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Question: How can I save the environment? The obvious answer is to waste less and opt for eco-friendly products. However, if you fancy going the extra mile, these sweet crafts will help some of the critters and plants we share this wonderful planet with.
The pretty stones in this waterer enable bees and butterflies to land and drink without the risk of drowning or getting wet. Plus, you can get creative with patterns of coloured stones and decorating around the edges of the waterer.[image credit: chickenscratchny.com/bee-and-butterfly-waterer]
Kids are sure to love this craft – seeds are surrounded by a pulp made from wet recycled paper. This makes them easy to plant at once, and the carbon from the paper can help the sprouts to grow.[image credit: naturalbeachliving.com/how-to-make-seed-bombs]
Don’t throw away those plastic containers – keep them to grow little sprouts in. All you need to do is pierce a few holes through the bottom and the top for drainage and ventilation, and then you can decorate with chalkboard paint labels.[image credit: homesteadingdownsized.com/2012/03/30/baby-step-14-growing-salad-on-a-windowsill]
This DIY drinks carton bird feeder will not only provide a feast for your feathered friends, but it’s also a fantastic way to recycle too! Have a go at making your own with our step-by-step guide here.[image credit: blog.createandcraft.tv/diy-milk-carton-bird-feeder]
Bees and other pollinating insects play an essential role in ecosystems – a third of all our food depends on their pollination! A bee hotel can provide a safe overnight home for our buzzy friends.[image credit: stonerealestate.com.au/bee-good]
Hedgehogs are sadly declining in Britain, but you can help out by crafting a little hedgehog home for them in the garden. They don’t need much, and you can get creative with light decorations and ‘hedgehog welcome’ signs.[image credit: pinterest.co.uk/pin/693061830152446338]
Wildflowers are great at supporting the native pollinators, and if you repurpose a shelving unit or magazine stand, you can create a tiered planter and grow two rows of them![image credit: thekimsixfix.com/2017/06/magazine-stand-turned-tiered-planter.html]