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ReStore Recap: Spring Project Ideas & More

ReStore Recap: Spring Project Ideas & More

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and spring is finally here in the Twin Cities. Which means it's time to start those outdoor projects! In this ReStore Recap will provide plenty of ideas, you'll meet a wonderful ReStore volunteer, and you'll also find information about a prize drawing and a DIY contest you can enter! Don't miss these great blogs.


A wheelbarrow filled with dirt and gardening tools in front of a colorful garden.

Remember ReStore for Your Lawn, Garden & Landscaping

The area outside of your house deserves love, too! Check out these tricks for maintaining your lawn and garden, tips for landscaping, and just how much you can find at ReStore to keep your outdoor projects running smoothly this summer.


Jan laughing with DIY Friday hosts.

Easy Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste [VIDEO]

Looking for easy ways to contribute to the health of the planet? ReStore Manager Jan Hagerman shares some great ways to do your part on WCCO’s DIY Friday.


Striped flower pots.

DIY Mother's Day Creations

Mother’s Day may be over for 2023, but these gift ideas for your mom or any other loved ones are great to use all year round! From planters to organization tools to coasters, these projects show your love through handmade care and creativity.


A colorful birdfeeder with painted flowers.

Join ReStore's Spring Into Summer DIY Contest

The Spring Into Summer Contest is still open for entries! Submit your favorite DIY project featuring ReStore items before June 10th, 2023, for your chance to win a $100 gift card! Find more details in this blog.


Leftover Building Materials - Bricks and Lumber

ReStore Joins Hennepin County's New Salvage Crawl

For the next week (until Wednesday, May 31), if you visit ReStore you’ll be entered into a prize drawing for Hennepin County’s Salvage Crawl! Just visit ReStore or another Salvage Crawl participating retailer, scan the QR code on the poster near the checkout, and that’s it! Support your local reuse retailers and get rewarded for it.


A variety of fire pit designs.

5 Creative DIY Fire Pit Ideas You Can Make at Home

Who doesn’t love a fire pit? They’re a great way for friends and family to gather in the great outdoors (or your great backyard). These fire pit ideas are projects you can complete over a weekend and make your lawn not just more attractive, but a more functional space as well!


ReStore volunteer James in an orange shirt.

How James Supports ReStore by Sorting Scrap Metal

Meet ReStore volunteer James, who plays a crucial part in ReStore’s goal to recycle and reuse as many materials as possible. James shares his journey from Iowa to Minnesota, and from Regular Crew member to ReStore volunteer, and explains why he loves what he does.


Jan showing off copper wire to DIY Friday hosts.

Creative Planter Ideas [VIDEO]

You can create planters for your garden out of more items than you’d think! Check out this DIY Friday video with Jan Hagerman, where she’ll show you some creative ways to make a unique planter.


Have items to donate? If you're working on spring cleaning and organizing, you may have items you no longer want or need. Donating to ReStore is easy! You can drop off your donation or schedule a pickup.

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