Earth Day is later this month… let’s start planning some eco-friendly projects!
image-3370 1 of 11With Earth Day this month (April 22), I like to be reminded with the idea of recycling and making things anew. My grandmother always did it in her day, making rag rugs out of old clothing, and quilts using her old dresses —a lot to be learned from past generations. So this past week I decided to look for some really cute or useful ideas using old materials. From sumi wrestler bowling pins (using old plastic bottles) to an adorable honey bear jar night light. Check them out!
Honey Bear Bottle Lamp 2 of 11An adorable little recycling project using the honey bear jar.
Get the how-to at The Pink Doormat.
Crochet Recycled Containers 3 of 11A fun little basket catch-all using plastic containers and a little crochet technique.
Get the how-to at at Filth Wizardry.
Recycled Can of Herbs 4 of 11An easy recyling idea using tin cans.
Get the how-to at eatliveshop.com.
Recycled Zipper Bracelet 5 of 11A fun idea using discarded zippers.
Get the how-to at ecouterre.com.
Sumo Wrestler Bowling Pins 6 of 11A cute idea using empty bottles
Get the how-to at ugaranddots.com.
Recycled Sewing Kit 7 of 11Make a sewing kit using an old pickle jar and a pretty cloth you have hanging around!
Get the how-to at kanelstrand.com.
An Updated Dresser 8 of 11Add a few soft accents on a recycled side table.
Get the how-to at wohnidee.wunderweib.de.
Update an Old Chair 9 of 11An oldie but a goodie from the folks at ReadyMade (R.I.P.). Make a quilt-inspired chair using scraps of fabric.
More info poppytalk.com.
Recycled Milk Jugs 10 of 11Half-gallon milk jugs are great for storing pencil crayons!
Get the how-to at blog.makezine.com.
Recycling Center for Kids 11 of 11A clever idea to make a recycling center for your children's creative juices!
Get the how-to at handmadecharlotte.com.
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