Perfect to show off your holiday baking…can you just imagine those homemade fancy oreo cookies arranged on this angel wing platter? Makes my heart stop at the impossible preciousness of the image! You will be heaven when you hear the compliments! Best part is that it comes in two sizes …get one or both!
LARGE 22″L x 9″W – $119.99
SMALL 15″L x 7″W – $59.00
We know that containing the clutter in our life is often a full time job. ..but it can be a pleasant task with these funky recycled record bookends. Perfect for narrow shelves and the office. They are made by hand using two 45 RPM records which get attached to a recycled wood composite board. Unfortunately you can’t pick which artists will be displayed but I’ve heard that they often feature one side that is Motown! (no promises on that!)
$44.00 for the set of 2 at amazon
These are great! affordable, fun, and perfect to put your unique spin (har har!) on your event or party. Thrifty is the new black, and reusing your old records to display your processed carbs is the spirit of 2011! This is the perfect gift at $18.00 (cupcakes not included)
Available at GraceFilledHands’ Etsy shop
There are a lot of us who would like to make an impact on the world, in some way or another. We’d like to make a contribution, change things for the better, improve lives, leave behind something positive. When I was training to be a Jedi knight back in the 70s, there was technique I learned called The Art of the Small. With it, I learned to narrow my focus … allowing me to use The Force to change things at a microscopic level
This tactic can be used today to tackle the many problems in the world. The trick is to start small. Help others, do little good things, and see what the impact of those things are. Never underestimate the power of putting a smile on someone’s face. That smile could change the person’s entire day, and they could go on to do something brilliant that in turn helps thousands of people. All because you did something small that put a smile on their face.
In that vein, I bring you recycled rubber bands:
Recycled Rubber Band Notecards
Rubber bands seem to come “free” with everything. And they multiply like rabbits in the junk drawer. Especially if you happen to purchase produce and flowers at the market.
CLick here for instructions to make these cheerful notecards>>
Recycled Rubber Band Jewelry
Fantastic jewelry from recycled rubber bands created by an architect from NYC.
For the collection “Recycling of the Architectural Office” I am reusing paperclips, punched business cards, eyelids, rubber bands, mosaic stones, presentation wire binding elements, ribbons, etc. I find joy in creating new experiences in this unique way of working with materials, textures and colors.
View and purchase at M2’s Etsy Shop
Rubber Bands Created from Recycled Bicycle Tires
Made in Switzerland of recycled bicycle tubes. The once flat becomes useful again.
$8.00 at Plasticashop
For the bike nut in your life, this bracelet is made from polished stainless steel bicycle spokes each free formed and attached by little bike chain pieces. How adorable! Lots of Bike themed jewelry from this Etsy seller.
$28.00 at VeloGioielli’s Etsy Shop
Bracelet made from recycled stainless steel bicycle spoke made to fit your wrist. This will remind you what is like to have the wind blowing through your hair on that downhill ride last weekend while you are working away at the desk job that slowly eats away at your dreams and rusts your soul. No rust or tarnish on this baby!
$15.00 at Simply Spoken ak’s Etsy Shop
Bike spoke ring the perfect gift to cement a friendship or say goodbye to a bike that has been with you a long time. Keep the memories of all the great places you traveled together fresh in your mind with this ring upon your finger.
$55.00 at Snegoratchka’s Etsy Shop