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Earth Day Ideas – Crafts and DIYs

Rock Earth Day with these awesome ideas for crafts and DIYs. Upcycle something fabulous, create something stunning and Do It Yourself proud.

Rock Earth Day with these awesome ideas for crafts and DIYs. Upcycle something fabulous, create something stunning and Do It Yourself proud.

Rock Earth Day with these awesome ideas for crafts and DIYs. Upcycle something fabulous, create something stunning and Do It Yourself proud.

Earth Day Up Cycles

Hand Knit Rag Rug – by Nemcsok Farms

This upcycle was truly one of the most interesting projects I have taken on so far.  You can create your own also – just find an old bedsheet, and follow along with the tutorial.  

Globe Upcycle – by My Sister’s Suitcase

I have to say, I prefer a globe that looks like a globe.  Now that that is out of the way – this is a great way to decorate a thrift store or garage sale find of a damaged globe.  Plus – the way this one is done, is very earth day appealing.

Bottle Cap Flower – by Crafts by Amanda

How many of us fidget relentlessly with the bottle caps that come off the tops of our beverages?  Doesn’t this piece of garden art just give you total piece of mind?

Owl Craft Project – by Empress of Dirt

A stunning way to upcycle cardboard!  Anything owl-y automatically ranks as a fave around here – add an up cycle to the mix, and I’m totally sold!

Earth Day DIYs

DIY Tooth Brush Holder – by Shaken Together Life

Eliminate the toothbrush pileup that can result from a busy household!  Also, the theme of the toothbrush holder adds a gentle reminder to be mindful of the water waste at the sink!

 

Recycle Bin Labels – by Lia Griffith

Lovely, practical and printable.  A wonderful way to add a little character and a lot of style to your rubbish and recycling bins!

Cottage Chic Herb Garden – by the Gardening Cook

You really can’t go wrong with a DIY herb garden – and this one is cottage chic done in mason jars.  Keep your favourite fresh herbs at the ready, and make Mother Nature proud.

 

Rock Earth Day with these awesome ideas for crafts and DIYs. Upcycle something fabulous, create something stunning and Do It Yourself proud.

Earth Day Crafts

Globe Garland – by Poppy Talk

Origami projects are always a fun way to craft the day away, and when you can put this super fun earth day spin on it – well I am all for it!

Glass Globe Terrarium – by Stephanie Lynn

Not only perfect for Earth Day – these would also make pretty awesome DIY gifts for pretty much any person, and for any occasion.

Book Page Wreath – by the Gunny Sack

Stop. The. Press. I can not with any level of sincerity and good conscience suggest or support doing this to a book – but I can and wholly suggest doing it with other paper you can recycle – such as newspaper or old magazines.  

 

 

 

Rock Earth Day with these awesome ideas for crafts and DIYs. Upcycle something fabulous, create something stunning and Do It Yourself proud.

 

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Green, Crafty & Creative is a collection of activities that are suitable for kids and families. There are creative crafts for kids that feature recycled materials like egg cartons and cardboard tubes. There are wonderful green crafts that use natural materials found right outside your doors such as leaves, pinecones, and shells. The book also includes many innovative ideas on how to make your home more eco-friendly: from brilliant DIY cleaners to easy gardening and composting instructions. You and your family will love getting Green, Crafty & Creative

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Knitting Hat Patterns

The Plum Fedora - Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners - book of fabulous knitting patterns for hat suited for beginners and professionals

Just kidding.  My editor wouldn’t let me title the book that – so I went with Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners, and I am so happy to present it to you.

Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners - book of fabulous knitting patterns for hat suited for beginners and professionals

What’s Inside

Inside you’ll find directions for these lovely hats

The Peaked Beret

The Peaked Beret - Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners - book of fabulous knitting patterns for hat suited for beginners and professionals

The Plum Fedora

The Plum Fedora - Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners - book of fabulous knitting patterns for hat suited for beginners and professionals

The Twisted Stitch Pom Pom Hat

The Twisted Stitch Pom Pom Hat - Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners - book of fabulous knitting patterns for hat suited for beginners and professionals

And more!

