Going green starts at home, and contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Any number of green DIY projects allow you to get creative and make something useful for you and the planet.
Keep reading for five DIY projects for your home and garden that you and your family can implement this summer. Whether you prefer a simple task or something more complex, there’s something for you.
Raised garden bed.
The spring and summer months are all about the garden. Kicking off your gardening journey can be exciting but also full of hurdles.
- What if your soil isn’t up to growing your favorite fruits and vegetables?
- What if you don’t have enough space for a garden?
- What if your drainage system isn’t effective?
Setting up a raised bed garden can resolve all these problems.
Check out this video from The Crafty Gemini for tips on how to make an efficient yet inexpensive raised garden bed!
Homemade compost bin.
Have you started composting at home yet? Compost from your backyard is one of the best ways to feed your garden and one of the best things you can do for the environment. The pile of dry leaves, yard trimmings, and kitchen leftovers can act as a natural fertilizer and promote the growth of your garden. U
Unfortunately, the compost pile doesn’t look attractive and could invite in some critters; a container to conceal your backyard compost pile is the way to go. Check out this simple tutorial from Young House Love.
Mason jar herb garden.
If you’re looking for a project that’s a little more hands-on, try creating a mason jar herb garden like this one from Pepper and Pine! Not only will you love the convenience of having your own herb garden, but you’ll also be making good use of old mason jars and pieces of wood that might otherwise have gone to waste. Plus, you can get the whole family involved in this one!
Homemade cleaning supplies.
Some of the items in your pantry work as effective homemade all-purpose cleaners and, even better, cost next to nothing. So, the next time you’re staring down a big mess, but you’re out of your favorite cleaning product, try mixing up some DIY homemade cleaners. These natural products will kick grime, help the Earth, and keep your wallet happy.
Some cleansers you can make include:
- All-purpose cleaner
- Glass cleaner
- Laundry detergent
- Natural heavy-duty scrub
- Floor cleaner
- Carpet deodorizer
- Air fresher
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Build a recycling center.
Recycling is vital to our Earth, but it isn’t always the easiest. With unsightly bins hogging precious space in your kitchen. Streamline the effort with a DIY sorting station project.
A family-friendly sorting station not only serves as a temporary storage place for recyclables but also encourages the use of scrap materials in future arts and crafts. This center from Handmade Charlotte invites your children to imagine fun uses for things destined for the dump by incorporating a pegboard and simple tools.
We hope you enjoy these green DIY projects for your home and garden. It’s satisfying to work on small, eco-friendly projects that eliminate the use of toxins and add a touch of nature to your home. You can make a positive impact on the environment and live a healthier life with each small change.
At Carolina Fibre Corporation, we believe in sustainability, whether gardening, composting, or recycling. Do you have any good ideas for sustainability? We would love to hear about them on our Facebook page!