Handmade Coasters & Gifts using Reclaimed Paper & Wood

Chicago, Illinois | 438 Sales


Handmade Coasters & Gifts using Reclaimed Paper & Wood

Chicago, Illinois 438 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Handmade coasters, cards, art and household gifts highlighting the use of up-cycled paper and reclaimed wood.


Last updated on Feb 1, 2018

Handmade coasters, cards, art and household gifts highlighting the use of up-cycled paper and reclaimed wood.

Joelle Scillia

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Joelle Scillia

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Coaster production still in full swing for the holidays! Featured: Colorado coasters, Denver Broncos in the back and Cubs Coasters in the first stage.
Busy busy painting away! Cubs coasters for the holidays are in the works daily! This is one batch example.
Tis the season for Cubs coasters! Thanks for keeping me busy baseball fans!
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Free the Page! A Story of Re-Use in Art

I started PageFree as a first step in giving some direction to my art as a hobby. One can say I have definitely dabbled in several different mediums: pastels, knitting, sketching, cross stitch, jewelry (this includes beading and metal work), but what has really stuck and made an impression with me was the first time I tried my hand at furniture decoupage. This was back at the end of high school when my friend Mallory asked me if I wanted to do a decoupage project with her; she had a collection of photos from high school that she was hoping to adorn on an old trunk she was taking along to college.

I am never one to turn down a new art project, so yes, I wanted to give this a shot! First, I found an old side table/nightstand from a thrift shop for around $12 (score!) that badly needed some new love. Also around this time, my friends and I had formed a pretty frequent habit of meeting at the local Barnes and Nobles for coffee. It was on one of these very trips that I stumbled across a book of Vogue fashion photos from the 1920s - 2000s on clearance for only $1! YES ONE DOLLAR! I had just found my subject matter for this decoupage project. It was a challenging two days, but I loved creating something beautiful from something which had already had a former life; in this case both the nightstand and the book.

It's now several years later, and while PageFree doesn't focus on furniture re-designs (yet!), it has been extremely important to me to maintain the same general idea. I want to take old things and make them new. I want to tear up an old magazine that no one looks at anymore and find the perfect colors, textures, and lines to create the leaves on one of my trees. I want to see a fashion photo and think up an entirely new story for it. I want to take this old book that is falling apart and show it some love by making it into a cute greeting card that will bring a smile to someone's face.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story!


Shop members

  • Joelle Weber

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer & Paper Scrap Collector Extraordinaire

    Hi, I'm Joelle, and welcome to PageFree, my handmade art shop! I'm originally a Colorado gal, now living life and loving every minute of it here in the big, bright beautiful city of Chicago.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 12, 2017
Welcome to PageFree, my handmade art shop for the everyday home! I have always had the desire to create, and I hope you find the same joy in my products, as I do in making them!

Accepted payment methods

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Returns and exchanges
If you are at all unsatisfied with your purchase, or if your item arrives damaged, I can work with you to arrange an exchange. It is very important to me that you are in love with your new item, so let's work together! If this does happen, please contact me within one week of receiving your item.

If you wish to return an item for repair or exchange, the shipping costs back to me come from your pocket. Please contact me prior if you'd like to discuss a return or exchange.

I do not accept returns without notification, and will not process returns/refunds post two weeks from purchase.

No exchanges or refunds on custom orders. Thank you for understanding!
I accept all major credit cards, Etsy gift cards, and PayPal as payment. Please make sure you remember to follow-through with payment upon check out. Items will not be shipped until final payment has been received.
FOR CARDS & ART COASTERS: I ship USPS First Class Mail to all locations.

FOR WOODEN COASTER SETS: I ship USPS First Class Mail to all U.S. locations.

FOR ORIGINAL ART: I ship USPS Priority Mail to all U.S. locations.

Due to costs, I have standardized art shipping via USPS First Class Mail to Canada and Everywhere else. I do apologize that shipping is on the higher end! I want to ensure, however, that you receive your item in perfect condition, which requires extra packaging.

**********For international buyers, please be aware that you may be charged duty fees in order to retrieve your package. Duty fees are very hard to predict on my end, and therefore fall on the responsibility of the buyer. For UK buyers, please note that orders over £15 are subject o 20% VAT customs fees, as well as £8 handling fee.

If you prefer a different shipping option, please convo me!
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have an idea for a custom order, I am always thrilled and excited to take on new projects!

I can also do custom paper heart collages and key hole collages for weddings, anniversaries, baby showers, or whatever else you can dream up.