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99 Recycled Gift Ideas

Creative Ways to Turn Old Goods into Something Worth Cherishing

— December 19, 2009 — Eco
Recycled gift ideas used to refer to objects that could be regifted, but with eco-consciousness on the rise, the recession and the new wave of DIY crafters, it now often implies a homemade creation made from used or unwanted materials. These upcycled and recycled gift ideas show the way that an object that is of little interest to someone can be transformed into an eco-friendly, creative and unique item worth cherishing. Check out the cluster for everything from piano key pendants and jewelery made from bicycle parts to chandeliers made of old dolls.
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Recycled Socks as Models
Recycled Socks as Models
Sleaze Magazine Uses Handcrafted Muses Instead of Live Ones
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98
Recycled Fence Totes
Recycled Fence Totes
ORNJ Bags
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97
Inflatable Seahorses
Inflatable Seahorses
Mike Charlton Uses Hot Air Vents as Recycled Artistic Inspiration
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96
Recycled Election Couture
Recycled Election Couture
Green Inaugural Ball, a Trashion Showcase for Obama
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95
Recycled Milk Jug Seating
Recycled Milk Jug Seating
'Butter' Stool Assembles From a Single Sheet of Flat Plastic
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94
Eggshell Stationery
Eggshell Stationery
Nicolas Cheng's Recycled ‘Childhood Memories' is Ecotastic
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93
Video Game Alarms
Video Game Alarms
Can't Afford em Crafts Designs Recycled Gaming Cartridge Clocks
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92
Cheeky Cushions
Cheeky Cushions
Alexandra Ferguson Recycled Pillows Proclaim "Let's Make Out"
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91
Street Light Seating
Street Light Seating
Light Up Your Crib With Recycled Walk/Don't Walk Chair
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90
Recycled Mattress Chairs
Recycled Mattress Chairs
Madam Rubens Stool
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89
Sleek Recycled Planters
Sleek Recycled Planters
'Remediative Planter' by Meghan Moe Beitiks Showcases Green Design
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88
Recycled Paper Lamps
Recycled Paper Lamps
Gaby Crohn's Document Light is Made of Old Receipts & Diaries
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87
Recycled Tarp Fashion
Recycled Tarp Fashion
Reclaimed Hot Water Bottle Bag From The Bundeswehr
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86
Recycled Modern Art
Recycled Modern Art
Brian Jungen Creates Sculptures from Scrap
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85
Milk Carton Celebrities
Milk Carton Celebrities
Vincent Hall Makes Celebumasks Out of Recycled Plastic Jugs
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84
Recycled Fanta Fashion
Recycled Fanta Fashion
Melissa Hartzel Displays Handmade African Accessories for Old Tin Can
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83
Recycled Kiddie Hairbands- Agatha Ruiz de la Prada's Spring Kidswear
Recycled Kiddie Hairbands- Agatha Ruiz de la Prada's Spring Kidswear
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82
Eco Bird Bungalows
Eco Bird Bungalows
Recycled Cigar Boxes Become Atomic Birdhouses
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81
Recycled Wood Baubles
Recycled Wood Baubles
Raquel M. Soares Creates Chunky Reclaimed Jewelry
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80
Recycled Antique Alamanacs
Recycled Antique Alamanacs
Eco Farmers' Almanac Art
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79
Upcycled Household Basins
Upcycled Household Basins
The Native Trails Copper Sinks are Recycled and Kill Germs
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78
Rad Recycled Records
Rad Recycled Records
Obsolete Records & CDs Find a New Life
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77
Venetian Variation Furniture
Venetian Variation Furniture
Table433 is Made From Recycled Venetian Blinds
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76
Bike Chain Chandeliers
Bike Chain Chandeliers
Recycled Bicycled Parts Transformed Into Luxe Lighting
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75
Hats Made of Upcycled Coffee Sacks
Hats Made of Upcycled Coffee Sacks
Trilby Hat by Ataahua
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74
Recycled Sculptural Lighting
Recycled Sculptural Lighting
Little Crush Table Lamps' Bases Made From Old Drink Bottles
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73
Yogurt Container Lights
Yogurt Container Lights
The Recycled Plastic ‘Petit Yogourt' Lamp Makes Empties Gl
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72
Recycled Billboard Bags
Recycled Billboard Bags
Eco-Friendly Purses Made From City Advertisement
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71
Recycled Beer Glasses
Recycled Beer Glasses
