Suzanne Pierce, co-owner of J.P. Lumber in Oakland, Iowa, and her sister, Trudy Weaver, found a unique way to reuse old tools and broken household items. The sisters collect these items, which would otherwise be thrown out, and construct unique pieces of yard art. Their creations are big sellers with high margins—and, of course, they’re eco-friendly.
See if you have any old or broken pieces at your store that you could reuse in a similar way. Items like these get people talking and often create unique niche opportunities.