25 Earth Month Crafts
One thing that’s always struck me about Earth Day/Earth Month craft projects is that they can be a little…well…cheesy. Let’s just say it. Or maybe it’s more that they’re sometimes a bit too on the nose for me. When you’re upcycling, you’re already in the spirit of Earth Month, so I don’t feel like there’s a need to also have your craft project depict the Earth or a recycling theme. It’s doing that just through the materials you’re using, and I think making something that you’ll use long after April is a much stronger statement about conservation!
1. Toilet Paper Roll Rocket – This is a great craft to do with kids. You can use reclaimed toilet paper or paper towel rolls to make your rockets, and the results are super cute!
2. Upcycled Mint Tins – Got some empty Altoid tins laying around? Over at Craft Test Dummies, she shows you how to use washi tape and Mod Podge to turn them into cute little storage tins that you can use over and over.
3. Mesh Grocery Bags – Store-bought mesh bags can be pretty pricey, but you can easily make your own from reclaimed t-shirts!
4. Bird Feeder – Turn an empty plastic bottle into a sweet bird feeder!
5. Suitcase Ottoman – Vintage suitcases are so much fun for crafting! Here’s how to turn an old, broken suitcase into a functional piece of furniture.
6. Upcycled Crayons – Grab a muffin tin and that bag of broken crayons. You can melt down tiny crayon pieces to make new crayons for your kids to color with!
7. Reupholstering a Chair Seat – Did you find a chair or ottoman by the side of the road or at the thrift store that would be very cute, except the fabric on the cushion is horrible? Here’s how to easily revamp it!
8. Garden Hose Doormat – Turn a leaky old hose into an eye-catching door mat.
9. Bike Wheel Trellis – Grab some broken bike wheels and popped inner tubes, and turn them into a beautiful trellis for the climbing plants in your garden.
10. Baby Cocoon – Keep your baby toasty on blustery fall evenings with this cocoon made from an old sweater.
11. Hanging Bottle Vases – I love these sweet bottle vases! Just wrap twine securely around the bottle neck, leaving a long tail, so you can hang them from a tent, a hook in the ceiling, or even a tree.
12. T-Shirt Bibs – Grab a tee that doesn’t fit anymore and whip up a cute, functional bib for your little one.
Image Credits: photos by Becky Striepe