Why You Should Buy It

Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners has six original, fun and unique designs inside that are easy to make and quick to work up.  If you’re new to knitting, they are a great place to start!  If you’re a professional level knitter, these patterns are fun for you too!  

They’re all made with big yarn and big needles so they work up quick – and if you are anything like me,  you will appreciat the the instant gratification!  I like quick results, and I love great results, and you will also.

The lovely Penelope loves to model our latest designs, and thank goodness she is not camera shy!  I don’t know what I’d do without her.  You can follow her on Instagram at #penelopewearsitwell 

How to Buy It

Get your copy now Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners ( just click on the link and it will take you to where you can download it from our shop ) and see what other goodies we’ve got listed in our Shop ( we’re always adding new things!) 

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Best DIY Craft Projects on the Farm

Easy Handmade Trivets Make the Perfect Kitchen Accessories to DIY

It’s getting to be about that time when we all start itching to get our craft on. Summer is half over, kids are heading back to school, and after the glorious down time of summer, it will soon be time to create.

I’ve put together a list of our favourites here – each one is totally doable, and will result in something useful

Best DIY Craft Projects on the Farm

Best Eco Friendly, Up Cycled, Beautiful, Useful and Totally Doable Best DIY Craft Projects for the farm

For the Doorway

Let’s start with our Hand Knit Rag Rug – made with an up-cycled bed sheet! I’m still super pleased with how this turned out

DIY Hand Knit Rag Rug made from an Up-cycled bed sheet and some of the Best DIY Craft Projects

 

For the Door Itself

You may recall the lovely and talented Ashley Fehr of Fehrly Crafty Creations stopping by to share with us her super duper easy and beautiful DIY Autumn Burlap Wreath…. it really is something you need to make this year!

DIY Burlap Wreath Perfect Fall Craft for your Front Door and some of the Best DIY Craft Projects

For the Garden

Protect what is left in your garden from the critters looking for their winter meal. Or just add a fun decoration to your front porch with a fun and easy DIY Scarecrow Project

DIY Scarecrow from start to finish - complete with the flippy floppy hat and some of the Best DIY Craft Projects

 

For the Kitchen

It’s no secret knitting is a big thing around here – and it’s also no secret we like to DIY and we sway lightly to the eco-friendly side of life.  You can too with these wonderful 100% cotton Napkins.  The pattern is really easy to follow, and the results are amazing.

DIY Cotton Napkin free knitting pattern for eco-friendly living and some of the Best DIY Craft Projects

Also For the Kitchen

No kitchen is complete without the addition of super cute trivets.  Here is a great tutorial for a DIY Trivet, from a knitted I-cord.  

Easy Handmade Trivets Make the Perfect Kitchen Accessories to DIY part of the Best DIY Craft Projects

What projects are you starting?

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Unique Flower Planters for Your Yard and Garden

Unique Work Boot Flower Planters to add some whimsy to your yard and garden

You all know I love to Up-cycle stuff, right? My Hand Knit Rag Rug was a huge hit, and a lot of fun! And who could forget our Juice Jug Greenhouses?  Anyway, my very kind and understanding husband also realizes my need to keep stuff, and was very pleased to offer me his old work boots…so I could plant flowers in them. And I did. 

Unique Flower Planters for Your Yard and Garden made from Upcycling Old Workboots

And that got me thinking, what other really unique ideas I could find and share with you for planting flowers…well, check these out:

Unique and Whimsical Flower Planter Ideas

10 Unique Flower Planter Ideas to Liven Up Your Space

 

This Bird Cage Planter – by Crafts by Amanda is really just too pretty.  It would look lovely on any corner of a deck, the center of any harvest table, and would be especially lovely as a hanging planter.

Rain Boot Planter – by A Cultivated Nest is simply adorable, and would make a lovely addition to any front porch!  Great idea for a Grandma and Grandpa gift, if made with little boots.  Talk about cute.

I found some awesome haning planters!  These Bird Feeder Planters – by Petticoat Junktion,  brilliant Fishbowl Planters – by A Beautiful Mess and really clever Rain Gutter Planters – by Restoration Redoux are all really smart up-cycles!  

