Celebrate Crafty Reuse in April

With Earth Day coming up in just a few weeks, crafters all over the world are looking to keep their projects eco-friendly, and they’re sharing tips, tutorials, and even supplies! Here are a couple of events that are helping crafters keep it green this month.

April Stash Bust

The first April Stash Bust last year was so much fun that we’re doing it again! Crafting sites like Dollar Store Crafts and Crafting a Green World are sharing tutorials and inspiration to help crafters use what they have, rather than buying new supplies. Craft supplies are a $4.2 billion dollar per year business, and that adds up to a huge crafty impact! Rather than hitting Michael’s or Jo Ann’s, the Stash Bust is all about encouraging crafters to dive into their backlog of supplies and create without buying new.

It’s easy as pie to get in on the April Stash Bust! If you want to participate, just share your own stash busting project and show your stash busting pride with one of the nifty banners that Liz of Cosa Verde created.


Over at Craftzine, they’ve declared April Upcraft Month. The premise is similar to the April Stash bust, and Craft is sharing tutorials to help you create without purchasing new materials.

They kicked things off with a tutorial for making a book clutch from a DVD case. There’s an awesome roster of projects coming up, like “an embellished tank by Jessica Wilson, denim storage bins by Betz White, a special project excerpt from Tiffany Threadgould’s new book, ReMake It!”

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

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Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by lucyellen06


Lisa Gourley
Lisa Gourley5 years ago


Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Interesting article

Gita Sasi Dharan
Gita Sasi Dharan5 years ago


Winn Adams
Winn Adams5 years ago


KS Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Rebecca D.
Rebecca D5 years ago

Love the little bird in the photo

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Joy Mcronald
Joy M6 years ago

Very nice.. thank you

Camila K.
Kamila A6 years ago

very creative ideas, thank you!

Chelsea M.
Chelsea M6 years ago

The picture is absolutely adorable!