Last Minute Halloween Decor

Last Minute Halloween Decor

Halloween is tomorrow, which means there is still time to make those last minute Halloween decorations. Dryden, our volunteer coordinator here at SCRAP PDX, grabbed some vinyl, white fabric, and bottle caps to make ghosts and bats.

These crafts are completely kid friendly, and that was Dryden’s goal.

For the bats, cut out bat shapes from any black surface or paintable. SCRAP has a ton of vinyl and cardstock. You can either draw eyes in with a white sharpie or you can cut holes for… read more »

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Pumpkin Round Up

Pumpkin Round Up

The official countdown to Halloween has begun, and it’s not too late to get in the pumpkin spirit. If you’re not into carving (or just want to try something new) try one of these adorable no-carve ideas. SCRAP Portland has everything you need (except maybe the pumpkin itself) to get into the pumpkin decorating spirit. 

Clockwise: Start with a nice coat of white paint and then add glitter galore. Or if you’re not feeling glittery, use that same white base coat and draw on top with paint… read more »

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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 »

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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