Challenge of the Week{Recycle, Re-Use and Re-Purpose}

Welcome back to another week of crafty fun here at The CSI Project. In honor of Earth Day, this week we will be focusing on recycling, re-using and re-purposing. This is one of my favorite things to do. I love finding and using things around my house or nature to craft with. I also love browsing the thrift stores looking for items to bring back to life and give them a new purpose.

So, in honor of Earth Day I am having an Earth Day inspired dinner. What a great way to teach our kids the importance of recycling and respecting our environment. I know if I throw in a fun dinner, they listen more.

Here is the table. I covered it in craft paper and I drew the recycle sign on it and will encourage them to draw ways they can help the environment. This is the only time they are allowed to color or draw on the table.



I am using just plain blue paper plates and since we are having “dirt” for dessert, I wrapped a spoon in the green napkin and tied with jute. I think jute has a very earthy look to it.


I placed an earth day book mark on each plate. I love these from Living Locurto. You can go get your own. They give 5 suggestions to help the environment.


Then for my centerpiece I re-purposed an old bubble gum jar and wrapped it with jute. I added moss for that earthy feel. Then, I cut the bookmark and just put the top part around the jar. I just added a rose from our garden and I was done.

We are cooking out hamburgers and of course having all of the fixings. I am making dirt for dessert which is so easy to do. Just make chocolate pudding, crushed Oreos and cool whip. Mix together and add gummy worms for that authentic dirt look. I am putting mine in a pail as if I went outside and dug it up. {he he}

For our craft, we are making simple bird feeders. Just use toilet rolls, or paper towel rolls. Then, cover in peanut butter and roll in bird seed. So easy!!!


So fun! What are you doing to celebrate and teach others about Earth Day?

The real question is what have you recycled, Re-Used or Re-Purposed for your home, for your wardrobe or accessories?

This week come back every day for a tutorial and great projects. Then, come link up and impress our guest judge. You just might win!

And you know we have fabulous giveaway planned.


I hope this week you will


Create, Share and Inspire!



I am a craft lovin', Diet coke drinkin' kind of girl! I love glitter and anything leopard print. My passions are crafting, fitness and living a healthy lifestyle and of course my family. The CSI Project believes in the mission to Create, Share and Inspire. When you create and share, you are sure to inspire! Hope you come away from The CSI Project inspired and come back anytime!!!

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