The moment after the presents have been unwrapped, reality sets in. You have a living room full of paper scraps that will undoubtedly end up in the garbage. Not this year! This year you can reuse those glittering pieces of paper to make your life more colorful and make you feel better about reusing that pretty paper. Forget the packing peanuts! Shredded wrapping paper makes for colorful packing material.
Make a beautiful bow for future presents using strips of recycled wrapping paper.
If the paper isn’t too seasonal, use it to bring life to otherwise drab drawers.
If you’re careful, you can always reuse paper for future gifts. Waste not, want not, right?
Use your favorite wrapping paper to make a fun garland! If you have metallic wrapping paper around, it would make the perfect garland for New Year’s Eve.
Earth Day is one of our favorite holidays because, as big fans of the DIY movement, we LOVE recycling and reusing to make chic projects while also reducing our carbon footprint. This Earth Day we decided to use our trims to make a recycled DIY that serves a very green purpose! You’ll work with a recycled can, jazz it up with natural jute trims, and make it a home for beautiful plant or flower!
What You’ll Need:
1 Clean Empty Soup Can
Small Tubular Jute
29mm Jute Knit Braid
23mm Jute Braid
1” Jute Braid
1. Using the hole punch, punch a hole on each side of the can. Make sure the hole is not too high. It should be half an inch below the rim.
2. Take your tube jute and place it through the holes on each side. Tie a knot at the end so that the jute does not fall through the hole.
3. Wrap the jute around the can, and cut it so that the edges just meet.
4. Place E6000 on the can where you want your jute to be, and glue it in place.
5. Repeat with other types of jute if you like. We added two more strips in different patterns.
Voila! You have an Earth Day treasure that not only LOOKS beautiful, but is great for the environment. Depending on the plant you use, it can also help filter the air! Put bamboo, peace lily, or aloe in your pot and you’ll be breathing easy in no time.
This year we are giving a portion of our Earth Day sales to Earthworks, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of irresponsible mineral and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions.
Earth Day is just a few days away, celebrate the DIY way with these awesome earth-friendly ideas!
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Miss Kris does it again with these recycled plastic and crystal earrings!
Recycle, reuse, and make music. That’s how the saying goes, right? Make some mini drums for your little folks with a couple of tin cans!
These totes from Dana Made It are created from old grocery bags. This is recycling and reusing at its finest!
You’ll never guess what these modern planters are made of, and we don’t want to ruin the surprise! Head over to Somewhere Splendid to find out!
These incredible seed balls are simple to make, and can help anyone’s guerilla gardening efforts! Just throw one wherever you want to see more flowers, and watch it grow! Super easy and beautiful.