Dot's Recycling - Beautiful, Useful, Handmade, and Recycled!

I grew up with my dad's thrifty philosophy of "this'll come in handy some day" so small wonder that I started to craft items out of recycled goods.  Here are a few snapshots of things I'm working on. ..

                                         Please go to Etsy by clicking the SHOP button to find out more about Dot's Recycling.

The Bird Collection

These bird sculptures were created for the Nature Inspired Holiday Market at Brushwood Nature Center and are now available for sale, by contacting Karen directly. Click on the photo to enlarge and to read description/pricing.

Feeding Bird $20
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Spoon Birds $18 each -- a spoonful of birdie as a hanging mobile
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Solo Bird on a Branch $25
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A Bird Sings - Green $20
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Three Red Birds on a Branch $25
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Bird on a Twig $20
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Two Birds on a Branch $25
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Key/Mask Rack $50
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Bird on a Wire Puzzle $30 -- scramble the scrabble letters to find the title
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Treetop Two Blue Birds $30
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Bird Mansion $50
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Treetop Solo Bird $30
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Treetop Two Sparkle Green $30
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Treetop Two Parakeets $30
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Bird Song Puzzle $30 scrabble letters can be scrambled!
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Bird Planter Stakes $12 each
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Bird on a Twig Silvertop $20
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A Bird Sings Yellow $20
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Bird Building Her Nest $30
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What is Plarn?

Hat Shaped Cache Pot
Hat Shaped Cache Pot

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Plarn Flower Pot Sleeves
Plarn Flower Pot Sleeves

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Lined Plarn Shoulder Bag
Lined Plarn Shoulder Bag

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Hat Shaped Cache Pot
Hat Shaped Cache Pot

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Here's a gallery of items made of PLARN -- that is recycled plastic bags used as yarn, crocheted and knitted into beautiful, useful items. You might recognize the brown of everyday grocery bags, or the white and red of Target shopping bags. The heavier and more colorful baskets are made from my secret ingredient: the large plastic totes that single serving potato chip bags come in!

Blue & White Plarn Basket with Tangerine
Blue & White Plarn Basket with Tangerine

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Shallow Fringed Basket
Shallow Fringed Basket

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Fringed Plarn Basket
Fringed Plarn Basket

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Blue & White Plarn Basket with Tangerine
Blue & White Plarn Basket with Tangerine

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Blue & White Plarn Basket with Tangerine
Blue & White Plarn Basket with Tangerine

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Shallow Fringed Basket
Shallow Fringed Basket

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2012_11_07 Flat Apple Basket 1
2012_11_07 Flat Apple Basket 1

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Blue & White Plarn Basket with Tangerine
Blue & White Plarn Basket with Tangerine

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Planter Basket

Planter Basket

Toolbelt Apron

Toolbelt Apron

Sunburst Plarn Basket

Sunburst Plarn Basket

Large Floor Pillow

Large Floor Pillow

Funny Face Pillow

Funny Face Pillow

Door Knob Love Messengers

Door Knob Love Messengers

Towel Caddy

Towel Caddy

Hobo Bag

Hobo Bag

Cork Horse Ornaments

Cork Horse Ornaments

Custom Plarn Baskets

Custom Plarn Baskets

Messenger Bag

Messenger Bag

Plarn Covered Vases

Plarn Covered Vases

Jeans Apron

Jeans Apron

Lunchbag

Lunchbag

Blue & White Basket

Blue & White Basket

Desk Caddy

Desk Caddy

Beaded Fringe Purses

Beaded Fringe Purses

Shallow Plarn Basket

Shallow Plarn Basket

Plarn Mail Caddy

Plarn Mail Caddy

Bamboo Handled Purse

Bamboo Handled Purse

Flat Apple Basket

Flat Apple Basket

Kitchen Apron

Kitchen Apron

Market Tote

Market Tote

Child's Purse

Child's Purse

Jeans Bag with Lace

Jeans Bag with Lace

Plarn Fruit Basket

Plarn Fruit Basket

Plarn Lunchbag

Plarn Lunchbag