Spruce Up Your Home With Items From Local Toledo Makers

If you haven’t noticed, we are major fans of gathering home inspiration of all kinds — from striking wall tapestries to DIY projects to spruce up your living room.

We’re also advocates for small businesses and supporting all things local, as we ourselves are a local and independent company.

There is so much creativity to be celebrated in and around our city. One of the best ways to accessorize our homes while also supporting local artisans is by buying home decor items from Toledo makers — and a few from nearby cities! A handmade and unique piece is sure to make a statement on your wall, coffee table or shelf.

Check out a few of our favorite local home decor items to bookmark for your next shopping spree. Hint: These also make amazing housewarming, holiday or birthday gift ideas!


Interesting Light Bulb Terrariums from Pretty Bookish

Pretty Bookish makes beautiful literary-themed jewelry and decor incorporating old book pages right here in Toledo. How cool are these light bulb terrariums with tiny book page flowers tucked inside?

Pretty Bookish Local Toledo Maker

Photos Courtesy of Pretty Bookish


Simple Art Prints From Worthwhile Paper

We adore the collection of art prints from Worthwhile Paper based out of Ypsilanti, Michigan. These minimalist designs would make the perfect addition to a gallery wall, kitchen area, living space, or above a bedside table. See these prints in person at Handmade Toledo!

Worthwhile Paper

Photos Courtesy of Worthwhile Paper


Industrial Pipe Lamp From Minimolo

Minimolo is a Toledo-based maker creating a myriad of unique lamp structures, one of which we especially love. Check out this vintage asymmetrical pipe lamp with a staggered arm that illuminates the room in a new and exciting way.

Minimolo Local Toledo Maker

Photo Courtesy of Minimolo


Ceramic Goods From Corbé Company

Show your state pride with a handmade Ohio State Plate from Corbé Company based out of Detroit. Or gift this gorgeous Charlevoix Wine Decanter to the wine lover in your life! You can access the work of this Detroit maker at Handmade Toledo.

Corbe Company


Handmade Drinking Glasses From Strancar Studios

Toledo-based Strancar Studios makes a myriad of gorgeous drinkware unlike any others. While we love the variety of colors available, we are particularly drawn to these bright green glasses that come in a set of four. There’s nothing like a handmade set of glasses perfect for both special occasions and everyday use. And if green isn’t your color preference, they have other options available!

Strancar Studios

Photo Courtesy of Strancar Studios


Screen Prints From All Things Grow

We can’t get enough of the screen prints from All Things Grow based out of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Their ‘The World is Yours to Explore’ Banner would make the perfect addition to a kids’ room or any space in the home, really. Check out the work of All Things Grow at Handmade Toledo!

All Things Grow

Photo Courtesy of All Things Grow


Macramé Wall Hanging From Morgan Dae Macramé

Capitalize on the popular macramé trend with one of the many handmade designs from Morgan Dae Macramé. This Hand-crafted 100% Cotton Rope Macramé Wall Hanging is absolutely stunning, and the affordable price point is perfect for those wanting to dip their toes in the macramé world.

Morgan Dae Macrame Local Toledo Maker

Photos Courtesy of Morgan Dae Macramé


Potted Plants From The Prickly Plant

The Prickly Plant sells a variety of potted plants, which make the perfect addition to your home or a gift for a family member or friend! Check out this matte black Potted Succulent Planter that will match any color and every room.

The Prickly Plant Local Toledo Maker

Photo Courtesy of The Prickly Plant


Delicate Kitchen Towels From Beacon and Batten

Beacon and Batten in Dearborn, Michigan is making a number of delicate kitchen towel designs, which make the perfect accessory for the kitchen. We love this simple chambray triangle print and this neon pink embroidered tea towel! Check out more of Beacon and Batten’s work at Handmade Toledo.

Beacon and Batten

Photos Courtesy of Beacon and Batten


Pendant Light From McShehan Furnishings

McShehan Furnishings is in the business of creating one-of-a-kind light fixtures, like this Egg Basket Pendant Light made with a vintage pulley, heavy weathered chain, and a chicken wire egg basket. This is a definite conversation piece to add to your living room!

McShehan Furnishings Local Toledo Maker

Photos Courtesy of McShehan Furnishings

Reclaimed Wooden Pieces From Haven Designs

Haven Designs makes a variety of reclaimed wood pieces, all of which transform something old and used into something new and beautiful. We particularly love the simplicity of these Succulent Driftwood Planters. Or, if you want to splurge on a staple item, we’re in love with this beautiful, hand-crafted Poplar Table.

Haven Designs Local Toledo Maker

Photos Courtesy of Haven Designs


Bike Tube Hanging Planter From ArtsShark

We love a good project made from repurposed materials. You would never guess that the main ingredient of this hanging planter is a bike tube! ArtsShark’s creative work is inspiring.

ArtsShark Local Toledo Maker

Photos Courtesy of ArtsShark


Handmade Clocks and Signs From Three Little Doves

Three Little Doves makes a variety of custom signs and clocks, that you can personalize with your order. Check out this simple and rustic Thankful Wood Sign that would make the perfect decoration for Thanksgiving — and throughout the entire year!

Three Little Doves Shop Local Toledo Maker

Photo Courtesy of Three Little Doves


Written: Sep 9, 2016

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Holly Ragsdale

Holly Ragsdale

Holly is a content specialist for Danberry Realtors. The Home Sweet Toledo blog focuses on community guides + local events, as well as home inspiration + design trends. Enjoy!

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