Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle is the perfect way to honor the planet, and minimize our footprint. For those of us who craft and create, it’s a way of life. We’re always setting aside little found treasures to add into our next projects. You know you’re a true crafter when family and friends also squirrel away little treasures they think you might be able to use in your creations. Earth Day is a great time to share our thrifty ways. We’d love to hear about your found treasures and how you use them.
Here’s a few things we found this week to kick start your Earth Day projects:
- Reduce your footprint by knitting with bamboo needles, a sustainable resource like Andrej Suskavcevic, President of CHA demonstrates here. We love how crafty brave he is on video!
- Reuse an old sweater by turning it into a hat like Le Funky Mama’s did here (video is in Italian, but is so easy to follow)
- Recycle wool scraps from an accidentally shrunk sweater by needle felting into a custom phone case like Karin did here. If you don’t have an accidentally shrunk sweater, you can wash and dry a too small or moth hole ridden sweater to magically repurpose it into felted wool.
We hope these ideas inspire new projects for you this Earth Day weekend. How are you celebrating?