Earthday Crafts: 10 Creative Ideas to Celebrate and Honor the Planet



Welcome to our ultimate guide on Earthday crafts, where we explore fun and eco-friendly ways to celebrate our planet through creative projects.

Get ready to dive into a world of sustainable crafting that not only sparks joy but also promotes environmental consciousness.

1. Recycled Paper Seed Bombs

Hands making recycled paper seed bombs with wildflower seeds and shredded paper on a wooden table.

Eco-Friendly Blooms: DIY Seed Bomb Guide

  • Want to add a splash of color to your surroundings while supporting local pollinators? Let’s learn how to make seed bombs using recycled paper!
    • Materials Needed:
      • Old newspapers or scrap paper
      • Wildflower seeds
      • Water
      • Blender
    • Step-by-Step Guide:
      1. Shred the paper into small pieces.
      2. Soak the paper in water overnight.
      3. Blend the soaked paper into a pulp.
      4. Mix in wildflower seeds.
      5. Roll the mixture into small balls.
      6. Let them dry before gifting or planting.

2. Upcycled Jar Terrariums

Upcycled glass jar terrariums with layers of soil and plants

Glass Gardens: Crafting Jar Terrariums

  • Turn trash into treasure by transforming old glass jars into miniature ecosystems with this fun and educational craft.
    • Materials Needed:
      • Glass jars with lids
      • Potting soil
      • Activated charcoal (optional)
      • Small plants or succulents
      • Decorative elements (rocks, moss, figurines)
    • Step-by-Step Guide:
      1. Add a layer of charcoal to the bottom of the jar (optional).
      2. Add a layer of soil.
      3. Plant your chosen greenery.
      4. Decorate with rocks, moss, or figurines.
      5. Mist with water and seal the jar.

3. DIY Beeswax Wraps

Homemade DIY beeswax wraps in progress on a kitchen counter with iron and colorful fabric.

Sustainable Kitchen Solutions: Beeswax Wraps

  • Ditch the plastic and embrace sustainability by making your own beeswax wraps for food storage.
    • Materials Needed:
      • Cotton fabric
      • Beeswax pellets
      • Pine resin (optional)
      • Jojoba oil (optional)
      • Parchment paper
      • Iron
    • Step-by-Step Guide:
      1. Cut fabric into desired sizes.
      2. Sprinkle beeswax pellets (and pine resin and jojoba oil if using) onto the fabric.
      3. Cover with parchment paper and iron until melted.
      4. Hang to dry and cool before use.

4. Recycled Magazine Coasters

Handmade recycled magazine coasters on a coffee table with crafting supplies.

Eco-Chic Tabletops: DIY Magazine Coasters

  • Turn yesterday’s news into today’s treasure with these colorful and eco-friendly coasters made from old magazines.
    • Materials Needed:
      • Old magazines or catalogs
      • Glue
      • Scissors
      • Mod Podge (optional)
      • Cork backing (optional)
    • Step-by-Step Guide:
      1. Cut magazine pages into strips or squares.
      2. Roll or fold the strips into tight coils.
      3. Glue the coils together in desired shapes (e.g., circle, square).
      4. Seal with Mod Podge and attach cork backing for stability (optional).

5. Plantable Paper Bookmarks

Creating plantable paper bookmarks with seeds and recycled paper on an outdoor table.

Green Thumb Readers: DIY Seed Paper Bookmarks

  • Combine your love for reading with your passion for gardening by creating plantable paper bookmarks embedded with flower seeds.
    • Materials Needed:
      • Recycled paper
      • Flower seeds
      • Blender
      • Cookie cutters (optional)
      • Twine or ribbon
    • Step-by-Step Guide:
      1. Blend recycled paper into a pulp.
      2. Mix in flower seeds.
      3. Press the pulp into molds or shape by hand.
      4. Let dry completely.
      5. Attach twine or ribbon for decoration.

