Our Best Eco-Friendly Crafts and Lifestyle Ideas


Our Best Eco-Friendly Crafts and Lifestyle Ideas

Find the perfect recycled craft idea to fit your lifestyle!

Our Best Eco-Friendly Crafts and Lifestyle Ideas

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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Eco-Friendly Crafts

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

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.

35 Zero Waste Sewing Ideas
140+ Scrap Sewing Projects
Top 20 Free Scrap Quilt Patterns

48 Uses for Old T-Shirts

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48 Uses for Old T-Shirts

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.

How to Compost at Home
8 Tips on How to Start a Garden
60 Homemade Cleaners

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How to Compost at Home

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
22 Eco-Friendly Knit Patterns
17 Silk, Ribbon, and T-Shirt Yarn Projects
14 Scrap Yarn Crochet Patterns
Can Yarn Be Recycled?
How to Make Plarn
25 Recycled Plastic Bag Crochet Patterns

How to Make T-Shirt Yarn

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.

60+ Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids
What to Do with CDs
18 Recycled Winter Crafts for Kids

The Coolest Recycling Projects for Kids
54 Recycled Crafts for Kids

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60+ Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids

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.

12 Easy Tips on Getting Started with Your Zero Waste Lifestyle
26 Ways to Recycle Tissue Paper

How to Recycle Batteries
50+ Ways to Prevent Food Waste at Home
How to Recycle CDs
How to Recycle K-Cups
How to Repair Your Own Jewelry in a Pinch

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How to Recycle Batteries

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.

29 Green Craft Ideas for Earth Day
17 Halloween Recycling Crafts

47 Ways to Craft with Recycled Materials
34 Recycled Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

11 Recycled Halloween Crafts
14 Toilet Paper Roll Easter Crafts

29 Green Craft Ideas for Earth Day

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

27 Recycled Christmas Crafts

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.

Sustainable Kitchen Products
12 Leftover Ham Recipes for After the Holidays
What to Do with Leftover Cake
How to Stretch Pasta Sauce
10 Ways to Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

How to Stretch Pasta Sauce

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