Recycled, Up-cycled and More!

The more I search Etsy, the more I’m amazed with the products that our crafty Etsy sellers come up with. Today, I wanted to showcase some finds that feature recycled and upcycled objects – Something that everyone can benefit from! Recycling takes a little extra time out of your day, but it’s completely worth it… Did you know… If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save about 25 million trees each year? (According to DoSomething.Org) That’s amazing!

Let’s take a look at some of the creative and inventive recycled, up-cycled and eco-friendly products our lovely Etsy friends have to offer. 🙂

MOLESKINE®  notebook with recycled hand screened printed cover. MOLESKINE®  journal with 'my secret plan to conquer the world' cover.
MOLESKINE® notebook with recycled hand screened printed cover, $8.73

 12th Man Seattle Seahawks Loopy Infinity Scarf - Upcycled from Recycle Tshirts - Blue Green Gray Football Jersey Necklace
Seattle Seahawks Loopy Infinity Scarf – Upcycled from Recycle Tshirts, $20

Shark art, made of recycled fence wood. JAWS, Great White, outdoor art
Shark art, made of recycled fence wood, $28

Reflamed Glassworks Recycled Glass Tumblers from Amazing Yellow, Green, Amber and Cobalt Blue Michigan Wine Bottles
Reflamed Glassworks Recycled Glass Tumblers, $40

Upcycled GA License Plate Bird House Nest Box For Black-capped Chickadees or Carolina Wrens gardening nest gift for your birder friend
Upcycled GA License Plate Bird House, $30

Be sure to check out these great shops! 🙂

Until next time…stay crafty!
-Katie
Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise
Representative, Jewelry In Candles

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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: FMMMaterialGirl

Owner Joanna of Etsy shop FMMMaterialGirl loves creating quirky and beautiful items for her shop, including aprons, bibs, badge reels and more. Open since January 2012, FMMMaterialGirl also offers destash items and pet bandanas. Here are a few of her items that caught my eye:

Hot Stuff Flames Bandanas, Dog, Cat, Pets, Dolls
Hot Stuff Flames Bandana, $1.89+

Retro Vintage Graphic Print Style Full Bib Apron
Retro Vintage Graphic Print Style Full Bib Apron, $37.85

Reversible Cup Cosy Sleeve in Upcycled Denim - Environmental Green Girl
Reversible Cup Cosy Sleeve in Upcycled Denim – Environmental Green Girl, $8.52

Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie
Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SomethingSnappy

Opened in March 2012, SomethingSnappy features an array of earrings, rings, necklaces and more. Owner Barbra, located in Evansville, Indiana, accepts custom orders and occasionally has flash sales! Here are a few of her items that caught my eye:

Handmade Painted Mario Bullet Bill Mini Lanyard Charm
Handmade Painted Mario Bullet Bill Mini Lanyard Charm, $5.95

Dainty Minimalist Teal Turquoise Light Blue Magnasite Magnesite Stone Heart Copper Love Romantic Earrings
Dainty Minimalist Teal Earrings, $10

Rose Pink Ceramic Painted Owl Bird Earrings Post Dangle Cat Eye Beads Silver Plated Copper
Rose Pink Ceramic Painted Owl Bird Earrings, $12

Also, from now until July 31st, SomethingSnappy is offering 15% off! Use coupon code CGB15 for 15% off your purchase. 🙂

Until next time…stay crafty!
-Katie
Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RicksChicksBoutique

Opened in December of 2013, RicksChicksBoutique features a wide array of crocheted and arm knitted infinity scarves. Owner Cate Ricks fully believes that “scarves are not just for winter, pair a plain tank top with a light infinity chain scarf and you have a fun and easy summer look!”, which I agree with. 🙂 Here are a few of her items that caught my eye:

Green Arm Knit Scarf, Chunky Cowl, Infinity Scarf, Spring Accessory, Mother's Day Gift

Green Arm Knit Scarf, $20

Jive Crocheted Infinity Chain Scarf, spring scarf, summer scarf, crochet necklace
Jive Crocheted Infinity Chain Scarf, $15

Boogie (Purple) Crocheted Infinity Chain Scarf, for Girls Teens Women
Boogie (Purple) Crocheted Infinity Chain Scarf, for Girls Teens Women, $15

Until next time…stay crafty!
-Katie
Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop : LemonTree7

There’s an overabundance of jewelry shops on Etsy, but once in a while you come across one that sticks out to you..whether it’s for the owner Amanda’s crisp, clear photos or stellar reviews, LemonTree7 sticks out to me. Featuring timeless styles, LemonTree7’s necklaces and earrings would make a classic addition to almost any outfit. Here’s a few of Amanda’s items that caught my eye:

Violet Iolite Earrings, Natural Iolite Jewelry, Gemstone Stud Earrings, Fine Jewelry, 925 Sterling Silver
Violet Iolite Earrings, $30

Dark Red Cubic Zirconia Necklace, Zirconia Pendant, Fine Jewelry, 925 Sterling Silver
Dark Red Cubic Zirconia Necklace, $25

Black Diamond Necklace, Genuine Diamond Jewelry, Little Black Dress, Fine Jewelry, Sterling Silver
Black Diamond Necklace, $70 

Be sure to check out LemonTree7 and see what jeweled treasures you can find. 🙂

Stay crafty!
-Katie
 Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Bohemians

Today’s featured shop, Bohemians, features adorable ribbon bookmarks, zipper pulls, jewelry and other fun accessories. Based in Vancouver, BC, Bohemians is owned and operated by Kelley, and has already amassed an impressive 55 sales since opening less than a year ago. Here are a few of the items at Bohemians that caught my eye….

