38 days ago

FREE Upcycling Xmas Gift Making Event

Melanie from West Harbour

Hey Everyone,

Are you interested in making creative Christmas gifts rather than stressing and spending during the holiday season?

Come along to our FREE Xmas Gift Making Event! There will be a number of stalls available, simply pick an activity and learn a new upcycling skill.

We will be teaching people how to create beautiful arts and crafts that can be gifted to friends and family members or proudly displayed their homes. The discarded materials such as decking timber, glass jars, paper, wood, cd discs, and more, giving materials a second purpose.

Glen Eden Community House
- Sat 23 November, 9am - 12pm
- Sunday 1 December, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Auckland Central City Library
- Sun 24 November, 10:30am - 12:30pm
- Saturday 7 December, 1pm - 4pm

Activities we are offering are:
- DIY Eco Pamper Packs (1 and 7 December only)
- Woodworking gift activities - The Tower of Hanoi, Bird Houses, Planter Boxes, The Fishing Game, Wooden Robots, and The Gravity Game
- Journal Making (23 and 24 November only)
- Sewing Station for stuffed toys, bags and other craft designs
- Zentangling jewellery, Xmas tree decor/ornaments, and cup coasters

*** Registrations are a must because each activity requires different parts and supplies ***
Email mel@therecreators.co.nz to register, let us know which gift-making activity (each person attending) will be interested in making (e.g. 2 bird houses and 1 xmas tree decor/ornaments)

For children, we recommend picking one activity and have them focus on making it nice and beautiful. For adults, you can pick two activities (or if you're a parent just come along and help your kids with their gift making!)

Find out more on Facebook
The Re-Creators Website

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