Ever since I heard of SCRAP DC, I wanted to check it out. SCRAP-DC is a reuse store where you can pick up craft supplies at great prices. Everything you see in the store is donated, waiting for someone to give it new life.
SCRAP DC is small, but there's a plethora of items. I felt like I was digging in someone's closet or craft stash, except here, I could buy whatever I wanted. The store was very well organized and every drawer and shelf well labeled. I imagine what sort of life the craft supplies lived before they moved to SCRAP DC.
Fabric lovers, there is an entire wall (plus some bins) devoted to fabric. All the fabric is only $1.50 a yard.
A huge bin of mounted and unmounted rubber stamps to dig through. The prices were a bargain. I loved how items were priced. For example, a box of markers was marked as $1 for a handful. Googly eyes were 25cents per scoop. Old postcards and paper were 25cents for a 1 inch thick stack.
I spent almost an hour digging around. I was being good and didn't buy too much since I took the Metro. I didn't want to lug anything big around on the train. I picked up some drawing pencils for Sophia, an inch thick stack of RSVP cards from some Smithsonian, a plastic divided container, and 3 Creative Memory corner punches for less than $2. Yes, less than $2.
The RSVP cards will be perfect for the kids to paint mini-watercolors. I usually cut watercolor paper down for them to paint but I'm fresh out. The divided container will be come a travel watercolor kit for Sophia (along with the pencils). The punches? I have a weakness for punches. They make the postcards so purty.
While I was in SCRAP DC, a teacher came in and bought a bunch of carpet squares for her classroom. I have no idea how much she spent but she was so happy to get such a good deal. There's something for everyone, if you don't mind doing a little bit of digging.
SCRAP DC is located at 52 O Street NW #L2, Washingon, DC and is near the Red Line on the Metro. Visit SCRAP DC for hours and directions.