Know what women love more than gifts? Gifts you’ve made yourself. Take a gander at these five awesome reuse ideas that any lady would love to have made especially for her!
We have five more fun reuse gifting ideas. I have to say, we are delighted by the craftiness! The cleverness! The reuse-iness! Okay, enough. You’ll love ’em!
More reuse gift giving guides: Part 1
And hey, thanks for reusing!
I know, I know. Gifting blog posts already? We’re not even through Thanksgiving yet!
Giving gifts you make yourself can take more time (but less money!) than a trip to a department store. It’s a good idea to start now, if you plan to make all your pressies. Plus, we want you to be super prepared with crafts for after you stuff yourselves silly on Thanksgiving. Thoughtful, I know!
Here are five great ideas for gift giving this holiday season!
The dreaded Styrofoam. It sneaks into your life by way of product packaging, take-out containers, and mailed parcels. The next thing you know, it’s taking up space in your trash can (since Austin is not currently set up to recycle styrofoam through single stream recycling) and being carted off to the landfill. To live. Forever and ever.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. While Austin Creative Reuse also cannot accept styrofoam, you can find a new home for it with a tiny bit of effort.
Donate packing peanuts at your nearest UPS store.
You can also recycle all styrofoam (free for drop-off only) at:
Texas Disposal Systems
3016 FM 1327
Buda, TX 78610
TDS accepts styrofoam, but they must be clean of food residue, plastic film, tape and labeling and not in bags.
(Updated and accurate as of July 2015)
We were delighted to offer our second material give-away to Austin area educators in October. With the help of generous individual and institutional donors and dozens of dedicated volunteers, we were proud to provide free supplies to classroom teachers, early-childhood educators, home-school teachers and families, after-school support providers, and others in the community. Some critical stats:
We all got a little nervous when rainfall in the area topped six inches the night before, but it didn’t dampen our enthusiasm for the event or the willingness of educators to come out for it! Thanks to everyone who participated. We’re looking forward to finding more ways to serve our Austin educator community in the future.
November 12, 2013 at 7pm
Directors Present: Harley, Rebecca, Cindy, Leslie, Kaci, Carole
Visitors: Alice, Christine
Event Successes: Educators Drive and Craft Night
Between our Educators Drive and our craft night, we’ve been having a great month! It’s been super exciting!
More Great Events Coming Up!
We have two great events coming up! EAST is 11/15-16 and 11/23-24 on Tillery Street. We’ll also be at Austin’s Holiday Stroll downtown on December 7th.