Tag: make

Ikea Upgrade

Ikea Upgrade

I’ve had these shelves sitting in my dining room for months now and finally we set aside some time to tackle the project. While the shelves worked to hold stuff, they sure weren’t pretty and didn’t feel finished. So we got to work trimming them 

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 

DIY Studio’s Little Free Library is Keeping Salem Creative

DIY Studio’s Little Free Library is Keeping Salem Creative

  I love the Little Free Library concept and have been wanting to create one for DIY Studio for quite some time. Our neighbors banned together to create the first Little Free Library in Salem and I knew that DIY Studio and the residents of 

Thank You Cards

Thank You Cards

Jan 5, 4-5:30pm A small thank you goes a long way ‚Äď especially when it‚Äôs hand made and from the heart. We will create thank you cards from reused materials to show our appreciation for gifts received this holiday season or just because. $8 members, 

Clay Day Crafternoon

Clay Day Crafternoon

Bring your kiddos (or simply yourself) and lets create something magical from some lumps of clay! We’ll show you basic clay building (slab, pinch pots, coil pots, score, slip) and build from our imaginations. Make something, take it home if you don’t want it fired, 

Trashion Contest

Trashion Contest

DIY Studio is thrilled to¬†provide an opportunity for ages 12 to adult to use their design skills to create and exhibit a recycled/reused garment created from items that would otherwise be thrown in the trash. Many thanks to¬†Straub Environmental Center¬†for sponsoring this event and the 

Crafternoon Delight

Crafternoon Delight

Join us November 7th (paper medallions), and 21st (earrings) for some crafternoon delight.¬†Visit on your lunch break to whip up a delicious craft. For the month of November we’ll focus on crafts that make fabulous gifts. $10 instruction and $5 supply cost,¬†($15 non-members, $10 members) 

Fabulous Felting

Fabulous Felting

Don’t you just love field trips? I sure do. There’s nothing like visiting a new place for the first time. Wendy joined me on an adventure to Eugene Textile Center¬†this week. We heard about this amazing place from an artist at the studio. Our expectations 

Open Studio for Members Only

Open Studio for Members Only

We’ve offered a new perk to our members because we love you so darn much! We’ve heard that people are in need of a place to spread out and create. So we’ve opened our studio for Members Only Open Studio times. Check the calendar above 

IKEA goes DIY

Most know IKEA for their ready-to-assemble, affordable, furniture. They‚Äôve been around since 1943 and have a history of trying to be eco-friendly as well as their attention to cost control and product development. After sitting down to peruse the most current catalogue I noticed another 

Homemade Therapy Putty

It’s called a lot of things, goo, goop, silly putty, therapy putty. But no matter what you call it, it’s super easy to make and lots of fun to play with. Purchasing therapy putty can be expensive, but, with a little time and effort, you 

Earbob Design

“She could see so clearly now that he was only a childish fancy, no more important really than her spoiled desire for the aquamarine earbobs she had coaxed out of Gerald. For, once she owned the earbobs, they had lost their value, as everything except