ReDefine How You ReGift

This holiday season SCRAP has many different options for you to give lovely, unique and handmade gifts.  Our 30 for $30 gallery show has 30 pieces of artwork that are all for sale for just $30 each.  It’s a buy and take art show so you can find the perfect piece for somebody on your list, take the piece off the wall and take it home with you that same day.  We have artwork from over 12 local artists and each piece is one of a kind and for sale at a very affordable price.

image (1)

Laser cut and weaving piece from Savvie Design Co


Print from Mick Burson

image (2)

Mixed media work from Cherry Fargo

image (3)

Laser cut on wood from Greg Kurka

Each piece of art is make from 75% or more reused and repurposed materials.  This gallery show gives you a chance to support SCRAP, local artists and the environment by giving the gift of Reuse this holiday season.


Help SCRAP Move!

It’s December which means it’s time for SCRAP to begin the final push towards our big move to a new space.  We are so excited for this move and know that we will be able to better serve the Denton community with more space, more materials and expanded program offerings.  SCRAP needs your help to make the move a success.  Please consider volunteering your time to support your favorite creative reuse center.

ladder displayOn December 6th and 13th we are offering free Fixture Building Workshops through a grant we received from Keep Denton Beautiful.  We will be turning cast off materials into amazing displays for the new Re:Boutique.  All are welcome but space is limited so e-mail Heather to sign up.

SCRAP is also hosting Packing Parties here at SCRAP to pack up the classroom, back stock and volunteer work room.  The dates for those will be on December 7th and December 14th.  E-mail Savannah to sign up.

After Christmas comes the final big push.  We will be packing up the retail store on December 26th and then unpacking in the new space on December 28th and December 29th.  We will need as many hands as we can get on those dates so please consider offering a few hours of your time to give back to SCRAP and your creative community.

You can sign up for any of these shifts by e-mailing Savannah or by signing up online through Volunteer Spot.

If you are interested in helping us make the move a success but are unable to volunteer your time, please consider contributing through donating an item from our wish list or making a financial donation.


No Donations in Decmeber

In preparation for our big move, SCRAP will not be accepting material donations during the month of December.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.  We will begin accepting donations again on January 2nd in our new location (420 S Bell Ave).

If you are interested in donating something from our wish list, please e-mail Heather to make arrangements.

Small Business Saturday – November 29

We all know that shopping for Christmas gifts can be as much a headache as it can be fun. Luckily, SCRAP’s Re:Boutique carries thoughtful and unique handmade gifts for everyone on your list! If you’re feeling confused about what direction to take, here are a few gift ideas for the folks in your life. Be sure to come check it out in person on Small Business Saturday November 29th from 12-6 pm.

image (8)

For the Trendsetter:
We have purses and wallets from Project 4.30, crafted from recycled leather and upholstery fabric. The small clutches make great makeup bags! We also have a great selection of jewelry from Savvie Design Co., Re:Generation, and Regeared. There are unique pieces made from laser cut reclaimed wood, soda cans, and bike gears – so much more brag worthy than something from a big box store.
For the Chef:image (3)
Help keep the table clean with these awesome fused plastic placemats and bibs by the Pretty Bean. Get a set for the whole table! And of course pot holders are essential for anyone who’s in the kitchen- Debbie Coates makes one of a kind pot holders with scrap fabric. If you have a family member who’s cooking your holiday meals this year, they are a great way to say thanks!
For the Dude:
If you have a boyfriend, brother, or dad who enjoys graphic novels, get him a Kusudama made from an old comic book. You can still see characters and speech bubbles in every beautiful fold. If your guy is a cyclist, get him Regeared’s desk clock made from painted gears. And if all else fails, get the man in your life some coasters (because he probably should be using them anyway.) We’ve got several different varieties from Home Again, Home Again and Joyce Hughes.

image (9)For the Nester:
Nesters love all things cozy! Get them some cute recycled burlap pillows from Home Again, Home Again, or a super soft yarn scrap scarf from Christina Hughes. Just imagine sitting at home all bundled up with a good book and some tea lounging on a new pillow and wrapped in a lovely new scarf!

