Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New ideas at the I.D.E.A. store!

When you first walk into The I.D.E.A. Store the first thing people notice is the Wall of Intrigue that is adorned with different materials that don’t usually have a category. The other things are the bins that are piled high with wood, metal, glass, and art supplies.

Have you ever wondered where the odds and ends go when people donate them? Well, they usually end up in a few hundred places before they are sorted and placed out onto the floor, but now we have finally found a quick and easy solution to get items right to the store!

We have taken all of those pieces that you have donated that are too small to make it in a box and have divided them into different colors. We will be taking empty tennis ball tubes and will be filling them to the top with an assortment of items. They hit the shelves today and will be sold for $1.75.


  1. Thanks for featuring the kits that I made! They are full of all kinds of things ranging from fabrics, lace, trims, buttons, toys, papers, zippers, bottle caps, twist ties, markers, pencils, feathers, balls, marbles, threads, yarn, tiles, small sculptures, fabric flowers, and much more!

  2. Brilliant idea! My boys and I will be in soon to pick out a few of our favorite colors!