Create from junk

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Upcoming dates and events

Welcome to the May 2017 CREATIVE JUNK Newsletter

We have closed our PO Box so please update our postal address to

  • 25 Disraeli St, Addington, Christchurch
  • Phone: 379 4040
  • Please note: Cash or Cheque. Only NO EFTPOS

Current hours

  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11 am-5 pm and Saturday 11 am-1 pm.
  • Closed Public holidays & over Christmas

Please contact us to arrange

  • A group visit outside these hours
  • Workshop or birthday party


Check our Facebook page for updates, photos & ideas Like Us on Facebook

We extended our hours in Term 1 and found Tuesdays went well but Saturday not so. Therefore, we are looking at opening on Tuesday 11 am – 2 pm again during term 3 and possible over the next 2 school holidays. We will confirm this on our Website and Facebook pages and our phone message

Car parking is available in front of our building and across the road, Across the road is in the empty section in front of Number 26, so go up driveway opposite our building and there are 6 parking spaces (marked with yellow paint) in middle which can be used while visiting CREATIVE JUNK

Open Day held on 25 March 2017. To celebrate 35 year, we had a very successful open day. Thanks to those who helped with preparation and on the day. The place look festive and fun.

The raffle all sold and was drawn on the day, Winners

  • 1st 41 Michael Lloyd,
  • 2nd 45 Anne Russell,
  • 3rd 75 Lynne Davidson.

The Sausage sizzle went well as did the spot prizes.

Wearable Creation challenge, lots of fun had by all, there were photos posted on Facebook. The families and friends who participated received a wonderful mystery bag, thanks to Lynne and the pool passes donated to us from the Christchurch City Council.

Thanks to our face painters, Jacinda and Lynne for a great job.

Great networking and connections made and many ideas shared.


  • Our April School Holiday Workshops went well. Check out our Facebook page to see some of the creations
  • Kidsfest Workshop July School Holidays,

Check out our Website and Facebook page soon for more information

If anyone wish to help with our Workshops please contact us

Creative Junk has a wide range of recycled supplies such as fabric, cardboard boxes, tubes & all kinds of odds and ends with unlimited creative potential!

Just in

  • Upholstery materials
  • Cookie time 2 litre buckets
  • Tiles
  • Bulk lot of Photo Frames

Fill a supermarket size bag for just $5 (members) or $8 (non members) or bring in your own reusable shopping bag.

Need inspiration? See our display of ideas. Are you in need of a particular item? Let us know, we may be able to help.

We can send boxes of ‘creative materials’ around New Zealand.  Our goal is to increase the awareness of RECYCLE REUSE RETHINK.

New Art Supplies for sale


TEMPERA 500 ml





TEMPERA 2 litres $15.00 $18.50  
ACRYLIC 500 ml $9.00 $11.00  
ACRYLIC 2 litres $26.60 $32.80  
FLOURESCENT 500ml $10.60 $13.10  
SCHOOL PVA 2 litres $13.40 $16.50    
HIGH GRADE PVA 2 litres $24.70 $30.40    
  • Variety of Steam Punk embellishments
  • Clock mechanisms


Props, Earth Balls, Blocks, Toddler Steps, Tunnels, Body Socks, Parachutes, Musical Instruments & more.

Many thanks, we have recently received Grants from

  • Lions Foundation
  • CERT
  • Pub Charity
  • Creative Communities.

Also to our suppliers, without them we would not be here. So thank you for the wonderful support. We appreciate the great drop offs that come in.


Have you considered becoming a donor or sponsor to our very worthy organisation?

We welcome donations. If for any reason you wish to remain anonymous we would of course respect your wishes. All donations made to us are tax deductible as we are a registered charity.

Creative Junk welcomes new members and opportunities to be involved with the community and to continue generating awareness about creative means of utilizing resources that would otherwise become landfill.