Eco-Friendly Crafts and DIY's

Great ways to Repurpose, reuse or recreate items.

School holidays are here and it's time to keep the kids busy and entertained without ruining your budget OR the planet (it is plastic-free July after all!). Here are four eco-friendly activities we always do at home in the school holidays. We love these activities because it sparks imagination and provides hours of fun with sensory play.  The...

Newspaper is a great material for making your own seedling pots, and once grown they can be planted whole in the ground without disturbing your delicate new plants. I love this little DIY because as I head more into a plastic-free life I stumble across lots of little things that I never thought of like seedling punnets. I can now re-purpose my lo...

Wondering whether to recycle, repair or repurpose your old shoes? Here are some brilliant ways to repair and refashion your favourite shoes to keep wearing them for longer. So many shoes end up in landfill every year, so fixing shoes and making them wearable again is so important when trying to live more sustainably or attempting a zero waste lifes...

Unfortunately, traditional glitter is bad for the environment because it is made up of tiny pieces of plastic, BUT what do you do with your old glitter? Should you throw it out? use it? donate it? or hide it in a cupboard for eternity? There are a couple of ways to dispose of glitter but the best way is to repurpose it into permanent projects and...

This natural, DIY Eco-Friendly Cloud Dough recipe is loads of fun and makes a fantastic sensory play experience. It's also biodegradable and planet friendly without toxic ingredients.

Today I want to show you 4 essential basic clothing repairs that anyone can do by hand, without a sewing machine or any skills at all. Learn how to sew on a button back on, repair the seam of your leggings and mend two common types of holes. There are videos included for each repair and in 5 minutes from now you can be successfully repairing your...

Make your own reed diffusers to avoid chemical and synthetic fragrances. Choose natural wood and bamboo based materials for diffusers and blend essential oils for a home made ecofriendly choice. This simple DIY diffuser will have your rooms smelling fresh and fragrant at a fraction of the cost and can be created with zero waste. I'll also gi...

Make your own yummy scented playdough in three gorgeous ice-cream flavours, without any artificial colours or flavours. Use cocoa powder, vanilla and real strawberries for safe and natural sensory play. I love playdough, and always prefer homemade to store bought as it is way cheaper and lasts so much longer. With a tiny bit of experimenting we m...

Make your own natural, eco friendly and zero waste miniature Christmas trees from Pinecones using recycled materials. Sometimes the simplest crafts are the most fun when preparing for Christmas. There are so many options for making these cute Pinecone Christmas trees, and you could easily choose your own colour scheme and make them as simple or fan...

For the black thumbs or green thumb challenged, this Kitchen Herb Windowsill Garden Kit is a great way to start growing your own fresh herbs at home. Everything you need is provided, including good quality soil, and all you need to do is follow the instructions and water it to have fresh herbs on demand. This is such a simple way to begin gardeni...

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