smileywileys

Eco friendly party decorations!

Penticton, Canada · 1858 Sales

smileywileys

Eco friendly party decorations!

Penticton, Canada 1858 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Eco friendly party decorations and wedding garlands made from all recycled book pages! Celebrate every day with decorations you can smile about!

To my US customers: please allow a minimum of 10 business days for your order to arrive.

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Last updated on Jul 22, 2016

Eco friendly party decorations and wedding garlands made from all recycled book pages! Celebrate every day with decorations you can smile about!

To my US customers: please allow a minimum of 10 business days for your order to arrive.

Sarah Wiley

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About

Celebrating everyday with recycled materials!

“Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.”

Like many Etsy shop owners, artists and people everywhere, this Arthur Ashe quote defines the beginning of Smiley Wileys.

When the little Smiley Wileys were littler and still wanted big basement birthday parties, it went without saying that we would make our own decorations. And so, using what we had on hand (Books! Lots and lots of books!) we began creating decorations for the many different themed parties the little smiley ones requested: Rockstar, Underwater Princess Mermaid Castle, Halloween Costume Parties, Backyard Camping Almost-Sleepover, Super Hero!, Crazy Neon Circus Carnival… to name a few. Then friends started asking for decorations, and one thing led to another and all of a sudden I had an Etsy shop!

Now my book garlands are hanging all over the world! I have shipped party packages to Australia, France, Italy, England, South America, and almost every state and province. I have sewn thousands of garlands and enjoyed every single one. I've made myself a little shop in a storage room located behind our furnace and it's quite cozy and not at all as creepy as it sounds.

When I’m not sewing paper for parties, or loving and snuggling the mini Smiley Wileys, I’m drawing colouring pages or making fun little things to keep your hands, heads and coffee cups warm (you can find them over here at my other shop: www.smileywileysknits.etsy.com).

Important information you need to know (or not, you could probably take it or leave it): We recycle lots and lots of things… so your order of garlands will be packaged in recycled and recyclable materials. We also love books, and we will never ever use new books, rare books or books in perfect condition. We only use books destined for the bins!

Have a great day!
sarah :)

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  • smiley wiley

    Owner, Maker

    Mama of two smiley ones, lover of celebrations, maker of stuff.

  • mini smileywileys

    Mess Makers, Sweepers, Huggers, Gigglers, Stinkers

    The little assistants! These two love to help mama in her shop!

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