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Posted by Goodwill Staff on Jan 26, 2022 9:56:52 AM

Five Home Items to Upcycle Now

Chances are, you have things lying around your house that no longer serve a purpose – yet you can’t bring yourself to haul them to the local dump or donate them to Goodwill. They might have sentimental value or are things you believe might one day come in handy. But right now, these items serve one purpose only: collecting dust.

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Feb 11, 2019 4:47:44 PM

DIY Wedding Guest Book Alternative – Advice Jar

By Gazelle DeWerff - Marketing Coordinator, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin & Metropolitan Chicago

Winter weddings are becoming so popular! Here is my "something DIY" for my wedding! Planning a wedding is a big endeavor and with all of the little details to think about, adding a DIY project to the list may seem a little daunting. However, this wedding guest book alternative is so simple and easy and I love that you can display the jar in your home after the wedding!

Posted by Kyla Mrazek on Dec 14, 2018 2:42:11 PM

Hot Cocoa Bar

By Kyla Mrazek - Goodwill Projects Manager, Goodwill Industries of Southeaster Wisconsin & Metropolitan Chicago

Who doesn’t love a good cup of hot cocoa after a day of playing in the snow? We love to get together with friends for an afternoon of sledding, tubing, making snowmen and having fun in the outdoors.

Posted by Jessica Schoner on Dec 14, 2018 1:26:30 PM

Countdown to Christmas

By Jessica Schoner, Interactive Media Coordinator, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin & Metropolitan Chicago

If you’re like me and you’re counting down the days to Christmas, an advent calendar is a must-have! Now that we have a little one in our house, I just can’t wait to watch his excitement as the holidays get closer. Okay, let’s be honest; he’s seven months old, so it’ll be Mom being excited. Either way, I just can’t wait!

Posted by Jessica Schoner on Dec 14, 2018 1:11:20 PM

Yarn Wreath

By Jessica Schoner, Interactive Media Coordinator, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin & Metropolitan Chicago

Now I can’t take credit for being the first person to think of wrapping yarn around a Styrofoam wreath but, I must say, this is my go-to craft every winter!

Posted by Jessica Schoner on Dec 14, 2018 12:28:36 PM

Homemade Vanilla Extract

By Jessica Schoner, Interactive Media Coordinator, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin & Metropolitan Chicago

We love homemade gifts at Goodwill! The time put into them, whether it is minutes or hours, adds a little something special to the gift itself.

Posted by Pam Pierson on Dec 13, 2018 2:44:55 PM

DIY Christmas Ornaments

By Pam Pierson, Multimedia Manager, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin & Metropolitan Chicago

One of the best things I love about Christmas is seeing the reactions of my friends and family when they open gifts! It’s so fun to see their smiling faces.  But, even more exciting is seeing their reactions to a homemade gift.

Posted by Kyla Mrazek on Sep 6, 2018 3:31:48 PM

Fall Printable Art

By Kyla Mrazek, Marketing Manager for Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin & Metropolitan Chicago

It seems everywhere you look people are using letters, font and signs as art in their home. You can make your own sign at local shops, buy them at any craft or decorating store. They can get really expensive though, so we’ve come up with a way to help you do it inexpensively with a frame from Goodwill!

Posted by Pam Pierson on Sep 6, 2018 3:21:02 PM

DIY Flannel Wreath

By Pam Pierson, Multimedia Manager, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin & Metropolitan Chicago

As anyone who has recently moved knows there is a lot of stress and craziness involved with the whole process. As a way to de-stress, relax and make our new house feel like home I thought it would be fun to create a new fall decoration to add to our collection. Since I don’t have a lot of free time, I wanted my DIY project to be simple yet unique. So I decided to create a fall wreath, with a bit of a twist.

Posted by Jessica Schoner on Sep 6, 2018 2:41:42 PM

Custom Map Letter

By Jessica Schoner - Interactive Media Coordinator, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin & Metropolitan Chicago

Letters as décor are taking over the home décor world. I absolutely love the personalized aspect that these pieces bring. I decided to take it up a notch, and add a custom map to my letter. You guys – once you see how easy it is to transfer photos onto materials, you’ll be doing it all the time!

Posted by Pam Pierson on Jun 25, 2018 1:18:28 PM

DIY Patriotic Mason Jar centerpieces

By Pam Pierson, Multimedia Manager, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin & Metropolitan Chicago

This DIY Mason Jar project gives you a festive decoration you can put on your table, around your deck, or on your patio.

Posted by Pam Pierson on Jun 25, 2018 1:03:29 PM

DIY Patriotic Glass Vases

By Pam Pierson, Multimedia Manager, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin & Metropolitan Chicago

This quick-and-easy vase project will make a unique centerpiece for your Fourth of July celebration! 

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