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July 14, 2011

Green Your DIY: Crafts from Trash

Recycled magazine container Whether you're a habitual tinkerer, an aspiring homesteader, or a hands-on parent in search of activities to fill a child's summer vacation, we've got you covered. This week we'll provide tips, ideas, and resources for green do-it yourself projects.

Tip #4: Weave Something Old Into Something New

Got a full recycling bin? Consider yourself stocked with raw materials for a work of art. With some basic weaving skills, you can make coasters from magazines, create a purse from plastic bags, build a basket from old maps, or construct a bag from conference lanyards. For inspiration, check out these awe-inspiring examples of trash couture and junk masterpieces.

Share your tips: What have you made from recycled materials?

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