UpCycle Creative Reuse Center

UpCycle Creative Reuse Center UpCycle Creative Reuse Center inspires all people to explore and create by engaging our community in art-making experiences with reuse materials.

Creative reuse is the process of taking used or recyclable materials and turning them into works of art, home decoration, or other useful objects. At UpCycle, we rethink our notion of waste, collecting cast-offs from our community to serve as creative art materials. We collect, organize and prep items for use in a variety of creative capacities.

Operating as usual

🤞 don’t forget… every reusable bag purchased this month at @giantfood in Potomac Yard results in a donation to UpCycle! ...
09/15/2021

🤞 don’t forget… every reusable bag purchased this month at @giantfood in Potomac Yard results in a donation to UpCycle! The bag display is near the elevator. #choose2reuse #itseasybeinggreen

🤞 don’t forget… every reusable bag purchased this month at @giantfood in Potomac Yard results in a donation to UpCycle! The bag display is near the elevator. #choose2reuse #itseasybeinggreen

The UpCycle materials section of our next pop-up shop is starting to take shape.  We’ll have something for everyone with...
09/15/2021

The UpCycle materials section of our next pop-up shop is starting to take shape. We’ll have something for everyone with scrapbooking materials, tools, fabric, beads and more. Even a Brother knitting machine and Leclerc table loom! All this and over 20 local crafters sharing their upcycled creations. You won’t want to miss it. Saturday, September 25th from 10-3pm at 5380 Eisenhower Ave, Suite A, Alexandria, VA, 22314.

Check out this awesome easel that just came in to the UpCycle shop!  Also, our new peg board hangers to improve the shop...
09/10/2021

Check out this awesome easel that just came in to the UpCycle shop! Also, our new peg board hangers to improve the shopping experience. We’re open Wednesday and Friday from 12-6 and Saturday from 10-4.

#visitalexandriava #visitalexandria #alexandriava #upcycle #easel #shopdisplay #reuse

Join us for UpCycle CRC's first ever UpCycled Craft Fair and Pop-Up Shop on September 25th from 10-3!  Featuring over 20...
09/08/2021
UpCycle Creative Reuse Center

Join us for UpCycle CRC's first ever UpCycled Craft Fair and Pop-Up Shop on September 25th from 10-3! Featuring over 20 local crafters and artisans, as well as a unique selection of items from the UpCycle shop.

Location: 5380 Eisenhower Ave. Suite A, Alexandria VA 22314

UpCycle Creative Reuse Center is a community resource. We collect, reuse and redistribute items for arts & crafts and learning purposes. We also provide a studio space where you can come to use our tools and supplies for your projects.

09/04/2021

We’re so excited - Giant Food at Potomac Yard selected UpCycle to receive $1 from every reusable bag sold *and the attached tag scanned* all September long! So choose to reuse and support UpCycle, too!

Fun funds from around the shop.  It’s the perfect day to take a walk and visit UpCycle CRC!  We’re open from 10-4, so st...
09/04/2021

Fun funds from around the shop. It’s the perfect day to take a walk and visit UpCycle CRC! We’re open from 10-4, so stop on by!

We’re so excited - Giant Food at Potomac Yard selected UpCycle to receive $1 from every reusable bag sold *and the attac...
09/03/2021

We’re so excited - Giant Food at Potomac Yard selected UpCycle to receive $1 from every reusable bag sold *and the attached tag scanned* all September long! So choose to reuse and support UpCycle, too!

We’re so excited - Giant Food at Potomac Yard selected UpCycle to receive $1 from every reusable bag sold *and the attached tag scanned* all September long! So choose to reuse and support UpCycle, too!

Fun finds from around the shop!  Tons of microfiche, marbles and more.  Join us today from 10-4.
08/28/2021

Fun finds from around the shop! Tons of microfiche, marbles and more. Join us today from 10-4.

