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25 Upcycled Craft Projects for Earth Month

organic laundry sachet

25 Earth Month Crafts

13. Organic Laundry Sachet – Ditch the toxic dryer sheets! Grab some fabric scraps and organic herbs and make yourself a laundry sachet that you can use over and over.

14. Wine Bottle Tiki Torch – Get ready for those outdoor summer shindigs with a few of these upcycled torches.

15. Suitcase Table – Transform a vintage suitcase into a handy, modular end table.

16. Drawer Chalkboard – Turn an old drawer from a broken desk or dresser into a hanging chalkboard.

17. Sweater Throw Pillow – Did you accidentally shrink one of your sweaters? Don’t toss it! Turn it into a cozy throw pillow instead!

18. Sushi Tray Bracelet – Wash out that sushi tray and turn it into a chic, chunky bracelet.

felt scrap hair clip

19. DIY Peacock Fascinator – Pull out your box of felt scraps and use them to make a pretty hair clip.

20. Herb Dryer – A DIY to help you preserve the harvest! Hit the thrift store for some old picture frames and make your very own hanging herb dryer.

21. Fabric Scrap Flowers – Most cut flowers are bad news for the environment, but you can make fabric flowers using fallen branches, vintage buttons, and scrap fabric instead.

22. Bottle Cap Stamps – You can’t recycle plastic bottle caps in many towns, but you can use them to make these cute stamps!

23. Hanging Scissor Holder – Never hunt for those scissors again! Use a vintage necktie to create a scissors holder that hangs on the wall.

24. Toilet Paper Tube Art – No one will believe that this elegant piece used to be old toilet paper or paper towel tubes!

25. Wine Cork Mat – 175 corks is quite a lot of wine, but if you get your friends and family to help you collect, you might be surprised at how quickly they accumulate! If there’s a bar or restaurant that you frequent, you can also very nicely ask if they’d mind saving corks for you. I bet they’ll be intrigued!

Do you guys have any crafty plans for Earth Month? I’d love to hear about what you’re making in the comments!

Image Credits: photos by Becky Striepe

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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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