Earth Day is this Sunday – and while getting outside and planting a tree is probably the most popular way to celebrate, some people are handier with a glue gun than they are with a shovel. If you’re one of the former, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite DIY projects that use recycled and reclaimed materials. From fun stamps made out of old wine corks to tiny terrariums to vintage teacup candles, click through our gallery to see them all!
You’ve probably seen fancy candles like these selling for exorbitant prices, but you can make your own for just a few bucks. Just use teacups you already own or pick up a few at your local thrift shop for a sweet-smelling treat for yourself or to give as a gift.
By far one of the easiest DIY projects we’ve seen and one that is also suitable for youngsters, these wine cork stamps are just as fun to make as they are to use. After you’re done, you can continue the crafting fun by creating cards utilizing your freshly carved stamps!
Ideal for spaghetti sauce lovers, this DIY herb garden puts old jars to a great new use. Following these simple steps (shared with us by eco-model Summer Rayne Oakes), you can make your vertical garden as petite or as expansive as you prefer.
One of our most popular DIY projects of all time on Inhabitat, these surprisingly simple tin can lanterns add such lovely flair and sparkle to an al fresco event – and just in time for summer!
One of the most afforable and eco-friendly ways to get furniture is to build it using a shipping pallet. Check out the ultra-simple instructions and (very inexpensive) materials right here.
And because it wouldn’t be Earth Day without a terrarium or two, here is a link to our favorite terrarium DIYs. There are so many to choose from!