Inspiration for a greener Christmas is at the centre of the Crow Recycling Scrapstore Saturday opening.
The Scrapstore is having a Saturday opening on November 30 from 10am to 2pm.
Making presents look beautiful, creating home made cards, decorating the house and packing up presents to post don’t cost the earth because the Scrapstore sells waste materials donated to reuse for arts and crafts.
People are asked to bring their membership cards or pay the £10 annual membership fee on the day to choose from a host of arts and crafts supplies for a creative Christmas.
Scrapstore development worker Lauren Dunn said: “Join us for our Saturday opening and use your creativity to put the wow factor into Christmas without depleting the planet’s valuable resources.”
For wrapping presents the Scrapstore sells fabric scraps, which can be reused, and brown recyclable paper to decorate. They both work as alternatives to shiny wrapping paper which can’t be recycled and has to be burnt in an incinerator or sent to a landfill site.
To make your house look festive there are second hand Christmas decorations. Card making supplies include paper, card, kits, punches, stamps and back copies of card making magazines.
Those with relatives far away can buy bargain padded envelopes for posting presents.
The usual Scrapstore supplies will also be on sale including wool, thread, fabric pieces, fabric off the roll, hula hoops, long cardboard tubes, jewellery making supplies, mounting boards, zips and buttons.
The Scrapstore is part of Crow Recycling at Orchard House, Sparkbrook Street, Hillfields, Coventry, CV1 5LB. Tel 02476552444. Crow Recycling is a registered charity set up in 1985 to provide work placements for disabled people.