Stay Green in 2013: Crazy DIYs to Try

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If you’ve always marveled at those DIY mavens who manage to make everything themselves, why not resolve to add a touch of homemade to your repertoire this New Year? Since every resolution needs helping hand, Earth911 dug up 13 crazy ways to go DIY in 2013, reducing waste and treating yourself to new-to-you decor for every room of the house. Self-sufficiency, here you come!


Homepage Image: Anjelika Paranjpe/Brit + Co.

1. Create your own planters from reused materials

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Photo: Anjelika Paranjpe/Brit + Co.
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Creating a one-of-a-kind look for your garden, patio or outside landscaping doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, some of the most unique additions to your gardenscape are made from items you already have around the house.

To prove it, Earth911 rounded up 10 of our favorite repurposed planters for a little reuse inspiration – including these clever floppy disk planters from Brit + Co. creative director Anjelika Paranjpe.

For more ideas, check out our full list of rad reused planters, and add a touch of green to your living space using old shoes, books, kids toys and more.

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