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DIY: How To Make Your Own Green Terrarium To Keep or Give Away for the Holidays!

DIY: How To Make Your Own Green Terrarium To Keep or Give Away for the Holidays!

MATERIALS - A clear glass jar, vase, bowl, glass, or whatever interesting glass container you have on hand - Rocks, pebbles or recycled glass chunks - Activated charcoal (sometimes called activated

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DIY: Make Your Own Red with Sabine Marcelis’ Elegant Winemaking Kit

DIY: Make Your Own Red with Sabine Marcelis’ Elegant Winemaking Kit

Home winemaking has never looked so sleek. While you’re hibernating this winter, try your hand bottling the beverage yourself with Sabine Marcelis’ “House Wine” kit. Making your own signature red

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ANNOUNCING: The Inhabitat 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

ANNOUNCING: The Inhabitat 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Tesco Plastic Bag Warrior Princess Ria Burns took first place with her amazing Tesco Plastic Bag Warrior Princess costume, which is made entirely from old supermarket bags. Putting

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE: Halloween Costume Contest Ends TONIGHT!

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE: Halloween Costume Contest Ends TONIGHT!

We were super impressed with the entries in our 2011 Green Halloween Contest, including some really imaginative ones like Rob Miller's awesome costume that replicates the famous pose of Han Solo when he

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Tesco Warrior Princess Costume Handsewn From Plastic Shopping Bags

Tesco Warrior Princess Costume Handsewn From Plastic Shopping Bags

With this Tesco Plastic Bag Warrior Princess costume, Ria Burns is taking no prisoners in our Green Halloween Costume Contest. She used 15 old plastic shopping bags sewn together to start the bodice, and

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Han Solo Trapped In Carbonite Costume Made From Newspaper & an Old Coat

Han Solo Trapped In Carbonite Costume Made From Newspaper & an Old Coat

It's the last day to vote for the Inhabitat Halloween Costume Contest, and while Han Solo may be stuck in carbonite he is defiantly in the race for the top three. If you like Rob Miller’s recreation of

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Luminous Jellyfish Costume is Handcrafted From Everyday Items

Luminous Jellyfish Costume is Handcrafted From Everyday Items

What do you get when you combine a bike helmet, battery-powered lights, and a big plastic salad bowl? If you were going to guess an awesome DIY jellyfish costume, you'd be right! Carrie Ortiz cleverly

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Minale-Maeda’s Furniture Designs Can Be Downloaded as DIY Projects

Minale-Maeda’s Furniture Designs Can Be Downloaded as DIY Projects

Minale-Maeda has created a brilliant set of “downloadable furniture” designs that can be made to order in a range of sizes and materials, cutting down on the need for stores to transport and

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Wes Bennett’s Chalkboard Lamp is Made from an Upcycled Pot

Wes Bennett’s Chalkboard Lamp is Made from an Upcycled Pot

Wes Bennett came up with a genius idea for those pesky pots that new plants for your garden come in.  Instead of feeling guilt for trashing more plastic, he made this fun upcycled chalkboard lamp -

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How To Make Organic Homemade Caramel Apples

How To Make Organic Homemade Caramel Apples

Apple season is in full-swing, and there's no better way to enjoy a crispy, tangy apple than by taking a big bite out of a caramel apple. They're delicious, nutritious, and they make autumn feel just a

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LAST CALL: Enter Inhabitat’s 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

LAST CALL: Enter Inhabitat’s 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Today is the last day to submit your DIY costumes! Halloween may have come and gone, but there's still time to enter our Green Halloween Costume Contest for a shot at fame, fortune, and some fantastic

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DIY: How to Make a Last Minute Salvador Dali Lobster Telephone Costume in Just 30 Minutes!

DIY: How to Make a Last Minute Salvador Dali Lobster Telephone Costume in Just 30 Minutes!

MATERIALS: -       Old black dress or shirt -       One yard red felt -       White and black felt or material -       Black marker -       Hot glue

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DIY: How to Make an Adorable Chia Pet Dog Costume for Halloween

DIY: How to Make an Adorable Chia Pet Dog Costume for Halloween

MATERIALS: - Dog sweater - Plastic aquarium plants (which will enable you to recycle this costume next year or give it to a friend) or freshly picked clovers from your lawn - Orange felt fabric -

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HOW TO: Make a DIY Statue of Liberty Costume for Halloween

HOW TO: Make a DIY Statue of Liberty Costume for Halloween

Lena Sekine made this majestic Lady Liberty costume for her daughter Maya last Halloween.  Because it was a favorite in our 2010 Green Halloween Costume Contest, we thought some of you might want to

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DIY: How to Make a Waldo Costume for Halloween

