Reusing is Green: Finding Second Hand Craft Supplies

4. Knick Knacks

Knick Knacks are so much fun– they bring personality and character to a book shelf, desk, or room. Some of my favorite knick knacks are pictured above– an owl for 75 cents from the thrift store, a ceramic bird for 50 cents from a thrift store, and a vintage jar that my mom bought for me at a garage sale. Here are a few projects that show how you can transform average knick knacks:

Remember, though, don’t just buy knick knacks to buy them. Buy knick knacks that show your personality and style!

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Written by Bonnie Getchell

Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer!

If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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  1. Good topic to cover. It’s strange to me though how reusing is trendy when many my age and older have done this most of our lives. I buy as many supplies as I can from thrift stores, etc. I feel fortunate when I find a large stash of fabric or yarn someone gave to the thrift shop 🙂

  2. I love buying craft supplies at thrift stores, and re purposing trash into supplies. Not everyone has the time to scour thrift stores however. Also when you have a project and you need an awesome blue tie, you might not be able to find one that same day at your local thrift store. That’s why I started Courgette, my Artfire shop to share my vintage and repurposed craft supplies.

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