do-it-yourself

This Sweet DIY Lip Balm Recipe Is Worthy Of A Kiss

This time of year is prime time for chapped lips – you know those dried-out kissers just dying to be smothered in moisture. As we see it, you really have three choices. First, you could just leave them be (but honestly who really wants to be the…

50 Eco-Chic DIY Gifts You Can Make for Adults & Kids Alike

DIY gifts are all the rage on Pinterest. Handmade is in – store bought is out. When you’re all tired out of the sugar scrubs, body butters and soaps, it’s time to turn the page to fashion. There’s no reason you can’t give a gift that’s eco-…

How to Build a Solar Oven (Slideshow)

Photo credit: Eric Smith/Creative Publishing International

When distilled to their essential parts, solar ovens are really very simple devices. Using little more than a container and reflective surface, they intensify the rays of the sun to the point…

The Week in Pictures: Cloud Travel, a Vertical Forest in Milan, and More (Slideshow)

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We talk a lot about low-impact transportation on TreeHugger, from bikes to electric cars to high speed rail. But this is definitely the first time we’ve talked about traveling on a floating cloud.

We also have a building in Milan t…

8 DIY iPad Covers That Are Cheap, Easy and Stylish

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The smart cover for the iPad is nice and all. But you know what is even smarter? Making a much cheaper, customized cover yourself. We have eight of the best tutorials from around the web that show you how to craft your ow…

How to Make Toy Air Ships, Ray Guns and Much More from Old Tin Cans

Photos Courtesy of Tinplate Girl

If you try to live sustainably, chances are you recycle the tin cans that once fed you soup or mints. But there are lots of good reasons not to, and the alternative is upcycling them yourself. We’ve featured lots of D…

Most Popular Articles of September: Sleepbox in Moscow, Spicy Raspberry Sangria, and More (Slideshow)

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Two years ago, Lloyd wrote that he liked the idea of the Sleepbox, but wasn’t convinced it would work, due to concerns about its…misuse. But now it’s a big hit in a Moscow airport.

We also have a delicious spicy raspberry and se…

The Week in Pictures: Living Map of Central Park, a Bike with Metal Tires, and More (Slideshow)

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We’ve featured a lot of vertical gardens on TreeHugger, many of them superb but none quite like this one, grown as a living map of New York’s Central Park.

We also have a bike with innovative metal wheels, avant-garde DIY fall har…

10 Awesome and Cheap DIY Projects for Geeks

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I’ve been going into craft mode lately. I think it stems from a combination of clinging to summer weekend fun and knowing the holidays are quickly approaching and I need to whip up some gifts. With that in mind I’ve …

Maker Faire NYC: Make Your Own Vegan Soap

Photos: Alex Davies

I am one of three boys in my family; it’s only now that we are all out of the house that I find the perfect solution for my parents’ long struggle to keep clean and or seemingly self-multiplying toys from taking over the house: Fe…