Corona & Rolling Rock Beer Bottles As Unique Branded Cups
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70
Reindeer Masquerades
Reindeer Masquerades
The KEAG Recycled Bottle Masks Offer Eco-Friendly Fun
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69
Oil Barrel Chairs
Oil Barrel Chairs
Recycled Furniture by Vaho Works
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68
Recycled Camera Bracelets
Recycled Camera Bracelets
Old School Camera re:vision
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67
Glass Collage Counters
Glass Collage Counters
Vetrazzo Turns Recycled Glass into Cool Home Decor
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66
Starbucks Card Mosaic Coasters
Starbucks Card Mosaic Coasters
Upcycled Art by Flawed Frock
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65
Recycled Clothes Furniture
Recycled Clothes Furniture
The Meltdown Fleece Chair
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64
Recycled Cup Lights
Recycled Cup Lights
DIY Garbage Lamps
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63
Recycled Can Origami
Recycled Can Origami
Handmade Jurassic Dinosaur T-Rex Made From Old Coke Can
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62
Recycled Paper Owls
Recycled Paper Owls
Night Owl Paper Goods' Owl Plushies are Flying Off Shelves
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61
Inner Tube Chairs
Inner Tube Chairs
'Drops' by Camilla Hounsell Halvorsen Features Recycled Upholstery
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60
Recycled Wooden Fixtures
Recycled Wooden Fixtures
The Rustic, Recycled Clothespin Chandelier by Mesila Studio
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59
Furniture From Recycled Toys
Furniture From Recycled Toys
Greg Lynn's Eco Welding
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58
Seating from Recycled Bicycles
Seating from Recycled Bicycles
Bike Furniture Design
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57
Recycled Prison Couture
Recycled Prison Couture
Fashion From Old Jail Shirts
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56
Menswear Jewelry
Menswear Jewelry
Nicole Deponte Creates Statement Jewelry From Recycled Ties
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55
Balloon-Inspired Accessories
Balloon-Inspired Accessories
Jewelry from Recycled Rubber
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54
Personalized Jewelry from Recycled Corks
Personalized Jewelry from Recycled Corks
‘Prosekko' Rings by Diane Christine Dille
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53
Eco Geek Necklaces
Eco Geek Necklaces
Recycled Circuit Board Pendants
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52
Water Bottle Baubles
Water Bottle Baubles
Kumvana Gomani Creates Eco Accessories from Recycled Plastics
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51
Recycled Football Furniture
Recycled Football Furniture
Green Designs for Soccer Fans
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50
Recycled Balloon Furniture
Recycled Balloon Furniture
The Balloona Stool
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49
Drunken Glass Accessories
Drunken Glass Accessories
Beautiful Baubles From Eco-Friendly Recycled Wine Bottles
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48
Seating From Recycled Newspapers
Seating From Recycled Newspapers
The '334' Bench
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47
Recycled TV Bars
Recycled TV Bars
DIY Green Liquor Storage
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46
Recycled Bottle Ceilings
Recycled Bottle Ceilings
Aesop's High Glass Boutique
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45
Storytelling Jewelry
Storytelling Jewelry
Recycled Remnant Trinkets by Betty Pepper
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44
Up-Cycled Car Furniture
Up-Cycled Car Furniture
The Tire Sofa is a Great Example of Resource Recycling
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43
Piano Key Pendants
Piano Key Pendants
Engraved Eco-Adornment Made of Recycled Ivories (UPDATE)
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42
Recycled Creations
Recycled Creations
Yoav Kotik Beautifies Bottle Caps
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41
Recycled Money Jewelry
Recycled Money Jewelry
OriginalBliss
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40
Hats Made from Vintage Coats
Hats Made from Vintage Coats
Recycled Textiles for Winter by ‘Lao Hats'
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39
Koosh Ball Ottomans
Koosh Ball Ottomans
Eco-Conscious Furniture Made from Recycled Flip-Flops
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38
Cardboard Carpets
Cardboard Carpets
Ravishing Recycled Rugs Made of Flattened Boxes by Wendy Plomp
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37
Recycled Tin Can Fashion
Recycled Tin Can Fashion
Ecoist Handbags Made of Pull Tabs
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36
Pencil Jewelry
Pencil Jewelry
Maria Cristina Bellucci Upcycles a Childhood Pastime into Cute Jewelry
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35
