Green Consumerism

Published on December 14th, 2011 | by Lynn Fang


The Handmade and Upcycled Christmas Gift Guide 2012

This Christmas, instead of giving brand-new, store-bought gifts, consider buying handmade and upcycled crafts. You’ll be reducing landfill waste and supporting independent artists at the same time! Here’s a list of 20 beautiful handmade and upcycled Christmas gift ideas from Artfire and Etsy.

Candyland Cupcake Lollipop and Gumballs Necklace

candyland necklace

Chunky Green Paper Bead Necklace

green paper bead necklace

Wine Cork Necklace

upcycled wine cork necklace

IBC Cream Soda Tumblers Drinking Glasses

IBC upcycled glass soda tumblers

Polished Beach Stone Pendants

polished beach stone pendants

Braided Area Rug from Upcycled Cotton

braided area rug upcycled cotton

Upcycled Green Sweater Rose Pillow Cover

upcycled sweater pillow

Wool Sweater Pillow in Mauve

upcycled sweater pillow mauve

Patron glass multipurpose bowl

upcycled Patron multipurpose glass

Jar Lantern Light Yellow Wedding/Home Decor

jar lantern

Wine Cork Trivets

wine cork trivet

Cerulean Blue Recycled Fabric/Wallcovering Earrings

wallcovering earrings

Strawberry Soda Can Magnet

upcycled strawberry magnet

Crochet Soda Tab Purse

upcycled soda tab purse

Images used with permission from artists

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