Reviewed for High School, 2007

Is your teen a DIY genius, hard-wired to take crafts and home improvement to the next level? Maybe not. But Ready Made magazine may be just the thing to put your teen's inventive mind to good use. Putting the "reuse" back in the eco-adage "reduce, reuse, recycle," this mag is brimming with ideas to transform old stuff, like eight-track tape decks, discarded construction netting, and outgrown comic books, into hip new highlights for the home. Ready Made also features profiles of luminaries living the sustainable and creative life, techie tricks, and contests for making mundane stuff, like dead pens, into masterpieces. (Meredith Corp., $19.00/year [6 issues])