celebrate Earth Month with crafts & color (and a giveaway!)

This post courtesy of guest blogger, Rita LeVine

Did you know that April is National Earth month?

That’s right, a month-long event scheduled for April 1 through April 30 at Union Station in Washington, DC, featuring interactive, eco-friendly experiences to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage sustainability. Earth Month 2013 represents a significant expansion of Earth Day festivities normally celebrated April 22. (To learn more about Earth Month, click here!)

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Join millions of people around the world and unite with the sole purpose of celebrating National Earth Month by looking for your community’s local efforts and meaningful programs. In the meantime, why not start the celebration at home with crafting projects that recycle, repurpose, and reuse. Responsible manufactures such as Diamond Tech are coming up with alternative crafting projects that provide a value proposition as well as social, emotional, and therapeutic benefits that balance in perfect harmony with any Earth Day celebration.

For example, last year Diamond Tech introduced the Generation Green Bottle Cutter and Kits. These eco-friendly products allow craft enthusiasts to recycle and reuse glass bottle and jars otherwise bound for the trash. This year they are giving crafters all over America a way to transform their ho hum gardens into an enchanted one filled with winged beauties by introducing the Mosaic Butterfly Feeder Kit.

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Hey, why not invite these beautiful creatures to take part in our celebration? This kid-friendly kit contains a 2-piece reusable feeder mold, tumbled glass rescued from a trip to the landfill, glass butterflies, cement, sand, instructions and fun butterfly facts right on the box. Its shallow well holds sand and salt along with water. When the water evaporates, butterflies are attracted to the minerals left behind from the hard water and salt. Over-ripe fruit can also be place on the rim of the feeder to allure butterflies. Place it in your outdoor space and transform it into an enchanted butterfly garden. Now, that’s a perfect way to celebrate Earth and nature!

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Gardens Take Flight!

There is nothing quite like a garden filled with butterflies. Attract these winged beauties with this sand-and-water feeder, designed to hold on to natural minerals after the water evaporates.

This kid-friendly kit contains a 2-piece reusable feeder mold, tumbled glass, glass butterflies, cement, sand, instructions and fun butterfly facts right on the box. Its shallow well holds sand and salt along with water. When the water evaporates butterflies are attracted to the minerals left behind from the hard water and salt. Once butterflies know where they can find these minerals, they will return regularly. Place overripe fruit on the rim of the feeder to allure butterflies. Use it in your outdoor space to transform it into an enchanted butterfly garden.

To learn more about this fabulous new product visit www.DiamondTechCrafts.com.

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And now for the Pièce de résistance:

For a chance TO WIN a Mosaic Butterfly Feeder Kit, simply leave us a comment telling us how you recycle, repurpose, reduce, and reuse in your everyday living. TWO LUCKY WINNERS (one from our blog and one from our Facebook page <—- click on over to enter there) will win one Butterfly Feeder Kit each.

VIsit us on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2013 to see if YOU are one of the lucky winners randomly selected from the recycling comments.

THANK YOU DiamondTech for this generous and crafty-fun giveaway!

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12 thoughts on “celebrate Earth Month with crafts & color (and a giveaway!)

  1. We tore down an old barn and built our house from the recycled wood. We shop at thrift stores when possible, compost and recycle. We have to have our water hauled to our house so we also conserve water and have a rainbarrel to collect rainwater to water our garden and flowers

  2. I compost, of course; use cloth grocery bags; re-use plastic bottles for small craft items; use envelopes from bills received for grocery lists; turn off unnecessary lights; and since I live almost an hour from any shopping, I try to make only one trip per week.

  3. Of course I recycle the household waste: scraps for compost, paper and bottles. But it’s the big things that I really like to recycle. An old doll’s house no kid would love becomes a unique bookcase. Dreary curtains make great kids’ costumes. I’ve got my eye on a friend’s old horse buggy for a great entertainment unit. He’s still not ready to let it go, but when he is….

  4. I recycle everything possible!! The regular plastic,tin and glass. I have a compost pile, and donate all items from my home. I also love to scour thrift shops, garage sales for thing that I can reuse.

  5. I recycle every item that is allowed where we live! Also, I try to run a bunch of errands
    in my car, with one trip, as opposed to making many mini trips. Sometimes, I ride by bike
    or walk, to shop. I don’t use paper plates, paper cups, etc. Our two sons that are in their
    early 20’s, also have learned to live more green! Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  6. I recycle old prescription bottles to put different beads in for beading as well as small objects that I want to carry in my purse and for when I travel.

  7. My 2nd daughter is starting to eat “big girl” food…but I have saved all of her old baby food containers. I use those containers for EVERYTHING from water holders for my older daughter to clean paintbrushes, mini bug collectors and sending in little snacks to school.

  8. We recycle so much now that we hardly have any trash. My kids used to get tired of hearing it but now I notice they fuss at their friends or co-workers about what can be recycled. I’ve done a better job than I thought.

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