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25 Upcycled Craft Projects for Earth Month

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25 Upcycled Craft Projects for Earth Month

Happy April! This is one of my favorite months. Spring has sprung, the weather here in Atlanta is beautiful, and it’s Earth Month!

I know that Earth Month and Earth Day can be a little controversial: shouldn’t we care about the planet every day? While I totally agree with that sentiment, I also think that April is a great time to raise awareness about issues that impact the planet to an audience who might not be as receptive to that message the other 11 months of the year. It’s not about saving the planet in 30 days, but it is about showing that you can live in a lower-impact way, and you can do it without feeling deprived.

Related Reading: Celebrate Crafty Reuse in April

One of my favorite ways to show the fun side of conservation is through upcycled crafts. I feel like this is something most folks can get behind. Crafting is fun, and upcycling can often be like a little puzzle where you ask yourself, “How can I reuse this?”

Not only is upcycling fun, but it’s such a great way to showcase that making greener choices can save you money. Who needs to swipe a credit card at the craft store when your recycle bin is full of free craft supplies, if you just change your definition of “craft supply” a little bit?

Ready to get your upcycle on? Check out our big list of upcycled craft projects to help you celebrate Earth Month!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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4:37AM PDT on Jul 14, 2013

Thanks

8:16PM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

some amazingly creative ideas. Thanks

1:56AM PDT on May 14, 2013

Fantastic - some of these are great!!

2:37AM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

thanks!

3:08AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

such wonderful ideas! great stuff!

5:00AM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

Great idea ! Thanks for sharing

11:08AM PDT on Apr 9, 2013

awesome ideas...Thanks :")

1:53AM PDT on Apr 9, 2013

I admire everybody who does these things.

7:38PM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

cool

8:54PM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

The trouble with all this upcycling is that I end up never throwing anything away! I have no problem figureing out ways to creatively reuse even worn out and broken stuff. But where to store it so I know what I've got on hand? And then there is this inner conflict with my space clearing, orderly self..."no, this is not clutter, I am NOT a horder! These are my craft supplys" And once I've made something, what to do with it? Oh well, I have LOTS of fun and my friends and family always get interesting, one of a kind gifts.

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