Everything Old is New Again – 3 Recycled Treasures to Enjoy!

I hope you all have found some new purpose for something old or worn recently! I have a new review for my “Everything Old is New Again” series. Today I am highlighting several items that have been recycled into something new. I have three items today.

The first is a very soft, comfortable pillow that I recycled myself.

 

Soft and pretty!
Soft and pretty!

 

This pillow used to be a skirt. The skirt didn’t flatter me at all but I kept putting it back in my closet because I loved the fabric. It is an immensely soft jersey knit that had a beautiful pit of trim around the bottom.

 

Such a neat braid :)
Such a neat braid 🙂

 

I finally convinced myself that I would never wear it as a skirt and when one of my old couch pillows tore I realized that this fabric would be wonderful to lay my face against. So I cut off the trim and fashioned new shape. I really like it now and I’m happy that I saved this former skirt from the scrap bag. 🙂

 

The next recycled item that I love is a purse that my sister gave me.

 

pretty purse!
pretty purse!

 

It is a great size, very cute, and has shown to be extremely durable. I’ve had it for a few years now and it still looks new. Here’s the best part: It’s made from recycled soda bottles!

 

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Close up of the fabric and pattern

 

 

Isn’t that great?! I love the fact that the bag is so stylish that everyone I tell is shocked about its origins.

 

This little shelf is where my purse often rests in my house
This little shelf is where my purse often rests in my house

 

The last item I will share today is a toy that Mr G got for Christmas from another of my sisters.

 

This is a cool toy!
This is a cool toy!

 

It is made of recycled plastic and can even float to go in the bath. Mr G loves it but he has to battle with Mr T because he loves it too! I love that the company that made this, Green Toys, Inc. is a company that sells products  made from recycled plastic and that they are made the USA. They seem like an awesome company and I would love to invest in a few more of their toys in the future. 🙂

 

All aboard!
All aboard!

 

"This is so fun Auntie!"
“This is so fun Auntie!”

 

Aren’t I a lucky girl to have cool sisters who buy us earth-wise gifts? I hope this has stirred up some ideas for you. Share with me any interesting ideas you have – I always need more!

Peace and health,

Jennifer

*Disclaimer: I am not compensated in any way by Green Toys Inc. I just think that their products are awesome!

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