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This sweet mat cutting system is just $20. Not just for squares - comes with oval cutting attachment too!
Reclaim! recap

Thank you to everyone that participated in Reclaim! 2016: Fall Edition. We saw about 200 visitors in the warehouse for the event on September 17th. Between the samples donated by design/architecture firms, and extras from our shop and warehouse, the driveway held about 6,000 pounds of materials for participants to take away for a $5 donation. We want to thank our 23 incredible volunteers who helped us to process all of the materials throughout the event. This event couldn't be successful without volunteer hands.
Creative reuse relies on donations, grants, and sponsorship to achieve our mission of keeping usable materials out of the landfill. We were thrilled to welcome back
Pfaffmann + Associates, and introduce Bridgeway Capital, as sponsors of Reclaim! Look for this event again in April of 2017. 


coming up next

Bar Crafts: October!
Sunday, October 2nd, 6-9pm at The Allegheny Wine Mixer
Let loose with reuse at our monthly creative night for adults!

Creative Reuse Gallery: Secret Show
Gallery open 11am-6pm every day - gallery located within our shop
A handful of awesome artists were given the same secret material to incorporate into a new piece of art. Support local artists and Creative Reuse by bidding in our very affordable silent auction for each piece!

October Sale: Fabric
Just in time for making your own Halloween costumes and winter holiday gifts!
  • Buy one get one free remnants and yarn
  • 20% all fabric bolts, rolled fabric, and trim
  • Buy one get TWO free patterns

creative education highlight
It's so hard to choose a highlight, because we met a lot of great people in September! We were definitely impressed with all the engineering skills and intense focus we saw at this year's Alcosan Open House. Participants were inspired by their surroundings and by the many things they learned about green infrastructure and battling climate change. See more pics from that day right here!

We post photos from our Creative Education programs very regularly on the worldwide web! Most often on Facebook, sometimes on Instagram. Give us a like or a follow!

Interested in volunteering at our Creative Education Programs? Complete this online form and you'll soon receive and email invite to our next Creative Education Volunteer Orientation (TBA, sometime in November)!

upcoming programs

Drap-Art Family Workshop

When: Saturday, October 1
12:00-4:00 pm
Where: PPG Wintergarden

Reuse-A-Palooza: Animal Edition @ CLP West End
When: Thursday, October 6
6:00-7:30 pm
Where: Carnegie Library of Pittburgh, West End


The Block Party #5 – Observatory Hill
When: Sunday, October 9
3:00-6:00 pm
Where: Riverview Park


Felt Up! Puppet Making @ City Theatre
When: Sunday, October 15
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Where: City Theatre

This workshop is for adults and is part of a matinee brunch! Get your tix here!


Creative Conundrum Lab: Halloween Edition!
When: Saturday, October 22
12:00-4:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

business thank-yous

Thanks to the following businesses who chose to reuse last month by donating their discards!


creative conundrum reveal

September's Creative Conundrum Material is...


We will be exploring the creative potential of boxes of all types: small gift boxes, paperboard boxes, plastic boxes, and round and square boxes. For the spooky month of October, we can show you how to turn a plain box into a miniature haunted house, a ghoulish coffin or storage for your treats. You can also turn your box into a special art object, such as a shadow box or art shrine. Join us for an afternoon of box-y inspiration and crafting on Saturday, October 22 from 1-4 pm.  No admission fee, but donations are encouraged! RSVP on our
Facebook event.

This Creative Conundrum Lab is made possible by the generous support of the McSwigan Family Foundation. 
Paint your fingers in a rainbow of colors. 
Everyone deserves a comfy chair. Trophies like these are just $1 each.
Small nylon pouches in and yellow and blue. 10 for $1 or buy in bulk.
These cool shell clothing hangers are $20 each.
Brand new or barely used art supplies for less! Priced as marked.
Mannequins and humanoid display pieces. Prices range from $3 for a foot to $45 for poseable cloth bodies.
Nobody puts baby in the corner! Sweet matted print - just $5.
Motorized globes that spin and wobble. Entertain kids and cats for just $1.
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