DIY: How to Make a Waldo Costume for Halloween

MATERIALS: - A striped shirt - A striped hat - Red yarn or string for the pom of the hat - Black, thick rimmed glasses - A satchel full of fun accessories STEP 1: The Shirt Since striped

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DIY: How to Make a Bodacious Bodega Costume for Halloween

DIY: How to Make a Bodacious Bodega Costume for Halloween

MATERIALS - An empty pizza box - Bags of chips, gum, condoms, Advil - whatever small items you would find at your local bodega. Feel free to use healthier options too! - Safety pins - A printer (or

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How To Prepare Your Bicycle For Safe Riding in Cold Weather

How To Prepare Your Bicycle For Safe Riding in Cold Weather

1. Visibility Front and rear lights are crucial year round, but even more so in winter. The sun is setting earlier in the northern hemisphere, so even if you only use your bike for the commute to work,

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HOW TO: Make a DIY Cardboard Box Robot Costume for Halloween

HOW TO: Make a DIY Cardboard Box Robot Costume for Halloween

Need some inspiration to get started on some awesome DIY costumes for the kids this Halloween?  Cindy Young, mom of the adorable robot above and founder of green parenting blog One Part Sunshine entered

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GIVEAWAY: Win a 3M DIY Home Improvement Starter Kit!

GIVEAWAY: Win a 3M DIY Home Improvement Starter Kit!

 DIY projects are a fun, green way to spruce up your home, but if you're anything like us, you'll think up a fantastic project and then realize you don't have all the tools to make it happen. So

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Think Outside the Box With These DIY Cardboard Costumes

Think Outside the Box With These DIY Cardboard Costumes

Want to make sure your kid has the coolest costume on the block when you take them trick-or-treating? Then forget those conventional, store-bought Halloween costumes, and construct your own custom costume

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SOLARCROSS: Brilliant Electric Bike is Boosted by the Sun’s Rays

SOLARCROSS: Brilliant Electric Bike is Boosted by the Sun’s Rays

Inventor Terry Hope has created the Solarcross - a sun-powered electric bike outfitted with three photovoltaic panels, a 24-volt electric motor, and three 5,000 mAh lithium-ion batteries. The brilliant

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LEGO Announces Model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House

LEGO Announces Model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House

We've seen lots of incredible designs made from LEGO bricks lately - from a ten-foot-tall replica of Chicago’s Trump Tower to life-size animals at the Bronx Zoo. But now enthusiasts at home - who

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$5 Worth of Shipping Pallets Transformed Into an Awesome New Coffee Table

$5 Worth of Shipping Pallets Transformed Into an Awesome New Coffee Table

We write about awesome green design every day on Inhabitat, so I can’t help but feel rather jealous of the designers who make all of this inspirational stuff. Last weekend though, I got it in my

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DIY: Piled Up Egg Cartons Give Way to an Awesome Lightweight Seating Option

DIY: Piled Up Egg Cartons Give Way to an Awesome Lightweight Seating Option

If you fancy getting your hands into some DIY projects this summer, the best way to start is take note from the DIY masters at ReadyMade (rest in peace). An idea straight from Andrew Wagner, the former

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Niloufar Afnan Unveils Recycled Furnishings Inspired by Beirut’s Recovery Culture

Niloufar Afnan Unveils Recycled Furnishings Inspired by Beirut’s Recovery Culture

Spotted at this year’s New Designers exhibition in London, Royal Stool and 46 (table) are a series of furniture pieces inspired by the culture of recovery and reuse. Designed by Lebanese-born Niloufar

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Sebastian Bergne Builds a Beautiful Greenhouse Entirely from LEGO Blocks

Sebastian Bergne Builds a Beautiful Greenhouse Entirely from LEGO Blocks

Our favorite building block just keeps finding more and more inspired uses. The latest LEGO creation to catch our eye is this gorgeous greenhouse, which Sebastian Bergne built for the 2011 London Design

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Providence’s Wooly Fair Brings Artists and Visitors to the Moon

Providence’s Wooly Fair Brings Artists and Visitors to the Moon

An astronomical amount of the space pods and costumes were crafted from recycled materials. One pod was filled with papier-mache moon rocks that emitted an unearthly glow at night. There was even an

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We Check Out Tiffany Threadgould’s New Book Remake It! And Share a Free DIY Crafting Tutorial

We Check Out Tiffany Threadgould’s New Book Remake It! And Share a Free DIY Crafting Tutorial

We recently got our hands on a copy of Tiffany Threadgould's new book, ReMake It!, which is filled with recycled DIY goodness including this clever picture frame made from a pair of eyeglasses. The book

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