Reviews and Blog Posts: DIY

Learn Luscious Lotion Making

Pamper yourself with quality, homemade lotions led by MoonDance Botanicals on Wednesday, November 3, 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library. Class size is limited, please register by calling 720.865.0120.
 

Learn more about making your own beauty products at home:

Sew Much Fun!

With Halloween less than 2 weeks away, it's a great time to get started crafting a costume! Forget those expensive getups! The library has books on making costumes for yourself, your kids and even your pets! What will you be this Halloween?

Silk Screen Trick or Treat Bag

Get ready for Halloween by silk-screening your own canvas trick or treat bag on Saturday, October 23 at 11 a.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch Library. Free bags and candy provided. Registration is required. Please call 720-865-0955 to register.

More tricks and treats for the holiday:

Paper Training Your Animal Spirit Guide

 I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil. -- Truman Capote

In conjunction with the Fresh City Life Series highlighting Truman Capote and his 1966 Black and White Ball, Denver Bookbinding Company is doing it up right for paper crafters and fans of DIY. DBBC recently launched their new bookNpaperlove branch of the business – highlighting learning experiences, crafting events, and bookmaking studios for… well, book and paper lovers. Great fall fun; sign up for one or two and enjoy!

DIY for Mad Scientists

If you refer to your garage as your laboratory, or long for the days of science fair projects to explain how you blew off your eyebrows, you may be a mad scientist! Whether you are a gadget geek, a chemistry champion or an experiment egghead, the library has something to inspire, explain and delight.

Just Duct It!

Just Duct It!

Duct tape was originally invented by Johnson & Johnson to provide a waterproof seal for munitions boxes during World War II. Whether you want to make prom dresses, wallets, handbags, ties, or use it for its more traditional purposes, duct tape is one of the most beloved and versatile products ever invented.

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Sample of the graffiti art the embellishes the Denver Bookbinding Company

Gail Lindley gets 27 hours of work done in every 24 hour day! Along with her daily responsibilities running Denver Bookbinding Company (a business that has been in her family for three generations), she is active in the community contributing her time to the Denver Police (as a volunteer officer) as well as many charitable organizations like Denver Urban Gardens (Denver Bookbinding hosts a DUG garden in their backyard.)

 But Gail is launching a new project this fall -- in concert with Fresh City Life Craft Services (our DIY events for crafters of all stripes), Denver Bookbinding will be creating events and workshops entitled bookNpaperlove. Geared to our DIYers who love all things paper and handmade books, the initial schedule of events is pretty enticing. Once a month on Wednesdays, there will be a tour of the bindery along with a "Build Your Own Book" workshop.

Get Creative in Cherry Creek

Whether you are looking for a fun and easy craft to revitalize your refrigerator, an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon, or a new creative outlet to express yourself, we would love for you to join us for our  Magnet Making event at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library Saturday, July 31 at 10 a.m.

Inspired by a button maker, an abundance of old magazines and a creative eye, these magnets combine all my favorite elements of handicraft including reusing normally discarded materials!

Looking for more great craft or DIY projects for home? The library has many resources for artisans of all skills and interests!

Eat What You Grow

If you love gardening, and you love eating, nothing is better than growing your own food. Denver Urban Homesteading is an organization that offers classes and agricultural activities for everyone!

Want to know more about backyard chickens? Be sure to read all about it on Gwen's blog!

Interactive Goal Setting

Tired of just talking about setting goals? Join us at the newly renovated Ross-Cherry Creek branch library as Jane Diamond helps you get inspired this Saturday, July 17 at 10:30am.

Jane Diamond, owner of Memories, Magic and More, will help you create a vision page using magazines, catalogs, and scrapbooking tools. When you hang this collage in a place where you will see it daily, your goals will begin to take shape!

Learn more about goal-setting, collaging, and scrapbooking with the wide array of materials the library has to offer!

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