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Reclaimed, Upcycled & Recycled Holiday Gift List

I came across some home decor items recently that I love! These reclaimed items make some of the cutest gifts for the holiday season.  These particular ones are all handmade and made in the U.S.A.  Etsy is a wonderful place to find items like this and you are helping support the Handmade Holiday, Shop Small, and Shop Local movements I am sure you have been seeing around.  I hope you enjoy the items I have found as much as I have finding them.  All of these items were found at Maiden Long Island’s Etsy shop. They currently have a coupon code GIFTS14 to receive 20% off of your purchase of $5 or more. Offer valid today through December 7th.

 

 

Recycled Glass Pendants

Recycled Glass Sugar Skull Pendants

I love these Recycled Glass Sugar Skull pendants! They are one of a kind and just plain perfect. The pendants have been made from recycled glass and melted at a high heat to form a smooth surface.The skulls on the pendant are flawless beautiful. The designs of the skulls are very intricate. The pendants are $15 a piece

 

 

 

Shabby Chic Vintage Inspired Screen Frame

Shabby Chic Vintage Inspired Screen Frame

 

 

 

 

How adorable is this reclaimed frame! Once a picture frame this gorgeous shabby chic design frame has been upcycled and turned into a super fab jewelry organizer! Hang earrings, necklaces or even hair accessories on it. You can even use it as a piece of decor and hang it where ever you want. This is a great idea for old or broken frames. Instead of throwing them away make them useful! This frame in particular is only $20. This is a very versatile gift that many people would love.

 

 

 

 

Reclaimed Vintage Framed Chalkboard

Reclaimed Vintage Framed Chalkboard

 

 

 

 

It seems that chalkboards are all the rage. I have seen them everywhere and on everything. I would think giving one as a holiday gift would be a wonderful idea. Maybe even as a gag gift for a teacher! Who knows! This particular vintage inspired frame makes for a perfect sized chalkboard to hang in your home for a to-do list or even more important a chore list, daily reminders, even for recipes while cooking. This frame is $25!!

 

 

 

Olaf Painted Vinyl

Olaf Painted Vinyl

 

 

 

 

Another super popular holiday them is Frozenof course. I know everyone needs, wants and must have. This is a lovely item that is not only very adorable it is also upcycled. This is a hand painted Olaf the snowman on an old vinyl record. This is an exceptional idea. Use it as a wall hanging or find clock parts and BOOM a clock for your home. The artist also takes custom orders so choose anything you want.

Recycled Glass Earrings

 

How adorable are these recycled glass earrings!?! I love the pattern in particular. Not that the pattern is anything very intricate but the simplicity is what makes me like them that much more. Recycled glass items in general have been interesting me more and more lately. I have been making some crafts of my own at home using recycled glass. I don’t know why exactly recycled glass has been catching my eye so often but these earrings are completely my style and the fact that they are recycled glass is only an added bonus.
If you don’t know what Depression Glass according to Wikipedia is clear or colored translucent glassware that was distributed free, or at low cost, in the United States and Canada around the time of the Great Depression. The Quaker Oats Company, and other food manufacturers and distributors, put a piece of glassware in boxes of food, as an incentive to purchase. Movie theaters and businesses would hand out a piece simply for coming in the door.
Most of this glassware was made in the central and mid-west United States, where access to raw materials and power made manufacturing inexpensive in the first half of the twentieth century. More than twenty manufacturers made more than 100 patterns, and entire dinner sets were made in some patterns. Common colors are clear (crystal), pink, pale blue, green, and amber. Less common colors include yellow (canary), ultra marine, jadeite (opaque pale green), delphite (opaque pale blue), cobalt blue, red (ruby & royal ruby), black, amethyst, monax, and white (milk glass).
Although of marginal quality, Depression glass has been highly collectible since the 1960s. Due to its popularity as a collectible, Depression glass is becoming more scarce on the open market. Rare pieces may sell for several hundred dollars. Some manufacturers continued to make popular patterns after World War II, or introduced similar patterns, which are also collectible. Popular and expensive patterns and pieces have been reproduced, and reproductions are still being made.
You can get a pair of your own recycled glass earrings or any recycled jewelry at Novica.com.

Because I love these earrings so much I have decided to give a pair away so you can enjoy them as much as I do. Click here to enter to win a pair of your very own Depression Glass Earrings. Good Luck and don’t forget to check out Novica.com for even more awesome items!!!

Depression Era Glass Earrings

Recycled Glass Earrings

Recycled Glass Earrings

 

 

