The Best Eco-Friendly And Vegan Crafts To Immerse Yourself In
We know the pleasure of immersing ourselves into a new hobby or project, and how much better than feeling can be when the activity is a green one.
Whether you’re looking for a new way to practice mindfulness, searching for a fresh creative outlet or wanting to keep busy with little ones, here are some of our favourite eco-friendly and vegan craft ideas to become absorbed in this winter and beyond.
Knit a scarf with vegan wool
When it comes to knitting there are a few green and vegan-friendly options for yarns. Organic cotton yarn is the best choice for quality and the most accessible yarn, but there are also soy cotton and bamboo yarn options. The vibrant colours in this range of eco-friendly organic cotton yarns from Love Crafts might be enough to inspire you.
Read this post from Prima Crafts for great knitting ideas for beginners. From stylish cushion covers to cosy blankets, there’s nowhere your green knitting skills can’t take you.
Homemade organic candles
Fill your home with natural aromas and cosy flickering light. Follow this guide from Hello Nest for relaxing with therapeutic essential oil candles, letting the calming scents help you unwind. You could even fill your organic candles with dried fruit and flowers like these from Armanda Jones’ blog.
We don’t think tie-dying will ever stop being cool, but what makes it even better is using non-toxic dyes to ensure this hobby is planet-kind. We love this natural dying kit from The Love Of Colours. New to tie-dying, why not follow this guide from Tie Dye Your Summer? If you’d like to know more about natural home-dying with flowers and vegetables, then read this post from Architectural Digest.
Create a collage from photos and magazines
This can either be a great way to creatively display holiday pictures or just brighten up your walls with something you made yourself. Here are some tips from Artsy on how to make your own beautiful collage.
Eco-friendly adult colouring book
After a clear out we’re often left with some fabrics that can’t be donated and haven’t quite made their way to the textile recycling centre yet. Why not repurpose them with a fun craft project?
- Make a stylish chevron patchwork quilt
- New cushion covers from old tops
- Hand-stamped reusable fabric napkins
- Bring back the early 2000s and make a rag rug
- Decorate your kitchen with homemade bunting
In fact, why not go all-in with upcycling? Read this post for everything you need to know
Make your own eco play dough
Give this recipe a go from Mommypotamus to make your own play doughs with natural dyes. It’ll be great to entertain little ones or even use it for 3-D Pictionary on your next games night.
In an ideal world, we’d be able to entertain our creative desires by repurposing things we already own, but that’s not always an option. Even so, one day we’ll run out of tee shirts with holes in that can be upcycled. When that happens there are plenty of responsible eco-friendly ways to source eco-friendly craft materials:
- Responsibly taking driftwood and sea glass from the beach
- Raid your recycling bins for cardboard
- Buying organic, non-toxic or even second-hand materials
Eco-friendly and vegan art suppliers
Some of our favourite go-to eco-friendly and vegan art suppliers and blogs include:
Have an eco-friendly vegan hobby you’d love to share with us? Let us know in the comments below! Or show us your creations over on our Instagram.
By Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.