Month: March 2014

Creative Reuse Challenge, March Water Bottles

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. And while the plastic used to bottle beverages is of high quality and 

Cereal Box Pinhole Camera Class

Cereal Box Pinhole Camera Class

3/24, 6pm Kick off spring break by learning how to make a fun toy camera out of reuse materials, ages 12 and up. Taught by photographer Lisa Miller, adults and kids are welcome to come build and decorate their own working 35mm camera, and learn 

Learn to Crochet Plastic Bags

Learn to Crochet Plastic Bags

3/19, 1pm, Free! Have you ever wanted to learn how to crochet? Or perhaps you already know but would love to use a sustainable resource like plastic bags? Enter Dana Canning. Part crafter, part superhero, Dana created the¬†Salem Sleeping Bag Project, a grass roots operation 

Reuse Challenge: Water Bottle

Reuse Challenge: Water Bottle

3/1 ‚Äď 3/28, FREE! Each month DIY Studio hosts a Reuse Challenge to encourage creatives to rethink and reimagine. March‚Äôs challenge must include a water bottle. Post your photos of your recreation by midnight March, 28 on our¬†facebook timeline¬†or¬†email us¬†your hack.¬†¬†The participant who earned the 

Allon Beausoleil Benefit Concert

Allon Beausoleil Benefit Concert

Allon Beausoleil Benefit Concert 3/15, 8pm The Nest 241 State Street Tickets at the door. Join us for Allon Beausoleil‚Äôs west coast acoustic performance! Allon Beausoleil is an internationally known musician who started his career in Salem. He has since worked in Portland, New York 

News Alert: DIY Studio is closing the Creative Reuse Brick and Mortar Store

News Alert: DIY Studio is closing the Creative Reuse Brick and Mortar Store

Last night the board voted to close the Creative Reuse Brick and Mortar Store. Below are a few answers to some questions that many of you might have. Why are you closing the store? The board took a great deal into consideration before making its 

Trashion at the Mid-Valley Green Awards

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 of work, but also a lot of fun. The designers did an amazing