Upcycled Gift Ideas from Etsy

Upcycled Gift Ideas from Etsy

Laurie McGinley
Dec 6, 2011

Last week I finally reopened my Etsy shop after a year long break. The experience has drawn me into the vast array of treasures to be found there. It inspired me to create a treasury of 16 items that are all upcycled and fabulous.

See the full 16 item treasury on Etsy.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Reclaimed Wood and Farm Metal End Tables A Pair $980
    "Beams were rescued from a Pennsylvania Barn before demolition. They were sawed into pieces and sanded and a piece of recycled steel was cut and shaped into place. A clear coating was applied to the entire table for a shiny finish. "
  • Vintage upcycled paper envelopes - vintage world maps - pack of 10 envelopes $14.50
    "These envelopes are handcrafted - cut, folded, glued and packaged by us in our home studio. The recycled maps are from 1960s and 1970s vintage atlases, so colours and styles of maps vary. Each pack is unique and has been carefully collated."
  • iPad Case - Hollow Book for iPad 1 and 2 - Photojournalism $58
    "My hollow books are all one of a kind and each carry with them a story of their own; one of your creation. Great gifts for both men and women in your life, and sure to be a conversation starter when you open the book to reveal what's inside."
  • Recycled Skateboard Spinning Top Toy $15
    "Crafted of the wood from three recycled skateboard decks, each top equals 21 layers of colorful spinning ply! Each one is unique as the colors and graphics vary."

Find more upcycled gift ideas on Etsy.

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