Check out these awesome bike gears and pieces that just arrived in the UpCycle shop!  Stop by and check them  and many o...
08/18/2021

Check out these awesome bike gears and pieces that just arrived in the UpCycle shop! Stop by and check them and many of our other treasures out today between 12 and 6!

Check out these awesome bike gears and pieces that just arrived in the UpCycle shop! Stop by and check them and many of our other treasures out today between 12 and 6!

Come see us this morning at the Del Ray Vintage Flea Market today from 9a-2p!#choose2reuse #fleamarketfinds #visitdelray...
08/14/2021

Come see us this morning at the Del Ray Vintage Flea Market today from 9a-2p!
#choose2reuse #fleamarketfinds #visitdelrayva

We will be there!
08/12/2021

We will be there!

Join us Saturday, August 14 from 9am-2pm at Mt. Vernon & Bellefonte Aves in the Del Ray section of Alexandria! Enjoy 40+ vendors in two open-air lots selling vintage, thrift, artisan, antique, and more ... also free antique appraisals! This is also the same day at the Alexandria City Summer Sidewalk Sale so Del Ray will be hoppin' for sure ... see you then!

School supplies are out and we’ll keep adding to them as we find more in the back!  Start your back to school shopping w...
08/11/2021

School supplies are out and we’ll keep adding to them as we find more in the back! Start your back to school shopping with UpCycle today and Friday from 12-6 and Saturday from 10-4.

#backtoschool #visitalexandriava #FCPSsupplies #alexandriava #highlighters #pocketfolders #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness

Today’s fun finds from around the shop.  Stop by Friday from 12-6 and Saturday from 10-4.  Www.UpCyclecrc.org
08/06/2021

Today’s fun finds from around the shop. Stop by Friday from 12-6 and Saturday from 10-4. Www.UpCyclecrc.org

Calling all UpCycle Crafters!  Join us for the first ever UpCycle CRC craft show pop-up sale on September 25 at the Eise...
08/05/2021

Calling all UpCycle Crafters! Join us for the first ever UpCycle CRC craft show pop-up sale on September 25 at the Eisenhower Ave warehouse space. We are looking for crafters of all types interested in selling their work at our next pop-up shop. Work should reflect the mission of UpCycle in either theme or materials. Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdaSWsTT6xYorJguM-SA9vYek_Qrr0fKrfT_ow8ji-kP9k3w/viewform?usp=sf_link

Calling all UpCycle Crafters! Join us for the first ever UpCycle CRC craft show pop-up sale on September 25 at the Eisenhower Ave warehouse space. We are looking for crafters of all types interested in selling their work at our next pop-up shop. Work should reflect the mission of UpCycle in either theme or materials. Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdaSWsTT6xYorJguM-SA9vYek_Qrr0fKrfT_ow8ji-kP9k3w/viewform?usp=sf_link

Check out these awesome furniture makeovers crafted using scrapbook paper from the UpCycle shop by Poping West!  Come by...
08/03/2021

Check out these awesome furniture makeovers crafted using scrapbook paper from the UpCycle shop by Poping West! Come by and get inspired for your next project Weds & Fri from 12-6 and Sat from 10-4.

#upcycle #furniturerefresh #visitalexandriava #alexandriava #madeinalx #creativereuse #creativereusecenter #scrapbookpaper

Today in the UpCycle shop!  We’re open to 4, so stop on by!
07/28/2021

Today in the UpCycle shop! We’re open to 4, so stop on by!

SO GOOD to be back in the AlexandriaVA.gov recreation centers for outreach programs funded by the Alexandria Fund for Hu...
07/28/2021

SO GOOD to be back in the AlexandriaVA.gov recreation centers for outreach programs funded by the Alexandria Fund for Human Services grant! We brought an ordinary material - crayons - and went through a process to change them into something original and new. Bonus was using an iron - your kids are now ready to help with the laundry! 😂 We also worked our fine motor skills, which have taken a back seat during the pandemic. Cutting, tracing, threading, and tying were all good practice for campers!

