Unleash your creativity with DIY crafts and art projects

Calling all DIYers! Struggling to find inspiration for your next project, even after hours of searching online? Don’t worry – Goodwill has you covered!

Like a DIY paradise, Ohio Valley Goodwill is stocked with literally hundreds of materials and supplies for just about any craft or art project under the sun. If you’re feeling like you’re running out of ideas, here are three simple examples to rekindle your creativity:

Do-it-yourself jewelry tray

Nothing is more frustrating than realizing that your necklaces are tangled, or that your favorite pair of earrings has gone missing. To keep your jewelry organized, untangled, and within reach, try designating a dedicated tray for the pieces you wear most often.

Wooden tray from Goodwill

Ohio Valley Goodwill has a range of wooden, glass, metal or plastic trays that can be reused for exactly this purpose! Once you’ve found a tray in the size and shape you’re looking for, you can even adapt it to your interior. One idea is to tape off certain sections before painting to give your tray a geometric design. For another fun look, use self-adhesive wallpaper to line the inside of the drawer. Now you can proudly display your jewelry!

Bracelets from Goodwill

Bracelets from Goodwill

PS While shopping at Goodwill, take a moment to browse our selection of necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, brooches and more. We bet you’ll find some great accessories to fill your new jewelry tray with!

Creative clothing crafts

If you prefer DIY projects that are portable, Goodwill is the place for you! Shop at Goodwill for an endless range of clothes to experiment with tie-dye, bleach or dip-dye in different colors.

Baseball T-shirt from Goodwill

Blue tshirt from Goodwill with basketball player

Goodwill t-shirt

Aside from dyeing clothes, you can also rethink fabrics in totally new ways. How about a super soft duvet or pillow made from t-shirts from all your favorite sports teams or music artists? A comfortable flannel can also be reused in a stylish headband, a mug for your morning coffee or even a cozy scarf. Fall is coming, so be sure to check your local Goodwill store for supplies you can use for spooky crafts and Halloween costume ideas for the whole family!

Picture Perfect Gallery Wall

Do you have a blank wall in your house that you don’t know how to fill? Make a DIY gallery wall!

A gallery wall is a perfect solution if you’re indecisive, because you don’t have to settle for just one or two pieces of art to hang. The whole point is to fill the wall with as many pieces as you want! However, it can quickly become expensive to find all the frames and artwork to create your gallery wall. To save money (and time), shop at Goodwill for a selection of picture frames, canvases, posters and creative wall art. You are guaranteed to find a ton of great, inexpensive options for your wall!

Frames from Goodwill outlet store

Frames from Goodwill

Picture frames on display on a shelf

Frames from Goodwill

To give your gallery wall a cohesive look, you can paint the frames in matching colors. Or go the elegant route with all the gold frames. A little spray paint goes a long way!

In addition to repurposed paintings, posters, and artwork from Goodwill, you can also put together your favorite photos, sentimental keepsakes, and postcards and display them in the frames. When choosing a layout, it’s a good tip to stick sheets of paper the same size as your frames to your wall to get the look you’re looking for. This way, when it comes time to hang everything, you don’t have to move or rearrange nails!

Ready to start your next project?

No matter what exciting DIY projects you have planned, Ohio Valley Goodwill is the place to find all the supplies you need to try any of these crafts, all at budget-friendly prices. Who knows, your next Goodwill shopping trip could even inspire an original project that’s all yours!

To get started today, locate an Ohio Valley Goodwill store near you. We have 19 stores in and around Greater Cincinnati to make it easy for you! Have fun tinkering!

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