Upcycled crafts at the Lopez Library

  • Thu May 23rd, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library

Ever thought about turning an old pair of boots or empty bottles into flower pots? Well, now you can! The Lopez Library will be co-hosting a program on Saturday, May 25, from 2-4 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room, helping people upcycle old materials and turn them into flower pots, containers and planters. Be inspired to transform familiar items that would otherwise end up in the landfill or recycling bin into beautiful and fun containers for plants and gardens.

Thanks to the annual collaboration between the Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District and Oregon’s Realms School, there are four bins of adorable shoes ready to be transformed into garden-and-porch ready planters for your home. The library program will also include a demonstration of how to transform wine bottles into succulent containers and/or drinking tumblers with one special cut. A few free demonstration glasses will be available to program participants.

If you have great garden container up-cycle materials, ideas or examples, bring your photos or containers to share with the group. The library will provide some potting soil and a few succulent plants for taking home. Please bring any plants to use in your own creation, or to share with others. This event is free and open to all ages and will leave many free items for participants to take home with them.

The program is part of the Year of Reuse collaboration between the Lopez Library and the Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District. For any questions, contact Malia Sanford at malia@lopezlibrary.org or Nikyta Palmisani at nikytap@lopezsolidwaste.org.