SO GOOD to be back in the AlexandriaVA.gov recreation centers for outreach programs funded by the Alexandria Fund for Human Services grant! We brought an ordinary material - crayons - and went through a process to change them into something original and new. Bonus was using an iron - your kids are now ready to help with the laundry! 😂 We also worked our fine motor skills, which have taken a back seat during the pandemic. Cutting, tracing, threading, and tying were all good practice for campers!

Fun finds for UpCycle’s “by-the-bag” area.  Stop by and pack a mini bag for $5, a small bag for $10 or a large bag for $...
07/24/2021

Fun finds for UpCycle’s “by-the-bag” area. Stop by and pack a mini bag for $5, a small bag for $10 or a large bag for $30. As much as you can fit! We’re open today (Saturday) until 4pm.

Check out this awesome, brand new easel that just came in!  Only $70!  Stop by the shop today before 4pm to check out it...
07/17/2021

Check out this awesome, brand new easel that just came in! Only $70! Stop by the shop today before 4pm to check out it and all of our other finds.

Coming to the UpCycle shop this week!  Upcycle has received an amazing donation of high end yarn including silk/wool and...
07/12/2021

Coming to the UpCycle shop this week! Upcycle has received an amazing donation of high end yarn including silk/wool and silk/cashmere blends, 100% merino wool, mohair, and blends of merino, alpaca, angora, and mohair. etc. In addition we have boxes of beautiful hand dyed hand painted sock yarn. Manufacturers include: Little Traveller, Fleece Artist, Kid Hollow Farm, Schaeffer Yarn, Shepherd Sock, Story Teller Yarns, Socks that Rock, Lisa Souza, Berrocco, Yarn love, Rowan, Cherry Tree Hill, Koigu, and more

Check out these amazing pieces made by Christine Bradford with yarn from the UpCycle shop!  The hats are for @hatnothate...
07/08/2021

Check out these amazing pieces made by Christine Bradford with yarn from the UpCycle shop! The hats are for @hatnothate an organization dedicated to rallying communities to raise awareness and stand up to bullying. Learn more at www.hatnothate.org

#hatnothate #upcycle #visitalexandriava #knitting #alpacawool #wool #creativereuse

More fun finds from the UpCycle shop today!  We’re open from 12-6 today and Friday and 10-4 on Saturday.  Come and see u...
07/07/2021

More fun finds from the UpCycle shop today! We’re open from 12-6 today and Friday and 10-4 on Saturday. Come and see us!

Fun finds at the UpCycle shop today.  We’re open from 12-6 today and 10-4 tomorrow, so come on by and find some treasure...
07/02/2021

Fun finds at the UpCycle shop today. We’re open from 12-6 today and 10-4 tomorrow, so come on by and find some treasures of your own.

UpCycle is hiring!  We are looking for a part time shop assistant to work on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the shop and fo...
06/30/2021

UpCycle is hiring! We are looking for a part time shop assistant to work on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the shop and for a part time instructional coordinator to help out with future programs and classes. Learn more at www.upcyclecrc.org today!

UpCycle is hiring! We are looking for a part time shop assistant to work on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the shop and for a part time instructional coordinator to help out with future programs and classes. Learn more at www.upcyclecrc.org today!

Tomorrow we will pull out our beautiful collection of frames, oil paints, canvases, brushes and remaining plein air ease...
06/29/2021

Tomorrow we will pull out our beautiful collection of frames, oil paints, canvases, brushes and remaining plein air easels for sale in the shop from 12-6. Stop by to get an amazing deal on everything you need to paint and showcase your paintings.

And we’re open!  Stop by our pop-up shop to take advantage of our flash sale today!  Spend up to $50 and take 10% off, s...
06/27/2021

And we’re open! Stop by our pop-up shop to take advantage of our flash sale today! Spend up to $50 and take 10% off, spend $51-$100 and get 25% off, spend $100 or more and get 50% off.

