We’re pretty big fans of Austin Creative Reuse! This innovative nonprofit retail center collects, sells, and distributes donated reusable materials. This awesome space, located in the Linc complex near the old Highland Mall, offers extremely affordable crafting supplies as well as a place to donate your unused materials. It’s the ideal resource for crafty, creative families. You can stop in for well-priced art supplies, fabric, beads, yarn, paper and much more.


Photo from the Austin Creative Reuse Facebook page

Austin Creative Reuse is hosting their official Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, February 13 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The celebration will start with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and will continue with free paper crafting, reuse games and refreshments.



Austin Creative Reuse gives materials a second life and keeps creativity affordable in Austin. Wondering what items you can donate and what you’ll expect to find in the store? Click here for a full list. But here’s an idea of what to expect:

  • Art and Craft Supplies
  • Fabric
  • Yarn and knitting supplies
  • Sewing notions
  • Vintage paper and photos, magazines (pre-1970s), maps
  • Office Supplies
  • Small Toys (2 inches or smaller)
  • Puzzle and game pieces
  • Beads and Jewelry making

To learn more about Austin Creative Reuse, take a look at their short video below:

For more info, visit the Austin Creative Reuse website and Facebook page, where you can also learn about special events and volunteer opportunities.

Go check it out & create something awesome!