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Turning trash into treasure

Creating art with unused items at KYL

September 20, 2012
Anne Blankenship ( , The Daily Freeman Journal

The old saying goes that "One man's trash is another man's treasure." But Kendall Young Library is offering a unique series of programs that will help people turn their own unwanted, unused items in to decorative treasures.

The program series will begin on Saturday at 10 a.m. and the first project is a book pumpkin. All materials will be provided by the library. Participants will then be able to take home a crafted pumpkin, perfect for fall decorations, organizers said.

The second program is scheduled for Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. That night, participants will create a ringlet T-shirt scarf to take home. "Tin Can Can Do," making tin can desk organizers, is the program scheduled for Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. and a holiday-themed program will be held Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. when attendees will create tree ornaments from magazines.

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Participants in a new program series at Kendall Young Library will have an opportunity to create some clever and inexpensive home decorations, like the book pumpkins above. The series, designed to help turn unused, old items into useful decorations begins Saturday at 10 a.m.

Library officials said additional programs will be scheduled in 2013.

Of course, to carry out the programs, materials are needed. Library staff members said they are accepting donations of the following materials: accepting donations of the following items: buttons, purple, gold, white or black t-shirts, picture frames, tin cans, logo t-shirts, glassware (candlesticks, vases, bottles), glue guns, or fabric remnants. All items can be dropped off at the library.

No registration is required.



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