How to throw a Galentine’s Day Party

“What’s Galentine’s Day? It’s only the best day of the year” – Leslie Knope If you’re a Parks and Rec fan, Galentine’s Day needs no explanation. Even if you’re not familiar with the show, everyone this is a fabulous holiday that every woman and her best friend can relate to. Galentine’s Day is the holidayContinue reading “How to throw a Galentine’s Day Party”

How to Really Organize Your Craft Room

So you want to organize your craft room, once and for all. This is the only process you need to get it done, the right way. Organizing my craft supplies seemed impossible. After a few failed attempts, I took a new approach which I’m outlining below. It FINALLY got me organized. Here I’m sharing my process,Continue reading “How to Really Organize Your Craft Room”

Starting a Bullet Journal

A Bullet Journal is a versatile tool that is part planner, part goal tracker, part habit developer.  It’s a way to keep track of everything important to you in a creative way, but is also simple in it’s structure so that regular updates are manageable. I was interested in Bullet Journals (or BuJo if you’reContinue reading “Starting a Bullet Journal”

Crafting at the Maker Faire Pittsburgh

Pop Craft participated for the second year at the Maker Faire Pittsburgh this past October 15 – 16.  The Maker Faire is “the world’s greatest show and tell,” bringing together makers who tinker in robotics, gaming, crafts, and just about anything in between. Pop Craft is all about helping people ignite their maker spirit, andContinue reading “Crafting at the Maker Faire Pittsburgh”

Pop Craft Places in Invest in Her

A really exciting thing happened for Pop Craft on October 13. I won third place at the Invest In Her pitch competition held at Alloy 26! The pitch competition was organized by the Invest In Her team, a group of strong women who created the program as part of the Pittsburgh Coro Women in Leadership program. TheyContinue reading “Pop Craft Places in Invest in Her”

Personalization Gone Weird

I am huge fan of personalization.  It makes ordinary items special and giftable.  The personalization trend is going strong.  Perhaps too strong.  Here are some examples of when personalization went awry. Face Pillows Kinda scary, definitely weird.   Ammo box Ammunition not included.   Plunger “I want a plunger,” said no one ever.   Face PaddleContinue reading “Personalization Gone Weird”

Kick-start Your Creativity

Your creativity is like a muscle, you must exercise it to keep it strong and able. Maybe it’s been a while since you let your self doodle, or maybe you painted a mural last weekend. Whatever the case, the more you create, the stronger your creativity will grow. Methods Illustration Friday There are different resourcesContinue reading “Kick-start Your Creativity”

The Pop Craft Story

Hi! I’m Monica and I’m the lady who dreamed up Pop Craft. I get questions all the time like, “What made you want to start Pop Craft?” or, “Where did you get the idea?” So, I thought I’d dig in a little deeper than what you might read on my about page or in sporadic social media posts. ThereContinue reading “The Pop Craft Story”

7 Places to get Inspired in Pittsburgh

Yes, inspiration is technically everywhere. But, I find some places get the creative juices flowing a bit more than others. These are some of my personal picks that I have found inspiration from in the past, maybe they are worth exploring the next time you’re in search of new ideas, without drowning in the seaContinue reading “7 Places to get Inspired in Pittsburgh”