Thursday, December 10, 2009

Gift Guide pick #21 - Eco Friendy

So what is upcycling?  I hadn't heard this term used until I saw a few items on the Etsy website.  A simple definition would be taking material that was used for one thing and resuing the materials for something completely different. I found several  up-cycled, recycled and environmentally friendly gifts to give to friends and family to start them on the road to protecting the environment.

I hardly see any men wearing a necktie anymore.  So what do we do with them?  How about a Necktie WalletPrixprix has many vintage designs to choose and dress up that boring wallet.

These Shades of Pink Mittens look soooo warm.  All made from recycled sweaters from Grandma Linda's House!

Check out these Jumbo Puzzle Set for the little ones.  Made out of recycled crayons!  Find them at  Ivy Lane Designs.

Personalized Reusable Snack Bags are the way to go instead of plastic or paper bags.  Get them at Bleu Roo Handcrafted Sweetness.

I love these Plantable Peace Dove Christmas Tags.  They provide double (or triple) duty.   Use them on your tree as a gift tag or card and then the receiver can plant them!  You can find these and more at Recycled Ideas.

Get rid of those nasty sponges that you either keep until dear life or replace quite often.  Rebecca Jay makes these colorful crocheted Dishcloths that can be put in the washer and used over and over again instead of disposable sponges.


Grandma Lindas House said...

Thanks for choosing my mittens as one of your Eco Friendly items for this gift guide. You have picked a fascinating collection of items that can make our world a little greener.

Mountainside Crochet said...

Wonderful selection of Eco Friendly items. What clever things crafters can make! Love those mittens recycled from sweaters by GrandmaLindasHouse!

Sewinggranny Mona said...

Beautiful items for your the mittens! It is amazing what people can make!

Expressions By Devin said...

Those are some awesoem picks wonderful Eco Friendly picks.