Turning ‘Trash to Treasure’

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Share, showcase, shop at the ReStore Event

Keeping up with decor trends, the South Barry County Habitat for Humanity will host the first ever “Trash to Treasure” Event.

This offers a chance for people to see new ideas and techniques for up-cycled and refurbished items, as well as sell and purchase decor and much more.

Up-cycled crafts, rustic farmhouse decor and refurbished furniture are all trending tags on websites like Pinterest.

Tabetha Smith, manager of the ReStore in Cassville, said she has seen these trends come through the ReStore and the ideas people have need to be shared.

“We are so excited to host this event,” she said. “We have seen all kinds of things that people buy from the ReStore be turned into something else.”

Smith said people show off photos of their work and creativity, which got the Habitat for Humanity board thinking.

“We have seen people make glass flower gardens out of old china,” she said. “It is so much fun. We want people to think outside the box and bring those ideas to this event.”

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, or project, in this case.

“We have plenty of space for vendors,” Smith said. “We want people to both showcase and sell their stuff.

“The vendors can show how they make, or re-make, an item, like a tutorial,” she said. “Or they can just show off or sell their refurbished and up-cycled items.

“If you have a craft and want to display it, come to us.”

Vendor space is free, but not electric.

People may contact the ReStore at 417-846-0110 to register, or follow their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cassvillehabitatforhumanity for more information and ideas.

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