Recycled Paper Seating
Recycled Paper Seating
The Shredded Paper and Pulp Chairs Showcase Ecovation
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Recycled Airplane Seat Purses
Recycled Airplane Seat Purses
Worn Again Virgin Bags
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Jewelry from Recycled Vinyl Records
Jewelry from Recycled Vinyl Records
Aroha Silhouettes Necklaces
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Recycled Glass Jewelry
Recycled Glass Jewelry
Bottle Bottoms and Glass Scraps Get Gorgeous
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Recycled Jeans As Furniture
Recycled Jeans As Furniture
Japanese Sofa Maker Turns Old Denim Pants Into Stools
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Personalized Record Jewelry
Personalized Record Jewelry
Junkprints' Recycled Vinyl Necklaces Honor Retro Music
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Recycled Gun Shell Jewelry
Recycled Gun Shell Jewelry
Bullet Buddies
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Vintage Recycled Rubber Bags
Vintage Recycled Rubber Bags
English Retreads
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Pop Bottle Benches
Pop Bottle Benches
Pawel Grunert Turns Recycled Containers Into Functional Chairs
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Recycled Leather Bags
Recycled Leather Bags
ReMade USA Makes Pretty Purses Out of Old Fabrics
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Plastic Bag Vases
Plastic Bag Vases
Jill-able's Fun Recycled Flower Pots
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Eco-Chic Winter Jewelry
Eco-Chic Winter Jewelry
Kumvana Gomani's Recycled Plastic Accessories
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Handbags From Recycled Car Parts
Handbags From Recycled Car Parts
Harvey Seatbelt Bags
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Artsy Cutlery Cubes
Artsy Cutlery Cubes
Recycled Flatware Lighting and Other Shades of Invention
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Recycled Mosaics
Recycled Mosaics
More Schimmel Art, Now With Shimmer
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Recycled Glass Terrariums
Recycled Glass Terrariums
Kate Bailey Turns Old Barware & Fish Bowls Into Mini Gardens
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Recycled Newspaper Shoes
Recycled Newspaper Shoes
The Eco-Friendly Hot News Ballet Flats from All Black
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Recycled Bottle Chandeliers
Recycled Bottle Chandeliers
PET Lights
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17
Coffee Cup Lamps
Coffee Cup Lamps
Eco-Friendly Lighting from Recycled Mugs
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Fantasy Soda Can Creations
Fantasy Soda Can Creations
This Dragon is Made Out of Recycled Pop Cans
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Ethereal Recycled Metal
Ethereal Recycled Metal
Glittering Human Clouds by Julie Trembley Don't Look Like Scrap Metal
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14
Refashion
Refashion
Upcycling and Re-Styling are the New Organic When It Comes to Style
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Jewelry From Recycled Bike Parts
Jewelry From Recycled Bike Parts
Jam Home Made & Ready Made Debuts S/S '09 Ring Collection
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Recycled Toy Lighting
Recycled Toy Lighting
DIY Doll Chandeliers
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Animal Movement Eco-Art
Animal Movement Eco-Art
Recycled Mixed-Media Sculptures That Capture Animals in Action
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Castaway Plastic Art
Castaway Plastic Art
Recycled PET Bottles Turned Gorgeous Masterpieces
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Recycled Tire Seating
Recycled Tire Seating
The DIY Re-Tyre Lounger
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8
Recycled Bicycle Jewelry
Recycled Bicycle Jewelry
Tour de France Fans Will Love These Old Bike Tires Turned Wearable Art
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Rubber Jewelry
Rubber Jewelry
Recycled Accessories by Christiane Diehl
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Upcycled Hearts
Upcycled Hearts
Recycled Beer Can Jewelry and Starbucks Keychains by KatieAnnCreations
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5
Recycled Magazine Vases
Recycled Magazine Vases
Filipinas Fair Trade Venture Group Makes Eco-Friendly Handcrafts
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4
Recycled Leather Jewelry
Recycled Leather Jewelry
Scraps & Old Jackets Turned Into Accessories
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3
Chic Recycled Jewellery
Chic Recycled Jewellery
Holly Anne Mitchell's Newspaper Jewellery
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2
Tropical Tire Swings
Tropical Tire Swings
Recycled Creations' Designs Include Bird Planters & Playground Equipment
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1
Garbage Necklaces
Garbage Necklaces
Recycled Jewelry by Indregru Converts Trash to Treasures
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