Friday, November 22, 2013

FREE Microsoft Store Workshops: DIY Holiday Crafts and Cards

2013-11-19 10.03.48Who would have thought to use PowerPoint to create a Christmas card?!

Did you know that the Microsoft Store in City Creek Center has FREE workshops that you can attend?! Not only that, but you can schedule your own workshop and invite your friends for free as well!

This last week I attended a DIY Holiday Crafts and Cards workshop. The team at Microsoft taught us how to make our own holiday cards and wrapping paper. We were able to bring a flash drive with pictures on it to create our cards and wrapping paper, and then save our creations on our flash drive to take home with us and print.

I would have never thought to use PowerPoint to create a holiday card, but it was so easy and simple! They also showed us a free program called Fresh Paint to create our own customized wrapping paper. They also introduced us to creating a bracelet with a 3D printer.

You can find the step by step guide to creating these projects online:

For gift ideas, check out the Microsoft Gift Guides:

There are hundreds of options when booking or attending a Microsoft Workshop and using their in-store theater, including, but not limited to:

  • Birthday Parties and Kids Camps
    • Digital Movie Making
    • Create your own video games
    • Storyteller Studio
    • Xbox parties
  • Moms’ Night Out
    • DIY cards
    • DIY crafts using Microsoft programs
  • Educational workshops
  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Merit Badges
    • The Microsoft Store has worked with many boy and girl scout groups to complete the requirements for technology merit badges.
  • Business Needs:
    • Non-profit board meetings
    • Small business events

Features of the theater:

  • 103” multi-touch screen
  • Presenter podium
  • seating for 45+
  • Camera projection
  • Microphone system
  • Larger after hours events
  • Kinect for Xbox 360
  • Catering available

To book a workshop or use of the Microsoft Store theater at City Creek Center, email, or call (801) 869-9770.

Giving Tuesday:

On  #GivingTuesday, December 3,  Microsoft will provide a 1:1 matching donation for all gifts on to organizations that provide education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for young people. Microsoft will also help Microsoft Store shoppers get into the #GivingTuesday spirit with a free $25 gift card to the with purchase.

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