10 Simple DIY Costumes & Accessories - Made from shoulder pads

10 Simple DIY Costumes & Accessories - Made from shoulder pads

By Lisa LeDoux
SCRAP Education Program Manager

Who knew this 80’s fashion trend had endless craft potential? The squishy half circles of fabric make a perfect base for costumes and accessories.  Here are 10 simple examples of how to creatively reuse shoulder pads and those annoying bra pads. If you don’t have shoulder pads of your own to use, you can find them at SCRAP for 10 cents per pair (We have a barrel full!)

1. Scales:
Materials: shoulder pads, old shirt or pants to attach… read more »

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Yarn Wrapped Jar Tutorial

Yarn Wrapped Jar Tutorial

A few weeks ago we learned how to make the incredibly versatile trim flowers. This week, let’s add an equally versatile container to hold them.

Most people know yarn in terms of knitting and crocheting, but yarn is also an amazing tool for all sorts of creative reuse crafts. Yarn is especially amazing when it comes to creating fun containers for home or holiday decor. Just choose the color that works best and then turn all sorts of containers into festive vases.

Ingredients:
glass jar… read more »

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Dragon Puppets

Dragon Puppets

One of the great things about being a creative arts nonproft with a retail store is that you all come in with the coolest creations. Recently, a customer stopped by with two adorable dragon puppets, and we couldn’t not share with the rest of you.

Portland Creative Reuse DIY project- Dragon Puppets-

These dragons are made with:
socks
fun foam (some of it painted)
yarn
velcro
cell phone holders (We had a bin in the store for months.)
Googly eyes.

Each dragon has detachable wings so that you can mix and match.

What have you made with… read more »

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Wrapped Trim DIY Flowers

Wrapped Trim DIY Flowers

Here at SCRAP, we get a lot of trim. It comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes we get whole giant rolls of it. Imagine all the possibilities. As a huge fan of the fabric flower, I love simple wrapped trim flowers. I love that one technique can be used with various trims to create very different flowers.

Ingredients:
Trim
Hot glue gun/hot glue
Stem (I’m using brown floral wire)

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