13 Eco-Friendly DIYs To Make Our Planet Better

Each of us can make our planet better easily: use tote bags or reusable bags instead of buying plastic ones, prefer beeswax paper for covering food or plates, make reusable towels and upcycle everything we can. If you feel like starting doing that or you are already doing that and want some ideas, here are some DIYs to go for.

Bags, Wraps And Covers

Don’t use paper for wrapping food, go for reusable beeswax food wraps made of fabric! They are great for reducing waste and they are a huge space saver. The tutorial is rather simple: take cloth of your choice, dye it using natural things like turmeric, and the apply beeswax. Every part of the tutorial is thoroughly described in the source, read it and make some food wraps, then mark them with some cool labels.

DIY naturally dyed beeswax cloth food wraps (via monoandco.com)

DIY naturally dyed beeswax cloth food wraps (via monoandco.com)

Make these reusable bowl covers and waxed cloth! They take the place of non-recyclable plastic wrap and aluminum foil, and they’re much more stylish. It’s easy to shape it over the top of a bowl or form it into a parcel, and because it’s made of beeswax, it’s got that same sweet scent. The covers can be tossed right in with the wash, and the waxed cloth can be rinsed with soap and cold water and used again and again.

DIY reusable bowl covers of beeswax fabric (via childerhouseblog.com)

DIY reusable bowl covers of beeswax fabric (via childerhouseblog.com)

These DIY beeswax wraps are a great economical and eco-friendly alternative for food storage and they are very easy to make. These beeswax wraps can be used at home, school and work.  Wraps can be used on cheese, vegetables, fruits, nuts, sandwiches, bowls, and jars. Choose colorful printed fabric for a fun touch!

DIY beeswax fabric food wraps (via www.purelykatie.com)

DIY beeswax fabric food wraps (via www.purelykatie.com)

Though plastic bags are pretty convenient, they’re kind of expensive and there are certainly more eco-friendly options available. Make some reusable fabric snack bags! Add some Velcro to close them comfortably anytime. They wipe clean to eliminate messes that may happen inside of them, and can even be used as a convenient wet bag on road trips.

DIY reusable snack bags of fabric (via wildlycharmed.com)

DIY reusable snack bags of fabric (via wildlycharmed.com)

If you love corn, make a reusable corn bag of fabric for a microwave. It can last long and is a very eco-friendly option, isn’t it? After sewing, fill the bag with corn and heat in the microwave for 1 – 2 minutes.  You need to be careful not to get it too hot as it can burn you or the actual bag itself. Enjoy!

DIY reusable fabric corn bag (via www.mamainastitch.com)

DIY reusable fabric corn bag (via www.mamainastitch.com)

These bowl covers are a nice idea for anyone who cares about nature. They are made of colorful fabric and contain some elastic on the edges to make the cover more fitting. Choose different fabric for the top and inner part and spruce up the food containers with such bold covers.

DIY fabric bowl wraps with elastics (via www.johannarundel.de)

DIY fabric bowl wraps with elastics (via www.johannarundel.de)

Go green with these reusable produce bags! They will make just a couple of minutes to make and all you need is thrifted net curtain and some ribbons to secure the bags. Watch a video tutorial in the source and make some bags to pack the food. No plastic bags, no wastes!

DIY upcycled no wasted produce bags (via awesomesauceasshattery.com)

DIY upcycled no wasted produce bags (via awesomesauceasshattery.com)

Towels And Wipes

Don’t use paper towels producing much waste, prefer fabric towels that you can easily make and reuse anytime. This tutorial will tell you how to make towels of diaper cloth fabric and adding a contrasting seam on the edge. These simple fabric towels can be sewn even by a beginner and they will easily substitute paper ones.

DIY fabric towels with a colorful edge (via darlingmagazine.org)

DIY fabric towels with a colorful edge (via darlingmagazine.org)

Live a more sustainable life with these cool towels for your kitchen! They are made of colorful printed fabric and bath towels to make them thicker and more functional. Stick the finished roll of un-paper towels on a paper towel holder and do your best not to use regular paper towels!

DIY reusable towels of fabric and bath towels (via www.youshouldcraft.com)

DIY reusable towels of fabric and bath towels (via www.youshouldcraft.com)

Enter the simplest DIY cleaning wipes ever. While these wipes aren’t really magical, they pack a powerful natural cleaning punch via pretty little towels that can be reused over and over again. When the toilet needs some TLC, simply grab a wet wipe and dance your way into that bathroom. Magical!

DIY cleaning wipes for bathrooms (via livesimply.me)

DIY cleaning wipes for bathrooms (via livesimply.me)

Totes

Why shopping with reusable totes? It’s better for the environment to shop with reusable bags. Let’s try to create less waste for landfills! Besides, some places are going to start charging for the bags they give you at checkout, if they aren’t already. Make this simple and cute tote and spruce it up as you like with paints and pens and enjoy your shopping!

DIY canvas market tote decorated with pens and paints (via fabyoubliss.com)

DIY canvas market tote decorated with pens and paints (via fabyoubliss.com)

You’ll never forget to bring your reusable bag to the grocery store ever again when you make this market tote bag. You’ll be looking for more reasons to use this bag than just for carrying groceries when you finish it and realize how cute it is. This bag is simple and easy to make, and looks great. Crochet your tote and don’t use any plastic bags – only this one!

DIY crocheted market tote (via creamofthecropcrochet.com)

DIY crocheted market tote (via creamofthecropcrochet.com)

If you like going to the market, this canvas tote bag is great for carrying heavy things. It’s super durable and washable and can be made in just some time – you just sew the canvas bag and add a print to it using a hot iron. So easy and so cute!

DIY market tote with a print (via www.purelykatie.com)

DIY market tote with a print (via www.purelykatie.com)

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