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10 Ways to Go Green: Craft Ideas, Projects, and More

By: Kera Mogue, Editor for FaveCrafts

Water Bottle BraceletInstead of throwing out your stash of mismatched items, you can make awesome green crafts. Upcycling is a thrifty option and useful for everyday household needs. You can create earring holders and placemats. With so many different ways to be green, there's no reason not to join the eco-friendly movement. When you make these go green crafts, you will learn how to save money and tidy up your house at the same time. 

Recycled craft ideas can make cute kids' crafts, storage boxes, and even easy DIY home decorations. Once you get started on these fun projects, you will feel the effects of going green. More space, more money in your wallet, and more earth-friendly crafting ideas are all a part of green crafting's magnetic pull.


 

10 Ways to Go Green: Craft Ideas, Projects, and More Table of Contents

Recycled Fabric Projects

Recycled Paper and Plastic Project
 

Recycled Fabric Projects

Reuse every piece of old fabric to make your life greener. Try refashioning a t-shirt to make a shredded scarf, or use the cut-offs from your old jeans to create kitchen crafts. No matter what you have around the house, there is a green crafting project idea just for you.

 Denim and Lace Flip-FlopsDenim and Lace Flip-Flops: Let your feet feel pampered with this easy green crafting idea. Your shoes will be the talk of the town.

How to Make a T-Shirt Fringe Scarf: A fringe scarf is the perfect way to bring in spring with some spirit. Use a forgotten shirt from your closet to make this easy DIY craft.

Turn Old Jeans Into Pot Holders: Who would've thought that jeans could make pot holders? Denim is thick enough to block the heat from your kitchenware.

Denim Apron and Basket for Mom: What's the best way to show your mother how much you care? Make her an apron and basket with denim scraps!












 

Recycled Paper and Plastic Project

Paper and plastic help you keep your belongings organized. When you find your bottle cap collection overflowing, you can make a cute DIY cross. If your pizza box doesn't fit in the trash can, use it to make some art.

 Smashed Soda Can AnimalsSmashed Soda Can Animals: Kids love crafting, and they'll adore these cute pop can animals. They can use them as puppets or DIY room decorations.

Bottle Cap Crosses: You can go green and stick to your values without spending a cent at the store. These bottle cap crosses are a unique way to show your faith.

Pizza Box Art: We've all tried to stuff a pizza box in the trash from every angle. With this tutorial, you can use the cumbersome box to make cool DIY art.

Pink Flower Water Bottle Bracelets: Cut strips of plastic from an old water bottle to make your own bracelet. Cover it in flowers with some old fabric scraps for a cute, homemade look.

Beachside Votive: If you have a collection of unused glass bottles, try upcycling them into candleholders. Feel free to add some sand and shells for a splash of tropical spirit.

Brown Bag Place MatBrown Bag Place Mat: Brown bags may not be green, but you can use them to become more green by turning them into placemats.

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