Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Upcycling Crafts at the Flint Public Library!

Posted by Crystal

First, lemme just say that I am a library junkie. I am a HUGE fan of the Flint Public Library (FPL)! I love checking out classic movies and new books and vintage cds. I love going to the books sales and concerts and special events. And, now, I love crafting at the FPL!

The Cody and West Flint Branches of the FPL are hosting a special series called Around the Branch Table: Lean and Green. They are conducting FREE workshops on ways to be creative while saving money AND the environment. :) How cool is that?!?

So, I went to the Upcycling Craft workshop at the Cody Branch...and had an AWESOME time! Mercedea was an excellent instructor and we made three different crafts in just an hour and a half. I made...

...a cassette tape change purse...

...a t-shirt tote bag...

...and a record bowl!

For instructions on how to make these nifty crafts, visit http://www.fpl.info/fpl/gogreen/ OR come to the FREE Upcycling Crafts Workshop at the West Flint Branch on Monday, October 19, 2009 from 6pm-7:30pm. Maps and directions are available at http://www.fpl.info/about/branches/index.shtml.

All materials are provided at the workshop, but if you had a specific cassette or t-shirt or record you wanted to use, you could just bring it along. Hope to see you there! :)


  1. Thanks for the great endorsement, Flint Handmade! I hope to see many crafters at the program on Monday. See you there!


  2. oh my gosh, I want one of those tape change purses !!!!