Shop Handmade: 16 Eco Etsy Finds for the Home


Not all of us are craft mavens or expert thrift shoppers, finding or creating the perfect vintage and handmade elements that make a house feel like home. That’s where Etsy comes in. The top online marketplace for hand-crafted goods is the perfect place to find eco-friendly recycled and upcycled home accents including rugs, lighting, coasters, trivets, picture frames, clocks and more. Here are 16 stylish Eco Etsy home accessories.

Recycled Bottle Lamp


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Liquor bottles cut in half make elegant and on-trend lighting, especially when paired with a decorative Edison light bulb (though a CFL would be greener, of course.) Get them from Heirloom Claremont.

Wine Bottle Cheese & Cracker Tray


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A wine bottle is melted under high heat and flattened to create a pretty, recycled glass tray that’s perfect for serving cheese and crackers. Made by Back Glasswards.

Set of 6 Recycled Map Coasters


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Daydream about traveling or brush up on your geography with little map sections that are always within arm’s reach. This set of 6 map coasters from Crab Apple Design are made from old maps, sandwiched between clear plastic and a metal base with a protective cork bottom.

Rustic Reclaimed Wood Picture Frame


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Reclaimed fence wood is the perfect rustic backdrop for photography. These frames by John Birdsong are extremely simple, but have so much more character than a mass-produced frame from a big box retailer.

Recycled Sail Throw Pillow


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Bold and graphic, these throw pillows from reiter8 on Etsy are made of upcycled sails. “Each pillow begins with a carefully chosen piece of sail that is hand cut and cleaned. This sailcloth pillow features a sail insignia black number 5 that has been applied and stitched into place.”

Set of 8 Recycled Spoon Napkin Rings


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Old spoons are crafted into gleaming napkin rings in this set of 8 recycled tableware accessories from LTCreatesJewelry.

Recycled Shutter Mason Jar Herb Garden


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Mason jars are screwed onto a rustic reclaimed shutter with a burlap hanging strap in this charming herb garden from Jennifer Stevenson. Ideal for indoor use, the garden enables you to watch the roots of your plants grow.

Upcycled Felted Sweater Quilt


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Unwanted sweaters become a cozy, comfortable, one-of-a-kind upcycled quilt in this red, black and gray creation from Ellalu.

Round Rag Rug


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Soothing tones of blues and greens come together in a casual rag rug crocheted from recycled vintage linens by Resplendid.

Braided Rug Made of Recycled Wool


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Here’s another creative upcycled rug, braided from vintage wool by MrsGinther.

Bike Wheel Clock


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A recycled aluminum bicycle wheel hangs from the wall on a hollow anchor, making it seem as if it’s floating. Made by PixelThis.

Mirror Made of Recycled Magazines


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Strips of recycled magazine pages in neutral colors give a little visual flair to the frame of a round mirror in this handmade home accent by ColorStoryDesigns.

Cloche and Pedestal from Vintage Items


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How cute is this little cloche and pedestal? Etsy shop Cotton Ridge Vintage assembled it by hand from vintage items including a small vase, a porcelain knob, a plate and a candlestick.

Wine Cork Trivet


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Making a trivet out of wine corks is a simple process, but if you don’t have the time or crafting skills, you can always find one on Etsy. This one was created by Far Out Arts.

Woven Newspaper Basket


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Woven newspaper makes for soft and flexible recycled containers for jewelry, office supplies or anything else you need to keep organized. This basket by Sew Danish was made using a traditional Scandinavian basket weaving technique that is normally used with birch bark.

Solar Mason Jar Light


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Solar light lids with built-in solar panels screw onto mason jars to create lanterns that soak up sunlight during the day and give off a soft glow at night. Get a set of two for $34 from Treasure Again.