For the Creative:
Whatever medium they work with or craft they focus on, we’ve got something for them! Joyce Hughes makes journals out of upcycled paper for those who love to write or draw. The smaller sizes are easy to fit into a pocket or purse. If sewing is someone’s jam, Debbie Coates makes cute pincushions and needle cases. Not only are they a great way to keep track of needles, but they might inspire the giftee to make something just as adorable.

image (5)

These are a few suggestions and there is so much more in the Re:Boutique to love and to share with your loved ones. From accessories and decor to stuffed animals and ornaments, we’ve got a great selection.  And remember that SCRAP gift cards make a pretty cool gift too!
Stop by on Small Business Saturday and support the artists and small businesses of Denton.

Thanksgiving Camp SCRAP

Thanksgiving Day is a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. 

You are cordially invited to attend SCRAPsgiving! This year at Camp Scrap we will be giving thanks for our reuseable harvest from the past year by turning scraps into food sculptures. We will be drawing, painting and working with paper mâché to create unique pieces of art.
We will refer to the artwork of Wayne Thiebaud and Peter Anton for inspiration as we learn how to transform our drawings into our very own food sculptures.

Camp SCRAP will be held on Monday November 24 and Tuesday November 25 from 12:30-3:30 each day.  Kids ages 6-12 can participate for one day for $25 or come to both days of Camp for just $40.  You can register your kids for Camp SCRAP online here.

Registration Dates

30 for $30 Holiday Art Show

It’s time again for our holiday gallery show, 30 for $30.  In this buy-and-take art show each piece of work is for sale for $30.  Each piece is made out of 75% or more reused or repurposed materials.  The show will open on November 29th during Small Business Saturday.  It’s a perfect time to get out and shop local to keep your dollars in your community.

30 for $30

This show will have artwork from over 10 local artists and will range from prints to mixed media and laser cut pieces.  Give the gift of art this holiday season and support your local makers!

Are you an artist interested in having work in this show?  E-mail Heather for more information!

November Classes for Kids and Adults

We are offering such an incredible set of classes this November you won’t want to miss out.  We’ll be hosting some amazing adult classes as well as Camp SCRAP over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The month kicks off with a Hand Lettering Class for adults on November 11th from 6:30-8:30 pm.  This class is great for individuals who have not done hand lettering before.  You will go over basics and everything you need to know to get started and will get to leave with a little hand lettered art work.  Cost is $15.00 and all materials are provided by SCRAP.

Advent Calendar - All in a row

Then on Saturday November 15th at 2 pm there is a Beginner Level Crochet Class and on November 18th we will be leading an Advent Calendar Class.  Learn how to make an interactive advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas!  We will wrap up the month of adult classes with our first ever Water Color Class on November 22nd.

We are excited to be offering a Thanksgiving Break Camp SCRAP for kids ages 6-12. Camp SCRAP sessions will be on Monday November 24th and Tuesday November 25th from 12:30-3:30 each day.  Campers will learn new art techniques from and explore the many possibilities of reused materials.


Camp SCRAP will cost $25 each day or $40 if you sign up for both days.  SCRAP has scholarships available to assist families that are unable to pay for Camp SCRAP (e-mail Heather for more information).  Spaces are limited so sign up now!

SCRAP Masquerade This Saturday!


It’s time for SCRAP’s annual Masquerade Ball.  This year’s event is sure to get you in the spirit of creativity through the amazing costumes and masks you will witness.  The event is our main fundraiser of the year and we love to see the community getting together to celebrate creative reuse in Denton.

The event is complete with live entertainment, mask contest, silent auction and raffle, photo booth, food, drink and so much fun! The event is 18+ and tickets are on sale now at SCRAP for just $5 and will be available at the door for $10. Don’t miss out!  Get your tickets today!

Our silent auction this year is truly amazing.  We have handmade goods from the likes of Rachel EliseBell & Oak Leather Goods, Pastrana Studio, Home Again Home Again and Anna Tovar.  Plus gift certificates at local businesses like Broken Nose Art SupplySoma Massage TherapyOak St. Drafthouse, Seven Mile Cafe, Painting with a Twist, the Flower Garden and so much more!  Come and get a jump start on your holiday shopping while supporting SCRAP at the same time.

