Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Round Up Of Ideas to Reuse an Old Calendar

We have put together a quick round up of ways to reuse your 2015 calendar. Some are tried and true ideas and a few new gems.
Make a gift bag -

Decorate a binder - make one for yourself and one to give away.
Bonus Tip: Search on Google or Pinterest "Binder Organization Free Printables"  for great ways to get organized in 2016! Here is one we found:
Add color to a plain bookshelf -

Use your paper punches like this hex punch to make cards - 
 Create clip on bookmarks ( a local library keeps a basket by the check out desk where people can donate handmade bookmarks free to all) - 
Create mini gift boxes - 
Repurpose Cloth Calendars - 
Happy Treasure Hunting and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Repurposing Martini Glasses

  "Make Something Today" idea sheets are full of curated craft projects made with items you can find at your local Goodwill store. We have found several great ideas to turn martini glasses into something fabulous. Look for a display at your Southwestern Michigan Goodwill store. 
Alcott (Kalamazoo) Half Off Store
Three Rivers, MI Store
Otsego, MI Store

Benton Harbor, MI Store

South Haven, MI Store

Make a lovely desktop garden. is our source for tips.

Serve fun cupcakes with pizazz... Visit for details and a recipe for chocolate cupcakes. 
We pinned these ideas on our Pinterest board "Goodwill Style".  
Make Up Brush Holders

Sewing Supplies

Petite Flower Centerpiece


Happy Treasure Hunting

Monday, December 7, 2015

"Make Something Today" Easy Christmas Book Displays

"Make Something Today" idea sheets are full of curated craft projects made with items you can find at your local Goodwill store. Right now we are featuring fun and festive ways to display books all throughout your home. 
We have stocked our shelves so you can get started right away.
Easy Project - 
Simply wrap your books in wrapping paper. has more romantic decorating ideas. 
These pretty wrapped books use metalic dollies for the snowflakes. Visit for the simple tutorial.
Print out different fonts of the word NOEL, cut them out and use double sided tape to place on your books. Add a charming Christmas decoration like this Santa. We found this at 
Stacking your books biggest to smallest either on a table top or as seen here designed by, on a cake plate to mimic a Christmas tree. Decorate the edges with charming Christmas decorations and a bit of (fake) snow.
Gather Christmas ornaments and decorations in a vintage suitcase and create a Christmas vignette. has several Christmas vignettes to admire on her blog.

Thank you so much for visiting our blog. We love sharing ideas and projects inspired by items donated to Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan. Items purchased at Goodwill help us fulfill our mission to provide employment, education, training, and support services to individuals and families so they can achieve self-sufficiency.