The next time you crave a take-out coffee, come prepared with your own stylish coffee sleeve — recycled from a sweater, of course. Head on over to East Coast Kitsch for a sampling of colorful ideas from Jane Murphy, or …

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scottie_assemblage.jpgCat Bishop a.k.a. Artsy personifies (or puppifies, in this case) everyday objects with funky assemblage works, including Scottie (shown) made from a vintage xylophone toy, a 50s alarm clock and French tart tins. Check out her Etsy shop for more …

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baby_bibs.jpgBabyware can fall under the category of eco-chic, too, as mandolyn on Etsy demonstrates with her baby bibs made from fused plastic bags. She describes the product as sturdy, waterproof, reversible, easy to clean and eco-friendly. A cotton bias tape …

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skateboard_ring.jpgCalling all skater-crafters (if any exist) … The 2ReVert shop at Etsy shows us how to transform the already-cool designs of skateboards into something fashionable and less space-consuming: jewelry. Well-crafted rings, necklaces, belt buckles, earrings and bangles all highlight the …

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pillowcase_dress.jpgWITHERINE garments are made from fine vintage napkins, pillowcases, flour sacks, table cloths, hankies and doilies. In the company’s Etsy shop you’ll find adorable little girls modeling handmade bonnets, sundresses and halter tops — all of which are fit for …

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knife_cuff.jpgYou are what you eat (with). I love LTCreatesJewelry‘s vintage flatware, such as this butter knife, that are bent into fashionable rings, jewelry cuffs, earrings, napkin rings and more. The hand-stamped lettering on this timeless cuff adds a personal …

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ornjmain.jpgFrom the streets of Detroit come the Ornj line of bags, which are made of recycled temporary construction fencing found in the city.

[tags]fence, fencing, construction, bag, messenger, tote, purse[/tags]…

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visanecklace.jpgReader Patsy alerted me of this unique necklace featuring a portion of a credit card and an antique typewriter key. This would be perfect for the shopper — or for the former shopper who’s been forced to cut up her …

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colorado_birdhouse.jpgThe Old Red Barn shop at Etsy features industrial-chic birdhouses, CD holders and more from genuine used license plates, such as this cute Colorado abode. If you’re in the mood for a flashback, be sure to check out the shop’s …

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keenbag.jpgIt looks like recycled craft trends are making their way into the products of mainstream manufacturers. You’ve likely seen — or even own — Keen footwear, but did you know that the company creates a fashionable line of bags? …

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maki_keychain.JPGThe creative gals at Maki Squarepatch keep their online shop filled with mostly recycled, 100-percent handmade goods, like these adorable little swimmer key chains made from fabric remnants. You’ll also find finely crafted innovative T-shirts, handbags of all sizes, pouches, …

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fluffy_flowers.jpgYou may be hard-pressed to find any fluffy flowers at the Fluffy Flowers Etsy shop, but you will find plenty of wide-eyed creatures that will put a smile on your face. Take Jordan the Macon Mutt (shown), as an example. …

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bird_mobile.jpgFolk Art South Africa features a number of colorful and inventive recycled crafts, including a line of one-of-a-kind whimsical bird mobiles made from used plastic, ribbon, threads. When perusing other crafts up for sale on the site, be sure to …

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paper_bird.jpgThese aren’t your ordinary origami-inspired paper birds. Cotton Bird Designs‘ little beauties are created from colorful vintage storybook pages (shown), the finest vintage fabrics and interesting newsprint. The fact that they’re entirely hand-stitched makes them even more precious. This …

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bottlecaps1.jpgAccent your next beading project with Cathy Collison’s bottle cap beads. These shiny hollow beauties, sold individually, are made with lead-free solder and feature nearly 70 of your favorite soda pop and beer varieties, from the common Coke to …

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