Handmade Cake Toppers

 

Top Your Cake with Art

Etsy has so many great gifts and decor ideas for green weddings.  They have a ton of handmade items. Handmade can be sustainable because individuals usually use simple methods of creating their products and create less waste doing so.  When we buy products at the prices set by artists on Etsy, we are paying a fair price for the item.  It's less about getting something cheap and more about what wonderful piece of art we most desire.   Plus, everything is online, so it removes our having to drive around to malls to find what we are looking for while wasting gas.  The artists don't need to keep up a shop and can keep their costs low and fair. One handmade item that I've seen a lot of lately has been the cake topper.  Hopefully, if you decide to use one, you get one cute enough so that it gets reused again as decor or memorabilia in your home.  The toppers I've got showcased here are either made out of biodegradable materials and/or made by hand.  Check them out:  

Cake toppers by dandelionland:

Cake Toppers by Littlevale:

Cake Toppers from HeyMiemie:

Thanks Etsy artists... In Green and Health, G&G

Upcycled and Recycled Wedding Goodies on Etsy

Handmade Wedding Goodies for your Green Wedding

Here are a few finds from Etsy that make me wish I could get married all over again so I could include them.  I love window shopping on Etsy, and what's so great: you don't have to drive around to do it! Check out these little snowmen or snowwomen from Mosey : They are made from organic wool and would go perfect on the top of a winter wedding cake! mosey snowmenmosey 1 snowman Check out these nature-inspired silver leaf design rings by SilverGarden:

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And a couple upcycled white leather clutches by Overlap that would look perfect with a retro wedding dress:

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Thanks Overlap, SilverGarden and Mosey for your lovely works of art.  I believe handmade goods are worth so much more.  These artists and crafters are acting sustainably too by recycling, upcycling and using organic and biodegradable materials.

In upcycled joy and warm nests (from mosey),

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G&G

My favorite recycled things

A Wintery and Warm Necklace

I happened across this necklace from Becklaces on Etsy while I was looking around for recycled and reused things.  It has a cool recycled story (it includes yarn from a bag handle!) , and of course it's hand made.  I just love it when recycling looks this good.   The necklace would look so warm and cozy around a bride's neck for her winter wedding.  I love the fuzziness of the rosettes and the delicate look of the pearls and chain. creme bouquet necklace With winter on it's way, who wouldn't want to cuddle up in such an adorable necklace?  And did I mention it's recycled? In Green and Health, G&G