Sunday, March 25, 2012

Creative Reuse...equals perfect custom gift boxes

 I recently had a couple of requests for gift boxes and upon my search for ones that fit the store, I found myself at one of Long Beach's best kept secret...The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse! Located two short blocks away at 320 Elm Ave in Long Beach, they have everything a creative person could every want. Bins of scrap fabric, wood, wall paper samples, metal, glass, magazines, buttons fill their space. They are a non-profit and rely on donations and their supporters...so if your in the neighborhood please stop by and visit them, it will fill your day with inspiration http://thelongbeachdepot.org/. On my recent trip, I was able to find some old jewelry boxes, wood & wallpaper scraps, and a spool of twine to transform into the signature ANNEISE gift boxes, above.
 
The Long Beach Depot for Creative ReUse
320 Elm Ave Long Beach, CA 90899
Open: Mon-Sat 11am-6pm