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Reclaimed Halloween Dragon!

Happy Halloween! Want to get your Halloween on the reclaimed way? Check out what customers Sarah Grace and Sterling were able to do with salvaged materials from our store! They reused fabric, ribbon and faux fur to create their “waterbender” costumes (from the tv show Avatar: the Last Airbender).  Sterling even sewed his jacket from scratch with some dark blue fabric from our $1/lb fabric bin! But they didn’t just make their costumes from reclaimed materials- they decorated with them too! They set out to make a large dragon head to decorate the space for their Halloween party. They used these … Continue reading

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The Resource Exchange + William McKinley School

Wendy Goldberg, a 2nd grade teacher at nearby McKinley Elementary School recently purchased reclaimed materials from the re to decorate her classroom.   She used textured fiber paper and brightly colored cotton fabric to cover display boards and edged them with salvaged paper borders in contrasting colors!  Looks like a great learning environment as well as a perfect opportunity for kids to learn about reuse.  Here’s Wendy description in her own words… “purple material & yellow borders really brighten the library area” “Everybody is loving the “classy-ness” of the textured material I used for our Word Wall.  Also from [the re] … Continue reading

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Michael Fares’ Reclaimed wood frames

Michael Fares used salvaged lumber from the re to create this beautiful art frame…   Here you can see the step by step process he used and the different wood components that make up this cool reclaimed project. Thanks for sharing, Michael!

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