Huge thanks to our 2014 event sponsors!


dime logodenton community market



Want to see pictures from last years event?

Click here to see the awesome photo booth shots that Amelia McBride snapped.

Help SCRAP Fund a Move!

cover photo
It was almost three years ago when SCRAP Denton opened it’s doors in our space at 215 W. Oak St.  After much planning, gathering materials and spreading the word about SCRAP at the Denton Community Market we opened up shop in January of 2012.  The support we have received from the Denton community has been tremendous.  Since opening our doors we have accepted over 76,375 lbs (over 38 tons) of donated materials, 5,395 lbs in August of 2014 alone!
Our dedicated volunteers and staff work hard to process these materials, keep the store organized and make your shopping experience enjoyable.  We have regularly expanded our retail space to be able to make more of these materials to you.  As you may have noticed over the past few months, SCRAP is full to the brim with materials for sale as well as unprocessed donations.  In addition, there is no more room for retail expansion in our current location. The time has come for SCRAP to move to a larger, more open location.
How can you help? On September 18 between 6 am and midnight, SCRAP is participating in North Texas Giving Day.  For every donation over $25, SCRAP will be eligible to receive bonus funds. For every donor that supports SCRAP, our chances to win cash prices increase.
SCRAP has a goal to raise $3,000 to help cover the cost of a move to a larger space.  With your support we will be able to provide Denton with more affordable materials, a better equipped classroom and a more comfortable and safer shopping experience.
Mark your calendars for September 18 and give to SCRAP between the hours of 6 am and midnight. Come out to the North Texas Giving Day Denton County event between 5-7:30 pm and participate in a make-and-take craft.
 Support creative reuse in Denton.  Donate to SCRAP!

August & September Sales

Hopefully you’ve heard by now that SCRAP Denton is open 7 days a week.  We wanted to better serve the Denton community and your varying schedules.  Beginning in August we were excited to add Sundays so you can now shop at SCRAP every day of the week.  Yahoo!

To celebrate our being open and to thank you for being such loyal customers, we are going to be having a handful of sales.  See details below and on our event calendar.  Make sure to tell a friend and come out to shop for great deals!

August 23-24 – Fabric Sale – We’ve been doing our fabric sale monthly for a long time now, but this one is super special.  You will be able to fill a plastic grocery bag of fabric for just $7!  That’s not scraps, either.  We’re talking quality yardage!  Fill more than one and really stock up.  You don’t know if you’ll get such a great deal on fabric again!  In addition, you will be able to fill up a plastic grocery bag of patterns for only $2.  What a deal!

August 31 – Back to School Supply Sale - Haven’t quite finished shopping for your back to school needs?  We’ve got you covered.  All school and office supplies will be on sale for 50% off.  That means you could grab some pens, a spiral, folders and a binder for less than a dollar total!  This sale includes crayons, markers, pens, binders, folders, spirals, and more!

September 7 – Ribbon and Lace – ALL of our ribbon and lace (and we’ve got tons) will be on sale for 50% off.  That means that you can get lace for just 50 cents a yard!  We’ve got ribbon in full and partial spools (300 lbs of it donated just this week) as well as super cute ribbon packs packaged by color.  Got a wedding coming up?  Don’t miss out on this!

photo 1 (11)

September 14 – Scrapbooking Supplies – Our scrapbooking supplies are always a steal with 12×12 paper at just 10 cents a page and stamps starting at just 50 cents.  But on Sunday September 14 all scrapbooking will be on sale for 50% off.  It’s time to start documenting all of your summer road trips and adventures.

September 21 – Yarn Sale - All yarn will be on sale half off.  That means that full skeins of yarn will be only $1.  We have all different types, colors and sizes.  It’s time to stock up for all of your fall and holiday projects.

September 27 & 28 – Fabric Sale – Specific details of the fabric sale are TBD.  Could be fill a bag, could be 50% off, either way, you know you’ll be getting a great deal.

So be sure to check SCRAP out on Sundays!