How adorable are these recycled glass earrings!?! I love the pattern in particular. Not that the pattern is anything very intricate but the simplicity is what makes me like them that much more. Recycled glass items in general have been interesting me more and more lately. I have been making some crafts of my own at home using recycled glass. I don’t know why exactly recycled glass has been catching my eye so often but these earrings are completely my style and the fact that they are recycled glass is only an added bonus.
If you don’t know what Depression Glass according to Wikipedia is clear or colored translucent glassware that was distributed free, or at low cost, in the United States and Canada around the time of the Great Depression. The Quaker Oats Company, and other food manufacturers and distributors, put a piece of glassware in boxes of food, as an incentive to purchase. Movie theaters and businesses would hand out a piece simply for coming in the door.
Most of this glassware was made in the central and mid-west United States, where access to raw materials and power made manufacturing inexpensive in the first half of the twentieth century. More than twenty manufacturers made more than 100 patterns, and entire dinner sets were made in some patterns. Common colors are clear (crystal), pink, pale blue, green, and amber. Less common colors include yellow (canary), ultra marine, jadeite (opaque pale green), delphite (opaque pale blue), cobalt blue, red (ruby & royal ruby), black, amethyst, monax, and white (milk glass).
Although of marginal quality, Depression glass has been highly collectible since the 1960s. Due to its popularity as a collectible, Depression glass is becoming more scarce on the open market. Rare pieces may sell for several hundred dollars. Some manufacturers continued to make popular patterns after World War II, or introduced similar patterns, which are also collectible. Popular and expensive patterns and pieces have been reproduced, and reproductions are still being made.
You can get a pair of your own recycled glass earrings or jewelry you can visit Shop to be Green. Shop to be Green tons of great recycled glass and pottery jewelry and items for your home.

Because I love these earrings so much I have decided to give a pair away so you can enjoy them as much as I do. Click here to enter to win a pair of your very own Depression Glass Earrings.  Good Luck and don’t forget to check out Shop to be Green for even more awesome items!!!

“Taj Mahal” Recycled Metal Lantern

"Taj Mahal; Recycled Metal Lantern

"Taj Mahal" Recycled Metal Lantern

I have a thing for lanterns. I am not sure why but I absolutely love them! I found this incredibly cute little diddy when browsing through The Hunger Site. I am sure most of you have seen on Facebook the click a day charities and The Hunger Site is one of them. You can purchase a variety of super cute fair trade, recycled and handmade products through The Hunger Site and the other charity sites. A percentage of your purchase will go to help feed children in areas of the world that have vast food shortages.
Feel good about spending money and decorating your home by shopping responsible.  The Taj Mahal lantern is made from recycled materials and is a fair trade product of India.

Product Description:

Grace your home or porch with decor that echoes the Taj Mahal, named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983 and cited as “one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.” Celebrate that inspired glory and architecture with a fun and functional lantern that doubles as a singular work of art!
Made from colorful lightweight sheet metal obtained from various commercial product packaging and glass panes, this ingenious lighting takes what would otherwise be landfill-clogging garbage and transforms it into a veritable work of art. Interior of lantern is accessible by a small hinged door, and a built-in holder accommodates tea lights or votive candles. Due to their unique, recycled nature, no two are alike; please allow us to choose for you. Tea light not included.
Lantern measures approximately 13″ T x 4.5″ sq.(33 x 11.4 cm) overall. Made in and fairly traded from India.

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Recycled Glass Nightlight

Recycled Glass Nightlight

Recycled Glass Nightlight

Incase you are a little late getting holiday gifts still here is something that children and adults can enjoy. This Recycled Glass Nightlight is made in the USA by Reborn Glass Studios. Each piece is created with post consumer recycled bottles (beer, wine Perrier, Bombay Gin, Skyy Vodka and a little Southern Comfort) then kiln formed and fused into a one of a kind creation. Every nightlight is curved shape design which insures it is attractive from every angle. Bulb included. The night light is approximately 3.5 x 5 inches.

This is a simple way to show others you care about our environment and give a new greenie a prime example why another persons trash can me another persons treasure. Ideas like this nightlight made from recycled materials can prove how we can reuse or repurpose millions of items that we would otherwise through in the trash without fully realizing their potential.

recylced gifts

Great Green Gifts for Under $50

martini glass
Fire & Light hand-poured glass tableware is made from recycled glass in California. Not microwave safe. Comes in 8 beautiful colors.

 

 

 

glass vase

The red recycled glass vases are back! This time, in a slightly more oval shape.

 

 

 

 

home fragrance

Ilio’s essential oils add a little luxury to your everyday life. Fragrance spreads through natural reeds and lasts 4 – 6 Months.  Lavender Ocean is a fresh mix of lavender and eucalyptus and is finished with the soft notes of lilac blossoms.

 

 

glass earings

Recycled bottle glass, cut and fired. Light-weight and durable, finished with sterling silver accents and ear wire. Approximate size .75 inch diameter. Please note that each piece is a hand-crafted one-of-a-kind and will vary slightly in shape and size. Patent pending.  Color shown: antique clear from a Coke bottle.

Green Wedding Registry

3r Living

3r Living

 

Responsible gifting isn’t as easy as it should be. A company called 3r Living has a green wedding registry in addition to offering many green products that make the perfect gift for any household.
3r Living is a New York/New Jersey based company that was created with the 3r’s in mind. Recycle, Reduce, Reuse. 3r Livings online and physical store offer a Green Wedding Registry (click link to register). So now you are able to help new couples begin their new greener life together. Individuals concerned with their impact on the Earth can share their love of responsibility to our environment with friends and family. The green wedding registry offers plenty of essentials to get your house on its way to being greener. The items are moderately priced and have very modern designs. The green gift registry offers organic cotton towels, bamboo sheets, hypo-allergenic/organic pillows for the bedroom. 3r Livings wedding registry offers Bamboo flatware,serving pieces and recycled glass drinkware for the kitchen. Those of you that can’t choose between all the super cute green gifts they offer you can also purchase gift certificates(click to purchase) for the happy couple to choose what green housewares they want.