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Holidays, DIY Style

Thrifty Gifter returns Nov 13 – Dec 11! Local artists will teach five free DIY art projects ranging from linoleum block printing to upcycled t-shirt cowls on Tuesday evenings, just in time for the gift giving season.

Classes are free and all materials are provided, but seating is limited; registration required. Ages 12 and up. Please inquire at the Reference Desk to register or for more info: / 785-843-1178.

  • Nov.13: Pretty Wrapped Wreaths: Using wreaths fashioned from inexpensive pipe insulation, thrifted yarn and felt, and small themed embellishments, we’ll easily create window and door decorations that can be updated with the seasons.
  • Nov. 20: Linoleum Block Printing: We’ll be creating graphic tees using linoleum block prints and colored inks.  Learn a few basic relief printing skills, including cutting, chiseling, gauging, inking and pressing.
  • Nov. 27: Small Upcycled Gifts: “Upcycling” is the process of converting unwanted materials into new products of higher value. In this class, you’ll learn how to create small upcycled gifts using entirely reused or repurposed materials. How thrifty is that?
  • Dec. 4: Simple Knitted Accessories: Using aluminum knitting needles and worsted weight acrylic yarn, learn how to knit a rectangle that can be adapted into a simple accessory such as a scarf, hat, blanket, wristwarmer, purse, or coffee sleeve!
  • Dec. 11: Gift Wrapping Workshop: Doesn’t your DIY gift deserve a pretty DIY package?  Lindsay Tippett of Hallmark Cards will demonstrate how to create handmade gift cards, tags, ribbons, and printed wrapping paper, and reveal her favorite tricks for tying it all together.

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