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Find Creative Reuse Centers Near You (Part 1)

Get on board with the creative reuse phenomenon! Everyday, low-cost craft supplies are waiting to become material for artists, teachers, and anyone who has a creative project in mind. Shopping at a creative reuse center is a great way to find tons of craft supplies at a great price. Conversely, donating to a creative reuse center is a great way to give back to your community, and pass on useful items instead of throwing them away.

Items made from creative reuse supplies are great when given as gifts, sold for profit or non-profit causes, or just for fun.

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Creative reuse changes your perspective about everyday objects.

What Is Creative Reuse?

We’re pretty familiar with the saying: One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. The concept of creative reuse takes this phrase to another level when used or recycled materials are turned into unique artwork, home decor, or repurposed into something else useful. Creative reuse is a practice that changes your perspective about everyday objects. There’s no restrictions; creative reuse projects can be any size and made from anything. Continue Reading

Amazing Art Made with Leaves

Who says art supplies don’t grow on trees? If you know how to use them, leaves are perfect for creative projects. They can be used as stamps, folded like origami, arranged in beautiful designs all on their own. Leaf it to us to show you these ideas to create something to keep or share as… Continue Reading

Product Review: Recycled Scented Pens

Smens: They’re scented pens, and we’ve tried out a set for the last couple weeks and are here to tell you what we think about them. Smens are made by the The Smencil Company, whose wonderful original Smencils we’ve talked about before, so this seemed like the logical step. We were given a set of… Continue Reading

7 Recycled Egg Carton Crafts for Kids

Egg cartons are easy enough to recycle by throwing them in with your paper, but we love to provide ideas that take you beyond the bin. First off, there are a ton of practical ways to reuse egg cartons, from handy homemade fire starters to recycled seed starters for your garden. Previously, we explored how… Continue Reading

5 Easy Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

That is NOT just an empty toilet paper roll- It is a whole new project waiting to happen! Toilet paper roll crafts are so easy to do, and are a great way to recycle cardboard paper. You’re essentially adding materials such as pipe cleaner or construction paper to the empty toilet paper roll for a… Continue Reading