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October 6, officially marks the th anniversary of Goodwill! Founded by Rev. Edgar J. Helms at the turn of the century, the idea behind the Goodwill movement was simple—fight poverty not with charity, but with trade skills and provide a chance for the poor and the unemployed to do productive work.
Our mission has remained strong for years and without you, it simply wouldn't be possible. Thank you for continuing to support our mission! Held each October, the U.
Department of Labor commemorates NDEAM to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. Step 4: With the knots you just made placed against the basket, thread the top strings of the tassels through the basket and double knot them in place around the weave.
Do this, evenly spaced, all the way across the top of the basket. Step 1: Cut your thin wood to the right size for your label. I used a saw to slice a 3.
I worked on this as I went so my hot glue gun was able to keep up with me. From basic skills to advanced productivity software, participants will gain a better understanding of the importance of technology and how to use it to improve their quality of life. Use the actual holes in the belt or add your own holes by hammering them in with scrap wood behind the belt. The Hobbit Gift Shop. Get Deal.
After that, drill two small holes toward either end of the label. Sand all sides well then wipe off the dust. Step 2: Measure two lengths of the belt to make the handles. Use the actual holes in the belt or add your own holes by hammering them in with scrap wood behind the belt. This last one is easy as pie and just as charming.
I found this basket a couple of months ago and I love its size and shape so much. However, I noticed that since I keep it in a little nook in my bedroom, it tends to look pretty dark and shadowy over there. I was looking for a way to brighten this piece up and a fresh strip of white paint definitely helped!
Press the tape firmly into place so nothing can sneak through! Each of these is just a quick afternoon project that adds personality to one of the most versatile items on Goodwill shelves. You could even use your thrifted basket to tote donations in on your next thrift store trip!
Goodwill is where your stuff goes to work and any baskets you buy there are sure to carry more than their fair share of the workload. Have fun making them your own! My version is inspired by forsythia, a spring staple in this neck of the woods. And it was super simple to make!
Below are the materials I needed for this project. Many of them I already had at home, the rest went on my Goodwill shopping list:.
Step 1: If you need to paint your curtain rod, do that first following the instructions on your paint. Step 2: Put on a movie or some music and start snipping! Mine ranged in size from about a centimeter to an inch and a half tall. I did this by cutting long strips of my fabric then trimming those into the petals.
One petal at a time, carefully add a dab of glue to the bottom center of each petal and fold it in half over the glue to create the petal shape. When that has dried, position it on one side of a stem, add another dab of glue, and press carefully into place. Add a second petal to the other side and continue to build the flower, petal by petal, starting with large petals in the back and layering smaller ones in the front until it looks right to you. My flowers usually ended up with roughly five petals two large, two medium, one small. If you are making your leaves from fabric, too, cut them the same way maybe a little larger , but fold them around the floral stem wire and glue them there instead.
I worked on this as I went so my hot glue gun was able to keep up with me. Continue until you have all the flora you need. Step 5: Bundle leaves, larger bundles of flowers and greenery, or thrifted faux-flowers together as necessary in small groups using floral tape. Step 6: When you have the layout the way you want it, lay out your lengths of string. Start attaching everything to the strings by working from one end of a string toward the other. To attach the flowers and small bunches of greenery, I would tie a tiny knot in the string where I wanted it, slide the stem inside, and tighten it carefully.
To attach the beads, the first option you have is to slide them onto the string and tie a knot just below them. If you go this route, be very careful not to burn yourself! Step 7: To make the lengths of greenery, use the stem wire as a base and layer on the greenery as needed. My sprigs had holes at the base where I could send the wire through then wrap it around the branch to keep it in place. You may need more than one stem wire for each length.
If so, twist the wire together at their ends to attach them. Layer the sprigs on top of that overlap to mask it. To do this, I tied knots for the twine and wrapped the stem wire around the rod several times for each.
Step 9: Add one more piece of twine, thicker if necessary, tying it to both ends of the rod so you can hang it. Put the hanging up on your wall and trim any excess string. Then, just stand back and enjoy your new creation! We resell your no-longer-needed items, turn them into much-needed job preparation and employment connections, and fight unemployment in Arizona.
Here, items including clothing, accessories, housewares, books, and DVDs are available for sale by the pound at our Goodwill Clearance Center. Amazing things are always happening at Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona! Whether you are looking for a daily special or want to participate in one of our job training events, we have something for you. Please check with your neighborhood Goodwill for details. Discount valid on used merchandise only.