Eco Etsy Fall Gift Guide

eco etsy: fall gift guide

As if there’s not already enough to love about fall, my favorite Etsy group, Eco Etsy, put together the most adorable Fall Gift Guide to go along with all your favorites for the season!

Featuring genuinely handmade creations by earth conscious artisans, the collection includes one of my favorite minimalist Pierogi Picnic designs, the “Point Out the Way” tunic. Click on the image above to learn more about each item, as well as the creators behind them.

DIY: Upcycled Infinity Scarf

diy infinity scarf pic

If you’ve been looking for an easy 10 minute scarf tutorial – your search ends here!

Boggled by the over-the-top prices of currently trendy infinity scarves, I decided to give a DIY version a go. And won’t you know – the end result is cute, stylish, eco-friendly and el cheapo! So if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make your own cotton wrap around scarf, grab a t-shirt and scissors and give this a try!

pierogi picnic infinity scarf demo

1) Choose a pre-loved t-shirt that’s nice and soft.

2) Cut off the bottom hem of the t-shirt.

3) Make another horizontal cut, about 4 inches above the first. Try to keep the cut clean and straight.

4) Make a third cut, same size, just above the last.

5) Grab each thick fabric strip and pull taught, rolling the edges. This is your no-sew hem.

6) Double loop the top strip.

7) Lay the double loop over the larger loop.

8) Using a small piece of your cut hem, tie a single knot on one side of the gathered loops.

9) Tie a second knot.

10) Pull the knot as taught as possible.

11) Trim the excess fabric.

12) Tuck the knot under and flip. All done!

DIY Infinity Scarf from an Upcycled T-Shirt by Pierogi Picnic

DIY: Painted Wooden Necklace

diy painted wooden necklace

Lately I’ve been pining for an over-sized statement necklace that has a rustic touch. After scouring Etsy and local fairs, I submitted to the urge to make my very own. I had something so specific in mind that I knew the only way to satiate the urge would to be create it myself!

Using wooden beads, a unique color palette , and embroidery floss, I was able to create a one-of-a-kind color-blocked neck adornment that was both fun and just the right chunky size.

And the best part? It’s easy to make one yourself! Follow these easy steps to make your own using your favorite colors of the season.

diy wooden necklace oversized instructions

1) Pick up a set of large wooden beads from your local craft store.

2) Tape off a portion of each bead – this part will retain the natural wood.

3) Choose your paint colors – make sure they work on porous surfaces. My favorites are the multi-purpose collection by Ms. Martha.

4) Paint your bead. You may need two coats depending on the color you’ve chosen.

5) Set you painted beads aside to dry.

6) Peal off the tape and touch up as needed.

7) Thread a large needle with your chosen color of embroidery floss and string through your beads.

8) Last but not least, knot a complimentary colored floss to your base piece. Cut off the ends and you’re done!

DIY chunky wooden necklace

Have you found a fun way to bring together a popular trend with your favorite colors and textures? If so – tell us about it!

Anniversary Sale Week 4: Buy 2 Get 1 Free!

Pierogi Picnic Week 4 Buy Two Get One vintage handmade custom clothing

We’re concluding our month-long anniversary celebration with a mega deal! Starting today through Saturday night – buy any 2 ready-made or vintage items in the Pierogi Picnic Etsy shop – and you’ll receive 1 item free! We‘ve never done anything like this before!

When shopping, add all three of your favorite items to your cart and checkout as usual. We’ll then go back and reimburse you the price for the third piece prior to shipping things out. 

So if you’ve been eyeballing a new cardigan, dress and layering tank, now is the best time to scoop up your favorites! Help us finish out our 5 year bonanza with a bang and shop today!

Anniversary Sale Week 2: Peek A Boo Chevron

Pierogi Picnic Fall Cardigan

Quite possibly one of my all-time favorite designs, the Peek A Boo Chevron cardigans are truly one of a kind creations.

These adorable tops combine soft upcycled cotton with vintage lace to create a piece that stands out while remaining classic. A great top for helping you transition your summer frocks into fall, the Peek A Boo Chevron is the kind of design that will become a staple in your clothing collection.

Snatch it up and use coupon code “saleweek2” during checkout and get 30% off your total – this week only!

p.s Have you entered our super duper anniversary sale contest yet? If not – the drawing is coming up in a few days and the winner will win a $50 Pierogi Picnic Gift Certificate! Click here for details on how to participate.

Anniversary Sale Week 1: Minty Fresh

minty fresh

If you’re looking for a flirty frock to finish out the season – don’t overlook the adorable Minty Fresh vintage dress!

This super-cute piece boasts a billowy light fabric, sweet light green hue and retro micro pleats. Great for wearing the final days of summer or for layering with boots and a pleather jacket come fall. And if you happen to snatch it up this week – you can take an additional 40% off the price by using coupon code “saleweek1” during checkout.

Also – don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a $50 Pierogi Picnic gift certificate in honor of our five year anniversary! Details can be found here.

Anniversary Sale Week 1: Dainty Days

dainty days

This is the week for all things vintage in the Pierogi Picnic Etsy shop! Celebrate our five year anniversary by taking 40% off all vintage items – like the adorable Dainty Days dress!

With a beautiful blue-violet hue, cozy textured fabric and over-sized lace collar, this would make a great transitional piece for the coming season. Originally priced at $36, you can scoop it up for only $21.60 by using coupon code “saleweek1” during checkout.

Get in on the fun while your favorite piece are still available!