Garden Glove gives a great tutorial on these eye catching Vertical Cinder Block Planters, and don’t miss out on this how to for a Stenciled Planter Box from Reclaimed Wood – by Saved by Love Creations

I love this nifty Mailbox Planter – by Garden Chick, and my front yard absolutely needs a Chair Planter – by Between Naps on the Porch.

Up Cycled Work Boot Flower Planters

Unique Work Boot Flower Planters

These are too easy, really.  The hardest part may be finding a pair of boots you’re willing to part with.  

Materials

  • old boots
  • newspaper
  • seeds
  • soil
  • water

Directions

  1. Fill the toes of boots with some crumpled newspaper
  2. Fill the rest of the boot with potting soil.
  3. Add seeds and plant according to package directions
  4. Water lightly

I told you it was too easy.  Which ones will you try?

 

 

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Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake a showstopper dessert that is really really easy to make, but has a huge wow factor!

Once you’ve mastered the Homemade Angel Food Cake making Homemade Strawberry Shortcake is a natural next step, and you are going to want to try this recipe yourself for sure!

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake a showstopper dessert that is really really easy to make, but has a huge wow factor!

Really Easy and Really Impressive

Talk about a big Wow Factor. I’m not kidding you at all when I say this version of a strawberry shortcake is super easy to make.  The recipe is simple enough to have on any occasion.  But it’s beautiful enough to serve for any special occasion also.  This cake has been my contribution to wedding showers, baby showers, Canada Day celebrations, Father’s Day Celebrations, and even Tuesdays.   You can make your own Angel Food Cake or start with a store bought variety – entirely up to you!

 

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

Choose fresh strawberries and sliced in half, or whole berries with the stems removed for the garnish up top and you have an amazing dessert sure to impress your guests, and satisfy your sweet , but not too sweet, tooth.

Careful not to mix the berries too much, or you’re lush white cream will become pink – which actually isn’t a bad thing either – especially for a bridal shower!  

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake a showstopper dessert that is really really easy to make, but has a huge wow factor!

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake
A perfectly light and luscious dessert - great for any occasion!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 prepared Angel Food Cake
  2. 1 cup whipping cream (35% M.F.)
  3. 4 oz. softened cream cheese
  4. 2 tbsp. white sugar
  5. 3 cups strawberries (2 cups chopped berries, and approx. 6-8 whole berries for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Whip the whipped cream until stiff peaks form, and set aside in refrigerator
  2. Beat cream cheese and sugar until well blended
  3. Add whipped cream, and mix until well blended. Gently stir in chopped berries.
  4. Cut the angel food cake into two layers.
  5. Spread about 2/3 of the whipped cream mixture onto the bottom half, and replace top half of cake.
  6. Place remaining whipped cream mixture on cake, and garnish with whole berries. Refrigerate.
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Homemade Strawberry Shortcake a showstopper dessert that is really really easy to make, but has a huge wow factor!

If you loved this recipe, you should check out our other fresh fruit recipe ideas, like this Apple Berry Stew perfect for snacking, or our favourite Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie . 

You can not leave without trying our Rhuberry Jam, Summer Salad, and our Waffles and Strawberry Sauce.  

We love to hear from you – what will you make with the berries you pick this summer?

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Homemade Angel Food Cake

Homemade Angel Food Cake from scratch - healthy and delicious and not nearly as hard as you might think!

Homemade Angel Food Cake is one of my most favourite things to eat ever in the history of ever!  I have no issue with the store bought varieties at all, and sometimes you can pick them up quite cheap.  When you come across a great deal, go for it!  Being a do it myself-er however sort of dictates that I must make my own from scratch from time to time, and lemme tell ya, it’s not nearly as scary as it sounds!

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Homemade Angel Food Cake from scratch - healthy and delicious and not nearly as hard as you might think!

Take the Make it Yourself Plunge

Making something delicious from scratch is quintessentially satisfying!  Plus, making things yourself from scratch can often save you money, which is always good.  

 

An electric mixer is necessary.  I have this KitchenAid Stand Mixer and I love love love it!

Homemade Angel Food Cake

So this recipe uses a lot of eggs.  Even if you buy a mix in a box you’ll still have to use a lot of eggs, and you’ll still have to mix like crazy – so you might as well just make your own from scratch.  

