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9 Upcycled Gift Ideas

Celebrate the holidays, upcoming birthdays or any occasion with these gifts made from upcycled materials.

By Virginia Pinkston, Photos by Rhoda Peacher

For those of you who have the gift of "good craft," or who just want to eliminate landfill waste by reusing or upcycling your old stuff, read on! This slideshow proves you can make good use out of an old tennis ball, a worn-out book and some old clothes. Do Earth and your wallet a favor and give some of these upcycled gifts to your friends and family for Christmas.

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kathleen, Diamond City, AB
Posted: 8/19/2014 11:49:18 AM
Found old wine jars at the dump that had a vase effect... and thought that they would make lovely vases with a nice painting like ivy leaves on it....
Lorna, Poplarfield, MB
Posted: 8/19/2014 11:44:06 AM
Felting old sweaters is such a great idea...especially if the moths have had a visit!
Pat, Concord, MA
Posted: 3/25/2014 2:29:41 PM
That tennis ball idea is really great! We don't use dryer sheets anyway, and only use the dryer when it's raining, but I might try this out for those times!! Thanks for the tip!
Barbara, Sacramento, CA
Posted: 3/23/2014 11:04:13 AM
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