Published on October 29th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell10
Reusing is Green: Finding Second Hand Craft Supplies
I am super passionate about reusing because I love taking one person’s “trash” and turning it into treasure! So many people take the easy way out and go to big box stores to buy items they could easily find at garage sales and thrift stores. Buying second hand reduces landfill waste and helps you skip the impact of buying new! To help inform and inspire you, I put together the top 5 items that I look for when I go to garage sales and thrift stores:
1. Picture Frames
I probably have an unhealthy love for picture frames, but they’re always so handy for projects! Here are just few examples of projects I’ve used my garage sale/thrifted frames in:
- How To: Music Wall Art — found at a yard sale for a few dollars
- Music Wall Art, Part 2 — found at a yard sale for $3
- Upcycle an Old Calendar into Wall Art — found at a yard sale for 50 cents
- Eco-Friendly Picture Frame Wreath — found at a yard sale for 50 cents
As you can see, it’s easy to change an average or ugly picture frame into something beautiful! I even created a picture frame collage in my bedroom (pictured above). Don’t let color throw you off either– the Music Wall Art, Part 2 frame looked like this before I painted it!
[Photo via Revolutionaries, used with permission]
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