A trip to the Scrapstore

I LOVE Wiltshire Scrapstore! If you don’t know what a scrapstore is it is bascially an Aladdin’s cave of donated fabrics, paper,card, ribbon, plastic pots etc that can be turned into amazing craft.  It’s very easy to become a member and it is great fun to walk around the warehouse filling up a large bin bag for a tenner or so. In the past we have picked up plastic lids and straws to make marble runs, a whole box of Barbie clothes, and some amazing black netting and foam circles that we have turned into spiders and webs for Halloween.

We are very lucky to have this facility within easy driving distance and – despite funding cuts – it is still going strong. Being based in such a rural county it has a Scrapmobile that visits villages and children’s groups. The other day we paid a visit to the scrapstore’s dedicated shop, Bartys, in Lacock to have a browse and do some early Christmas shopping.

I picked up a few of the coasters which are made from old books. Two of these coasters are made from the movie script for Star Wars.

I also picked up a birthday present for a little friend. The scrapstore has some great craft sets featuring different shapes, glitter and other shiny materials.  They make great stocking fillers and birthday presents as they are cheap, made from recycled goods and perfect to start little ones on the path to upcycling!