Do It Yourself Month at the McAllen Library!


You can search on Pinterest all you want, but sometimes doing something yourself can be difficult, no matter the resources available to you. With August being DIY Month, why not learn all of those fun crafts you’ve been ogling? Conquering the world of DIY should not be boring or uncreative! Lucky for you, the McAllen Public Library is hosting some great DIY projects that will get your creative wheels spinning.

Screen Printing 101

Main Library | Saturday, August 20th from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM

Learn the basics of the fine art of screen-printing! That’s right, learn how t-shirt designs are printed and have the chance to make your own! Bring a light colored t-shirt to have a special design printed on it! One shirt per patron, and keep in mind that there is limited space, so sign up here before it’s too late!

Wire Bracelet with Toggle Clasp

Main Library | Sunday, August 21st from 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM

Tired of generic-looking jewelry? Want to make your own beautiful bracelets? You can create your very own beaded bracelets with crimp tubes and a toggle clasp! No experience needed and supplies are provided. Sign up here.

Pet Tent

Main Library | Wednesday, August 24th from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM

If you love spoiling your pet, then this is the DIY project for you! Build a pet tent that your furry friend will love to cozy up in! All you have to do is bring a medium to large t-shirt and the library will supply the rest! Sign up here.

Duct Tape Accessories

Main Library | Friday, August 26th from 2:30 PM until 4:30 PM

Duct tape is a godsend that can be shaped and made into a wondrous amount of everyday things. Learn and crate some colorful and fun accessories that will have everyone wondering how you did it! Sign up here.

Corona de Flores de Papel

Main Library | Wednesday, August 31st from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM

Learn how to create a decorative wreath made of flowers from paper scrapbooking! It’s a beautiful craft that’s simple to learn and perfect for decorating the house. Sign up here.

Crochet Circle

Palm View Branch Library | Monday, August 22nd and 29th from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM

Winter is coming, so you’ll need your scarfs and beanies. Don’t have either? It’s okay! Learn to crochet or knit one! All ages are welcome and no sign up is necessary.

CD Scratch Art

Palm View Branch Library | Tuesday, August 9th at 3:35 PM

Up-cycle all of your old CDs! Create your own scratch art masterpieces that are sure to look amazing! No sign up necessary.

Girl’s Foamy Purse

Palm View Branch Library | Friday, August 19th at 10:00 AM

This is a perfect mother-daughter DIY project before going back to school! Make matching purses with cute designs that both of you can show off. All ages are welcome and no sign up is necessary.

Mermaid Puppets

Lark Branch Library | Wednesday, August 24th from 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM

Let’s make some puppets! Fun and easy for the entire family, kids and adults will have a blast creating mermaid puppets! All ages are welcome and no sign up is necessary.


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