5 Useful Tips for Keeping Your DIY Projects Eco-Friendly

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DIY projects allow you to express your creativity and make something amazing with your own hands, but what if they could also have a positive impact on the environment? There are many ways to put an eco-friendly twist on your DIY projects, and these five are a good place to start.

Upcycling Comes First

From old jars to empty bottles, there are many ways to reuse items that you already have at home, so try to put them front and center in your DIY projects instead of throwing them away.

Right Materials

Use recycled or repurposed materials in your DIY projects whenever possible, or choose eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives if you really have to buy new ones.

Zero Waste

Minimize unnecessary waste by properly planning your projects. Take measurements and cut materials accordingly and figure out if there’s a way to put scraps to some good use.

Work with Others

Working on DIY projects with your friends and family or finding local DIY groups is also a great way to minimize waste because you’d be sharing materials and tools with each other.

Make Something Durable

Focus on DIY projects that last and make things that will stay in your home for years to come. If they don’t require frequent replacement, they’ll create less pollution down the line.

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Jenn's dream has always been to be a star on Broadway. Self-described theatre nerd; she grew up going to see all the musicals with my older sister. Her favorites are Hairspray, Wicked, and Kinky Boots. She even named her cats Tracey Turnblad and Link Larkin!