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DINNER DIY Tuesdays beginning Oct 4

HeART Gallery, located in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, downtown Toledo will open a new MakerSpace in October 2022. The project is part of a microgrant sponsored the Lutheran Northwestern Ohio Synod whose goal is to foster community relationships

and projects that reach both within and beyond the church building.

The MakerSpace is a fusion of ideas and possibilities in an easily accessible location with pod spaces devoted to crafting supplies, lego building, power tools, quality art supplies and a food bar customized to each event. The vibe is fresh and perfect for specific themed events, classes, bachelorette, birthday or work parties, date night or family activity time.

Dinner DIY events begin October 4. DIY hopefuls can drop by anytime between 4-7pm for a casual soup/salad dinner while making a trendy home decor project. Grab a “Screwdriver” or “Moscow Tool” from the Food Bar or learn to use the real deal: routers, drills, and miter saws. Detailed instructions and supplies are provided at well-lit workspaces with an instructor on hand to answer questions or assist with tools. Space is also available for local residents who have their own supplies, but lack the 8’ tables, tools or room required to complete a project.

The pilot program opened this summer with Let’s Build, sponsored by Lutheran Service Learning camps and led by Mike Horvath and volunteers. Two hundred beds were built with youth groups visiting the Toledo area on service/mission trips. Mattresses and bedding were also collected and delivered to eligible students ages 3-17 who had no bed. In September STEAM University, under the direction of Kim Robinson, began a lego-inspired project with a Wizard of Oz theme. The final project, including legos with lights and robotics, will be revealed Thursday, Oct 20 at a noon Lunch & Learn event, and also at a Sing-A-Long Wizard of Oz event Sunday, Oct 23 at 4pm in partnership with Nye Dance Productions.

The vision for MakerSpace is to engage with the local community by providing a space for learning, sharing and doing with those of many ages and abilities. If you would like to participate as an instructor contact

TUESDAY DINNER DIY drop in anytime btw 4-7pm

$20pp includes homemade soup, breads, drinks and craft supplies

Reservations in advance are appreciated to

October 4 & 11. Wooden Tags

Cut to any size, these farm-house inspired wooden pieces can

be used in many ways: door decoration, tablescapes, wreath, mantel, baskets. At the time of registration, please indicate if you are making a fall or Christmas themed tag and the preferred size, depending on use. So many possibilities! Time to complete: 90 minutes

Tools: miter saw, orbital sander, paint, stencils

October 4 & 11 Bleached Pine Cone Door Swag

A simple way to dress up your home from fall through winter, is to give pine cones an easy make over! After the bleaching process, paint, “snow”, glitter can be added. Attach ribbon for natural ornaments, or display in a wooden dough bowl filled with fall scents. Ribbon and pine will be available to make a fresh door swag or table topper. Time to complete: 60 minutes

Tools: paint, crafting supplies

October 18 & 25 Decoupage Pumpkins

Fabric, napkins, tissue, book pages, sheet music! Who wants the mess of carving a pumpkin when it can be styled exactly to your decorating taste? At the time of registration, we’ll discuss your design preferences for a

trendy addition to your holiday decor.

Time to complete: 90 minutes

Tools: paint, glue, faux pumpkins

November 1, 8, 15, 22. Building A Christmas Village Base

Styrofoam, wood, plaster of Paris, paint and many other re-purposed materials are used to create a base and background

for a Christmas village or Nativity set. A wide variety of tools and patterns are available to customize to your home.

space. Time to complete: 2- 3 90 minute sessions depending on details

Tools: miter saw, drill, orbital sander, styrofoam heat knife, wood & clay carving tools

Contact with your specific measurements three days prior


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