Upcycling Craft Parties!

Turn your trash into holiday treasures!

Our special days are coming soon!

Looking for ways to reuse things you've got sitting around the house? Wine bottles, puzzles, tshirts, etc. then join us for a 4-part series of exciting upcycling craft parties held in downtown DeKalb.


A $10 donation for each session will support the Green Lens Environmental Film Festival. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from our host restaurants. Green-themed drink specials will also be available.


To RSVP, please email niugreenlens@gmail.com with which days you plan to attend.


For more information about the Green Lens Environmental Film Festival, please visit our website at www.niu.edu/greenlens


Hope to see you there!

Boxes to Brooches

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 5-6:30pm

226 East Lincoln Highway

DeKalb, IL

We will show you how to turn all that cardboard around your house into wearable art. Boring old boxes will become broaches, barrettes, bracelets, and more!


We encourage you to bring in bottle caps, all other materials will be provided.


Keeping the T in Christmas

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 5-6:30pm

226 East Lincoln Highway

DeKalb, IL

Those faded T-shirts taking up space in your family’s drawers can be turned into yarn, scarves, blankets, and even new outfits. We will lead you in T-shirt revitalization.


Bring your old T-shirts!


Ornamentation Celebration

Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 5-6:30pm

226 East Lincoln Highway

DeKalb, IL

Melissa will show you how to make new ornaments out of old books, puzzles, photos and how to give new life to your used holiday trimmings.


Bring any old T-shirts, puzzles, and books you have laying around the house!


We hope to see you there!

Don't forget to RSVP by emailing niugreenlens@gmail.com!