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Monday, July 4, 2022

Dallas Public Library: DIY Day 2021

There are many reasons why we like to do things ourselves: to experience the fun challenge of something new, to gain the feeling of accomplishment, and even to save money. This year we’ve done all this with these new DIY projects.

For more projects, check out last year’s DIY Day post.

We are offering free soap-making kits. Please sign up here to receive a kit.

Melt and Pour Soap

Looking for a new craft this summer? Watch Ashleigh show you how to create your own melt and pour soap from the comfort of your home. Be sure to sign up for a take-home soap-making kit!

Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are a fun addition to a spa day but they can be expensive. Learn how to make your own bath bombs with ingredients you may already have in your pantry!

Source: Fizz boom bath!: learn how to make your own bath bombs, body scrubs, and more! By Isabel Bercaw

Cake Decorating

Ever wanted to know if you could follow the directions in a book to decorate a cake? Well please enjoy this video of Paige giving it a try. Check out some of our cake decorating books and see how well you can do!

Source: Betty Crocker new cake decorating

Dog Treats

Our furry best friends deserve a good treat. Learn how to make treats for them yourself with these two easy recipes. Don’t forget to add love!

Source: Dinner for Dogs by Henrietta Morrison

Marshmallows

Did you know marshmallows can be made at home? And that they can be as colorful and flavorful as you want? Watch as Elizabeth takes you through the simple process of homemade marshmallow making.

Source: Marshmallow Madness! Dozens of Puffalicious Recipes By Shauna Sever

Stained Glass Jar

Have you gotten into the habit of saving glass jars for a purpose yet unknown? You’re in luck because we found a way for you to justify yourself! Watch this video to see how with a little glue, tissue paper, and creativity you can put together beautiful – and useful – decorations.

Tater Tots

Tater tots are a fun summer snack. Did you know how easy it is to make homemade tater tots? Watch to see how simple it is to make fresh and homemade tater tots! That are sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Source: Adapted from https://damndelicious.net/2015… by Elizabeth Eppes

This press release was produced by Dallas Public Library. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

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