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Summertime And The DIY Is Easy: 10 Green Projects (with video)

Have you vowed to step off the fast-track and slow down this summer? With the emergence of hot days and long evenings, it’s the perfect time to kick back, unplug, get creative and indulge in some summertime DIY.

10 Summertime Green DIY Projects

1. Make a batch of Natural Sunscreen and soak up some vitamin D.

2. Build a Solar Backpack and go for a walk.

3. Create an Outdoor Theater for your family. It will be a fabulous addition to your staycation activities.

4. Make a summer Tablecloth From Bandanas for your picnic table.

5. Cool off with some Homemade Cocoa Body Cream after a day at the beach.

6. Make a Beach Tote Bag From a Towel for your barefoot home.

7. Flip-flops + old towel = Comfy Slippers to put on after taking a cool outdoor shower.

8. Add a Beach Garden in a Pot to enhance your summer décor.

9. Make a Sun Jar Solar Light from a canning jar and hang out under the stars or on a porch.

10. Make Natural Mosquito Repellent from witch hazel, aloe vera, tea tree oil and eucalyptus to keep the bugs at bay.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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12:45AM PDT on Sep 4, 2011

Thanks for the article.

9:25AM PDT on May 6, 2011

Thx for sharing!

7:57PM PDT on Sep 8, 2010

cool ideas. some seem hard to do

1:53AM PDT on Aug 17, 2010


8:01AM PDT on Aug 5, 2010

Thank you!

7:42PM PDT on Jul 28, 2010

Thank You!

12:41PM PDT on Jul 28, 2010


4:31AM PDT on Jul 22, 2010

Good one!

2:51AM PDT on Jul 15, 2010

great ideas

4:37PM PDT on Jul 12, 2010

thk u good tips.

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