Ribbon Bookmark - Feather - Turquoise Howlite

Feather and Turquoise Bookmark, $11.16

Paris Metal Bookmark - Eiffel Tower, Heart & Teal Beads - Mini Book Hook in Antique Bronze

Eiffel Tower Mini Book Hook, $6.97

Hot Air Balloon Necklace - Antique Bronze & Crystal

Hot Air Balloon Necklace, $13.95

And if you’re crafty, like me, don’t forget to check out Bohemians’ craft de-stash section, where you can find a wide array of jewelry charms for great prices!

Until next time…stay crafty!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LynnPaints

LynnPaints is an Etsy shop, based in southern Australia, that specializes in original paintings, handcrafted jewelry, stunning sun catchers and great vintage finds. Owner Lynn Saunders is a self-taught artist who loves to create and enjoys hunting down great vintage finds at garage sales and markets. Lynn is actually running a pretty amazing sale right now! Use coupon code “Savings” for 20% off any order over $10. Wow! 🙂 (Offer valid until March 31st) Here are a few of her pieces that caught my eye. 🙂

Blue beads. Beaded suncatcher. Butterfly Suncatcher.Glass beads. Pearl beads. Faceted beads. Cryatal suncatcher. By LYNNPAINTS at etsy. FWB

Blue Beaded Butterfly Sun Catcher, $21.47

Spring Design // Sterling Silver blue glass beaded dangle earrings // Flip flop charms // Beach thong charms // Fashion accessory

Beaded Flip Flop Charm Earrings, $28

Magnolia flower painting. Flower painting. Pink flower painting. Tin vase painting. Original acrylic painting. By LYNNPAINTS on etsy. FWB

Original Hand Painted Magnolia Flower Painting, $37.34

Stay crafty! 🙂
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DideschDelights!

Based in Springfield, IA, Didesch Delights specializes in custom, framed burlap prints. Owner Ashley Didesch is an accountant by day, and a crafter by night. She has a large amount of already designed items for sale, or you can customize a burlap print to your liking. Here are some of her items that caught my eye:

Burlap Print - Easter - Easter Subway Art - Easter Eggs - Bunny - Holiday Art - Spring - Housewarming - 8.5 x 11 - Burlap ONLY

Easter Burlap Print, $20.

Framed Burlap Print - Baptism Frame - Gift for Godparent - Godmother - Godfather - Religious Dedication - Baptismal - 8x10

Custom Framed Baptism Burlap Print, $25+

Framed Burlap Print - Kitchen Art - Today's Menu - Fork Spoon - Take it Or Leave It - Country Kitchen - Gift - Hooks - Pot holder - 8x10

Framed Burlap Kitchen Art – Take It or Leave It – $25+

Framed Burlap Print - Lucky Jason Mraz Lyrics - Lucky I'm In Love With My Best Friend - Wedding - Anniversary - 8x10

Jason Mraz – Lucky – Lyrics Framed Burlap Print, $25+

Framed Burlap Print - Marry Me Train Lyrics - Today and Every Day - Wedding - Anniversary - 8x10

Train – Marry Me Lyrics – Framed Burlap Print, $25+

Stay crafty! 🙂
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CableMeCozy

While on the Etsy forums tonight, I came across a thread by Becca, the owner of CableMeCozy, and I just had to take a look at her shop! While Becca has only been open for a few months, she already has an impressive 21 sales and her items are sure to keep you warm and cozy. I know we’re almost into spring now, but it’s still cold in some parts of the world, and it never hurts to be prepared! 🙂 So, here are a few of Becca’s items that caught my eye. 🙂

Oversized Bow Headband Ear Warmer Red Head Wrap Garter Stitch Valentine's
Red Oversized Bow Headband, $21.

Glitter Hair Ties Yoga Crease-less Ouch-less Glitter
Ouch-less Glitter Hair Ties, $4.10

Scalloped Boot Cuffs Toppers Green
Green Scalloped Boot Cuffs, $12.

Stay crafty!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop of the Day: JustScrunchies

Whoever said scrunchies were out of style has obviously never seen the work of Tameria Payne, owner of JustScrunchies.Available in various sizes and colors, Tameria brings new creativity and style to the world of Scrunchies. No longer just a hair accessory, her choices of colors and textures evoke a more modern style evolution for the Scrunchie. Here are some of my favorites:

Silk Hair Scrunchie- Turquoise Scrunchy- Turquoise Blue Hair Accessories- Spring Scrunchies- Silk Hair Bands

This brightly colored Turquoise Silk Scrunchie is basic, but bright. It’s made out of silk chiffon, and is the perfect color for spring.

Scrunchies for hair in Rainbow Peace Signs

This colorful Rainbow Peace Sign Scrunchie is a blast of color, with a fun and funky peace sign print.

Red White and Blue Stars Scrunchies 2 for 7.00 Handmade American Cotton Hair Accessory/ Star Scrunchy/ Patriotic Ponytail Holder

Show off your patriotic side with this Red, White and Blue Stars Scrunchie Set! Perfect for that 4th of July cookout 🙂

Stay crafty!

-CraftyGirl