REnew Year’s Eve

REnew Year’s Eve

Sparkly dresses, shimmering sheets of confetti, dazzling fireworks—-New Year’s Eve always calls for the most eye-catching, brilliant displays of celebration. I mean, 2013 was a glorious year—it’s only right to send it off with all the glitz and glam it deserves. However, not everything about New Year’s Eve has to be brand spanking new—why not incorporate some creative reuse into your merriment?


Check out a few ideas we found from other reuse pros! Also: Peek our Pinterest page for more… read more »

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Christmas trees: Reuse edition

Christmas trees: Reuse edition

‘Tis the season to haul a freshly chopped evergreen from a Christmas-light-trimmed lot into your home. Or is it? While Christmas trees are a unique (and, if you really think about it, somewhat bizarre) holiday tradition, some can get to be pretty pricey—and they aren’t the most sustainable buy. So why not replace the needle-shedding tree with something a bit more creative? From driftwood to egg cartons—to even blown-up rubber gloves—we have a few stand-in suggestions this wintry season.… read more »

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Thinking outside the IKEA box

Thinking outside the IKEA box

In August, longtime SCRAP staffer Sanne moved north to Seattle after selling a majority of the furniture in her Portland home and waving tearfully goodbye (I’m assuming). While we miss her, Sanne’s move sparked an inspiring, creative and—most importantly—thrifty endeavor: Spicing up bland secondhand IKEA furniture. With the cost of moving so irritatingly high, buying furniture at a thrift store on on craigslist.com can be a economical and sustainable option.

While furniture hunting,… read more »

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Fall How-Tos

Fall How-Tos

Around this time of year, big retail stores around the country start pumping out mass quantities of (often) poorly-made, pricy and forgettable holiday decorations. After running into too many sub-par items in our local spread big box stores, SCRAP’s Education Coordinator, Lisa LeDoux, decided to take this travesty into her own hands. With the help of visiting elementary school students, Lisa created a reused and original fall decor collection—for under 75 cents at SCRAP. Check out her… read more »

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