5380 Eisenhower Ave, Suite A Alexandria, VA 22304

And we’re open! Stop by our pop-up shop to take advantage of our flash sale today! Spend up to $50 and take 10% off, spend $51-$100 and get 25% off, spend $100 or more and get 50% off.

5380 Eisenhower Ave, Suite A Alexandria, VA 22304

Pop-Up Flash Sale - Sunday Only, 10am-1pm!  Spend $0-$50 Get 10% Off Spend $50-$100 Get 25% OffSpend $100 or More Get 50...
06/27/2021

Pop-Up Flash Sale - Sunday Only, 10am-1pm!
Spend $0-$50 Get 10% Off
Spend $50-$100 Get 25% Off
Spend $100 or More Get 50% Off

5380 Eisenhower Ave, Suite A
Alexandria, VA 22304

#visitalexandriava #alexandriava #vaartists #virginiacrafters #upcycle #upcyclecrc #creativereuse #novaartists #scrapbooking #beads

Pop-Up Flash Sale - Sunday Only, 10am-1pm!
Spend $0-$50 Get 10% Off
Spend $50-$100 Get 25% Off
Spend $100 or More Get 50% Off

5380 Eisenhower Ave, Suite A
Alexandria, VA 22304

#visitalexandriava #alexandriava #vaartists #virginiacrafters #upcycle #upcyclecrc #creativereuse #novaartists #scrapbooking #beads

We are open for business!  Come by the pop-up shop to score great finds in paper craft and jewelry craft!  5380 Eisenhow...
06/26/2021

We are open for business! Come by the pop-up shop to score great finds in paper craft and jewelry craft! 5380 Eisenhower Ave Suite A, Alexandria, VA 22304

*EDIT* We won't have the frames out again until next Wednesday, June 30th, due to the fact that most of our staff will b...
06/23/2021

*EDIT* We won't have the frames out again until next Wednesday, June 30th, due to the fact that most of our staff will be at the pop-up shop this weekend.

Out at the shop today! Come check out these amazing painting frames, pleinair easels, oil paints, canvases, and more! Join us at Durant from 12-6 today and don’t miss out.

Check out these awesome gems we’ll have up for sale at our Jewelry and Paper Craft pop-up on June 26 & 27 at The Garden ...
06/21/2021

Check out these awesome gems we’ll have up for sale at our Jewelry and Paper Craft pop-up on June 26 & 27 at The Garden by Building Momentum! Most are JTV gems. Get in before the crowds with a $25 donation when you register for the early bird sale at www.upcyclecrc.org

Address

1605 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA
22314

General information

UpCycle values originality, inclusivity and community connections. Our initiatives foster creative expression, experiential learning, resourcefulness, individuality and FUN!

Opening Hours

Wednesday 12pm - 6pm
Friday 12pm - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(703) 861-8705

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I absolutely adore upcycle and I wanted to share a fun way you can use some of the plastic lids they have there. You can use them to make a light show!
https://photos.app.goo.gl/g9vdJRrQTHmZdP4T6 If you're looking for some inspiration here is my Recycled Crafts Album. Many of these things were made at tinker time. there are comments on each photo with information about the project.
Do you guys have any go to links for crafts to do online, through a video chat - meaning one person in their house and the other person in theirs? Thanks!
Excited to partner with Upcycle for this fun movement and art camp! Arlington Arts Jan 31 and Feb 1 https://www.janefranklin.com/grade-prep-day-camps
do you know if there is a directory of reuse centers in the US or North America?
Anything planned for today's snow day off from school?
Decoupage barrette
Part of my book display on Hygge/Cozy winter books. Like teachers we have no supplies (used felted sweaters, old buttons, discarded books, chipped cup and saucer)
I have several 13 gallon bags of donations. How late can I drop off?
Thank you to whoever donated this fabulous fabric last year, it is currently being used in my store window in Kensington, MD with a pair of vintage swan chairs by Arne Jacobsen. I loved this fabric the moment I saw it!
Thank you for offering such wonderful materials. This custom graduation stole was made with Upcycle fabric