6. Upcycled Tin Can Herb Garden

Upcycled tin can herb garden on a sunny kitchen windowsill with hands planting herbs.

Grow Your Own: Tin Can Herb Gardens

  • Spice up your kitchen with an upcycled tin can herb garden, perfect for adding fresh flavors to your meals.
    • Materials Needed:
      • Tin cans
      • Drill or hammer and nail
      • Potting soil
      • Herb plants or seeds
      • Paint or decorative paper (optional)
    • Step-by-Step Guide:
      1. Clean and remove labels from tin cans.
      2. Poke drainage holes in the bottom of each can.
      3. Fill with potting soil and plant herbs.
      4. Decorate cans with paint or paper (optional).

7. Eco-Friendly Tote Bag Printing

Homemade DIY beeswax wraps in progress on a kitchen counter with iron and colorful fabric.

Crafting eco-friendly tote bags with fabric paint and stencils on a craft room table.

  • Make a statement while reducing your carbon footprint with personalized eco-friendly tote bags.
    • Materials Needed:
      • Plain cotton tote bags
      • Fabric paint or ink
      • Stencils or stamps
      • Paintbrushes or sponge daubers
      • Cardboard or newspaper (to prevent bleed-through)
    • Step-by-Step Guide:
      1. Place cardboard or newspaper inside the tote bag.
      2. Position stencils or stamps on the bag.
      3. Apply fabric paint or ink evenly using brushes or sponge daubers.
      4. Let dry completely before using or gifting.

8. Nature-Inspired Dream Catchers

Making nature-inspired dream catchers with twine, feathers, and beads in a garden setting.

Sustainable Slumbers: DIY Dream Catchers

  • Bring the beauty of nature indoors with these enchanting dream catchers crafted from natural materials.
    • Materials Needed:
      • Metal or wooden hoops
      • Twine or yarn
      • Feathers, beads, shells (optional)
      • Scissors
    • Step-by-Step Guide:
      1. Wrap twine or yarn around the hoop to create a web-like pattern.
      2. Attach feathers, beads, or other embellishments.
      3. Secure additional decorations with twine or glue.
      4. Hang your nature-inspired dream catcher in a special place.

9. DIY Bird Feeders from Recycled Materials

making DIY bird feeders from recycled materials in a sunny backyard.

Backyard Birds: DIY Feeder Guide

  • Welcome feathered friends to your garden with homemade bird feeders crafted from common household items.
    • Materials Needed:
      • Empty toilet paper rolls or pine cones
      • Peanut butter or suet
      • Birdseed
      • Twine or string
      • Cookie cutters (optional)
    • Step-by-Step Guide:
      1. Spread peanut butter or suet onto the toilet paper roll or pine cone.
      2. Roll in birdseed until coated.
      3. Attach twine or string for hanging.
      4. Hang in trees or bushes and watch the birds flock to feast.

10. Sustainable Candle Making with Soy Wax

Sustainable soy wax candle making on a kitchen counter with natural ingredients.

Eco-Friendly Illumination: Soy Wax Candles

  • Set the mood with handmade soy wax candles infused with natural essential oils, perfect for cozy nights at home.
    • Materials Needed:
      • Soy wax flakes
      • Candle wicks
      • Essential oils (optional)
      • Glass jars or tins
      • Double boiler or microwave-safe container
    • Step-by-Step Guide:
      1. Melt soy wax flakes in a double boiler or microwave.
      2. Add essential oils for fragrance (optional).
      3. Secure wicks in jars or tins.
      4. Pour melted wax into containers and let cool and solidify.
      5. Trim wicks and enjoy your sustainable homemade candles.

Wrapping Up Our Earth Day Crafts

Celebrate Earth Day in style with these 10 creative crafts that honor the planet while fostering creativity and sustainability.

Whether you’re upcycling household items or getting your hands dirty with DIY projects, every craft contributes to a greener, more eco-conscious world.

Let your imagination soar as you embark on a journey of crafting and conservation. Happy Earth Day!

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