CactusCreationsAZ

Handcrafted decor with purpose.

Ashland, Ohio · 88 Sales

CactusCreationsAZ

Handcrafted decor with purpose.

Ashland, Ohio 88 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Michelle Stepp

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Michelle Stepp

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For the past few years I have been re-painting old furniture for our home. After every project I would comment how I wish working on crafts could be my job. Well, now I am finally turning my hobby into a business.

A majority of my projects are made using recycled pallets. I know it's not fancy reclaimed barn wood, but in pallets I find an appealing characteristic: none of the wood is perfect. However, with a little love from a sander and some paint, pallets can be transformed into something with a new purpose.

Being from Arizona, I have a special love for cactus and the desert. Cactus symbolize endurance, and being able to stand firm through all seasons. Cactus have taken on a new meaning for me as I learn to cope and live with mental illness. Creating and completing projects is a way for me to endure struggle. Working with pallets reminds me that I am not perfect, and life isn't perfect either. However, with some work and care, I can find purpose.

I believe everyone living with mental illness deserves the chance to recover and find hope. Therefore, a portion of my sales will be donated to an organization called To Write Love on Her Arms, which helps those struggling with mental illness find support and help.

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