Month: July 2013

New Upcycled Bags at DIY Studio

We are thrilled to now offer upcycled purses, totes, messenger bags, and growler bags created from vinyl and reclaimed fabric. Lori and her mom Peggy are the talent behind Granny Great’s Closet. Built on the premise from her Grandmother that everything has a second life, 

Defending Crafting, Creative Reuse Craft Night

Defending Crafting, Creative Reuse Craft Night

I’ve been schlepping our suitcase of crafty goodness around for a couple of years now. Glue, paper, and glue encrusted scissors are my weapons of choice. Sure we usually have a project and craft goal in mind, but it’s much, much more. While I’ve heard 

DIY Studio Needs Your Help!

It takes many helping hands to make a non-profit thrive and we sure would love your help! Please look at the following donation requests as well as volunteer opportunities. And if you know of someone who can help, please pass this information along. We look 

Our First Demonstration Artist

Bibliocraftologist LouJean Fobert graciously showed off her talents Thursday July 18th in the studio. She got busy folding, pressing, and gluing her art books while answering questions from curious passers-by. Many thanks to LouJean for not only being a champion volunteer, but also showing off 

Pint-sized Reuse

Aren’t these spectacular? Janet Miller made American Girl 1920’s couture for the Children’s Educational Theatre auction. Inspired by the play “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, Janet made the left dress with fabric and trim from DIY Studio and it looks smashing. And the dress on the right 

Maker Thursday for Free Art Friday

We had a great night creating art for Free Art Friday. It was our first Maker Thursday and we’ll be at it again next month. The options are endless and the creative energy is abundant. We provide the materials and invite the community to come 

Great Press

Have you been reading about DIY Studio in print? DIY Studio has been pretty lucky to have great press by both the Statesman Journal and Salem Weekly. This article by the fabulous Kid Trip reporter Holly Hamlin was so very kind has helped promote our 

Freedom to Reuse

DIY Studio will be closed for the 4th of July to spend time with our families, however our love of reuse and independence simply won’t quit. So try out a few of these creative reuse projects that will get you ready for Independence Day… 1.