On NPR yesterday
, they interviewed editors of two interesting magazines about do-it-yourself projects, especially ones that re-use old stuff most people throw out.
The magazines were Make Magazine http://www.makezine.com/
which is more technology oriented, like popular mechanics
and Readymade Magazine http://www.readymademag.com/
which has contests like make the most creative thing out of styrofoam peanuts, and ideas for making gifts, etc.
I plan on seeing if my library carries either of these.