After years of watching their Facebook updates and thinking how much I needed to take my kids to this unique concept of a thrift store for people who love to craft, I finally visited Who Gives a Scrap (WGAS) in-person with my girls and it did not disappoint!
WGAS describes itself as a “donation based scrap store that carries an impressive mix of arts and craft and hobbies supplies in addition to unique vintage finds”, and if you are someone who loves to craft but doesn’t necessarily need to have an exact idea of what you’re making in mind, this is a great place for you. They seriously have a ton of stuff and most of it was so cheap: a scoopful of beads for 25¢, decorative paper for 1¢, pipe cleaners for 1¢, handkerchiefs for 25¢.
There were definitely items that cost more than just “cents” – some vintage items were dollars, but I don’t think I saw much over $10, other than some very large rolls of fabric. By nature it’s somewhat of a messy store, but I actually thought things were quite well-organized and the owner said they clean every Monday, so it sounds like put some effort into keeping things in the right spot.
If you need picture frames, fabric, paints, stamps, vintage postcards and other ephemera (old slides and negatives!), bottles, wine corks, thread or other sewing notions, cigar boxes, sewing patterns, yarn, jewelry making, or anything crafty, they probably have it!
If you like to craft or have kids who do, you should definitely check out this place. (Give your kids one dollar and see what they can buy with it!) It would also be a great stop for supplies for Sunday school or VBS crafts!
Who Gives a Scrap is located at 520 West Colorado Avenue, and you can find out more on their website. They also regularly host free swaps at libraries, and when they do, we post about them here on Springs Bargains – make sure you’re on our email list so you get those updates.