Themed Nomination – Smart Design

Innovative design is something I’ve really noticed and been very inspired by in the EcoEtsy team.  From the clever reusing of materials which otherwise might end up in the landfill to items which have been designed to make our impact on the environment a little bit lighter, EcoEtsy team members are putting out some smart […]

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Make Your Own Business Cards

From Claire Baker (Montclairmade) here’s a tip for recycling materials to make your own business cards! 1). It’s fun and easy to create your own business cards that reflect your style and make a great impression! For this simple tutorial you will need a paper cutter, used manila file folders, mod podge, and whatever ephemera […]

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Themed Nomination – Our Team Earth Day Countdown Continues – Reuse!

Everyday is Earth Day for TeamEcoEtsy! Our team is committed to reducing, reusing and recycling. In this second week of our Earth Day countdown – let’s see team members items celebrating creative REUSE. Like this gorgeous upcycled fabric pillow cover by StrandRedesign. The vintage textiles Strand Redesign uses add amazing character to her work! You […]

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Eco Tutorial: Toilet Paper Roll Planters

Tutorial submitted by LilFishStudios Toilet Paper Roll Planters Here’s a quick and easy way to get a jump on your spring planting by using a common household item, the empty toilet paper tube. What you’ll need: Empty toilet paper tubesSharp scissorsPotting soilSeeds or cuttingsA tray or lid to hold your plantings To begin, cut your […]

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Eco Tip of the Week: What to do with used coffee grounds

  Eco Tip Submitted By Ecokaren Are you drinking vats of coffee like it’s going out of style? (Oh, read this cool tutorial on how to make reusable coffee filters) What are you doing with all that used coffee grounds? I bet you are just composting or throwing (gulp!) them away. Well, here ares some […]

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Eco How To: Reusable Coffee Filters

Tutorial submitted by winkydinks Here’s a simple way to reduce your daily waste stream: use reusable coffee filters! You can also use filterless systems, permanent reusable filters, or a french press, but some people prefer the taste of coffee that has been filtered. The great news…you can make one in less than 10 minutes with […]

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Themed Nominations – Repurpose, Reclaim and Reuse

Something which our team excels in is the art of reusing, repurposing, recycling and reclaiming. Search any of these tags on Etsy and you will be amazed by how many are items from our team members. Anything previously used from magazine paper, clothing fabric, leather, plastic, recycled circuit boards and skateboards have been transformed into […]

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