DIY Eco-Fashion

OOO My Design Makes Flat-Pack Plywood Earrings You Assemble Yourself

You don’t need an Allen wrench to bring these plywood earrings to life. Made by OOO My Design in Spain, the space-saving ear hooks ship flat like a postcard, ready to be assembled…

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Make Your Own Water-Repellent Canvas With Otter Wax's All-Natural Bar

Transform your favorite shoes, shirts, and jackets into heavy-duty, water-repelling workwear with Otter Wax, an all-natural, nontoxic bar derived from humanely and sustainably derived…

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Knit a Pair of Edible Undies From Licorice Laces (DIY Tutorial)

Photo by sparetime Need to rustle up a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift, you slacker? Knit up a salacious pair of edible panties from licorice laces with this quickie (pun…

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3D-Printed Necklace Features Slots For 100 of Your Shiniest Pennies

Pennies are good for more than squashing on train tracks. Dutch designer Michiel Cornelissen likens them to “little industrial gems”—the perfect components for statement…

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Make Spirits Bright With a Handmade Felt-Flower Brooch (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Felt, fabric, or ribbon Ruler Needle and thread or a hot glue gun Scissors Brooch pin or large safety pin Embellishments (optional) STEP…

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Make Your Own "Texting" Gloves for the iPhone or Android (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES A pair of gloves (preferably one you already own) Conductive thread (available in smaller quantities on the author’s site) A needle Scissors STEP ONE Cut 16…

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Make an Upcycled Fabric Necklace as a Last-Minute Gift (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Fabric strip (about 4 x 40 inches, depending on size of marbles and desired length) Embroidery floss Glass marbles and/or smooth stones Scissors Sewing…

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Give the Gift of Green With a Terrarium Necklace (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES A glass-bottle charm A small seedling Tweezers A jump ring A chain necklace Some dirt STEP ONE Pop the cork top of your glass bottle and place a small amount of…

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“Pick a Jewel” by FIFT Transforms Found Objects into Jewelry

Ever wished you could turn a perfect leaf, quirky knickknack, or beloved memento into a piece of jewelry? There’s an app clamp for that. “Pick a Jewel” by FIFT is a…

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Recycle Halloween Candy Wrappers into Colorful Eco-Jewelry

Now that Halloween is over and you’ve filled up on sugary sweets, a ghoulish pile of non-recyclable candy wrappers remains to haunt you. Here’s a trick for bringing your…

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7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Lurking Inside Your Closet

WHERE’S WALDO Be the lovable guy everyone is searching for by donning a few simple pieces you probably already own. COSTUME COMPONENTS Red-and-white striped shirt Jeans Red…

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Make Miu Miu's Detachable Collar Using Scrap Fabric (DIY Tutorial)

STEP ONE Grab a collared shirt that you already own (Sigl used her boyfriend’s). Fold the collar in half and mark the middle/halfway point with pins. STEP TWO Place your paper on…

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Recycle a Necktie Into a Camera Strap (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Necktie Needle and thread or sewing machine Pins 1-inch wide ribbon or webbing Two keychain rings or large split rings Measuring tape STEP ONE Start by measuring…

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Recycle an Old T-Shirt Into a Sexy Eco-Bikini (DIY Tutorial)

TEEKINI TOP 1. Find an old T-shirt (not too transparent)—the bigger the better. 2. Lay your T-shirt out flat. 3. Cut off the bottom hem of the T-shirt. 4. Cut off two more…

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Recycle Your Favorite Magazines into Free Boot-Shapers (DIY Tutorial)

If you’re packing your fall and winter boots away for the summer, you’ve probably experienced the dreaded syndrome known as “boot slump,” that is, when the tops…

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Recycle an Old T-Shirt Into a Produce Grocery Bag (DIY Tutorial)

STEP ONE Take an old T-shirt and turn it inside out. Draw a bag shape you like. (You can make it as small or large as you want.) STEP TWO Cut through both layers so you have two…

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Sara McBeen's Wearable Repair Kits Let You Make Do, Mend on the Go

Popped buttons and ripped seams don’t stand a chance against Sara McBeen’s wearable repair kits, which are cleverly disguised as a necklace, ring, or carabiner. The…

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Upcycle a Pair of Cargo Pants into a Yoga Mat Bag (DIY Tutorial)

No need to get your limbs in a twist—if your favorite cargo pants are looking more bedraggled than retro, set them on a better path with a little omwork. In this exclusive excerpt…

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