Promoting DIY Spirit and Creative Reuse
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 how pinhole cameras work. Pre-registration...
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 that crochets mats and sews...
Reuse Challenge: Water Bottle

Reuse Challenge: Water Bottle

3/1 – 3/28, FREE! Each month DIY Studio hosts a Reuse Challenge to encourage creatives to rethink and reimagine. March’s 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 most likes by midnight, Friday...
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’s 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 City, Tokyo and recently finished...
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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 in demand by recyclers, over 80 percent of plastic bottles...
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 decision. We know DIY Studio provides value to the community...
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 job creating innovative dresses made from trash. They spent over...
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 DIY! Game on!
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.
Ma and Pa DIY

Ma and Pa DIY

I was diagnosed with a neuroma in my right foot this week. Happy Valentine’s Day to me.  It’s annoying and causes pain whenever I wear heals, or am on my feet for too long. The doctor gave me a shot of cortisone and I was referred to a shoe store to pick up shoe inserts to help...
Saint Brigid's Cross, an Irish Cultural Craft Night

Saint Brigid’s Cross, an Irish Cultural Craft Night

Cultural Craft Night: Saint Brigid’s Cross 2/26, 6:30-7:30pm DIY Studio is excited to announce Cultural Craft Nights, sponsored by Marion Cultural Development Corp. At Cultural Craft Night, we’ll teach arts education, cultural connection, and environmental awareness through making art with reused materials. For those who are unable to attend Cultural Craft Nights, Cultural Craft Kits...
Alternative Valentines

Alternative Valentines

Sometimes it’s good to be a bit different. While those boxed valentines makes life easy it also makes it mundane. I much prefer something DIY and that’s exactly what we whipped up this Valentine’s Day. Kids joined for a Valentines making workshop at the studio and created one-of-a-kind artwork that is sure to warm the...
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 Salem could benefit from a downtown, creative Little Free Library....
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 it Yourself is not just part of our name, it’s...
Crafternoon Delight: FREE Art Friday

Crafternoon Delight: FREE Art Friday

2/19, noon – 1:oopm Come play with reclaimed materials to create works of art to distribute on the streets of Salem for FREE Art Friday. We’ll provide open studio time, inspiration, and supplies for two projects. Other DIY Studio materials will be available for purchase. RSVP required: http://diystudio.net/create/. Non-member $10, Members $8
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 this program! RSVP required: http://diystudio.net/create/, $3.
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