If you happen to have laying hens, this is a great way to use up eggs.  You need from 10 to 12 egg whites for the batter, and you can save the yolks to make homemade puddings, custards and creme brulées ( how can you possibly go wrong with a dessert where you get to use a torch, right?)

You will recall from my Chocolate Meringue Hearts and Lemon Meringue Drops  the trick to any meringue is to make sure it is beat well.  Very well.  Stiff and glossy well.  Do not under-beat or you will be sadly disappointed.  Angel food cake is essentially meringue with some flour and sugar folded in, and it takes a bit of time and elbow grease, it is soooo worth it.

Homemade Angel Food Cake from scratch - healthy and delicious and not nearly as hard as you might think!

 

Homemade Angel Food Cake
A healthy and delicious dessert that is alot easier to make than you think!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  2. 1 cup flour
  3. 1 1/2 cups egg whites ( approx. 10 - 12 eggs required)
  4. 1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  5. 1 cup sugar
  6. 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  7. 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  8. 1/4 tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 ° F. Move your oven racks so that you are baking on the lowest rack possible (this cake rises a lot in the oven)
  2. Mix flour and icing sugar, Set aside.
  3. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until frothy
  4. Separate 2 tbsp. sugar and mix with vanilla and almond extracts and set aside.
  5. Add remaining sugar to the egg whites, while mixing, 2 tbsp. at a time. Then add the extracts mixture to the egg whites while mixing. Beat on high until stiff and glossy
  6. Fold in flour mixture ¼ cup at a time. Push batter into bundt pan, squeezing out bubbles.
  7. Run a knife through the batter as well, to form a seal with the batter and the pan.
  8. Bake 30-35 minutes.
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Homemade Angel Food Cake from scratch - healthy and delicious and not nearly as hard as you might think!

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Rhuberry Jam – Smooth Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Homemade Rhuberry Jam Preserved rhubarb and strawberries together in this deliciously sweet homemade jam

Some things just go really well together.  Peanut butter and Chocolate, Popcorn and Movies, Beer and Barbecues, and Strawberry and Rhubarb have also proven to be a mouth watering combination as well. 

Homemade Rhuberry Jam Preserved rhubarb and strawberries together in this deliciously sweet homemade jam

Rhuberry Jam

Let’s be clear.  I have a firm belief that sugar belongs in jam, and fat belongs in yogurt. This recipe uses liquid pectin and lots of sugar.  I like it that way and with all things of indulgence, moderation is key. 

And yep – you guessed it, the name Rhuberry Jam comes from the combination of rhubarb, strawberries, three small children, and one frazzled mama.  What can I say?  Sometimes my word box malfunctions, and sometimes the results stick.

Homemade Rhuberry Jam Preserved rhubarb and strawberries together in this deliciously sweet homemade jam

Smooth Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

I have always been a fan of the super sweet Strawberry Jam, but I shun the strawberry lumps.  Just ugh.  What makes this jam my new favourite is the addition of the tart rhubarb, and the pureed strawberries.  That’s right.  I pureed the strawberries.  I can hear the shock and horror.  Jam connoisseurs world wide would be appalled that I didn’t leave those delicious fruit chunks alone.  Well, that’s why this is my recipe and my website.   

 

Rhuberry Jam
A sweet homemade strawberry rhubarb jam, without the mushy strawberry lumps.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/4 Cups Pureed Strawberries
  2. 1 1/4 Cups Finely Chopped Rhubarb
  3. 6 1/2 Cups Sugar
  4. 1/2 tsp. Butter
  5. 1 Pouch Liquid Pectin
Instructions
  1. Prepare canner, jars and lids
  2. In large pot, stir together fruit, sugar ( and butter if using.)
  3. Over high heat, bring mixture to a full rolling boil, that can't be stirred down
  4. Add liquid pectin, and boil hard for one minute, stirring constantly
  5. Remove from heat, and ladle into prepared jars
  6. Wips rims, add lids, and process jars
Notes
  1. Make sure you follow safe canning practices!
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Homemade Rhuberry Jam Preserved rhubarb and strawberries together in this deliciously sweet homemade jam

 

 

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Wine Cork Garden Markers

DIY Wine Cork Garden Markers for Herb Gardens

Garden Markers made from up-cycled wine cork are more than just cute.  They also help you remember what the heck you were doing.  Inspired by these sweet cork markers I found on Baby Centre I have ventured to make my own version.

