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11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home

11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home
Photo: Purl Soho

If you're like me, you want to be more eco-friendly but you're not quite sure what the next step would be after recycling and turning off the lights when you leave the room. Here are 11 DIY projects from around the web that will help you live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle.   

 

11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home
Photo: Sugar and Charm

1. Nix that wasteful plastic wrap and make a set of these oilcloth bowl covers instead. 

 

11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home
Photo: BH&G

2. Don't let all that rain go to waste... collect it in a rain barrel to create a natural irrigation system that you can use to water your gardens. Get the how-to here.

 

11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home
Photo: Little Glass Jar

3. Don't throw out that old bookshelf... turn it into a kitchen island instead! Check out this and tons of other furniture upcycling ideas here. 

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11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home
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4. Reduce paper waste by making a set of these beautiful linen napkins which double as placemats... genius! 

 

11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home
Photo: Plush Beds

5. When was the last time you cleaned your mattress? Yeah, me too. Find out how to clean your mattress naturally depending on what type you have here.

 

11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

6. Learn how to turn food jars into handy storage using this post.

 

11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home
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7. Make your own natural reusable cleaning wipes using this great tutorial. 

 

11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home
Photo: Crazy Little Projects

8. Make plastic grocery bags a thing of the past by making sure to always bring a reusable tote with you not only to the grocery store, but also the pharmacy, the mall, or anywhere else you shop. Get the tutorial for this fabric tote here. 

 

11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home
Photo: This Old House

9. Find out how to make one of these attractive compost bins using this tutorial. [Photo: This Old House]

 

11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home
Photo: Sugar and Charm

10. Reconstitute all of those mostly-used candles you have lying around with this tutorial. [Photo: Sugar and Charm]

 

11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home
Photo: Purl Soho

11. Find out how to make your own reusable fabric lunch bags using  this tutorial. [Photo: Purl Soho]

 

11 Eco-Friendly DIYs to Help You Create a Zero-Waste Home
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