The 2015 Goodwill Indy Intern tries out Outlet Shopping

It’s become somewhat of a tradition to send our Goodwill Indy summer interns to the Goodwill Outlet and have them document their experience. Our 2015 summer intern was no exception. The marvelous Bria took on the Goodwill Outlet-North and has kindly written out her experience for anyone curious about shopping at the Goodwill Outlets. Enjoy!  …

Dinosaur + Air Plant – a successful repurposing

Shopping the 50% off storewide sale at our Goodwill tends to lead to random, weird purchases for me. I’m not alone in this, am I? Well, anyway. . .I came across this guy: I thought, OH! Pinterest would have me paint this all one color and plant a gorgeous terrarium in it.” Well, unfortunately, Pinterest couldn’t…

Hello Spring! DIY Tulip Wine Glasses

Hello April! Bring on your showers because we are so ready for May’s flowers! Speaking of flowers, how about a super easy DIY for painted stemmed glasses? Don’t worry, there isn’t a need for artistic skill. Anyone can whip up one of these tulip-inspired wine glasses. Supplies: Rubbing Alcohol Cotton pad Stemmed glass (mine were…

Happy Halloween! A DIY Costume re-cap

Finally! October 31st is here! By now you’ve sorted out all of your costumes, probably had a spooktacular time at a costume party or plan on that tonight, or perhaps you have taken the little ones to a trick-or-treat event. . .or you’ve cozied up with a classic Halloween movie and some witchy brew for…

Scary Costume Creation Ideas from Goodwill

Some like it spooky. Some like it grotesque. Some like just a touch of creepy in their Halloween festivities. We’re somewhere closer to the spooky range. So if you’re trying to find some easy costumes to unnerve others this Halloween, we can offer some ideas. Skeleton, Level: super-easy. How to: find a comfortable pair of black sweats,…

Group Themed Costume Ideas from Goodwill

Group costumes—either everyone unintentionally arrives as the Avengers in their box-store sanctioned leotard or they rock the party with cleverly conceived character costumes coordinating into an awesome group themed costume choice. Here are some of our ideas on characters for a grand group costume theme all while keeping that budget low. Pirates, Parrots, and Mermaids…

Last minute DIY costumes that don’t look last minute

Yes, we’ve heard that same line. “I wasn’t going to any Halloween stuff this year, but now…” We’ve been there. Thankfully, we know a great store with last-minute costumes that 1. don’t look last minute, 2. don’t cost last-minute prices, and 3. don’t look like everybody else’s last minute costume. Creepy Doll, Level: super-easy. How to: Find…

Quick & Easy Goodwill Halloween Costumes

Halloween parties are happening, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is having their Pirate’s Revenge Haunted House and trick-or-treating is just around the corner! In case you’re still on the fence as to what you should be this haunting season, we’ve got some quick and easy costumes you can find at your nearest Goodwill store! The…

Guest Post, Sunday Charm—Swiss Cross Coffee Table

Guest post by Elise with Sundaycharmblog.com I am thrilled to be back with you today to share my latest project: a swiss cross coffee table. As I mentioned in my last guest post, my husband and I bought our first house this summer, and we’ve been taking our time furnishing it. We committed to waiting…

Guest post, Sunday Charm: Functional AND Pretty

It’s good to be here today! My name is Elise and I’m a wife, blogger and handmade wardrobe enthusiast who pops into a thrift store at least twice a week. My husband would tell you that I’m obsessed with the “thrifter’s high,” but then I would have to remind him how much money we’ve saved in furnishing our…

DIY Sharpie Shirt

Sitting in front of a pile of sharpies would inspire anyone to be creative. . . you toss a plain, white top into the mix and you can’t help but to combine the two. Thanks to Pinterest, I took this as the perfect opportunity to try my hand at the sharpie + rubbing alcohol fabric…

DIY Gumball Machine-style Candy Dish

Introducing Bria! Bria is our 2015 Summer Marketing intern and has kindly jumped in to the world of crafting and DIY blogging. Let her know how you liked her post! I recently diagnosed myself as a chocolate addict. Although not fatal, my diagnosis required a decent amount of chocolate-y-goodness within walking distance. I’ve seen the…

Cleopatra makes a presentation – DIY Costume

One of our HR employees (the creator of the Harry Potter themed kids room) was given the task of whipping up a costume in the summer for her daughter. We think she did pretty spectacularly. What do you think? Costumes aren’t just for Halloween. I found this out when my daughter needed to do a…

DIY outdoor votive lantern

Being a new homeowner, I am always looking for ways to decorate my home on a budget. Now that summer has rolled in, I am switching my focus to my outdoor living space. This lantern is the perfect way to add ambiance to my patio for very little cost. Most of the supplies you need…