There are all sorts of little things you can do to help reduce, reuse, and recycle in your day-to-day life. However, if you like taking on eco-friendly craft projects, then these unique opportunities may be just what you’ve been looking for to be just a little greener in your hobby.
#1: Green Confetti
Whether you have a friend who’s getting married, or you just want to throw a real bash this spring or summer, confetti is an old standby. And while it’s fun to throw or drop, it’s a huge pain to clean up afterward. And throwing it outside? No thank you, that kind of clean up is a nightmare.
But what if you didn’t have to clean it up at all? Well, if you make your own green confetti, then all you need to do is sweep it out the door and call it good. The process is simple, too! All you need is a hole punch and some fresh leaves. The little circles make great confetti, they’re colorful, and they smell nice. If you put them in a small container, you can keep your eco-confetti in the fridge for extra longevity.
#2: A Unique Pet Bed
If you have an old tire lying around, you might be wondering what to do with it. But, if you have a small dog or cat as a pet, then a tire can make for a unique bed for them.
This eco-friendly craft projects, perfected by people like Amarildo Silva, can take a little bit of creativity. While it’s totally possible to just take a tire, clean it thoroughly, and put some bedding into it, you should feel free to get extra creative. Trim the top lip off, paint the tire with thick latex paint, and for extra green points, stuff a pillowcase with old plastic bags to use as the bedding. This is ideal for a cat or a small-to-midsize dog.
#3: A Knotted Rope Hanging Planter
Adding some literal green to your living space is good for your air and your peace of mind, but buying planters at the store is expensive, and they tend to be made from plastic. If you’ve got some string and a jar in your recycling bin, then you can make a simple hanging planted on your own following these instructions at InHabitat! With a little time, you can have your own hanging gardens perfuming your place, and even giving you some herbs you can use in the kitchen!
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