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Top 10 Repurposed Wares from Etsy Designers

7. From Printed Page to Vintage Illustration

Cheese Fly Vintage Dictionary Art Print: by "Memorydust"Cheese Fly Vintage Dictionary Art Print: by "Memorydust"

Brought to you by Memorydust, this old dictionary page has been transformed to hangable art.  The Cheese Fly Vintage Dictionary Art Print is just one of this full-time artists' many similar pieces of re-purposed artwork.  The artist used an "antique dictionary page" as canvas for her illustration, and she includes the name and page number of one chosen word from that page. (Update: No longer available.)

6. From Videotape Junk to Vintage Journal

E.T. Recycled VHS Journal Sketchbook: by "MovieFilmBows"E.T. Recycled VHS Journal Sketchbook: by "MovieFilmBows"

Brought to you by MovieFilmBows, the front and back covers of this journal/sketchbook are made from the box of an old E.T. VHS tape.  MovieFilmBows specializes in re-purposed items made from film memorabilia.  The designer also has bookmarks made from the sides of VHS boxes, hair bows made from actual movie film, as well as charms and keychains made from a single frame from a 35mm film strip.

5. From Stuffy Suit to Tailored Tote

Tailor Upcycled Suit Tote: By "DandyFlorence"Tailor Upcycled Suit Tote: By "DandyFlorence"

Brought to you by DandyFlorence, a suit jacket, shirt, and tie have been used to create this 14"x12.5" tote bag.  DandyFlorence, based out of Helsinki, specializes in repurposed suit-totes, as well as handbags made from other repurposed items, such as from seatbelts or vinyl movie banners.

4. From Pole Dancing to Potted Plant

Jade Reclaimed Stiletto Heel Aloe Planter: by "Giddyspinster"Jade Reclaimed Stiletto Heel Aloe Planter: by "Giddyspinster"

Brought to you by Giddyspinster, this (possibly subliminally feminist) aloe planter was made from a size 6, re-purposed stilleto heel.  The top of the shoe has been removed and the remainder was sanded down.  Holes have been drilled for drainage, and the aloe plant comes pre-planted.  Designer Rachel Mahlke promotes sustainability by using only natural and organic fertilizers and soil.  The plants come from a local grower in her area who is 100% certified organic.