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DIY Downtown

February 23, 2019

Downtown businesses are excited to help you Do It Yourself! There will be classes and workshops to help you paint, build, create, craft, cook, and most importantly, have fun!

Check out the list below to decide which DIY activities you’d like to do.
The list is updated frequently, so check back often.

Enjoy FREE parking on Main Street on Saturday!

Cooks’ Emporium - 309 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
Create a dry rub perfect for vegetables, chicken & beef. Measure out your own sample to take home. Kid Friendly.

When: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost: $2 per 1oz

Dashing Boutique - 218 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
Make your own earrings or youth bracelet

When: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: $5

Duck Worth Wearing - 232 Main STreet

Activity: Make & Take
Melissa & Doug Education Toys Do It Yourself Projects

When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: Free

Everts Flower Home Gifts - 329 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
DIY Succulent Bar- The Bar is open for you to build your own succulent garden. Bring in a container or purchase one of ours and let the fun begin! We have a great selection of artificial or live plants for you to choose from.

When: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: Varies depending on containers and plant selections.

Little Woods: Herbs & Teas - 136 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
Botanical Bath Salts - make your own soothing herbal tea bath salt blend

When: All Day - 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Cost: $5.00

The Loft - 233 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
Decorate your own metal water bottle!

When: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free

London Underground - 212 Main Street

Activity: Tasting
DIY Whiskey Flights! Choose three 1 oz. pours of over 70 varieties of Bourbon, Irish, Japanese, Scotch, and Rye Whiskey's.

When: 2:00 pm - 2:00 am

Cost: Varies

Morning Bell Coffee Roasters - 111 Main Street

Activity: Tasting
DIY Coffee Flights!

When: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: $7

Octagon Center for the Arts - 427 Douglas

Activity: Make & Take
DIY Clay Day at the Octagon Gallery Shop! Experiment with different pottery techniques and create a sculpture, a pinch pot, or even jewelry.

When: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost: $5 suggested donation

PhotoSynthesis - 317 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
Custom DIY Photo Mobile

When: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm (Allow 45 minutes minimum)

Cost: $5

Quilting Connection - 238 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
DIY Drink Tumbler! Pick your color of tumbler and your fun design of vinyl to add to it. Choose a tall tumbler with straw or a stemless wine glass tumbler.

When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: $12 (includes tumbler and pre-cut vinyl)

Random Goods - 330 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
Make your own 1920s Flapper Headband. Take a simple stretch sequin headband and embellish it with jewelry, tulle, fringe and feathers. .

When: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cost: $5

threadit - 328 Main Street, Suite 130

Activity: Demonstration
DIY sew your button on! Bring in that garment with a button that has fallen off, and we will teach you how to sew it back on!

When: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Cost: Free

Worldly Goods - 223 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
Practice henna designs on paper board hands.

When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: Henna available for purchase: $3/tube

We are looking for volunteers to help with DIY Downtown. Want to help a business host a workshop, hand out posters throughout Ames, or cover meters with free parking bags?
Sign up to volunteer today!

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Fill out this form to be listed in our DIY Downtown directory.