Anyone in the Christmas Rush?
Actually I'm not, can you believe it? This year I gave myself permission not to buy into the hype. For me and my family, Christmas is about the birth of our Savior and friend. Over the years, we decided that we were only giving 3 gifts to each child, just like Jesus got.
And this year, this year I did something crazy. This year I decided to go almost completely hand-made for Christmas. I bought my kids one main present off of Etsy, and then am in the process of embroidering them thrifted pillow cases. We'll buy them a toy each, but I've realized, hand made is possible with a little forethought.
I'm all about recycled handmade too!! Here are some recycled etsy finds that I found this week!!
Click the photo to get to etsy, and click around these shops for other great pieces.
This was the dopest thing I saw out there. Recycled SKATEBOARD jewelry. 100% post consumer skateboards that she makes into jewelry. Most pieces are reversible, one side has the skateboard part, the other side has the inside skateboard plywood showing. She shapes and sands everything, and then seals it with gloss sealer. SO rad. Click around she shop, there's a lot of cool stuff.
Love this, made from recycled tin pieces
There are tons of ties out there at Goodwill, and other vintage shops. What a great idea for reusing them!!
These bags, and pillows are made from used sails...very nautical very rad!
I love these envelopes made from old science books! They also have ones made from maps, ooh la la!!
I adore this cuff made from an old record. So cute!!
Recycling felted sweaters is SO the bomb. I love this scarf made from circles of felted sweaters.
Licence plates are always fun when recycled into photo albums like this!
These earrings are literally made out of trash.
Here is another recycled sweater idea. This lady makes bigger felt projects, and when she's done, she uses even the scraps to make something pretty, like this pin.