Bottle Cap Magnets

I’ve had bottle cap magnets on my list for some time now as a cute project to make.  It just so happens that in April I’m hosting two Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week workshops where we are making wall mounted bottle openers, and these magnets make a perfect beer-themed giveaway for the Pop Crafters who attend.Continue reading “Bottle Cap Magnets”

9 Useful Crafting Cheat Sheets

Craft with confidence with these handy cheat sheets!  See these nine tips and many more on our Crafting Cheat Sheets board on Pinterest. 1. Watercolor Resist Techniques Watercolor is on-trend and this chart shows you many different options to get the effect of white space with a wash of watercolor dreaminess all around.  Read more here.  Continue reading “9 Useful Crafting Cheat Sheets”

Simple Chic Leather Keychains

Sometimes the simplest designs look the chicest, and these leather key chains are no exception. By combining a few quality materials, you can create a stylish key chain that will last for a long time. I am a huge fan of working with leather. Even though my crafting with leather is usually on a small scaleContinue reading “Simple Chic Leather Keychains”

How to make a Resolution Journal

Happy New Year to you!  Now is when we start thinking about what we want to improve upon and accomplish in the coming year.  A lot of my resolutions are about getting into better habits.  Whether it is eating better, getting more exercise, or learning something new, these things require regular attention.  Instead of just writingContinue reading “How to make a Resolution Journal”

Modern Painted Pillow DIY

Pillows are a quick and fun way to update a room.  Here you will learn how to paint a pillow case with a sleek silver geometric pattern.  It takes only a few supplies to complete this DIY.  The result is clean and modern enough to kick up your decor.  Just follow these easy steps toContinue reading “Modern Painted Pillow DIY”

Luxe Hair Ties for Less

If you have long hair, by now you have probably discovered the Rolls Royce of hair ties – the no-kink hair tie.  Yep, the one that is made of wide elastic. The one that is kind to your locks, looks cool on your wrist, and is unreasonably expensive. But, it is super easy (and inexpensive) to makeContinue reading “Luxe Hair Ties for Less”

Origami LEDs at the Maker Faire Pittsburgh

Over October 10th and 11th, Pittsburgh’s finest makers descended upon Nova Place for the first full scale Maker Faire Pittsburgh. This was region’s largest showcase of making, building and creating, and was composed of over 200 makers. Pop Craft is proud to have been among them, and to have helped Maker Faire attendees to make 86Continue reading “Origami LEDs at the Maker Faire Pittsburgh”

Best Drink Pairings for Making Art

Whether you’ve taken a Pop Craft workshop with us at a bar, or are just enhancing your at home crafting experience, the right beverage can be key to getting you through a project. After painstaking experimentation, I am proud to share my thorough research with you. Here are some of the best drink pairings forContinue reading “Best Drink Pairings for Making Art”

Wood Photo Pendants Tutorial

Creating these wooden photo pendants uses a simple image transfer technique.  By using packing tape and magazine photos, you can add photos to nearly any surface.  Here these pendants are made of light weight balsa wood, but consider using other light colored woods, tiles, or transparent surfaces. What you’ll need: Magazine photos Clear packing tapeContinue reading “Wood Photo Pendants Tutorial”