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ArtScraps

You're a creative person, and you have a great idea that you're ready to make reality. You're on a very tight budget, however. So where do you go? ArtScraps in the Mac-Groveland area is worth a stop. The inventory at this unusual art-supply store is unpredictable (and potentially awesome), as it's composed of discontinued, overstocked, and factory-rejected items, plus scraps and other odds and ends that might have otherwise been tossed in a landfill. Never-before-used markers, colorful cardstock, neon sticky paper, and glitter of every shape, size, and sparkle can be found here. Purchases are made by the bag, supplies are displayed just like at any other craft and art supply store, and the prices are far cheaper than what you would find at a chain. You may even find yourself coming up with new inspirations while strolling through the aisles.

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