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Easy Earth Day crafts and activities for kids and families. Upcycle and recycle to make useful and special things that look handmade, not homemade. 🌎

No-Smudge DIY Chalkboard Puzzles with Martha Stewart Crafts®

Turn wooden puzzles into no-smudge DIY chalkboard puzzles using Martha Stewart Crafts® Chalkboard paint, Erasable Liquid Chalk and new chalkboard-inspired stencils. The liquid chalk design stays put on the chalkboard puzzle until you erase it with water. Fun, yes?

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Stencil a DIY Infinity Scarf Using Recycled T-Shirts

I made this DIY infinity scarf from a recycled t-shirt in exactly one nap time. Cute, yes? It looks like I bought it at a Chicago boutique or Etsy or Renegade Craft Fair but all it took was a scallop stencil by Ed Roth from Stencil1, FolkArt Multi-Surface paint, and my husband’s old gray t-shirt. …

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Geometric Painted Pots Easy DIY Idea

Here’s an easy DIY geometric painted pots idea to get you in the mood for spring. This geometric painted planter is actually super easy to make yourself by hand. It may look complicated but it’s actually really simple for beginners. Keep reading to see how to make your own DIY painted pots in your favorite …

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DIY Pillow from a Pile of Leftover Sofa Fabric Swatches

Make a DIY pillow from a pile of leftover sofa fabric swatches. It takes just an hour or so to put together this pillow with a quilted look that actually doesn’t require any quilting. It was really quick and easy to make and I’ll even show you how to put in a pillow zipper. Oh …

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DIY curved burp cloth free pattern for baby

This curved baby burp cloth free sewing pattern is reversible, recycled, and super easy to make — you’ll be able to knock out this DIY burp cloth pattern in no time flat. During my nesting frenzy before our son Liam was born, I rummaged through all our towels (among other things) and set aside the …

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DIY Garden Seed Markers from Recycled Plastic Salad Containers

These free DIY printable garden seed markers are made from recycled plastic salad containers. The packrat in me always kinda feel bad about throwing these plastic salad containers away so thought I’d try to make something useful from them. And I thought that the salad container plastic could make a great waterproof outer case for …

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Oatmeal container straw game: fun DIY toddler indoor activity

Today’s indoor craft activity is for toddlers under two years old: it’s a color sorting straw game made out of a recycled oatmeal container. And trust me, it will keep them entertained at home for hours. All you need is an empty Quaker oatmeal canister (or cardboard box), a standard hole punch, a bunch of …

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DIY Baby Wipes Container Craft to Match Nursery Decor

This DIY baby wipes container craft will put the finishing touch on your nursery decor. My baby wipes box has become a fixture on Elise’s shelf so I thought why not make it extra pretty? So I decided customize it by covering it with fabric. Here’s what the baby wipes pop-up container tub looked like …

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Ring Holder Made From A Recycled Egg Carton

I made this ring holder from a recycled cardboard egg carton as a gift for my friend Debbie’s recent engagement. Would you ever guess that this ring holder was made out of a recycled egg carton if I hadn’t told you? Is this crazy or what? I’ve been eyeing our empty cardboard egg cartons before …

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45 vinyl records used as frames for wall art

My DJ friend Chad creates free compilation music mixes for anyone who asks. Being the lucky recipient of many said mixes, I wanted to make Chad something to thank him for the tunes. Chad collects bird-related art and of course loves music so I thought that birds from vintage linen calendars framed by old 45 …

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DIY Chalkboard Baby Food Jars to Track Freshness

Elise is eating solid foods now so I’ve entered the Land of Frozen and Leftover Baby Food. With my brain still set on ‘sleep deprived,’ I put my chalkboard obsession to good use with these recycled, reusable baby food jar lids to help me track it all. Hooray for re-writable lids and Chalk Ink food-safe …

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Grandma Beulah’s Rice Pancakes Recipe from Leftover Rice

Got leftover rice? Make delicious rice pancakes with this yummy Rice Pancakes Recipe! This is the original recipe that my Grandma Beulah used to make. Along with homemade egg noodles, chocolate pie and fresh-off-the-vine concord grape juice, rice pancakes were my Grandma Beulah’s specialty. My parents were in town to help us take care of …

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