Archive for Creative Reuse Ideas

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Friday, March 29th, 2013

Have you been looking for some fantastic ideas to put your scraps, odds and ends, doodads, and non-recyclables to good use?  Check out our Reuse Not Refuse pin board for lots of great ideas.

And while you are there, take a look at what you are in store for with out Pin Party!

Come down and check out our Pin Party on April 13 1-5pm

Is your mom seedy?

Friday, May 4th, 2012
Sets of 3 handmade paper cards and 3 matching envelopes are available at Fresh Heirlooms.

Just in time for Mom’s day, we finished up a batch of handmade paper embedded with wildflower seeds.  Sold in sets of three (with matching envelopes), these pretty and practical cards can be written on, sent, and then planted in the ground or in a pot to sprout and blossom. 

We made the paper itself with our used printer and copier paper, so it is truly the ultimate recycling. 
Stop by to pick up your set or send your seedy mom on in!

 

A dose of holiday inspiration . . .

Sunday, December 18th, 2011
safety pin christmas tree

We found this enchanting Christmas tree -- tucked away on a shelf of mismatched dinner plates, rusty tools, and years-old bric-a-brac-- across the street at Paul's Second Hand Store. A crafter from way back created it using beads and safety pins, and it has been inspiring us daily!

Find thoughtful, handmade green gifts this holiday season at Fresh Heirlooms.
Visit Sunday, December 18 11 AM – 4 PM
Friday, December 23, 10 AM – 6 PM
& Christmas Eve, 10AM = 1 PM
Email to visit this week by appointment, any time:
Lindsay@FreshHeirlooms.com

Old vacuum tubes reinvented to deck your halls

Old beer bottles becoming drinking glasses . . . and awaiting you to get you nog on

Green-Gift Ideas

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
Holiday table setting at Fresh Heirlooms

This setting features a handmade tiered plate and napkin rings made from Grandma's buttons.

We just added a new album of green-gift ideas to our Facebook page.  Click below to check out images of our handmade products, like vacuum-tube ornaments, scrap wood photo holders, light-globe centerpieces, and trays made from reclaimed materials.  While you’re there, become our Facebook fan. 

And remember, everything in the photos is here at our showroom at 
887 5th Ave. in New Kensington, PA. 

Our holiday hours are:
Fri. & Sat., 10AM – 6PM; Sun. 11AM – 4PM

Click here to view our photos on Facebook.