Going green certainly isn’t a new phrase — by now, especially in the parenting world, we’ve been beaten down with phrases like sustainable, renewable, carbon footprints … it can be hard to feel like you’re making a difference with the overwhelming amount of ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
If you’re looking to cut out the noise and bring some green karma into your home, check out these 10 great ideas. You’ll find fun ways to reuse your old junk in new, fresh ways, along with some new pieces of furniture with an eco-friendly bent. Check them out after the jump! — Jillian Capewell
DIY Your Kid’s Kitchen 1 of 10Cook up a fun play area for kids by reusing old furniture, from a worn-out bookcase to a tired wall-unit — you'll never think of your home dÃ©cor cast-offs the same way again!
Find out how to transform your old furniture
Sustainable Kids Furniture 2 of 10If you want good-looking kids furniture but are worried about where it comes from, you can rest easy with NONAH — this French company makes beautiful pieces with wood from sustainable forests, water-based lacquer, and natural oil.
Learn more about NONAH furniture
Baby Food Garden 3 of 10If you've got a baby … chances are you have a ton of baby-food jars. Don't toss them in the trash just yet — turn them into cute gardening arrangements, as seen here!
Learn how to do it yourself
Reuse Your Winter Collection 4 of 10If you've got a well-loved sweater that you'd hate to see go in the trash can, these easy DIYs for sprucing up your home — from pillows, frames, or even a bath mat — will allow you to enjoy it for years to come.
Cozy up to these upcycled sweater ideas
Sick Furniture, Brah 5 of 10Looking for that show-stopper gift for your teenaged son who refuses to decorate? Tell him these Deckstool benches were made from recycled, broken skateboards that would have otherwise ended up in the trash — he just might rethink his interior dÃ©cor.
Find out where to get these benches!
Wine Cork Ideas 6 of 10Are you a fan of taking a "grownup time out" with a bottle of red? Find out how you can make these unforgettable projects with used wine corks!
Tip back a couple of these wine cork ideas
Farm Friends Mobile 7 of 10Still looking for the perfect accent to your little tree-hugger's nursery? This mobile is made from bamboo, an earth-friendly, renewable resource.
Find out where to get these cute mobiles!
Easy Recycled Accessories 8 of 10Make all the little knick-knacks in your home, from keychains to wall art and piggy banks, eco-friendly with these great ideas for the home.
Get crafty with these DIYs!
Re-Use Your Crib Bumper 9 of 10Can't use your crib bumper anymore? Use it to bump up your tot's nursery in brand new ways!
See how you can reuse your bumper
Grow Green 10 of 10What makes a growth chart eco-friendly, you ask? weeDecor's charts are made in the US from biodegradable fabric that contains no harmful PVCs.
Find out where to get these personalized growth charts!
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