DIY Wine Cork Garden Markers for Herb Gardens

Herb Gardens

I am not going to lie.  Herb gardens are decidedly not something I am good at.  So when it comes to planting herb gardens, I need all the help I can get.  Over the years I have gotten fairly decent at identifying sprouts, like tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, beets, onions, etc.  But herbs, no.  What I need is a lot more experience growing herbs, and until then – I’ve got a clever little up-cycle that it gonna help me out

Wine Cork Garden Markers

Another really easy up-cycle, that is not only cute – it’s actually quite useful.  And who doesn’t love a useful craft?  My version of these wine cork garden markers uses a wire hanger instead of doweling or skewers ( you likely already have a wire hanger to spare) and because of that you don’t need a drill either, just push the wire into the cork.  Real people, real living and totally do-able.

Materials:

  • wine corks
  • white wire hanger
  • wire cutters
  • sharpie

DIY Wine Cork Garden Markers for Herb Gardens

Directions:

  1. Unravel the coat hanger, and straighten and if you don’t have a white one, you can paint it.  Just be sure to let it dry very very well before you start handling it
  2. Using the wire cutters, cut the hanger into several lengths, approx 5 – 6 ” long
  3. Push one wine-cork onto the end of one 5″ length of wire
  4. Using the sharpie ( or other permanent marker) label the cork with the type of herb you’ve planted, or hope to plant, or planted a while ago and you forgot about it and it died…
  5. Place each marker next to the right herbs you planted. Be sure to get it right!  I made myself a sketch of where I planted which herb, so that adding the markers wouldn’t cause confusion and delay.

If you liked this up-cycle

You’ll need to make these lovely nature gifts in a jar, and these egg carton daffodils.  For more grown-upy type crafts, check out this awesome rag rug tutorial, or these super easy cotton napkins.  

Also, you can read about my herb garden prowess and get some seed starting ideas here if you’re looking to start your own – which you should totally do! 

DIY Wine Cork Garden Markers for Herb Gardens

 

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Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Apple Sauce Recipe for a quick and easy and healthy totally doable snack

Applesauce is not only one of the easiest snacks to make yourself from scratch, it is also one of the cheapest.  It’s super easy because you only need two ingredients, and I’ve got a ratio I’m going to tell you about so making homemade applesauce will quickly become second nature to you. First though, let’s talk about the cheap and eco-friendly part. 

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Homemade Apple Sauce Recipe for a quick and easy and healthy totally doable snack

Budget & World Friendly  

Making homemade applesauce is easy on your wallet. Making any foods yourself is usually cheaper on account of the packaging you’re not paying for ( I am really really not good at packaging – you can totally tell who has opened the cereal box in our house ) plus you’re using up ingredients  you already have.  Which leads me to next great thing about homemade applesauce. Food waste in Canada and the US is at a ridiculous rate of like 40% .  I think we can all think of a time when we bought a whole lot of food, namely fresh fruits and veggies, only to toss them out a few days later.  I’ve done it, you likely have too.  Instead of condemning ourselves as bad citizens – go check out your crisper drawer in your fridge, and collect all of the fruit that maybe isn’t going to be quite so amazing if you bit into it straight away.  Chances are you have some apples in there, that are maybe a wee bit bruised… or are just not at their prime.  Don’t throw them out, they are perfect for applesauce.  

Easy Homemade Applesauce

Remember, I said I was going to share with you a handy little ratio.  One thing to remember, and ta-da! You’re all making homemade applesauce and looking to customize.  This recipe is so incredibly easy, I’m not even going to make a printable card for it – all you need is this one ratio.  Feel free to bookmark the page of course, but I have confidence, you won’t need to.

Homemade Apple Sauce Recipe for a quick and easy and healthy totally doable snack

The ratio

All you need to remember in order to make homemade applesauce is that for every apple you use, you want to also use 1 tbsp. of water. 

