Recycled Button Necklace

Recycled Button Necklace

Recycled Button Necklace

In many of my craft and activity posts I have said take old buttons/brooches that you find around the house and use them as adornments to your crafts. I have a thing for buttons and I am not sure why but Great Recycled Gifts has a large selection of recycled/overstocked buttons they have crafted into beautifully recycled accessories. Valentines Day is soon to approach and this Recyeled Button Necklace is a spectacular gift to give to someone you love.

Product Description:
Great Recycled Gifts popular jacket brooches have been refashioned into these stunning statement pieces!
Each necklace is made by hand… every recycled or overstocked button is actually hand wired together and hangs on a silver-plated chain. Made in Canada.
Choose from different color combinations! You can choose from Earth Tones, Black & White, Mulit-colored and Ocean.

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Inca Envelope Clutch

Inca Envelope Clutch

Inca Envelope Clutch

Ohhh Ecoist how I swoon for thee!! Every time I check out this site I see something new I must have! The Inca Envelope Clutch is yet another added to my list. This collection donates to Peruvian artisans which in and of itself are excellent reasons to purchase this clutch besides it being amazingly gorgeous. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching this is a perfect gift for your green ladies! Being eco-fashionable will never go out of style!

Product Description:

The Inca Collection honors indigenous Inca textiles and patterns. Each piece supports Peruvian artisans in Cusco, Trujillo, Ayacuho and other areas.

• Strong, sturdy, and water resistant.
• Hand folded, recycled candy wrappers
• Natural cotton details colored using vegetable based dyes.
• Zip closure. Self-lined.
• SIZE: 16″L x 8″H x 1.5″W (inches)

Stained Glass Heart

Stained Glass Hearts

Stained Glass Hearts

Supplies:

Wax Paper
Crayon Shavings (adults can shave the crayons with scissors, a knife or a grater)
Scissors
Iron
Hole Punch
A few inches of string or ribbon from around the house

Directions:

1. Fold a piece of waxed paper in half. Draw half a heart with the center of the heart at the fold.

2. Open the waxed paper and place it flat on your work surface.

3. Sprinkle/place the crayon shavings on the waxed paper. You can sprinkle randomly or you may want to make a pattern with the shavings. A light layer of shavings works best.

4. Cover the waxed paper with an additional piece of waxed paper.

5. Put a towel or washcloth on top of the waxed paper (this will protect the iron), then have an adult iron the two layers of waxed paper together on low heat.

6. Cut out the heart image .

7. Punch a hole near the top of your heart and thread a string through the hole for hanging the heart.

8. Hang it in front of a window so the light can shine through.


Recycled Paper Earrings

Recycled Paper Earrings

Recycled Paper Earrings

I know I have been featuring alot of jewelry lately but I cannot help myself. I am in the Valentine’s spirit! On a semi-serious note accessories are a part of many women’s daily lives and sometimes recycled accessories are outrageously over priced just becuase accessories are said to be  organic, reclaimed, recycled, reused or repurposed. That is no excuse to be over priced. Personally, I think if we are purchasing recycled, reclaimed or repurposed products shouldn’t they be less because 1. We are doing our part and 2. These aren’t necessarily brand new products. This isn’t to say that the charities many of these purchases donate to or that many of these accessories are handmadeisn’t worth the extra money.  I feel high prices deter people from making the responsible choice.  These beautiful paper earrings are amazing and only $12.00!! GreatRecycledGifts.comis becoming my favorite place to shop for everything!

Product Description:

It is hard to believe that these colorful earrings were once a stack of discarded magazines and newspapers!
Each “flower” set is made by hand in Cambodia providing fair, ethical and sustainable livelihoods for some of the regions poorest people.
Each pair is cut out, folded and assembled – then coated and attached to earring wires. Delicate and beautiful… you’ll receive compliments wherever you go! Each pair is different and a true original. The Earrings come in Blue, Green, Red & Yellow.

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Valentine’s Day is Right Around the Corner!

Even though the holiday season is over Valentine’s Day is soo close I can taste the yummy boxes of chocolate as we speak! I have compiled a few super fab and incredibly green gift ideas for your Valentine!

4ft Roses
These Extraordinary 4ft Roses
would make anyone feel special. These flowers are particularly special because proceeds from your purchase of this item are donated to organizations that help protect our environment. Also these roses are grown and cultivated using organic and sustainable farming practices!

Valentine Ganache
These tasty organic goodies are hand painted and made of 70% organic ingredients and no dairy for you vegans out there!! The Heart Shaped
Ganaches
are filled with bing cherry puree and dark chocolate cream
ganache
.

Phamacopia Go Relax SetThis small gift set contains organic lavender products to help relax. Lavender is used often in products to help increase the feeling of relaxation and letting go of stress. This is a cute little gift anyone would totally appreciate . All Orders over $49 Receive Free Priority Shipping from Apothica.com

Recycled Silver Ring
Jewelry is usually the most popular gift on Valentine’s Day so why not purchase Recycled Silver Jewelry? This ring is a cute way to show someone that you love them and the environment. The Recycled Silver Collection offers necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets and much more!

organic cotton throw pillow

I Heart Jewelry!!!!

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Your one-stop green Valentine’s Day shop!

Fair Trade Gold and Plating:
VerdeRocks searched high and low for a provider of environmentally responsible gold plating. It wasn’t easy, but they are happy to have found an environmentally friendly source for their gold material and plating. They usually use vintage chains for plating, giving deserving “old stock” pieces new life. The process strictly adheres to proper waste disposal and recycling whenever possible.

Earrings are 1.5” long.
Lead-free gold plated ear wires

Necklace is approximately 16” long.
Lead-free gold plated chain and clasp

Eco Friendly Because:

Made with Fair Trade 14K gold plating
Uses vintage components, or new “old stock”

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Valentine’s Chocolates

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  Indulge in green living at Organic Style

 

These amazing cordials it have hand-picked, berries that inspired the creation of these fruit-filled yummies. The 12-piece box contains molded chocolates made. Organic Bouquets Master Oregon Chocolatire fills each chocolate with a berry preserve wrapped in a thin layer of berry-flavored sugar.  

12-piece box features
*4 Strawberry
*4 Red Raspberry
*4 Marionberry (a local cross between black and raspberry)
*68% single origin dark chocolate from Madagascar
*Fresh Oregon berries
*No dairy used
Shipped with care, this product is deemed sustainable based on one or more of the following practices:

•use of materials that are environmentally friendly
•manufactured and transported responsibly
•produced using organic farming practices
•a portion of the sale proceeds are donated
*Caution: during the hot summer months our chocolates are shipped overnight however we can not guarantee against melting in transit.


Heart Warming Wintery Eco-Elegant Flowers & Gifts

Organic Valentine’s Flowers!

 

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Eco-elegant flowers for all occasions! – From $39.95

 Unfurling its large regal petals, this magnificent long-stem Esperance rose variety resembles a crown that could only be worn by Mother Nature herself. The large peony-like blooms have deep pink and cream tones that radiate exquisite beauty. Remarkable not only in appearance but in vigor, these long-lasting roses boast a high petal count and are guaranteed to last beyond expectation. An absolute staff favorite!
 

 

  • VeriFlora Certified
  • 12 stems
  • Vase not included. An optional vase is available at checkout.