Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Handmade Slippers, Foolproof Organizing Tips, and More

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The Week in DIY: Handmade Slippers, Foolproof Organizing Tips, 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.

The Anti-Ugg Boot: 10 DIY Boots and Slippers You Can Make
Keep your feet warm (and the thermometer down) with sweater boots, knitted footwear, and felt clogs–plus seven other projects.

DIYers Get Crafty to Aid Haiti
Put your creative juices to work making usable goods for victims of the earthquake in Haiti–or buy handmade crafts to support relief efforts.

Eco-Friendly Calendars that Will Make You Put Down Your Handheld Device
From sustainable wooden versions to calendars you can plant in 2011, choose these green alternatives to keep your appointments in order.

Resolve to Make Your Own Bread in 2010: Organic Tuscan Loaf
This mildly-flavored, crunchy bread is the perfect accompaniment for artichokes, bruschetta, or even grilled cheese.

6 Ways to Make Reusable Bags Work for You
Choose green materials, keep your bags free of bacteria, and find other tips for keeping your bags eco-friendly while you cut your plastic use.

3 Ways to Take Your Gloves from “Eh” to “Excellent!”
Makeover your gloves for a mid-winter boost with these fun–and easy–tutorials and ideas.

How to Raise a Thrift Store-Loving Kid
Instill good, green values from the start with these five simple ways to encourage your kids to upcycle and reuse secondhand goods.

If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Eco-Friendly Hairspray
Make sure your ‘do stays put–in any weather–with this non-toxic hairspray made of lemons and water.

10 Tips for a Clutter-Free, Paperless Existence
From organizing your files to keeping your mailbox clear, these ten suggestions make it easy to reduce your paper waste.

10 Do-It-Yourself Beauty Treatments for Maximum Glam
Fill your beauty routine with all-natural treatments, from face masks to foot scrubs, for bright, healthy skin.

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