Category Living Green

DIY Wedding Flutes: A Toast to the Bride and Groom

Is your calendar full of late summer and fall weddings? If you are looking for an adorable DIY gift for the bride and groom that does not break the bank, look no further than Goodwill of Orange County! These champagne flutes are easy and fun to make. You can use them as a bridal shower […]

Clean Sweep Your Life this Spring! Four Ways to Make the Most of Spring Cleaning Season

Spring presents an excellent opportunity to throw open the windows and sort out the clutter, but Goodwill of Orange County knows it can also be an overwhelming chore that can be intimidating to even get started! So we asked Lorie Marrero, the creator of and a spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International, to reach out […]

How to Give Old Furniture a Fabulous Paint Makeover

Learn how to give old furniture a fabulous paint makeover. This DIY tutorial is guaranteed to have you looking at the furniture section in your favorite Goodwill of Orange County store in a whole new light. If you would like to upcycle old furniture and transform your home on a budget, you are going to […]

DIY Jewelry Organizer From a Repurposed Frame

If you are looking for an inexpensive and decorative way to organize your jewelry, look no further than your favorite OC Goodwill store. It’s a the perfect place to find inexpensive frames to DIY your own jewelry holder. You can buy one large one or several small ones. You can paint them to match your […]

Valentine’s Day Puzzle Piece Wreath

If you are looking for a creative project to do for Valentine’s Day, this wreath made from puzzle pieces is perfect — it’s so easy and fun to make. It’s a great way to recycle a puzzle with missing pieces if you have one or you can easily find an inexpensive puzzle at your favorite Goodwill of […]

Budget Friendly Santa Bucket DIY Craft

We turned some old children’s buckets that we found at our favorite OC Goodwill store into an adorable DIY Santa Bucket craft as a fun way to give gifts this year. You can also use the large bucket for your holiday entertaining — just add ice and use it to serve your holiday beverages. This budget friendly craft […]

DIY Snow Globes Inside Wine Glasses – How Clever!

Here is a new twist on the traditional holiday snow globe using wineglasses — can you believe it? When you group several of them together, the result is magical! You can find inexpensive wineglasses at your favorite OC Goodwill store and turn them into charming snow globes to use for holiday decor and to give […]

Create an Extraordinary Holiday Table With Ordinary Finds

What happens when a decorator and a lifestyle blogger visit an OC Goodwill store to create a holiday table worthy of a magazine cover? Unique items are given new life and reused in ways you won’t believe. See what they and you can do with a shower curtain, candlesticks, books and a little bit of […]

Repurposed Purse Planter – a Lovely Gift Idea!

This easy craft combines three of our favorite things: purses, flowers and shopping at Goodwill of Orange County. How can you miss this? Our re-purposed purse planter is a thoughtful gift to cheer up a friend, to give to a teacher, or to welcome guests to your home. All you need is a purse, some […]

DIY Upcyled Lamp With a Nautical Twist

We are putting together a nautical-themed room and we upcyled a thrift store lamp to match our decor, using spray paint and rope. See how easy it is to repurpose common Goodwill finds into fabulous decor, using just a few inexpensive items….. Read more.