By Paula Jones
Craft Happy, an independent craft store run by sisters Megan Wellsbury and Alyssa Elstone, is located in the town of Orangeville in Ontario, Canada. The store has a unique business model specializing in reselling previously loved craft supplies, as well as tools and materials for the purpose of creating upcycled crafts.
Patrons bring in their unused or no longer wanted craft supplies/ materials and Craft Happy purchases them for a store credit. The store is like a Pandora’s Box full of amazing finds including buckets of scrabble pieces, genuine ephemera, old license plates, mason jars, fabric, threads, fibers, knick-knacks and almost anything you can think of for your next upcycled or mixed media project.
A majority of their inventory comes from donations, drop offs, garage sale finds and estate sales. They also sell new products. Their inventory is constantly changing, which is great for the crafters who are always looking for “what’s new” as well as those looking for the final missing piece for their projects.
Craft Happy posts their new inventory regularly on their Facebook page. Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/crafthappyorangeville.