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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holiday Workshops!!!!

These  next few weekends are very busy with a lot of DIY holiday workshops. Some are team taught and others I am doing solo. All are going to be fun and "green" I hope some of you can check them out and make some cool stuff with me.

Fabmo: Eco wrap class  We are going to use the wallpaper and fabric samples and
                                                                   more to create bows, and wrap presents the Eco way.
                            December 8,2012            Register for the class online.
                                                                   I am team teaching this with friend Dorothy Yuki.                           The class is in Mountain View from 9-12:00 pm.

Later on Saturday!!!!

 SCRAP Party:   at the Arc Studio and Gallery
                                                     December 8, 2012
                                                     1:00-3:00 pm
                  Make and Take:  Gift tags, ornament and bows
Using found, repurposed and recycled materials: calendars, file folders, buttons, bottle caps, twine, card board and junk mail....I am volunteering at this event with fellow artists Dorothy Yuki, Megumi Inouye, Aiko Cuneo and Leslie Flores.

Here is the before picture of the supplies.

Here are the samples for the workshop. I used cereal boxes and card board for the base tag. And then used found
objects I found around my studio... .

Sunday Workshop!
December 9, 2012

This one is at Ruth's Table in the San Francisco Mission District.
Join us for DIY Holliday Crafts!
Register for the workshop at

Use wall paper, discarded books and more to wrap your gifts or make some tiny Xmas trees... Hanukkah stuff ... 

                              December 15, 2012
                              1:00-4:00 pm
                              Register at

This is team taught by me and my friend Megumi Inouye It is out third annual gift wrap workshop at SCRAP!  We have all of the warehouse of SCRAP to use for materials. How great is that?

This bow was made out of a discarded book.

The last workshop of the season is in Mill Valley, CA. at the O'hanlon Center for the Arts.   This is called "NOT YOUR ORDINARY WREATH"
Register online for this class also.

December 16, 2012
10:00-12:30 pm

We will use ordinary materials to make up to three wreaths... coffee filter, paper towel tubes and a discarded books and repurpose them into wreaths.  Give these object a new life! Use the wreaths all year round.


  1. Hi Monica! These are great. I have a couple of questions: how did you do the one in the middle with the red string? And do you have a template for the shape of the tags - the ones with the curved corners etc. Thank you! xx

  2. Simone, Did I answer this question? I just cut a piece of rag board and then took red twine and wrapped it randomly around the board and tied a knot at the end. I have die cutters and punches to cut my tags. I have to cut too many of them to cut by hand! though you could.

  3. Wow! Very nice idea to use book sheets. I know where to use my printed Rephraser review pieces. I've gathered them too much in my house.