Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, we have found some fun projects to help you waste less, grow more, and enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors! From reusable totes that hold your groceries to a hammock that holds YOU, check out these DIY projects and make the most of what you’ve got this Earth Day.

 Make an Everyday Tote by Sprout Patterns

Use this simple pattern from Sprout Patterns to make a reusable tote bag to carry groceries.  Reduce your use of paper and plastic and look good doing it!

Make seed paper tags by Garden Therapy 

If you’ve got old paper grocery bags lying around, repurpose them to make these adorable seed tags for your gifts!  The tags can be planted and will later grow a beautiful patch of wildflowers! 

Crochet hanging planter by Clover Needlecraft

Bring the beauty of nature into your home with a crocheted hanging planter.  You could use it to hang flowers on your porch or herbs in your kitchen!  

Make jersey yarn by Hands Occupied

To make your planter, you can use scraps or selvages from our Modern Jersey or Cotton Spandex Jersey fabrics to make your own yarn. Waste less and decorate more!

Make a reusable cloth napkin by Spoonflower

In the Spoonflower break room, we use these homemade reusable cloth napkins to reduce our waste. Use a cute food design and beautify your kitchen table while protecting the environment!

Recycled container by Homemade for Friends

Upcycle old cans and jars into cute containers.  Maybe you are saving up for a new bike for a more eco-friendly commute? Repurpose a can to make a piggy bank with some bicycle themed Woven Wallpaper!

 Make a DIY hammock by A Crafty Mix

A DIY Hammock is the perfect way to relax and enjoy all the beauty we celebrate on Earth Day.  Pick a fun leafy design on Eco Canvas and get outside!

Happy Earth Day, everybody!

About Our Guest Author:

Amy was born and raised in North Carolina and got her degree in American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  In addition to writing for our blog, she works on the operations floor at Spoonflower processing and shipping orders.  Outside of Spoonflower, Amy’s main loves are comedy and her dog Ralphie.  Amy performs and teaches improv comedy as often as she can.  When she gets the time, she also loves to cook, quilt, paint and dance.

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  • Eclectic House

    For even better reuse- 16 of your 8 inch Spoonflower swatches can be made into a tote- four to each wide side, 2 to each narrow side, 2 for the bottom and 2 for the handles. Here’s one I made from plaid swatches, and lined with a repurposed leather skirt from the thrift shop.
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