Earth Day Crafts, by MommyPage PageTurner Dinah Wulf
By, Dinah Wulf, MommyPage PageTurner
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Authoring a DIY and craft blog that focuses on repurposing and reuse isn’t necessarily a campaign for global warming or a push for clean energy, but it is a small attempt to help our environment one craft at a time! I guess the EPA would be pleased about my blog’s emphasis in reuse and recycling, after all it is my creative take on reducing waste and garbage! Earth Day is right around the corner, April, 22nd to be exact… and since my Blogaversary is April 23rd, in honor of both I thought I’d re-cap my favorite recycled craft ideas from my first year of blogging.
Recycling books and magazines, reduces the amount of trash that is thrown away. Let’s face it–in this digital age, pretty soon I’m thinking we won’t even HAVE books and magazines. It seems that every large shopping center these days has a vacant retail space waiting to be rented out where an old Borders book store once flourished. Here are my favorite Earth day Crafts for this year. Just click on the links if you would like to read the entire step by step photo tutorials.
I have two favorite recycled magazine crafts. Both took a lot of time, but the end results were well worth it. I gave them both as gifts and the last time I was at the recipient’s home I saw them displayed… good sign.
This is a recycled magazine frame I made. It took a lot of patience to make this 5X7 frame, but a great project to do while watching your favorite television show.
Here is a recycled magazine bowl craft that I attempted. Originally intended to be much larger, my fingers wouldn’t allow it.
I have a few favorite recycled book page crafts. This first one is fun and perfect for embellishing a gift. Using water colors, this simple book page flower project is fun to do with your kids.
Another simple paper flower project is this tutorial using recycled bottle caps and book or magazine pages. Simply by using a craft punch, decoupage medium, and a magnet, you have this adorable, sturdy. And eco-friendly paper flower magnet.
Finally, a DIY Inspired favorite, I proudly hang this Book Page Wreath in the entryway of my home. Made out of an old antique book that was missing pages and falling apart, I made this eco-chic wreath for less than two dollars!