Give your pre-loved creative materials a second life.
Exciting news! We now offer open donations (no appointment needed!) every day if it's under 3 boxes! We still ask that you make sure to carefully review our lists of items we do and do not accept. Just come on in the front doors and bring your items to the donation counter. If you have more than 3 boxes, we kindly ask that you scheudle an appointment so we can be prepared.
We also now have availabililty to do pick-ups 10ish miles from Thistle for 4+ boxes!
WAYS TO DONATE
Exciting news! We now offer open donations (no appointment needed!) every day that we are open if you have less than 3 boxes. We still ask that you make sure to carefully review our lists of items we do and do not accept. Just come on in the front doors and bring your items to the donation counter. If you have more than 3 boxes, we kindly ask you to schedule an appointment so we can be prepared.
HOW DONATION DROP OFF WORKS
Review the list of items we do and do not accept (below) and organize your donation into a box/container that you can leave w/us.
If you have less than 3 boxes come on in!
If you have more than 3 boxes, please schedule a donation drop-off appointment using our online booking system or call to book an appointment 940.243.2191.
Come into the front door of the store with your items and head toward the donations counter toward the back of the store (or let us know if you need a hand). We will quickly make sure your donation contains what we accept.
We will weigh your donation and apply your loyalty points.
HOW DONATION PICK UP WORKS
We will pick up donations of 4+ boxes up to 10(ish) miles from Thistle. To be added to our schedule please follow these steps.
Review the list of items (below) that we do and do not accept and organize your donation of 4+ boxes.
Fill out our donation pick-up request form. Remember that filling the form out does not guarantee or confirm pick up. Wait to hear from us regarding a date for pick up.
On the morning of your appointment be sure to leave your items in a pre-determined spot by 8 am. If it rains, please make sure your items are covered or reschedule the appointment.
HOW MAIL IN DONATION WORKS
Review the list of items we do and do not accept and securely organize your items into a shipping friendly box.
Mail your items to:
Thistle Creative Reuse
618 W UNiversity Drive
Denton, TX 76201
A WELL-ORGANIZED DONATION CAN BRING TEARS OF GRATITUDE TO OUR EYES
The tidier your donation, the easier it is for us to process and price, which keeps our costs lower - a savings we can pass on to our community. THANK YOU for your donation, and thank you for organizing your items.
Materials We Accept
We accept donation drop offs of 3 boxes or less during our open hours. If you have more than 3 boxes, please make an appointment. This list is not comprehensive, but intended to give examples of the type of materials we accept.
BOOKS + MAGS
(We cannot accept books that aren't art/craft related)
Felt and craft foam
At least 1/2 yard: no holes, stains, mildews, odors
Sorry, no scraps.
GARDEN + HOME + DIY
Small, clean pots and bases for plants
Plants and plant cuttings
Pottery and other garden items
Containers (decorative and storage)
Frames (with glass and backs only)
Small Decor + tchotchkes (no pillows or curtains etc)
Unused/gently used gift tissue
Unused/gently used gift bags
Small tools (hammers, screwdrivers, measuring tapes, levels)
Painter’s tape/Paint rollers
Cup Hooks, picture hangers etc.
Drills (Working only)
JEWELRY + BEADS
All types of beads
Jewelry making tools
Cording (leather, elastic)
Vintage jewelry and pins
Coloring Books - gently used only
STATIONERY + OFFICE
Journals (clear of writing)
Lined and graph paper
Staplers and other office supplies
Vintage photos and slides
Please no scraps smaller than 4x4"
YARN + FIBER ARTS
Yarn and fibers (not tangled, please)
Crochet and latch hooks
Weaving looms and tools
Fiber craft accessories
Materials We NEVER Accept
- Dirty/Dusty/Smoky/Mildewed Items
Furniture (unless art/craft related)
Clothing (Old Bear Vintage, who share our space, takes vintage items!)
- Magazines + Books that are not art/craft/design fashion related
- Large Tiles
- Building materials
- Electronics (unless art/craft releated and working)
- Spray paint
- Food containers
- Large or dusty Fake plants/silk flowers
- RX Bottles
- Stained fabric or other items
- Paper scraps/offcuts
Please no dirty, dusty, mildewed items
A Note on Holiday/Seasonal Items
We can only accept holiday and seasonal crafting items 3 months before the holiday arrives. For example we will begin taking Spring-holiday craft items in January and February. If you have items from a holiday that just passed, please consider hanging onto them for us - we just don't have storage space to hang onto them for a year.