Spruce up your home and garden this season with these eco-friendly how-to guides from some of our favorite crafty websites. Not only will some of them get you flexing your green thumb, but they’ll also add a little oomph to your decor and liven up your home just in time for summer.

1. Grow an Herb Garden in Vintage Tins

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Photo: Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy is one of our favorite websites for home DIY tips and tricks. We especially love their idea to grow an herb garden in beautiful vintage tins.  They also found 8 other ways to incorporate vintage tins into home decor including repurposing them as kitchen storage, turning them into magnets and more.

2.  Turn Old Pallets Into A Planter

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Photo: Upcycle That

If you’ve got a green thumb and you really want to spruce up your outdoor space this spring, check out Upcycle That’s guide to turning a pallet into a vertical planter.  The results are gorgeous and it’s easier than you might think.

3. Gild Your Terracotta Pots

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Photo: Design Sponge

Instead of throwing out old terracotta pots, give them a gilded upgrade with gold leaf! Design Sponge’s super easy step-by-step guide will make your plants look like royalty in no time.

4. Turn an Old T-Shirt Into a Reusable Bag

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Photo: Martha Stewart

Plastic shopping bags are going the way of the dinosaur as consumers grow more conscious of sustainability. That’s why we love Martha Stewart’s DIY t-shirt bags as alternatives to their plastic counterparts. Honestly, who doesn’t have a few too many T-shirts lying around? This is the perfect way to get some use out of them and do your part to help the environment.

5. Re-Grow Veggies From Scraps

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Photo: DIY & Crafts

If you’ve got a green thumb, you can save money on groceries this summer by re-growing veggies from kitchen scraps in your garden. Everything from celery to potatoes and garlic to onions can be planted in your own backyard. DIY & Craft put together a comprehensive guide to growing your own produce, including a list of 25 vegetables that can be grown from scraps.

6. Tin Can Lanterns for Summer Parties

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Photo: Inhabitat

Turn old tin cans into a party trick with this DIY guide from Inhabitat. Their tutorial will teach you everything you need to know to turn tin cans into outdoor party lanterns.

7. Use Newspaper to Start New Seedlings

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Photo: Gardenista

Get your seedlings growing this season with the help of an old newspaper. Erin Boyle of Gardenista explains all the steps in this how-to guide!

What’s your favorite way to spruce up your home during springtime? Tell us in the comment section below!




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