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Cultural Craft Night- Russian Architecture

Cultural Craft Night- Russian Architecture

Cultural Craft Night- Russian Architecture 6/25, 6:30-7:30pm Howard Street Charter SchoolCome learn a bit about iconic Russian architecture. We’ll discuss some of the history and create our own iconic structures from reuse paper.¬†$3, pre-registration requiredCultural Craft Nights are sponsored by Marion Cultural Development Corp and 

June REUSE CHALLENGE-  2 liter bottles

June REUSE CHALLENGE- 2 liter bottles

Each month DIY Studio hosts a Reuse Challenge to encourage creatives to rethink and re-imagine. June’s challenge must include at least one 2 liter bottle.¬†Post your photos of your recreation¬†by midnight June, 23 on our timeline. The participant who earned the most likes by midnight, 

U-pick Strawberry Time

U-pick Strawberry Time

Some scents and tastes scream spring. Strawberries are one of them. This week I received a new camera for the studio and a message from a friend announcing $1 lb u-pick strawberries at Green Bridge Gardens in Jefferson. Green Bridge Gardens is a quick drive 

Cultural Craft Night- LGBT

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 discuss some of the history and symbols of LGBT and well as discus 

REUSE CHALLENGE-  Junk Mail

REUSE CHALLENGE- Junk Mail

REUSE CHALLENGE- ¬†Junk Mail Each month DIY Studio hosts a Reuse Challenge to encourage creatives to rethink and re-imagine. May’s challenge must include at least one piece of junk mail. Post your photos of your recreation¬†on our facebook page by midnight May, 28. The participant 

Cultural Craft Night- Cherry Blossoms

Cultural Craft Night- Cherry Blossoms

4/30, 6:30-7:30pm Howard Street Charter School We are gearing up for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May and will make cherry blossoms from discarded plastic. We will kick off the night showing works of art that incorporate cherry blossoms, the importance of it in Asian 

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 

ReUse Challenge, February Tuna Can

ReUse Challenge, February Tuna Can

Each month DIY Studio hosts a Reuse Challenge to encourage creatives to rethink and reimagine. February’s challenge must include a tuna can. The participant who earned the most likes by midnight, Friday the 28th on Facebook will win a bulk bag of reuse supplies at