Recycled Tennis Balls

Recycled Tennis Ball Cuff Links

These look to be beautifully made and only with the best of ingredients. The recycled tennis balls look brand new, however you can be sure they have lost their bounce and no new tennis balls are harmed in the making of these cufflinks! The carefully hand cut ball is button set with the seam in the middle in a silver toned tarnish and scratch resistant base metal with a high shine and a good weight. This etsy artist, CraftyRascal, specializes in cuff links from recycled materials and has a great design created out of upcycled wine cork.
$39.00 at CraftyRascal’s Etsy Shop



Recycled Tennis Ball Round/Compact Change Holder

Makes finding your change wicked easy to find in your purse. This change holder is handmade from 100% recycled tennis ball and lined with a colorful fabric.
$18.50 at MANIkordstudio’s Etsy Shop



Iphone case made from recycled tennis ball. Lined with fabric and offers good protection from bumping, banging and dropping.
$30.00 at MANIkordstudio’s Etsy Shop



Handbags created from recycled records

recycled record purse

From Brazilian artist, Gueth Freitas, beautifully painted handbags made from recycled records. She paints on the black vinyl records with “nanquin” a Chinese ink …her designs are bold and punchy! She paints enough of the surface to give is a strong graphic look, however, if examined closely your admirers will see the classic tracks of the record. If you would like to give this as a gift, Novica includes and “artisan card” which tells the story of the artist and the materials used…it is a nice touch. There are several designs and different sizes available at

recycled record earrings

Earrings and pendant necklaces are also available from this artist using the same process of painting on recycled vinyl records. These items are playfully named “Samba Symphony” and “Samba Swing” and “Copacabana Melody”
Click here for availability and prices from

Recycled Newspaper Stories

Recycled Newspaper Beads

recycled newspaper beads
For a great tutorial on how to make beads out of recycled newspaper>> Imagine the possibilities …necklaces!! earrings!! and bracelets!!, oh my!! All created from materials that cost nothing!



Recycled Newspaper Bags

recycled newspaper bag

From Amazon, Oenophilia Yesterday’s News Recycled Newspaper Weave Single-Bottle Wine Satchel Made with recycled newspaper pages …a great way to deliver a bottle of wine or sparkly as a housewarming or hostess gift.



Recycled Newspaper Pencils

recycled newspaper pencils

Pencils made directly from rolled up newspapers. You can actually read the newsprint on the side of pencil since they are manufactured by using whole newspaper sheets rolled around HB high-quality #2 graphite. There is no mulching or mixing with toxic recycling chemicals. Available at TreeSmart



Recycled Newspaper Shoes

Recycled Newspaper Shoes

Handcrafted with the help of cottage industry artists in China from recycled Chinese language newspapers that are woven into a lattice pattern. The eco-friendly nature stop there when they are “dipped in plastic” for durability. Still, wearing the news on your feet will keep a few pages of the newspaper out of the landfill. Designed by Colin Lin for “All Black” and available at Moxsie



Recycled Newspaper Handbag

Designed by Roseana Rocha, these bags are 100% handmade in Brazil. I love the sturdy black leather handles. Available at



Handspun Recycled Newspaper Yarn

recycled newspaper yarn

Concept created by artisit, Greetje van Tiem, but Doug Gunzelmann, over at Green Upgrader created a step by step tutorial on how to create your very own recycled newpaper yarn.



Recycled Newspaper Coffin

recycled newspaper coffin

Made by hand from recycled newspapers and finished with paper made from 100% mulberry pulp, the Ecopod is available in a range of colors with and without screen printed motifs, plain white, or gold.



Recycled Newspaper Logs for your Fire

Step by step instructions on how to make logs from recycled newspaper available at Instructables. Warning: Be prepared to be attacked by advertising over at Instructables.



Recycled Newspaper Jewelry

recycled newspaper jewelry

Created from recycled stock market listings …do they even list those in the paper anymore? Available at Newspaper Jewelry



Recycled Newspaper Clutch

recycled newspaper clutch

From Ecoist, a recycled newspaper clutch. I always have a soft spot in my heart for Ecoist because I think they were the first to make handbags out of newspaper and candy wrappers …they are high quality too.



Recycled Newspaper Ornaments

recycled newspaper tree ornaments
Made from recycled, black-and-white newspaper pages, these Star Urchins are the artist’s modern interpretation of a Polish folk art decoration, a style of ornament making that dates back beyond a hundred years. $40.00 for three ornaments at Kissa Design’s Esty Shop



Recycled Newspaper Bangles

recycled newspaper bracelet
Narrow wood bangle bracelets that have been decoupaged with scraps of Indian newspapers. Each piece is one of kind and hand crafted in Squishy Sushi’s Etsy studio in San Francisco, CA.

Ties That Matter

recycled ties
I’ve recently learned about Ties That Matter which is a ‘zero waste company’. The company uses donated recycled neckties to create functional art including handbags, totebags, diaper bags, reusable grocery bags and pillows. They even stuff their pillows with leftover fabric scraps. Their good work does not stop there!! …they also engage women in Atlanta refugee and outreach centers and contribute a percentage of their profits to the homeless. If you have a special tie in your life that you would like to see incorporated into a bag or pillow, get in touch with Ties That Matter. They are happy to accommodate custom work. They also will happily take donations of your old recycled ties.
Prices range from $16.00 to $50.00 at Ties That Matter

Vintage Recycled Rubber Large Bentley Messenger Bag


This is such a classic! Perfect for the independent spirit (with a tree-hugger heart) to fit in to the working world. This Recycled Rubber Messenger Bag has such a classic shape, color and look yet on closer inspection, you can see that it is not genuine leather but a recycled truck tire. Since it is made from recycled tires, it works well in all kinds of weather and will hold up to most everything. It will continue to look beautiful for years to come. Cleans easily and quickly.
$175.95 at Amazon