YouTuber Nastazsa Is Showing Us How to Celebrate Earth Day in Style With 3 Sweet DIYs

Earth Day is right around the corner and while we firmly believe that we should live our best, sustainable lives 365 days a year, April 22 is all about giving Mother Nature some extra love. There are many ways to celebrate, of course — you could plant a new tree in your backyard or donate to your favorite eco-friendly cause — but we're partial to diving head-first into a really awesome craft. Not only is it a great way to flex your DIY muscles, but you can also wind up with new things that will inspire sustainability long after Earth Day.

That's where Nastazsa comes in. As YouTube's resident Queen of DIY, she has over 600,000 subscribers and dozens of videos breaking down game-changing hacks. And, in honor of the occasion, she's sharing some of her favorite sustainable projects with us. Whether upcycling products we already own, creating a reusable alternative that we can use over and over again, or using nontoxic materials, the three projects below will ensure that our Earth Day is off to a stylish, sustainable start.

Project 1: Hanging Planter Thrift Flip

Want to add some greenery to your place? Make your own planter. Not only is it a master class in upcycling, but it's also a great foray into becoming a plant parent.

Earth Day planter DIY with succulents
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Things You'll Need

  • Wicker spice rack (thrifted)

  • Assortment of succulents

  • Macramé cord

  • Glue gun with hot glue

  • Scissors

Step 1

Earth Day planter DIY with succulents
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Cut the macramé cord. We'll let you decide how long or short you want it to be.

Step 2

Earth Day planter DIY
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Add macramé cord to your spice rack. Go ahead, place some cord wherever you'd like.

Step 3

Earth Day planter DIY
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Secure your cord with some hot glue. Trust us, it'll keep your planter looking picture-perfect.

Step 4

Earth Day planter DIY with succulents
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Start planting your succulents! Depending on the size of your spice rack, Nastazsa recommends planting between six to 12 succulents.

Project 2: Dryer Sheets

Earth Day dryer sheets DIY
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We cringe just thinking about how many disposable dryer sheets we've used this year alone. Here's an eco-friendly alternative for static-free laundry.

Things You'll Need

Step 1

Earth Day dryer sheets DIY
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Pour 1/2-cup vinegar into a measuring cup.

Step 2

Earth Day dryer sheets DIY
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Add 10 drops of essential oil to the vinegar. Psst ... Nastazsa prefers musky scents like cedar wood and sandalwood.

Step 3

Earth Day dryer sheets DIY
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Cut the microfiber cloth into small pieces. Aim for each mini-cloth to be 6 inches by 3 inches.

Step 4

Earth Day dryer sheets DIY
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Fold the cut microfiber cloths into the Mason jar.

Step 5

Earth Day dryer sheets DIY
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Pour the vinegar mixture into the Mason jar, too.

Step 6

Earth Day dryer sheets DIY
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Let the concoction sit for 24 hours, and voilà ... your new dryer sheets will be ready!

Project 3: Multi-Surface Cleaning Spray

Earth Day cleaning spray DIY
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There are plenty of eco-friendly cleaning sprays at the supermarket, but why not make your own? You'll cut costs on your grocery bill, plus whip up a delicious scent. Here's how:

Things You'll Need

  • 16 ounces vinegar

  • Measuring cup

  • Lemon juice

  • Essential oils

  • 16-ounce spray bottle

Step 1

Earth Day cleaning spray DIY
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Measure and pour 16 ounces of vinegar.

Step 2

Earth Day cleaning spray DIY
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Mix in some lemon juice — Nastazsa recommends pouring enough so you don't smell the vinegar.

Step 3

Earth Day cleaning spray DIY
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Add about eight to 10 drops of essential oils into the mixture. For this project, Nastazsa loves refreshing scents like spruce and eucalyptus.

Step 4

Earth Day cleaning spray DIY
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Pour the vinegar mixture into a spray bottle.

Step 5

Earth Day cleaning spray DIY
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Get to sprayin'!


Kelsey Mulvey

Kelsey Mulvey

Kelsey Mulvey is a freelance lifestyle writer and editor. Her work has been featured in Lonny, Apartment Therapy, and Wallpaper*, among others.