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Etsy Feature: Upcycled Key Jewelry

Anne Jansen of St. Louis and The Key of A takes what was once consider ordinary and turns it into beautiful, wearable works of art. A hundred years ago, type writers and skeleton keys were considered common utilitarian items that were found in many homes. We can now look back at these items and see the beauty and the history. Anne’s line of vintage inspired jewelry and accessories utilizes authentic keys of all types including typewriters, cash registers, skeleton, watch, clock and piano of the early 1900’s. …

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Head over to Crafting a Green World for Upcycled Bunny Crafts to make just in time for Easter. Check out our friends at The Upcycle Place. A free market place for buying and selling upcycled goods. Great idea! Visit the creative folks at Love and Trash for a tutorial on upcycling your burnt out candles. I used to be crazy about burning my scented candles. I would only light them if I could burn them for the recommended time so they would burn evenly. I didn’t want …

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Upcycled Earrings

I am so excited to tell you about these earrings from our friends at Trashy Earrings. The earrings are stylish and affordable(around 7 USD) and come in a variety of colors. I have found that they are great conversation pieces too. The earrings are made of just what you think, trash! That is not the best part though. The earrings are made in Honduras by single mothers who would otherwise not have a way to support their family. Honduras continues to be a poor country with …

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New York City gets its first electric vehicle charging station. The station is made of upcycled steel shipping contatiners. Read all about it at Earth Techling. Visit Robin over at the T-Shirt Diaries for her weekly Upcycled Awesome link party. Packed with great upcycling ideas. Wow! Check out this old school pin hole camera made from an upcycled book. It uses 35 mm film and you can get yours here. If you live near Oak Park Illinois, consider attending their free “Wardrobe Upcycle” party on April 16. …

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6 Alternatives To Easter Grass

Stop!!! Don’t buy the messy plastic Easter grass. Try some of these green alternatives. 1. Shredded paper. You can let your imagination run wild with what paper to use. Some ideas are newspaper, used wrapping paper, magazines, tissue paper, junk mail and the list goes on and on. If you have a paper shredder, you can simply run the paper through and ta da! you have easter grass. If not, you could use scissors or a paper cutter to cut skinny strips. 2. Raffia. Raffia comes …