50% Off Sale, Fundraiser, and New Arrivals at Creative Reuse

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New arrivals in the shop:

fabric red

Fabric remnants in all the colors of the rainbow! 
Just 99 cents each. 


Autentica Mexican Bingo! $5. All the Juego de Loteria you could ever need!

pink lanterns

Hosting a party? Need enormous pink lanterns? We've got you covered. $1 each.

craft kits

Beautifully organized and double-checked for completeness craft kits - ranging from kid's fingerpainting to adult fabric dyeing. Get into it!


A big ol' mishmash of playing cards from all kinds of games. 25 cents each, or put 'em in your bulk bag!


Yarn! Lots of new, awesome colors and varieties. Most skeins $1-$3 each.


Flags from all over the world. Two buckaroos each.


Fake flowers are now in the Bulk Section! That's right, you can now fill up your bulk bags with these beauties.


Need a folder? A binder? A notebook? A hanging file folder? We've got all that and more in our ever expanding and fascinating Bulk Section.

photo dryer

For all you photographers out there, here's a sweet vintage photo dryer for $20. Does it work? Probably. Does it also work as a distinctively awesome chrome and blue metal end table? Sure does!

test tube racks

Test tube racks for all you science admirers, $3 each.


Our project kit section keeps getting bigger and better! Check out these decorate-your-own trophy kits! At $5 each, these make an amazingly fun, creative, and cost-effective gift.


This is in really great shape - a vintage toolbox, complete with sweet little handles and latches. $20 and it's all yours!

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50% Off Sale! newsprint
September 1 - 30

Hold onto your seat - Creative Reuse's September sale might push you off your rocker!

Take 50% off any item of your choosing - one item per person per day. 

And, get this: there's no limit on the amount you can save. You want that $500 loom? Get it for $250. Come back the next day and get that $100 painting you've been eyeing up for just $50. And repeat, 28 times. We dare you.

Don't miss this epic sale! Treat yourself to something nice and extravagant. It's on us this time, friend.
Sunday, September 6th from 6-9pm 
at the Allegheny Wine Mixer

Let loose with reuse! Enjoy an adult beverage and make a creative project at the same time.

Heads Up!
Our shop will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day

come to our party!

Join us for the craftiest, happiest, and friendliest fundraiser of the season on
Monday, September 14th from 6-9pm at Wigle Whiskey in the Strip.

More details here

we're hiring!

We're looking for a super outgoing and amazingly creative new shop assistant.

upcoming programs

What we did in August:
- iBlinged and Re-Jeweled with TekStart’s Beauty of STEM Institute (photos)
- Trophy Making Workshop with Tom Sarver at Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center (photos)
- Mask-Making collaboration with TekStart at the Back to School Bash & Pittsburgh Maker Party (photos)
- Re-Jewel youth workshop in our own lovely space (photos)
- Playful workshop with early childhood educators from the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (photos)
- Superhero themed fun at Pressley Ridge 
- Binder and notebook beautification at Buzzword Pittsburgh’s Homewood Back to School Bash (photos)
- Wearable Art at Weather Permitting 
- Met a ton of new first-year students at Pitt’s Discover Pittsburgh event
- Back-to-School themed fun at the Wilkinsburg Open Market
- Kite-Making at the Carnegie Library of Homestead
- Reuse-a-Palooza at Carnegie Mellon’s Craig Street Crawl
- Hat-Making and more at the Art Olympics
- We also had the pleasure of attending TekStart's Beauty of STEM Maker Fashion Show (check out the photos here!) We are so proud to have been a partner on this project. Many thanks to the Sprout Fund and Pittsburgh City of Learning for making this collaboration possible. We loved seeing these wonderful young makers incorporating reuse into their work!

thank you

to the following businesses who chose to reuse last month


If your business would like to find out how to donate discards, 
please contact 


volunteer at creative reuse

We couldn’t do what we do without our lovely volunteers!

If you’re interested in joining our mission by helping out in the shop – once a week, once a month, every day – simply fill out the Volunteer Application 
here and we’ll be in touch!

material of the month


Blue spongy key chain pouches! Just 50 cents each or add 'em to your Bulk bag. Adorn with buttons or Velcro as closures! Embroider, paint or screen print to personalize! Holds a phone, cards, money!

staff notes

Join our Principal Teaching Artist, Katy Dement, at Dashain: A Time to Fly Kites opening reception on Friday, September 4th at Assemble in Garfield. This takes place during the monthly gallery crawl, Unblurred. 5:30-10pm.

Like what we're up to? Why not donate a few bucks right now? 
Every single dollar stretches our impact even further.


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