Announcement For EVERY plant holder purchased, a brand new tree will be planted on this earth!
For EVERY plant holder purchased, a brand new tree will be planted on this earth!
utdsquirrel on Apr 28, 2017
Bought this for my mother in law for mothers day. Shipped very quickly and was packaged carefully.
A Creative Hobby Turned Shop
PapersmithCo started as a small shop to sell my art and graphic designs. I originally had been trying to make custom wrapping paper (hence the name Papersmith), however a skill that I had learned when I was younger seemed to be the key to this shop. I (the owner) got the idea to make air plant holders for my wedding last year and give them as the wedding favors for our guests. They were so much fun to make and loved by all of the guests. So I made some more and listed them on Etsy. After having them in my Etsy shop for about 1 year, the demand for the holders became more and more. I collaborated with some friends who had some great ideas for new pieces and it's kind of just taken off from there!
*Save the Trees*
After a brief stint working for a mill making furniture when I was younger, I learned how to use several machines to make custom pieces. Working there gave me an insight into how much wood gets discarded and never used. It became a hobby to use the discarded pieces (offcuts) to make little wooden boxes and plant holders. I had to get creative to use the more odd-shaped offcuts. I've always been conscious of the environment and encourage the use of only reclaimed and recycled materials. All of my products are made with reclaimed wood from torn-down buildings in the Los Angeles area or offcuts from a local woodworking company.
Plants bring so much life to any space. I hope to continue making these little planters and filling spaces with more and more green, while encouraging the use of reclaimed wood. I plan on getting some more art up in the shop this year (cards, wedding invites and paper products - recycled of course!). And maybe someday I can find a way to produce my own recycled wrapping paper. Until then, plants it is!
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I'm a graphic + web designer in southern California. I worked in a mill making furniture for about 1 year when I was younger. This job turned into an extremely creative and fun hobby to find new purposes for leftover wood.
For EVERY plant holder purchased, a new tree will be planted on this earth! Making unique items while respecting the preservation of the earth is part of our company's mission.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards