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  • Digital Comic, Jessica Ramey, Reuse vs Plastic

    Ban the Bag Salem

        Yeah, I’ve made my fair share of upcycled artwork from plastic bags. This trashion dress “Waves of Kanagawa” was made from plastic bags and chicken feed bags. The large puppet “Bag…

  • Water Bottle Bag

    Plenty of people and places have banned the bottle….bottled water that is. There is even a website addressing the issue, Ban the Bottle dot Net. I’ve used my Klean Kanteen for years…

  • Cultural Craft Night- LGBT

    Cultural Craft Night- LGBT 5/28, 6:30-7:30pm Howard Street Charter School We are gearing up for LGBT Pride Month in June and will make rainbow bracelets from discarded paper and thread. We’ll also…

  • Creative Reuse Challenge, March Water Bottles

    Bottled water produces up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year. According to Food and Water Watch, that plastic requires up to 47 million gallons of oil per year to produce.…

  • Trashion at the Mid-Valley Green Awards

    DIY Studio was excited to be a part of the Mid-Valley Green Awards an event put on in partnership with Straub Environmental Center and Marion County Environmental Services. It was a lot…

  • Saint Brigid’s Cross, an Irish Cultural Craft Night

    Cultural Craft Night: Saint Brigid’s Cross 2/26, 6:30-7:30pm DIY Studio is excited to announce Cultural Craft Nights, sponsored by Marion Cultural Development Corp. At Cultural Craft Night, we’ll teach arts education, cultural…

  • Crafternoon Delight: Valentines

    2/12, noon – 1:oopm Create Valentines with reuse materials to show you care about your sweetie and the environment. Or if you’d rather express your dark side, come create anti-valentines. We aim…

  • After School Special: Valentines

    2/5, 4:00pm-5:30pm It’s always a mad rush to get Valentines ready before the special day…DIY Studio to the rescue! Children 8 and older are invited to create earth-friendly Valentines, learn simple techniques,…

  • Reuse Challenge: Tuna Can

    2/1 – 2/22, FREE! Each month DIY Studio hosts a Reuse Challenge to encourage creatives to rethink and reimagine. February’s challenge must include a tuna can. Post your photos of your recreation…

  • Yes please, scratch those CDs

    Check out these cool scratched CDs for Free Art Friday, Salem! This is a fun, simple process that all ages would enjoy and uses any old CDs you have laying around. Simply…

  • ARTcade Monster Machine ready for the Discover Local Business Expo

    It’s amazing what my family puts up with. Paint splatters on the floor, large pieces of equipment out on our counters and dining table, drop cloths strewn about. Our house has become…

  • Top 10 Upcycled Projects

    Here’s a list of some of my favorite DIY Studio projects: 1. Natural Bird Feeder 2. Bike Chain Bracelet 3. Dining Table Facelift 4. Decoupaged Desk 5. Upcycled Hat and Mitten Set…

  • Salem Etsy Craft Fair, Craft Fair Set Up

    Don’t ya just love the smell of a craft fair in the morning! DIY Studio showed up to accept donations toward opening the first ever Creative Reuse Center in Marion County. Not…

  • 12 Days of Reuse, Bike Chain Earrings

    In keeping with our bike themed project from yesterday, we now have a Bike Chain Earrings tutorial. These would be perfect gifts for bicyclists or recyclists. The Bike Peddler was kind enough…