15 Fun and Eco-Friendly Weekend Earth Day Projects

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Dive into a world of creativity that celebrates Earth Day every day with this round up of 15 fun and eco-friendly weekend Earth Day projects from Fairfield World!

As Earth Day approaches, there’s no better time to roll up our sleeves and embark on creative projects that also contribute positively to the planet. Fairfield World makes it easy to be an eco-friendly crafter when you use Poly-Fil Fiber Fill, because It is made from recycled single-use PET water bottles! Every pound of Poly-Fil keeps 45 PET water bottles from winding up in a landfill! In honor of Earth Day and our commitment to make for good, we’re hosting a contest on Instagram. You could be our next daily winner! Be sure to follow Fairfield World so you don’t miss out on this fun Poly-Fil giveaway!

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To further inspire your environmentally conscious creativity, we’ve rounded up some family friendly Earth Day projects that you can make this weekend. Whether you’re a seasoned environmental enthusiast or a newcomer looking to dip your toes into sustainable living, these 15 fun and eco-friendly weekend projects offer a perfect blend of excitement and sustainability. Let’s dive into a world of creativity that celebrates Earth Day every day.

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Earth Felt Plush DIY

Looking for cozy, crafty weekend Earth Day projects that celebrate our beautiful planet? Look no further than this Earth Felt Plush DIY project! With just a few materials, some Poly-Fil Fiber Fill, and a bit of creativity, you can create your very own adorable felt plush Earth. Bring the Earth to life in the palm of your hand! This Earth Felt Plush DIY is sure to bring a smile to your face, so gather your supplies and let’s get crafting!

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Milk Carton Birdhouse

Transforming a simple milk carton into a charming birdhouse is not only a delightful craft project but also a fantastic way to repurpose materials and create cute Earth day decor with kids. Gather your materials: a clean, empty milk carton, Oly*Fun non fraying fabric, glue, and a touch of imagination. The kids will love this eco-friendly adventure, creating homes for birds while reducing waste, one milk carton at a time!

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Earth Day Slime

Looking for a gooey and green way to celebrate Earth Day? Make an Earth Day Slime DIY project! Mixing together simple household ingredients, you’ll create a mesmerizing slime that’s not only fun to play with but also reminiscent of our planet’s vibrant hues. If you don’t want the mess of glitter (and who can blame you!), use washable paint to tint the slime and add Poly-Fil® Mini Sized Micro Beads instead of glitter, like we did with our crunchy slime project.

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Mosaic Earth

Teach the kids the importance of our beautiful planet while creating a fun mosaic Earth craft! This not only helps kids learn about our planet. it also helps them practice fine motor skills. Instead of construction paper, Oly*Fun non fraying fabric is a better option because it won’t rip when it gets wet with glue like paper will.

mason jar pincushion

Mason Jar Pincushion

Recycle glass jars and use up fabric scraps with this useful project! It’s a great way to recycle and keep items out of the landfill. As an added Earth Day bonus, when you use Poly-Fil Fiber Fill to fill the pincushion you’re helping to recycle PET water bottles.

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Cactus Pincushion

Here’s another cute pincushion DIY idea that is made using recycled items! Repurpose a broken tea cup or other container to use as the base for this project. If you can’t plant a tree on Earth Day, why not make a plant with recycled items instead?

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No Sew T-Shirt Pillow

Old T-shirts can find new life as cozy and charming pillows without a single stitch needed! Learn how to transform beloved shirts into soft accents for your home. Whether they’re nostalgic souvenirs from concerts, vacations, or just well-loved basics, these shirts hold memories and stories worth preserving. With a few simple materials you’ll breathe new life into these garments and repurpose them for Earth Day.

tote bag made from jeans

Tote Bag from Recycled Jeans

Get ready to upcycle and strut your sustainable style with this exciting weekend Earth Day project – creating a trendy tote bag from recycled jeans! Transform worn-out jeans into a chic and durable tote that’s perfect for carrying groceries, books, or everyday essentials. Not only will you reduce waste and breathe new life into discarded clothing, but you’ll also craft a one-of-a-kind accessory that reflects your commitment to sustainability. This project tutorial is made without a liner, but if you want to take it a step further use Structure Fusible Interfacing with another recycled fabric (maybe sheets or a t-shirt) to finish the inside of this tote with.


Oly-Fun Earth Playmat

This quick Earth Day project uses Oly-Fun fabric to create a vibrant and durable mat inspired by our beautiful planet. Whether you’re looking to add a splash of color to your home decor or seeking a practical yet stylish solution for outdoor picnics, this project has you covered. With its water-resistant and easy-to-clean properties, your Earth Mat will not only showcase your artistic flair but also serve as a reminder of the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling.

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Shoelaces Made from Fabric Scraps

This adorable project is Earth friendly for a few reasons: you’re keeping fabric scraps out of the trash AND you keep unnecessary packaging out of the landfill by making it yourself! Think of all the cute ways you can color-coordinate laces with your outfits! If you want to make assembly a little bit easier, grab some Stick Fusible Interfacing to use when you iron the fabric together.

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Unpaper Towel Rolls

This weekend Earth Day project is a simple yet impactful way to reduce waste in our homes. Imagine never having to reach for a single-use paper towel again! Instead, create reusable fabric towels that are not only kinder to the planet but also stylish and practical. With just a few basic materials and a pinch of creativity, you’ll transform old fabric scraps or repurposed textiles into durable and absorbent towels that can handle any mess. Whether you’re wiping countertops, cleaning up spills, or tackling household chores, these fabric towels will quickly become your go-to solution.


DIY Reusable Makeup Pad Removers

Welcome to the beauty of sustainability! Step into the world of eco-friendly skincare with a simple and practical solution. Say goodbye to single-use cotton pads and hello to reusable alternatives that are gentle on both your skin and the planet. Learn how to create soft and washable makeup remover pads that are perfect for removing makeup, applying toner, or cleansing your face. Not only will you reduce waste and save money in the long run, but you’ll also add a personal touch to your skincare routine.

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Unsponges: DIY Dish Scrubbers

Here’s an eco-friendly alternative to disposable sponges and scrubbers. This tutorial explains how to create reusable and durable fabric scrubbers that are perfect for tackling tough messes in the kitchen. By repurposing old fabric scraps you’ll not only reduce waste but also add a personal touch to your dishwashing routine. These fabric scrubbers are gentle on your dishes and the environment, making them a win-win solution for your kitchen.

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Make Your Own Bowl Covers

Next on our list of fun and money-saving weekend Earth Day projects: create a greener kitchen by replacing single-use plastic wrap with reusable fabric covers. Say goodbye to wasteful plastic and hello to stylish and practical bowl covers that are as functional as they are eco-friendly. Add Solarize Liner Fabric to create a barrier to keep dishes hot or cold as needed. Whether you’re storing salads, dough, or leftovers, these fabric bowl covers are the perfect solution for reducing plastic waste in your home.

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Crochet Planet Earth Cuddle Buddy

With just a hook, some yarn, Poly-Fil Fiber Fill, and a touch of imagination, you’ll craft a miniature Earth that’s perfect for playtime, decoration, or even educational purposes. This project offers a unique opportunity to blend your love for crafting with a celebration of our planet’s beauty for Earth Day.

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Which of these weekend Earth Day projects will you dive into first? Be sure to tag us on social media so we can see how you keep Fairfield World at the heart of your projects! And don’t forget to check out our weeklong giveaways on Instagram so you can enter for a chance to win big!

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