Happy Earth Day! For us it's also the birthday of our best friend Kristine who we lost far too young. She was a teacher, loved kids, and LOVED Earth Day. So in her honor, here are some projects from my Repurposed Ideas Pinterest board that are perfect for Earth Day and use things we all likely have laying around the house.
We all have magazines laying around so these projects from DIY Sweet Home is a way to use them to make some pretty things:
More magazine ideas here from Picky Stitch:
Got jeans? Who among us doesn't have some too big / too small / too holey jeans?
How about this jean pocket phone charger holder from DIY & Home ?
Who can't use an extra totebag? This one comes from a roundup of "21 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Old Jeans" at Tip Hero.
Boxes and Tubes:
Keep your pencils and your thoughts together while re-using cereal boxes. Turn them inside out , leave them plain, paint, add paper, doodle, or use the fronts with these ideas from One Good Thing By Jillee.
Use toilet paper tubes and Washi tape to make a pretty phone holder. Details at Easy Peasy Creative.
One too many Amazon boxes ? Make a pretty storage basket. Elizabeth Joan Designs will show you how.
Got Milk (jugs)?
LOVE these Votives from Bliss Bloom Blog !
Now that I'm living in the desert, I'm going to have to get creative about snow this Winter so making some from repurposed milk jugs is on my list! From Eve of Reduction.
Water and Soda Bottles:
101 Days of Organization has a great roundup on what to do with these that seem to multiply like Tribbles.
Think of all those little things ( paper clips, binder clips, rubber bands, pushpins) you could store in a pretty little bowl made from a water bottle? From Dishfunctional Designs.
Here's a two-fer idea. Repurpose empty jars ( or you can buy a matched set of mason jars) and embellishe with pine cone flowers, perhaps from a nature walk. From Uncommon Designs .
I recognize these jars because they are from my husband's favorite jam. So will definitely have some of these to play with ! From Make Calm Lovely.
I hope I've given you some inspiration!