Eco Lovely {Eco Etsy Finds}

Coca-Cola Sea Glass Leather Necklace by revetro

  Happy almost end of summer for most of you out there!  It’s been an adventure on my end and the fall is teeming with possibilities.  It’s been an adventurous year for me and lots has changed and changed back.  In all of this change I have learned things about myself, discovered new things and […]

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DIY Springtime Seedling Garden Starts

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  Springtime is exciting. With the return of the birds and the bees to our neighborhoods, so too is the sun warmer and the day stretching longer. Here in California, our Daylight Saving Time sprung forward extra early this year. However, Spring came early too. Traditionally, Daylight Saving was standardized to meet the needs of […]

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DIY Bracelet Stand Jewelry Display

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Hello everyone! The holidays are coming up fast and so are holiday craft fairs. Since my expertise is jewelry, I want to come in with an idea for those of us who need some way to display our bracelets, besides putting them on a table or bar display, but don’t have a large budget to […]

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DIY T-Shirt Bangles

diy bracelet tutorial by lydia krupinski for eco etsy

“What are you going to do with all those fabric scraps?!” my husband recently exclaimed, alluding to the mass of textiles building up in my studio. “I’ll find something to use it for – I always do.” I replied with a knowing smirk. Those of us who are striving to be eco-conscious often find that […]

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A Thanksgiving Feast Fit for a Bird

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With Thanksgiving upon us, most of our kitchen shelves are being filled with the bounty of the season.  At this time of the year, we tend to have more cranberries than we could eat throughout the whole year, enough potatoes to feed a small country and who could forget the enormous bird (or tofurkey) gently […]

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So Grateful {Eco Etsy finds}

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I am star stuff necklace by molecularmuse I live a life for which I am truly grateful.. healthy family, wonderful friends and every year about this time I get to thinking about just that.  All of my finds this month follow this theme.  A few years back on Thanksgiving, it dawned on me that one […]

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{Business Tips} How To Ship Plastic-Free

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This week’s business tips is a tutorial.  I’ve had several members contact me looking for advice about greening-up shipping practices using paper, reclaimed materials, paper tape, and other plastic-free alternatives to conventional shipping materials.  Many of our customers come to our shops looking for green businesses, find us through the Team Eco Etsy Blog, and […]

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How to Make Wine Cork Christmas Trees

My daughter just recently began her part-time job at Jo-Ann Fabrics and was aghast to see that the Christmas items were already being prominently displayed in the store. Upon inquiry, she was informed that the reason for the early displays (It was, after all, the beginning of September.) was to ensure that crafters would have […]

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Making Your Summer Picnics Green

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We all know that there are ways to make a summer picnic an eco disaster. Just make sure that everything is Styrofoam and plastic and that you include lots of disposables to pack your food so you can walk away without a mess. It’s quick, easy and there’s very little to clean when you get […]

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