What is a Creative Re-Use space?
Some people refer to them as junk shops, or scrap stores…because, yes! You will find a lot of junk and scraps there. But that’s only part of the story.
For makers like us, a Creative Re-Use center can be an absolute gold mine. Besides, you get to do your part in reducing waste and saving the environment, and… it’s usually really, really, really, really, really cheap.
One of the Creative Re-Use centers we’re about to show you referred to their store as “a thrift store for art supplies.” That’s a perfect description!
At a Creative Re-Use center, you might find a drawer full of used buttons or scraps of fabric. You might encounter someone’s donated collection of vintage doll dress patterns. Maybe you’ll run into oddly shaped dowels, brass brads, half-skeins of yarn, or scrapbooking stamps. Perhaps you’ll bump into a piece of wrapping paper from the 80s that’s perfect for a project you’re working on. You wouldn’t want to source and pay for an entire roll of it, but here you find just enough for a few pennies.