Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Earthquake Relief, Upcycled Catalogs, and More

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The Week in DIY: Earthquake Relief, Upcycled Catalogs, and More

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

Help Wanted: Vegan Bake Sales for Haiti
Find recipes, donation spots, and planning tips for throwing your own bake sale fundraiser–and then sending the profits to earthquake relief.

10 Ways to Help the Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts
Not a baker? Here are ten more ways to help the people of Haiti by donating funds that supply medical equipment, relief workers, and more.

Make Your Own Hot Pockets
Give this dorm-room favorite a healthy–and sustainable–makeover by filling them with your leftovers or farmer’s market finds.

Keep All Your Odds and Ends Organized with One Simple Storage Solution
Spare canning jars and fabric scraps make it easy to collect sewing supplies or other household bits in one pretty place.

Upgrade Your Outfit with a Trendy Bracelet Made from Mailing Tubes
Use a wide tube to make a chunky, fabric-covered cuff bracelet decorated with grommets, or wear several smaller bangles together for a go-anywhere look.

Make a Cozy Puff with an Old Comforter, Pillows, or T-Shirts
Instead of giving away your old sweaters, linens, blankets, or pillows, epicycle them into a bright, comfy beanbag chair.

Upcycle Clipboards as Photo Hangers, Art or Organizers
Cover old clipboards with paper or fabric for reuse as hanging showcases for your favorite photos, artwork, and notes.

5 Fun Ways to Upcycle Old Catalogs
Turn that pile of post-holiday junk mail into everything from wallpaper and bracelets to a paper bouquet or an accent mirror with these how-tos.

How Recycling Will Help Pay for a Wedding
Putting a DIY spin on your nuptials can make your day more personal–while saving you a bundle–but here’s how to fund the rest.

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