Our Best Eco-Friendly Crafts and Lifestyle Ideas
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Turn your trash into treasure with Our Best Eco-Friendly Crafts and Lifestyle Ideas! Prime Publishing is dedicated to sharing budget-friendly and eco-friendly ideas with the community. Below we've rounded up our best green living crafts and recipes just for you. Plus, if you've been wanting to start a zero-waste lifestyle, then you'll love our articles from CheapThriftyLiving that cover food waste prevention, recycling ideas, and more.
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These DIY crafts and upcycled projects are a great way to save materials that you would normally discard and turn them into something brand new. Learn how to turn an empty milk carton into herb garden pots or how to make a worn sweater into cute and snuggly slipper boots. We've even included our list of 10 Recycling Blogs that you've got to follow!
13 Milk Carton Crafts
26 Recycled Materials Crafts with Paper
10 Recycling Craft Blogs to Follow
34 Projects Made from Old Sweaters
25 Great Trash to Treasure Crafts
14 Recycled Jewelry Tutorials
25 Ways to Reuse Plastic
Scrap Fabric Projects
No one knows better than sewists how quickly scrap fabric can start to pile up. We've included our mega list of scrap sewing projects, so that clearing up your fabric scraps is a total breeze. Plus, if you've been itching to start a zero waste lifestyle, be sure to check out our collection of handy and reusable sewing projects.
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Green Living Ideas
One easy and productive way to go green is to start your own backyard garden. We've included tons of great gardening articles and projects, from herb garden ideas to these 8 tips on how to start a garden at home. And if you're searching for alternatives to harmful cleaning supplies, you don't want to miss our collection of homemade cleaners.
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One way to keep pill bottles out of the trash is by recycling them into pill bottle crafts! Learn all about crafting with pill bottles in this article.Pill Bottle Crafts: Reuse Pill Bottles [15 Ideas]
Upcycled Yarn Tutorials
Did you know that you can turn your old t-shirts into yarn? Store-bought yarn can be so expensive, which is why we're here to show you how to make your own! This helpful article on how to make t-shirt yarn also includes tips from experienced crocheters to let you master working with this unusual material.
How to Make T-Shirt Yarn
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14 Scrap Yarn Crochet Patterns
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Fun Recycled Crafts for Kids
Get kids involved with helping the planet! These recycled craft projects combine eco-friendly crafts with your child's limitless imagination. Your little ones will love turning boring toilet paper rolls into butterflies, pirates, binoculars, and more.
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Zero Waste Living and Recycling Tips
Looking for ways to lessen your carbon footprint? Start on your zero waste lifestyle with these articles. From ways to cut down on your food waste at home to tips for recycling batteries and CDs, you'll discover creative ideas for living more eco-friendly.
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Recycled Crafts for the Holidays
Turn your trash into cute and whimsical holiday decor with these ideas! Start crafting ahead of fall with these recycled Halloween crafts. You can make spooky luminaries, kooky creatures, and more hauntingly adorable projects with these DIY ideas.
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17 Halloween Recycling Crafts
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34 Recycled Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
11 Recycled Halloween Crafts
14 Toilet Paper Roll Easter Crafts
Upcycled Christmas Projects
If you love decorating for the Christmas season, then you'll love these recycled projects! Learn how to turn your leftover wrapping paper into something pretty or find creative ways to recycle your Christmas cards. Decking the halls doesn't have to cost a fortune.
Scrap Material Christmas Crafts
27 Recycled Christmas Crafts
How to Use Leftover Wrapping Paper
60 Christmas Crafts from Recycled Items
26 Ways to Recycle Christmas Cards
How to Fight Food Waste
Food waste is a huge problem that you can start tackling at home! Learn how to minimize food waste while treating your tastebuds with these ideas. Make the most of your holiday leftovers, learn how to stretch pasta sauce, and how to keep a sustainable kitchen with these articles.
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