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Earth Day Eco-Crafts: Celebrating Nature’s Beauty with PNA

Welcome, fellow crafters and nature lovers! As Earth Day approaches on April 22nd, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and grow our creativity with some exciting eco-friendly crafting adventures. At PNA, we believe in the power of creativity and sustainability, and what better way to combine these values than by celebrating nature’s beauty through fun and sustainable DIY projects? You get to make your pace beautiful AND give back to the planet all at once.

As we get going on this journey of eco-crafting, let’s first take a moment to appreciate the wonder and magnificence of our planet. From the towering mountains to the vast oceans, from the lush forests to the delicate flowers, Earth is a masterpiece worth preserving and cherishing. Who DOESN’T love the magic of a South African sunset? And what better way to show our love and gratitude than by using recycled materials, natural dyes, and eco-friendly stationery supplies to create beautiful works of art?

Upcycled Art Pieces: Turning Trash into Treasure

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, and that’s the mantra behind upcycled art. Gather old magazines, newspapers, cardboard boxes, and any other recyclable materials you have lying around. With PNA’s collection of craft tools like glue sticks, scissors, and colorful markers, transform these items into stunning art pieces. Create collages, sculptures, or mixed-media masterpieces that not only showcase your artistic skills but also promote sustainability by giving discarded items a new life.

Upcycled Magazine Collage

Supplies Needed:

  • Old magazines
  • PNA glue stick
  • Scissors
  • PNA sketch pad or canvas board
  • PNA acrylic paint or markers (optional)


  1. Start by flipping through old magazines and tearing out pages with interesting images, patterns, or colours.
  2. Use scissors to cut out shapes, figures, or objects from the magazine pages. You can also cut strips or squares for a more abstract collage.
  3. Arrange the cutouts on a PNA sketch pad or canvas board, experimenting with different compositions until you’re satisfied with the design.
  4. Once you’re happy with the layout, use the PNA glue stick to adhere the magazine cutouts onto the surface firmly.
  5. Optional: Add extra details or highlights using PNA acrylic paint or markers to enhance the collage and make it uniquely yours.
  6. Let the collage dry completely before displaying or framing it as a beautiful upcycled art piece.

Cardboard Box Sculpture

Supplies Needed:

  • Cardboard boxes (various sizes)
  • PNA glue stick or glue gun
  • Scissors
  • PNA acrylic paint or markers
  • Decorative materials like beads, buttons, or fabric scraps (optional)


  1. Collect cardboard boxes of different sizes and shapes. You can use cereal boxes, shoeboxes, or packaging boxes.
  2. Cut the boxes into smaller pieces, such as squares, rectangles, or triangles, using scissors.
  3. Arrange the cardboard pieces to create a 3D sculpture. Experiment with stacking, overlapping, or interlocking the pieces to form interesting shapes.
  4. Use PNA glue stick or a glue gun to securely attach the cardboard pieces together, building your sculpture layer by layer.
  5. Once the basic structure is complete, unleash your creativity by painting the sculpture with PNA acrylic paint or markers. Add colours, patterns, or designs to make it visually appealing.
  6. Optional: Embellish your cardboard sculpture with decorative materials like beads, buttons, or fabric scraps to add texture and depth.
  7. Allow the sculpture to dry thoroughly before displaying it as a unique and eco-friendly art piece that transforms trash into treasure.

DIY Planters: Greening Your Space with Style

Bring a touch of greenery into your home with DIY planters made from recycled containers. Whether it’s old tin cans, plastic bottles, or wooden crates, transform them into charming plant holders using PNA’s craft paints, brushes, and decorative materials. Plant herbs, succulents, or flowers to add freshness and life to your living spaces. Not only are you upcycling materials, but you’re also creating mini green oases that contribute to a healthier environment.

Supplies Needed:

  • Recycled containers (e.g., tin cans, plastic bottles, wooden crates)
  • PNA craft paints (water-based and eco-friendly)
  • PNA brushes (various sizes)
  • PNA decorative materials (such as ribbons, beads, or stickers)
  • Potting soil
  • Plants or seeds of your choice (herbs, succulents, flowers)


  1. Choose your recycled containers: Select clean and sturdy containers like tin cans, plastic bottles (cut in half), or wooden crates. Make sure to remove any labels or residues from the containers.
  2. Prepare the containers: If using plastic bottles, cut them in half horizontally to create two planters. For tin cans or wooden crates, ensure they are clean and free from sharp edges.
  3. Paint the containers: Use PNA craft paints in your preferred colours to paint the outside of the containers. You can opt for solid colours, patterns, or even create artistic designs. Let the paint dry completely before the next step.
  4. Add decorative elements (optional): Enhance the look of your planters by adding decorative materials from PNA, such as ribbons, beads, or stickers. Attach these elements using PNA glue or adhesive dots for a secure hold.
  5. Prepare the planting area: Fill the bottom of each container with a layer of potting soil. Make sure there are drainage holes in the containers to prevent waterlogging.
  6. Plant your greenery: Choose herbs, succulents, or flowers that suit the size of your containers and the lighting conditions of your space. Carefully transplant the plants into the containers, covering the roots with additional potting soil as needed.

PNA: Where Creativity Meets Sustainability

At PNA, we are passionate about fostering creativity while preserving the planet for future generations. Our commitment to sustainability is reflected in our wide range of eco-friendly stationery supplies, designed to help you level up what you’ve already got. This Earth Day, let’s come together as a community of crafters, artists, and nature enthusiasts to celebrate the beauty of our planet through eco-friendly crafts. Visit your nearest PNA store using our handy store locator today discover a world of sustainable stationery options and embark on a journey of creativity that honors and protects the wonders of nature. This Earth Day, choose to love PNA and love the planet!

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