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Eco-News from Brightly

Read our most recent articles covering eco-friendly lifestyle tips, climate change information, zero-waste recipes, animal news, sustainable trends, and more.

11 Eco-Friendly DIY Christmas Decorations to Make for the Holidays
Instead of buying new, use what you already have to make these eco-friendly DIY Christmas decorations. There's wreaths, stockings, and beyond.
How to Make a Quilted Jacket from Old Clothes and Fabric
The only thing better than wrapping yourself up in a blanket is getting to wear one everywhere you go. Here's how to make a quilted jacket.
natural fabric dye using food scraps and plants
How to Create Natural Fabric Dyes Using Food and Plants
Using plants, fruits, and more to create natural dye is both creative and environmentally friendly. Here's an introduction to the ancient practice.
12 DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Make With Things You Already Have at Home
These easy DIY Halloween costumes are good for the planet and your wallet. You can create them with things you already have at home!
How to Celebrate Halloween the Eco-Friendly Way, From Spooky Decor to Costumes
Having an eco-friendly Halloween is easier than you think! We have the inside scoop on low-waste decor, sustainable candy, costumes, and more.
23 DIY Fall Décor Ideas Made From Upcycled Materials
Get ready for fall with these DIY fall décor ideas featuring upcycled materials found in and around your home.
How to Make DIY Garland Using Your Favorite Fruits
Elevate your collection of homemade fall decorations with this simple, sustainable, and seasonal DIY garland made from dried fruit.
5 DIY Pet Toys You Can Make With Upcycled Materials
These DIY pet toys are an easy and affordable way to entertain your cats and dogs—and you probably already have the materials.
This DIY Pet Bed Doubles as a Stylish Rattan Side Table
Have an old side table you no longer like? Turn it into a stylish DIY pet bed for your space. Here's how, step by step.
How to Make a Terrarium in a Bottle Using Upcycled Materials
Making a terrarium in a bottle is easy when you have an old plastic water bottle and egg carton on hand. Here's how it's done.
9 DIY Patio Furniture Ideas, Including an Upcycled Baby Crib Swing
Looking to redecorate your outdoor space? Check out these DIY patio furniture ideas for a fun and sustainable summer project.
What Are Ecobricks—And Can They Help Solve Our Plastic Waste Problem?
Are ecobricks really a potential building block to solving our plastic waste problem? Here's everything you should know.
8 DIY Plant Stand Ideas That Will Instantly Spruce Up Your Space
Need some new ways to display your favorite plants this summer? Here are some creative DIY plant stand ideas to spruce up your space.
How to Fix Holes in Shirts, No Previous Sewing Experience Needed
Learning how to fix holes in shirts is easier than you think. Here's how to get the job done, even with no previous sewing experience.
How to Make DIY Grow Bags with Old Canvas Tote Bags
Did you know you can make DIY grow bags with your old canvas tote bags? Here's how a gardening expert recommends going about it.
Lomi Electric Composter: What You Should Know Before Buying
Is Pela's Lomi home electric composter worth the hype? This honest review dives into the effectiveness and cost, as well as pros and cons.
DIY Wedding Bouquet Preservation Ideas to Commemorate Your Big Day
Don't throw away your wedding flowers! With these wedding bouquet preservation ideas, the memory of your special day lives on.
How to Create a Low-Waste Skincare Routine in 10 Simple Steps
Creating a sustainable, low-waste skincare routine is easy. Here's how one author made hers more eco-friendly in 10 simple steps.
How to Make Natural Easter Egg Dyes with Fruits and Veggies
You can make natural Easter egg dyes using avocado skins, onion peels, and other fruits and veggies you already have. Here's how it's done.
This Exfoliating DIY Lip Scrub Recipe Softens and Moisturizes in Seconds
Ready for silky-smooth lips? This DIY lip scrub recipe uses organic and natural ingredients to get rid of dryness the eco-friendly way.
7 DIY Garden Ideas for a Beautiful Backyard Makeover
These DIY garden ideas transform your space using upcycled materials. Here are some of our favorite projects to get you started.
6 Easy DIY Bird Bath Ideas That Use Upcycled Materials
You can assemble a charming backyard DIY bird bath using upcycled materials. Here are six easy projects to get you started.
How to Make Your Own Disco Ball Hanging Planter
You can make your own disco ball hanging planter using materials you already have at home. Here's how.
7 DIY Wedding Centerpieces for a Sustainable Celebration
Why buy new when you can make sustainable DIY wedding centerpieces in minutes? These options are sure to be conversation starters.
11 DIY Wall Decor Ideas to Spruce Up Your Space
These DIY wall decor ideas are both fun and eco-friendly. Here's how to decorate your space to save money and the planet.
7 Creative DIY Wine Rack Ideas That Use Upcycled Materials
You can make a DIY wine rack by upcycling materials that would otherwise go to waste. These projects utilize records, PVC pipes, and more.
The Best Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day Decorations for 2022
Looking for some fun eco-friendly Valentine's Day decorations? We have a handful of decor ideas that are sure to impress.
6 Ways to Use an Avocado Pit: Dyeing Clothes, Jewelry, and More
Don't toss your avocado pit! Here are some simple ways to use an avocado pit, from dyeing your clothes to making jewelry.
Grandmillennial Style Is Here to Stay—That's Great for the Planet
Grandmillennial style allows you to revive your home while also saving the planet. Find out what it is and how to master the aesthetic.
7 DIY Wedding Favors for an Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Celebration
Making DIY wedding favors is a great way to reduce waste and make your celebration more eco-friendly. Here are our favorite projects.
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