Spring has officially sprung, which means that Easter is right around the corner! According to the National Retail Federation, about eight in 10 U.S. adults plan to celebrate Easter this year, spending an average of $151 per person on things like décor, clothing, candy, cards, and flowers. If you’re looking to save money while celebrating springtime and Easter this year, Ohio Valley Goodwill is the place to go! We have everything you need to celebrate on a budget, from DIY décor and gifts to seasonal outfits for the whole family. Here are some great springtime crafts you can make for less with help from Goodwill:
DIY Easter baskets
There’s no need to break the bank when buying supplies for Easter baskets. Head to Goodwill to find toys, books, and even stuffed animals, all for less than traditional retail prices. Our stores also frequently stock wicker baskets in all sizes, which you can quickly spray paint in a pastel color for an instant DIY Easter basket.
A decorative centerpiece adds a finishing touch to your table, whether you’re serving Easter breakfast, brunch or dinner. We love the idea of repurposing a cake stand as DIY centerpiece décor. Shop at Goodwill for a cake stand with a glass lid. You can even paint the stand in a springtime color if you prefer. Then, fill the stand with springtime and Easter decorations, such as decorated eggs, flowers, succulent plants, or even brightly-colored fruits like oranges, lemons, or limes. Once the stand is filled, cover it with the glass lid, or leave it open for your guests to enjoy. It’s sure to bring some extra color and cheer to your table!
Repurposed flower pots
Spring is a perfect time to put your green thumb to use. Because many plants can thrive in just about any type of container, you can get creative with your springtime gardening. For example, you can easily repurpose things like teacups and teapots, coffee mugs, watering cans, glass jars, baskets, bowls and much more into funky indoor or outdoor flower containers. The next time you’re shopping at Goodwill, keep your eyes open for unique containers to use in your at-home garden. It’s a great way to recycle, repurpose, and save money!
Bonus tip: Find Easter outfits for the entire family at Goodwill!
If you’re not a confident DIY-er, never fear! There are so many fun and fashionable items to find when you shop at Goodwill. Did you know our inventory is restocked daily with clothing, accessories, and shoes for men, women, and children? At Ohio Valley Goodwill, you can find great deals on outfits for everyone in the family. Whether you’re looking for a sundress, a bow tie, or a handbag, you can find it all in one place when you shop at Goodwill.
As we “spring” into the new season, remember that Ohio Valley Goodwill is the place to stock up on everything you need! The best part is that every time you shop at Goodwill, you’re helping someone go to work. Your purchases support our life-changing job training programs and employment services for individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans, helping them find jobs they enjoy and become fully immersed in their communities. Read learn more about the Success Stories of individuals served by Ohio Valley Goodwill.
Ready to plan your next Goodwill shopping trip? We have 18 retail stores throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana for your shopping needs. Find the location nearest you and sign up to have our sales calendars sent directly to your email for even more opportunities to save!