Made Buy Hand I dug into what's handmade on Amazon and found some really cool upcycled and recycled handmade products!

Published on August 9th, 2016 | by Becky Striepe

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10 Recycled, Handmade Finds on Amazon

I dug into what’s handmade on Amazon and found some really cool upcycled and recycled handmade products!

I dug into what's handmade on Amazon and found some really cool upcycled and recycled handmade products!

Guys, did you know that Amazon now has a handmade category? I know that Amazon has its issues, but you can’t deny that this is a pretty amazing way to get handmade products in front of people who may not have considered handmade an option before. If I were still selling my handmade aprons and lunch bags, I would definitely be getting an Amazon shop set up right now!

I spent some time this week digging into Amazon’s handmade category, and it seems to still be on the small side. That means lots of opportunity to get discovered. A search for recycled did turn up some cool products, but there’s plenty of room for more upcycled, handmade goodness on Amazon. Check out what’s available – maybe it’s something to consider for your own handmade business?

sea glass necklace

1. Sea Glass Jewelry – Nautical Sea Glass makes sweet handmade jewelry using recycled glass.

Related: Make Sea Glass in a Rock Tumbler

newspaper coasters

2. Recycled Newspaper Coasters – Forgotten Property uses upcycled newspapers to make some other cool products, too!

bike wheel clock

3. Bike Wheel Clock – Stuff Made from Stuff uses makes clocks from industrial-looking materials, like bike wheels and old computer hard drives.

recycled kite ipad sleeve

4. iPad Sleeve – Recycled kites and sails are Think Sea’s medium of choice for creating pouches and gadget holders.

zanimals upcycled stuffie

5. Zanimals – Suzaluna creates these cute, upcycled stuffies from a mix of old and new materials.

recycled bike tire purse

6. Rubber Handbag – Masmillas Recycled makes cute recycled accessories: purses and clutches from old bike tires and jewelry from recycled silk thread and old rubber bands!

recycled greeting card

7. Succulent Greeting Card – Oh Plesiosaur prints her designs on 100% post-consumer recycled paper that she hand-scores. It comes with a recycled envelope, as well.

upcycled typographic art

8. Typographic Wall Art – Salvati Designs creates ornate, upcycled wall art by adorning a wood base with vintage and other reclaimed jewelry.

upcycled wood sign

9. Recycled Wood Sign – Birdcage Barn Emporium prints sweet sayings onto reclaimed wood. The sign pictured is from a stairwell in an old house that was being demoed.

stegosaurus shadowbox wall art

10. Stegosaurus Shadowbox Wall Art – Not everything Americana Signs makes is upcycled, but this piece and a few others in his shop are made using leftover wood from his other projects.

Disclosure: The products listed above (like any Amazon links we share) are Amazon Affiliate links, but we have not be compensated in any other way for this post. I just think it’s cool that an outlet as mainstream as Amazon is offering handmade sellers a space.

I dug into what's handmade on Amazon and found some really cool upcycled and recycled handmade products!

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



One Response to 10 Recycled, Handmade Finds on Amazon

  1. ForgottenProperty says:

    I just randomly stumbled on this post. Thanks for the feature! 🙂
    -Judy

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