You may remember that I volunteer my time at Art Parts Creative Reuse Center here in Boulder by photographing cool stuff and loading up their Instagram page with my finds. With school about to start here in Boulder I thought I'd remind moms, teachers and home schoolers that thrift and reuse centers have lots of inexpensive and fun school supplies.
Through the end of August Art Parts CRC is having a sale on school supplies, 50% off for teachers/ 25% off for the rest of us. See the website for details. Follow us on Instagram to see what's new in the store.
There are many cool art and school supplies to be found, from old to new. Remember the colored protractors, mechanical pencils, index cards and eraser tips that we used to carry in zippered pockets? They're still around and Art Parts CRC has some. Need binder paper, glue sticks, magic markers, watercolor pads, charcoal pencils, origami paper? You will often find those things too, at great prices!
Kid art supplies are plentiful at Art Parts CRC as well as area thrift stores so do some creative up cycling. Speaking of supplies, don't forget to stock up your sewing room, craft space and embroidery box with new and vintage fun finds.
If you don't live near Boulder try a trip to your local thrift store. You just might find some vintage school or office supplies to add retro flair to your art space or cubicle. Have fun hunting for treasure!
Above: 1. A wonderful old Victorian photo album and loads of photos of relatives you can "adopt" for your collage projects. 2. Vintage "prim" dolls laying on a Bathymetric (ocean depth) map. These are just a few of the weird and wonderful donations that Art Parts CRC sells in their store from time to time.
Art Parts Creative Reuse Center
2870 Bluff Street
Boulder, CO 80301
Open Tues-Sat, 10:30 - 5:30