I recently heard of Creative Reuse Pittsburgh and decided to check it out with a crafty gal friend of mine. At first we were a little taken back. When you walk in and see this picture, it can be a bit overwhelming.
There were piles of random items that made no sense to us. Luckily, Erin had the great idea to ask for a brief tour of the place which helped tremendously.
The store is based on donations so it's not like going to a regular craft store. They had anything you could imagine and then some. I'm pretty sure Erin left with 5 tons of craft paper haha. I snagged some, but tried to contain myself since I knew I already had a bunch at home.
This is what I came home with. 5 pieces of 12"x12" scrapbook paper, 3 smaller pieces of scrapbook paper, 3 fabric scraps - bigger than fat quarters, especially the black polka dotted one, 1 new spool of white thread (can always use this - especially for 50 cents!), and about a dozen buttons. Total cost? Less than $5! :)