Crafternoons: Every Tuesday at the Makery

CrafternoonsJoin us every Tuesday during summer for an afternoon of drawing, storytelling, assemblage, painting, collage, craft + more! Small classes with an age range that allow siblings to attend together create a diverse and engaging art experience for kids 5-10 yrs.  Bring a snack and a bottle of water, and we’ll take care of the rest!

1:00pm-3:00pm | Tuesdays | July 2nd – Sept 3rd | Children 5-8 yrs

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us at 714.356.1951

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Bats Day “Black Market” 2013


This was one of my first “Bats Day” events, but one of the A.L.K.C. coordinators had been here before.

Wow! The talent, variety, cosplay, costumes and more just made it such a unique experience. I found myself talking to so many wonderful vendors, and also buying goodies. I didn’t have time to speak with every single vendor, but some that I met were:

Mary J. Hoffman of Booger Vampire
Etsy Shop



Natalie Ewert of Dream Trappings
Art on Etsy


Kit Cameo of
Kit Cameo
Glass Site

But there were so many other great artists too!!!!

Check out the “Bats Day” official website to see their other events. One is around the holidays.

Upcycled Window Shutter Wall Organizer





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What you will need:

Wooden Shutter

Metal Address Numbers/Letters

Cabinet Hinges

Metal Findings and Embellishments

Industrial Strength Glue (E-6000)

Rubber Stamps

Ink Pads

Distress Pads, Nails




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Step 1:

Distress the Wooden Shutter Edges using your ink pads and distress pads. If you chose a Dark Wooden Shutter, you can use sand paper to sand down the edges lightly to distress and leave wood exposed, or you can color distessed wood with colored ink pad. Or, if you don’t want to sand, you can use silvers, golds, and other metalic colors.

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Step 2:

Stamp any images you like around the shutter.

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Step 3:

Place all of your metal pieces and address letters/numbers around and once you like where they are, glue them down.

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Step 4:

Now take the cabinet hinges, and place them on the top back side of the shutter with the hinge side up. You do not want the hinge touching the wall when you hang it or it will make the shutter stick off of the wall. You want the flat side flush with the wall.

Use a ruler and pencil to mark where you want your 2 or more cabinet hinges to be.

Use small nails and a hammer to connect the cabinet hinges to the shutter.

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Now hang where ever you like:)


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