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February Craft Night – Slide Carousels and More!

If you have been back in our bucket section lately, you will know we have tons of slide carousels.  We’ve been searching for something fun to do with them and our Crafter in Chief, Shiree Schade came up with a doozy. 

Start with a slide carousel (or anything sturdy and round) as a base, and add just about anything else that stringy or shiny to create your very own objet d’art suitable for hanging inside or out.  

Only using materials from our bucket section, all the makers in attendance created their own one of a kind hanging fixture.  It’s amazing with just a bit time, imagination and a working glue gun, what you can make. 

So next time you find yourself at Austin Creative Reuse, take a serious stroll though our bucket section and find some inspiration of your own!

Our Monthly craft nights are open to all volunteers but seating is limited.  Best way to find out about our next craft night is to sign up for our volunteer newsletter.  The newsletter will also let you know about all the other fabulous volunteer opportunities at Austin Creative Reuse.

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Make Way for Christmas Swap Party

Did you happen to see the Statesman today? Anna Hanks, a guest contributor, suggests doing a bit of pre-Christmas cleaning but holding a swap meet with friends.

No gifts, just bring things you are ready to see leave your home, add some drinks and appetizers and you’ve got a great reuse party on your hands. It satisfies that “joy of giving” urge we all get this time of year without our having to waste time, money or the earth’s resources.

Afterward, any unclaimed items can go to any one of the fabulous non-profit thrift stores, like Treasure City Thrift, Top Drawer, Goodwill or Savers.

Sounds like a new holiday tradition in the making.

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5 Reuse Gift Giving Ideas for Ladies (Part 3)

Know what women love more than gifts? Gifts you’ve made yourself. Take a gander at these five awesome reuse ideas that any lady would love to have made especially for her!

1. Milk Jug Clock

Milk Jug Clock

 

2. Cell phone charging tote

leftover fabric or felt for a cellphone recharging tote

 

3. Wine Cork Pendants

Wine Cork Pendants

4. Vintage Book Purse

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5. Milk Jug Lamp

Milk Jug Lamp

Other Reuse Gift Giving Ideas: Part 1 | Part 2

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5 More Reuse Gift Giving Ideas (Part 2)

We have five more fun reuse gifting ideas. I have to say, we are delighted by the craftiness! The cleverness! The reuse-iness! Okay, enough. You’ll love ’em!

1. Etched Map Serving Tray

etched-map-serving-tray

2. Vintage Book E-Reader Cover

Vintage Book E-Reader Cover

3. Magazine Reed Box

Magazine Reed Box

4. Vintage Trophy Coat Rack

Vintage Trophy Coat Rack

5. Rope Nesting Bowls

Rope Nesting Bowls

More reuse gift giving guides: Part 1

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Five Reuse Gift Giving Ideas (Part 1)

I know, I know. Gifting blog posts already? We’re not even through Thanksgiving yet!

Giving gifts you make yourself can take more time (but less money!) than a trip to a department store. It’s a good idea to start now, if you plan to make all your pressies. Plus, we want you to be super prepared with crafts for after you stuff yourselves silly on Thanksgiving. Thoughtful, I know!

Here are five great ideas for gift giving this holiday season!

1. Beaded CD Ornaments

Beaded CD Ornaments

2. Rolled Paper Flowers

Rolled Paper Flowers

 3. Album Cover Box

Album Box Cover

4. Pom Pom Necklace

Pom Pom Necklace

5. Cork Succulents

Succulents in Cork

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