ski sweaters.

Ten Do-It-Yourself Beauty Treatments for Maximum Glam
Search your kitchen cabinets for the ingredients to make these simple masks, lotions, and scrubs.

Save Your Empties: How to Turn Ugly Jars into Chic Decor
Holey sweaters–or a little knitting knowledge–turn used glass jars into cozy organizers, vases, or storage.


Our Favorite Crafts (from Readers Like You)

Planet Green readers show off their best DIY projects, from upcycled t-shirts to solar-powered handbags.


Give Old CD Cases a New Life with Reuse-Chic Picture Frames

Decorate your desk with favorite photos, notes, or ticket stubs in these cd-cases-turned-frames.

Make Coasters from Tree Limbs
If fall pruning left you with some extra tree branches, try these instructions for turning them into table-saving coasters.


Make Your Own T-Shirt: Dressy Tube Top

This chic shirt overhaul turns everyday duds into special-occasion tops–just start with an old men’s shirt from your boyfriend’s closet (or your local thrift store).


Make this VHS Case Clutch

Show off your love for old films (and your passion for reuse) with this clutch bag made from a the case of a classic VHS movie.


Turn that Laundry Detergent Bottle into a Waterer for Your Garden

Plastic detergent bottles are just the right size for keeping your plants happy and healthy; just poke a few holes in the lid for a perfect pour.


How to Make a Ring from a Vinyl Record

A little heat and a spoon (for shaping) let you turn your favorite vinyls into wear-anywhere jewelry.

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