With Earth Day approaching on Friday 22nd of April, it’s a great way to raise awareness for environmental protection and helping save the planet. Us crafters hate wastage, and anywhere where we can make a difference is greatly appreciated. We’ve rounded up a selection of our top projects and crafting essentials that are both great fun and Mother Nature approved!
Patchwork Tyre Seat
Before you think of disposing any old tyres you may have, put them to good use by turning them into a kitsch new garden addition. Burning tyres releases harmful pollutants and toxins, and is purely wasteful. Add another project to your upcycling list by following our how-to!
Many of us might think to bin any old craft scraps or clothes we might have lying around - but don't! Gather those odds and ends so you can turn them in to a one of a kind rug!
Beautiful Bird House
Encourage more birds in your garden as you embark on this bird house crafting project from our friends over at Crafts Beautiful. Ensure you use non-toxic paints to make this a nature-friendly make you can proudly hang from your tree!
Rather than picking flowers, why not crochet a bouquet of blooms for your home and leave the natural florals in the ground where Mother Nature intended?
Show your love for all things natural and beautiful by making this faux flowered head band. What a cute idea from Top Crochet Patterns!
Pay homage to planet Earth with this blue & green jewellery set from our sister magazine, Sew. These beaded beauties are crafted from things that can all be found in your haberdashery, so there's no need to use any more resources when you've got everything you'll need!
Put a twist on these paper flowers by making them from recycled sources such as old newspaper or magazines.
Bonus - Free Earth-Inspired Colouring Pages
Create your own artwork by downloading these free art therapy designs. Really get in touch with Mother Nature as you get lost in the gorgeously intricate designs.