Thursday, January 7, 2010

Lovin' Recycling at Sustainable NYC

I know the new year is just a few days old, but holidays have a way of sneaking up on us. This Valentine's Day, wouldn't you like to give your significant other (or mom, or friend, or roommate, or pet) the kind of gift that shows the most love? You know I'm talking about handmade - and even better, handmade and upcycled.

Next Wednesday I'll be hosting the first installment of our 2010 monthly craft series at Sustainable NYC. I'm filling in for our fabulous Garbage Outreach Coordinator, Carly, while she's away, and showing you how to make creative and beautiful Valentine's Day cards from scrap paper, photos, old greeting cards and more.

Combining the templates from our ReMake It kits, artful garbage, and your imagination, we will be making recycled valentines day cards from the most unique and free materials already out there.
Suggested materials include: magazine pages, sheet music, snack wrappers, wine-cork rubber stamps, old metrocards and credit cards, maps, coloring book pages, newspaper...this list is endless! We'll bring plenty of materials to work with, and you can bring your own to give the project a real personalized touch.

We provide: templates, materials, space to create, and a crafty crowd.
You provide: personalized materials (optional! and anything goes - photos, scrap paper, old cards, ticket stubs, etc), and your imagination.
When: Wednesday, January 13th @ 6-7:30pm
Where: Sustainable NYC, 139 Ave A @ 9th st
Why: Because the love of your life will just melt at the sight of a handmade, recycled gift from you!
This event is great for kids, adults, artists, recycling junkies, and community members of all kinds.

Pre-registration is a MUST! Space limited to 10 people! To RSVP, email me at

See you next Wednesday!


cindi said...

So wishing I lived near you all. I think I live in the dead zone sometimes behind what i called "the redwood curtain." Sounds like lots of fun.

abby kelly said...

Aw, thanks Cindi! We'll post some pics of the event so you can enjoy it from afar!