All Bark and No Bite: Goodwill® Deals for Dog-Lovers

Since pets are members of the family, too, it only makes sense that we want to pour as much effort into their needs as we do into our own. That means that we’re often tempted to customize their accessories to suit their furry little personalities. So, today we’ll be sharing some drool-worthy doggy decor and dressings made from Goodwill finds!

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Big ugly dog beds can be such an eye-sore, but owners often cringe to think that their darlings have to curl up on the hard floor. What’s a person to do? Well, make a place for Rover to sleep that looks as cute as it does cozy. For inspiration, check out this round-up put together by blogger Landeelu. I can’t decide which one is my favorite, but I’ve narrowed it down to either the Goodwill dresser that has been hollowed out into a nook for bigger dogs or the bed for small dogs that’s made from a thrifted sweater. Which one would your doggo dig the most?

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There are plenty of options for dog collars out there, but they all mostly follow the same bland design—nylon webbing with a plastic buckle. If the color and pattern variation of that sort of collar have never been stylish enough for your best friend, why not dress up their dog tags with a fancy DIY collar? Make your mutt her his or her own quirky collar by shopping the kids’ section of Goodwill in search of a button-down shirt in a pattern you like. Snip out the collar of the shirt, attach tags, and button it around your pup’s neck! Thanks to Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana (New Orleans) for sharing this great idea on their DIY Goodwill Finds Pinboard. Click through for even more easy thrift-craft ideas like this one.

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Image via facebook.com/GoodwillSouthernAZ

Doggy decor is a fun way to capture our love of our best friends within the context of our homes. These little ceramic pups shared by Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona (Tucson) on their Facebook page would make perfect paperweights or decorative accents. As you browse Goodwill’s shelves on your next visit, keep a look out for figurines of your favorite breed. And don’t let a terrible paint job stop you! Thrifted finds can be quickly covered up with a fresh color for customized decor. (Psst! If you’re in the Tucson area, make sure you click through to your local Goodwill’s Facebook page to get the details for the Dress Your Pet Contest which runs through August 31st!)

Hopefully these ideas will send you and your hound off into the weekend with tails wagging. While you shop for project supplies, don’t forget that your support helps Goodwill organizations change lives by training unemployed or underemployed people for careers in fields such as automotive services, construction, health care, information technology, manufacturing, hospitality and retail as well as in other high-demand industries. So, have fun with your dog-themed DIYs as you and your pup benefit your local community.

This blog shared from Goodwill Industries International. See original blog here.

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Be a Community Hero. Shop Goodwill®.

Who’s ready for the new Spider-Man movie? We are! On July 7, Sony Pictures promises thrill, action, and heroism in the form of their new blockbuster Spider-Man: Homecoming. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a little late to the web-slinging wonders of New York City’s most awesome arachnid, here are a few things you can do to get swept up in the excitement!

Comic books

Image via seattlegoodwill.org

First, get acquainted with the magical world of comics. Here’s a quick run-down of comic books through the ages crafted Seattle Goodwill. I love how they’ve broken it up by era and they’ve even listed the most valuable comics of each age! Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for these whenever you head to the thrift store. You could sell your finds to a collector for a huge profit or score a piece of history to start your own collection on a bang! It was in the pages of Marvel Comics’ August 1962 issue of Amazing Fantasy #15 that your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man first came alive, so definitely snag that one if you ever see it.

DIY lamp. Before and after. Supplies from Goodwill.

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At home, you can add a little excitement with an easy comic lamp revamp like this one  A Girl and a Glue Gun. Grab drab lighting from Goodwill then search the fabric section for Spider-man cloth. Put the two together with a splash of sunny paint and—POW! A statement lamp ready to brighten a kids’ room or comic book nook. Easy projects like this take only a matter of minutes to complete, but are such a perfect way to take your Spider-man fandom to the next level.

Kids doing impression of Peter Parker in disguise. Goodwill NJ

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Meanwhile, over at Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey & Philadelphia spidey-senses are tingling. A couple of cute kiddos posed for this picture shared on Pinterest doing their best impression of Peter Parker in disguise. If you’re in the mood to craft your own costume, swing into action by shopping for your supplies at local Goodwill organizations. Why? Because when you support their mission to help people who are facing challenges to finding employment overcome their hardships and achieve independence through the power of work, that kind of makes you a superhero, too. And, as any true Spider-Man fan knows, with great power comes great responsibility so this is one small thing you can do to help your community.

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DIY For Your Home

Goodwill is a store with many different items that will fill many different needs. All of these items are used but some of them may need some TLC in order to fill your needs. If you’re anything like me, you love DIY projects. I am constantly looking on Pinterest to see what project I can do next and complete for cheap (with help from Goodwill, of course). Goodwill’s variety of items allows people like me (craft obsessed) to thrive and create all sorts of items without breaking the bank. Here are a few of my favorite DIY projects that can be completed with items that can be found at your local Goodwill!

diy chair 2 diy chair diy dresser diy nightstand diy rack

 

 

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T-Shirt DIY with Goodwill

Have you noticed that you have a lot of t-shirts you completely forgot that you owned? While Goodwill is the perfect place to send all of your old t-shirts, it’s understandable that you may want to keep a few of them for memorabilia. You’re probably thinking, I have a t-shirt from my 4th grade trip to Disney World, there’s no way I can wear this, so what should I do with it? Instead of wearing the too-small shirt, you can breathe new life into it with our DIY projects! Here are a few of my favorites:

T-Shirt quilt

t-shirt quild

A quilt is a great way to display a collection of shirts that you no longer wear.  Add a colorful border and you have a keepsake to cherish for years!

T-shirt bag

tshirt bag

If you don’t have the sewing skills to make an entire quilt, maybe a shirt bag is more your speed – no thread required.  This project is great for kids!

T-shirt headband

tshirt headbands

You can never get enough headbands!  Rock a unique style with these four different t-shirt headband tutorials.

T-shirt pillow

tshirt pillow

Display your team spirit or make a one-of-a-kind room decoration.  Throw pillows are great for all areas of the home and this simple project will make your style shine!

 

Old t-shirts are great for DIY projects. Don’t have any t-shirts but want to do a DIY project? Head over to Goodwill where there is a plethora of t-shirts at an incredibly affordable price!

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