Monday, September 18, 2017

Upcycle Me! Ideas for Upcycling Things Found at Goodwill

Have you seen this meme?
We are here to help! 
We are excited to now have upcycling ideas at your fingertips at each of our stores.
Here are two new ways to find your ideas:

1 - Upcycle Me! Stickers
We are watching and pinning ideas on Pinterest and then putting these stickers on items we think would be great for upcycling:
Look for these stickers on items throughout your Southwest Michigan Goodwill Stores. 

2 - Idea Kiosks
Look for our new Kiosks filled with Idea Cards at each store. 

You will find fun, easy to create upcycling ideas created with commonly found items at Goodwill. New ideas for each season too!
Here are links to the ideas currently in our kiosks:

Sauce Pot Twine Basket - found at andersonandgrant.com
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Headboard Chalkboard found at confessionsofaserialdiyer.com
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Baking Sheet Memo Board found at hometalk.com
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Picture Frame Key Holder found at buzzfeed.com/
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Upcycled Birdbath found at myrepurposedlife.com
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Upcycled Lamp found at shabbyfufublog.com
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Upcycled Book Marks found at mamadweeb.com
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Bike Spoke Upcycle found at diyhowto.org
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Dream Catcher found at Pinterest.com
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 Repurposed Rake found at acultivatednest.com
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Bundt Pan Country Pumpkin found at littlethings.com
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Have you upcycled a Goodwill find? We would love to see your before and after pictures!
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Connect with us & share the mission of Goodwill!

Treasure Chest is a division of Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan. When you shop at Goodwill Stores and Shopgoodwill.com, your purchases support the mission of Goodwill.

Our mission is to provide employment, education, training, and support services to individuals and families so they can achieve self-sufficiency.

There are so many ways to connect with us and share the mission of Goodwill!
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YouTube
Learn about our Mission, our services and special events on Youtube.
Goodwill YouTube Channel
Always filled with the latest news and information about Goodwill! Fun giveaways, the latest on our services, special events & store sales. You can even shop for treasures!
Facebook.com/GoodwillSWMI
Twitter
Another great source for quick info and see what we found to retweet! 
twitter.com/GoodwillSWMI
Pinterest
Your "Go-To" place for thrift store ideas DIY projects, upcycling ideas, shopping tips, and more !
Pinterest.com/GoodwillSWMI



Follow us on our Goodwill Stores Social and see what is new on the sales floor!

Follow our 11 Stores on:

Instagram.com//goodwill_swmi_stores
Facebook.com/GoodwillSWMIStores
Twitter.com/Goodwill_SWMI_

 Thank you for connecting! 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Round Up of DIY Reading Nooks for Back To School

Are you ready for fall? Ready to cozy up with a good book? We have a special roundup of ideas to create cozy ready nooks for the kiddo's that will surely encourage good reading habits! 
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Reuse an old entertainment center:
Goodwill Pinterest
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A shower curtain, a little shelf and some DIY pillows gives a little one some quiet privacy for reading.
Goodwill Pinterest

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Soft, warm, neutral - this reading area looks so peaceful.  Find this and more idea on centsationalgirl.com
SOURCE: Centsationalgirl.com
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A little hard work and you can create this fun reading corner. Go to apartmenttherapy.com for instructions. 
SOURCE: Apartmenttherapy.com
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Stock your reading nooks with books from Goodwill. You will not only find great prices, but often you will come across forgotten classics, and hard to find authors! 
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Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan provides employment, education, training, and support services to individuals and families so they can achieve self-sufficiency. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Have you seen this idea? Glass Garden Angels

These glass garden angels are beautiful! Many of these angels can be crafted from thrift store plates and dishes and what not. Create these angels for your garden and make more for gifts.
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fleamarketgardening.org has a tutorial (and so many more ideas!)
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No tutorial - we see dishes, a glass orb, a vase, light fixture?
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Spotted this lovely angel on ADelicateTouch1 Etsy Shop

Another shining example of a Garden Angel found on Pinterest.
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Find More Thrift Store Garden Ideas on our Pinterest boards Thrift Store Gardening and For the Birds



Thursday, April 27, 2017

Round up of pretty thrift store finds and lilacs


Lilacs are blooming all over Southwestern Michigan. Just for fun we searched Pinterest thrift store items and lilacs. Take a look at all of the pretty things we found. (find links to all of these pictures on our Pinterest Board Flowers & Thrift Store Finds)









Links to these pretty pictures are here → Pinterest.com/vtgtc/flowers-thrifts-store-finds/
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Visit Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan Stores - 
when you shop at Goodwill you support our mission.
Thank you!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Beauty and the Beast Thrift Store Ideas

We went on a Google search hunt for thrift store repurposing ideas with a Beauty and the Beast theme and look what we found!
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This bell jar book display found on Domythicbliss.blogspot.com mixes Belle's love of reading with the covered rose. Beautiful!
SOURCE: Domythicbliss.blogspot.com
Transform a Goodwill teacup into Chip! Cute! Details found on kandykreations.net
SOURCE: KandyKreations.net
This cupcake stand made us think of Lumiere. Lot's of pictures for this vintage wedding at weddingchicks.com
SOURCE: weddingchicks.com
What fun! These hanging vases can be created out of recycled bottles or thrift store vases. The tutorial is at Disney.com
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How about this free printable from letthemstayyoung.com? Create something beautiful and repurpose a thrift store frame.
SOURCE: letthemstayyoung.com
Upcycle a small hand mirror into this enchanted mirror created by raisingwhasians.com
SOURCE: raisingwhasians.com

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You are always welcome to "Be Our Guest" at your local Goodwill Stores. 
When you donate or shop at Goodwill, you are part of supporting the mission!

Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan provides employment, education, training, and support services to individuals and families so they can achieve self-sufficiency.
Thank you!