Tag: creative reuse

It’s Coming… Art Supply Swap 2018

It’s Coming… Art Supply Swap 2018

Last year the library was packed with art supplies that I can’t wait to see what comes through the doors this time around. Give a second life to all those forgotten art and craft projects and donate them to the library for this free swap. 

SaraBella Upcyled Art Bags

SaraBella Upcyled Art Bags

Ah Bend. Beautiful scenery, big skies, yummy food, and a lot of talent. I was lucky enough to finally visit the SaraBella workshop and store in¬†Bend‚Äôs Makers District¬†and speak with¬†Karlin Hedin the manager. I first learned about SaraBella while taking the Marion County Recycler class. 

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, 

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 

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 

Vote for the People’s Choice Trashion Award

Vote for the People’s Choice Trashion Award

Wow, we are blown away with so many innovative designs for the Trashion Contest. Please be sure to vote on your favorite by midnight February 26, 2014 on facebook. Or come to the Mid-Valley Green Awards, March 1st to meet these talented designers in person.

Give a Heart and Give to Art

Give a Heart and Give to Art

DIY Studio was recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization February 14, 2013 and we couldn’t have had a better Valentine’s present. The community is the lifeblood to our organization and we are asking for you to share the love by donating to this worthy cause. Do 

Crafternoon Delight: FREE Art Friday

Crafternoon Delight: FREE Art Friday

2/19,¬†noon ‚Äď 1:oopm Come play with reclaimed materials to create works of art to distribute on the streets of Salem for FREE Art Friday. We‚Äôll provide open studio time, inspiration, and supplies for two projects. Other DIY Studio materials will be available for purchase.¬†RSVP required: 

Kids Club DIY Kickoff

Kids Club DIY Kickoff

2/15, 2:00-3:00pm We are kicking off the first DIY.org kids club in Salem Oregon. This exciting opportunity allows children to explore their interests, meet others who share the same passions, ¬†get their hands dirty, and generally be awesome. Visit DIY Studio to learn more about 

Crafternoon Delight: Valentines

Crafternoon Delight: Valentines

2/12, noon ‚Äď 1:oopm Create Valentines with reuse materials to show you care about your sweetie and the environment. Or if you‚Äôd rather express your dark side, come create anti-valentines. We aim to please!¬†RSVP required: http://diystudio.net/create/. $10 non-member, $8 members.