Off the Top of Our Heads,
Here are 100 Types of Items We generally Have
Materials donated to LCR include craft materials from individuals that are used, partly used, and sometimes even new! We also receive samples, overstock and seconds from businesses. We make these available at low cost to anyone who can use them, to stretch the budgets of families, artists and organizations in their creative endeavors.
Our offerings are constantly changing, so while we cannot guarantee that some of these will always be in stock, this list gives an idea of the types of things you can find at Lancaster Creative Reuse. New items arrive every day!
Many of the items donated are ideal for STEAM Projects.
Batting Some crib quilt size pieces, some scraps for crafts or fill
Books Craft related
Boxes Small (from cards or jewelry)
Candles New, used, candleholders
Candle Making Supplies Wicks, dye, scent, shaved soy wax
Cards New or used
Cardboard Tubes Various sizes
Crepe Paper Rolls
Crochet Thread and Hooks
Embroidery Thread, hoops, cloth, kits
Fabric Yardage, 'Fat Quarter' size, precut quilt squares
Felted Wool Scraps
Flower arranging materials Tape, vases, wire, novelties to add
Game pieces/cards Incomplete
Jewelry New, used, broken, single earrings
Jewelry making supplies
Kits Cross Stitch, Embroidery, Crewel, Latchook. New and used.
Latch Hook Yarn and Hooks
Lids Assorted sizes and colors.
Magazines Craft related
Mat Board Remnants, as well as corner samples
Modeling Clay/Sculpy New and used. Occasionally.
Paint Acrylic, oil, craft, fabric, glass, paint mediums (not house paint)
Paper pads Tracing, art, coloring books
Paper Card stock, colored, craft, notebook, scrapbook, stationery,
Party supplies Wrapping paper and bags, crepe paper, decorations, confetti, invitations
Patterns Complete, used, vintage, pattern tissue for crafting and wrapping
Pens/Pencils New and used, mechanical, colored
Puzzles Complete and incomplete
Ribbon Rolls and assorted pieces
Scrapbooking Supplies Paper, stamps, stickers, embellishments, albums
Sewing Notions Elastic, thread, binding, needles, snaps, trim, zippers, etc.
Shells Large and small, seaglass
Slides Art History, and other
Spools Wooden, plastic
Stamps Rubber stamping supplies
Tile Various sizes and amounts
Tissue Paper New—for gifts, or used—for crafts
Wooden Pieces Various shapes and sizes, cut-outs
Wreathes Grapevine, straw base, seasonal
Yarn Wool, acrylic and blends; full skeins, part skeins, bags of misc. lengths
and many more usual, and unusual items.