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Thursday, May 5, 2011
Turning Water Bottles into Custom Reusable Bags?

[Editor's Note: We invited our friends at ReuseThisBag.com to write this article about their custom reusable bags. They have an interesting story to tell- we encourage you to check them out.] Turning Water Bottles into Custom Reusable Bags? PET, which stands for polyethylene terephthalate, is a plastic resin and a form of polyester. You may be asking yourself the question, “Hey wait, I’m just here to read about cool and interesting things. Why are you telling me this stuff?” To make a long story short, PET is …

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Monday, May 2, 2011
Upcycled Furniture From Farm Chic

Check out the beautiful upcycled furniture from our friends at Farm Chic. Farm Chic specializes in upcycled and antique furniture. They will also create upcycled pieces for you if you have a specific piece you would like repurposed or redone. Farm Chic sells most of their furniture in the United Kingdom and Europe. If you’re able to visit their Cotswolds store, be prepared for an entire furniture shopping experience. Each customer receives individualized attention and service. The owner also runs a B&B where you could stay the night …

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Etsy Feature: Upcycled Zippers

Our latest Etsy feature is our friend Heather of Re-Zip It! Heather takes vintage zippers and turns them into some of the most beautiful and unique creations we have seen. Last week, Heather’s creations were featured on The Today Show. She was in the top 10 finalists in the Art of Reuse Contest that was sponsored by NBC and Etsy. Congratulations Heather! Heather is a full time working, married mother to a beautiful son named Benjamin. She works in a jail as a therapist helping individuals …

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Monday, April 25, 2011
Does Your Mom Hug Trees?

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8th. Time to pick out that perfect gift for Mom and have it ready to go by Mother’s Day. Look through our list of upcycled gifts, click on the link, and order your gift today! 1. Remember the Trashy Earrings we featured a while back? They make a great Mother’s Day gift. Your Mom will love them and they help other Mother’s in Honduras by providing them with income. Read our story about them here. Buy them from Trashy Earrings …

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Etsy Feature: Upcycled T-shirt Dresses

What does a former forensic scientist do when she stops dismantling meth labs to raise her four children and take care of her family? She starts dismantling T-shirts to create adorable dresses for little girls! As a child, Carrie Poniewaz’s mother gave her some good advice: “learn to type and learn to sew then you will always have a job and you will always have something to wear.” While her love of sewing and creating started at a young age growing up with a family of creative women, …