10 Trending Earth-Friendly DIYs for Grownups

By Megan T. Brown on April 22, 2016

The recycled materials and natural elements in these easy DIYs make them perfect projects for any day of the year—be sure to try out one or two to show a little extra green love on Earth Day!


How to make gift bags from newspaper

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Don't toss those papers out! Use yesterday's news to create a chic gift bag—and save a few extra dollars on gift wrap, too.

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DIY storybook paper roses

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Listen up, bibliophile: You know you've got some spare tomes lying around! Instead of throwing them out, give the pages new life in the form of some low-maintenance blooms.

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DIY Light Bulb Vase

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Being in the dark is no fun, but at least you can transform that blown light bulb into something else that will brighten your day.

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25 Brilliant DIY Ideas How To Recycle Your Old CDs

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Remember how you used to enjoy your tunes before streaming was a thing? You probably have those relics collecting dust somewhere, so break them out give your old CDs a new purpose!

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DIY Wine Bottle Bird-Feeders

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You know you've got some empty wine bottles lying around—don't worry, we're not judging. Put 'em to good use as a stylish feeder for your feathered friends.

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How to Make a DIY Terrarium Using Old Picture Frames

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This budget-friendly craft is a great way to display all your favorite houseplants while getting rid of those old frames. Truly, it's a win-win.

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Garden DIY: Make a Butterfly Feeder + a DIY Garden Project Round-up

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Who doesn't want to attract clouds of colorful butterflies to their garden? If your existing blooms aren't enough to bring those helpful beauties flocking, this easy-peasy feeder will do the trick.



Creating a Bee-Friendly Garden

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Don't fear the bees! These playful pollinators are necessary for sustaining food supplies as well as beautifying your garden, so here's how to keep them happy and healthy.



How To Plant Succulents in Eggshells

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If you've got limited space, this charming way to plant and display succulents is ideal for bringing a little green into your home.

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DIY Seed Bombs!

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These clay bombs are a fun way to scatter wildflowers or seeds of your choice around your yard with ease. They also make great gifts, so place them in a pretty package and gift your favorite gardener thoughtfully.