Materials:

Directions:

  1. Peel and core apples
  2. Cut apples into chunks and put in a saucepan, add 1 tbsp. water for every apple you use
  3. Cover with a lid and bring gently to a boil, checking often.
  4. When apple pieces can easily be pierced with a fork, mash them.
  5. Serve warm, or cool, and garnish or customize with your favourite add ins ( see some ideas below)

Homemade Apple Sauce Recipe for a quick and easy and healthy totally doable snack

Garnish / Customizing Options

  • add 1/4 tsp sugar for every apple for a sweetened applesauce
  • dried cranberries
  • dried raisins
  • nuts
  • other fruit and berry purees

Looking for more Apple-icious Recipes?  You’ll love our very popular Apple Berry Stew and Our Favourite Homemade Apple Pie

 

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Hand Knit Cotton Napkins

DIY Cotton Napkin free knitting pattern for eco-friendly living

Cotton Napkins, that you can totally make yourself! Seriously, this project is just loaded with instant gratification. Easy to make, quick to finish, good for our planet, and 100% tailor-able to your colour preference… why not just give yourself that pat on the back right now.

DIY Cotton Napkin free knitting pattern for eco-friendly living

 

Now That I’ve Convinced You

Reusable soft cloth napkins are washable, re-usable and ideal for cleaning sticky little faces and fingers.  They are way better than any paper product, but they are also expensive.  Have no fear, you can totally make your own with scrap fabric, and I highly recommend it,  and there are a couple of ways you can make them without having to worry about tidy mitered corners and so on, and that is a DIY for another day.  Today though, I’m going to show you how to knit  your own cloth napkins.  For real.  

Hand Knit Cotton Napkins

So, yeah, you’re going to need to know how to knit.  But don’t sweat it, I’ve got you covered.  Head over to our How to Knit Series, and grab the tutorial for Casting On, Making a Knit Stitch, and Binding Off as those are the only knitting skills you’ll need for this pattern.  

Notes

This napkin is used with three strands of yarn held together.  This means your project will work up quick, and will be nice and thick – a good quality, sturdy handmade napkin is what you’re after.  You do not need to purchase three balls of yarn.  340gm ball of Key Lime Pie by Bernat  will be enough yarn to complete several napkins.  Just pull out three different strands ( approx 100′ each should do) and use them held together as seen in the photo below.DIY Cotton Napkin free knitting pattern for eco-friendly living made with three strands held together on big needles for a quick and satisfying project

100′ of yarn isn’t actually all that much, and this napkin took me about 20 minutes of knitting time.  I had to take a one hour road trip between rows, but that’s another story for another day.  An easy way to pull out 100 feet of yarn is to find the end of the ball from the centre, and pull out your arm span worth of yarn until you get to approximately the right length.  I am just over 5′ tall so I pulled out my arm span worth 20 times to get 100 feet, cut the yarn and repeated that two more times, giving me three strands, all to the right length.  You can wind these strands together to make a ball, or you can just get knitting!  It won’t take you long.
 

Materials

  • 3 balls or strands of 100% Cotton Yarn in your favourite colours.  I used three strands of key lime pie and see the notes above on how to get three strands from one ball
  • size 10mm Knitting Needles
  • scissors
  • darning needle
     

Direction

  1. Prepare your strands of yarn as described above.  Or just use three balls.  Totally up to you.
  2. Cast On 18 sts
  3. Knit 31 rows
  4. Bind off the stitches, cut yarn, secure the last stitch, and weave in ends.
  5. Make an entire set!

DIY Cotton Napkins free knitting pattern for eco-friendly living

 

Multi Purpose DIY Cotton Napkins

So we already know why we should use these DIY Cotton Napkins instead of the paper ones – and we know how to make them too.  That’s awesome.  Did you also know that you can totally use these for wash clothes, dish clothes, and they make great rags when they start to wear out?  These possibilities are endless.

Join our Knitting Club and be sure to try all the other easy knitting patterns we have here like this I-Cord, this Infinity Scarf and this super awesome Rag Rug and of course, don’t forget to build your Knit Kit . 

 

Let me know how you make out