11 Tips for Crafting with Cats

Cats are loveable furry companions, with a penchant for wanting your attention at the most inopportune moment.  Getting crafty with feline friends in your abode can be challenging.  I should know, I’m living with three professional craft interrupters, Toby, Tyler and Lola.  Here are some tips for working on crafts with cats around. 1. Set LimitsContinue reading “11 Tips for Crafting with Cats”

Easy Flower Pressing

The abundance of great natural craft materials is one of the top reasons that summer is the best time for crafting.  Flowers are a prime example of a seasonal item you can find foraging through the woods, or your back yard.  Make these blooms last forever with this simple flower pressing tutorial. Pressed flowers canContinue reading “Easy Flower Pressing”

8 Reasons why Summer is the Best Time for Crafting

Summer time, and the livin is easy.  What better time than now to get creative?  Here are eight reasons why you need to make the most of your summer crafting time. 1. Foraging Summer time weather is perfect for taking a stroll through the woods or garden, where you will come across materials that you can utilizeContinue reading “8 Reasons why Summer is the Best Time for Crafting”

Mini Galaxy Magnets DIY

A couple months back Pop Craft held an Astronomy Craft Night featuring guest speaker Diane Turnshek.  Diane did some cool demonstrations showing us the different colors created by various gasses, so we were well informed as we painted our galaxies onto hand bound journals.  Since then, Diane has spoken at TEDxPittsburgh on Light Pollution, oneContinue reading “Mini Galaxy Magnets DIY”

Make a Mini Vivarium Path

Take a simple item like bits of slate pieces, reclaimed from a past life where they served as a weather repellent roof on a home in Western Pennsylvania. Although they are smaller, and retired from their original post, they’ve taken on new life in the most lively of all places, a Vivarium. Pop Craft Exchange, myContinue reading “Make a Mini Vivarium Path”

10 DIY Bunting Tips

Bunting. In two months I’ve made more bunting than I have in my entire existence. Bunting is the super popular, so classic it’s trendy, go to party decoration. When you see these tiny flags strung in a row, you know you’re at a great party. I’ve made bunting for my husband Chris’s pirate themed birthdayContinue reading “10 DIY Bunting Tips”

DIY Woven Paper Bookmark

A cute bookmark can be like a best friend, sticking with you through some of your favorite reads.  These mini paper weaving bookmarks are unique and easy to make. At Pop Craft I like to give workshop goers a small giveaway to show them my appreciation for their business.  Inspired by the paper weaving project we made forContinue reading “DIY Woven Paper Bookmark”

The Etsy Craft Party!

On Saturday June 6th, creative cool kids of Pittsburgh came together to celebrate the Global Etsy Craft Party.  The Etsy Craft Party is a celebration of meeting and making that brings together Etsy fans and sellers to create a craft at the same time as others just like them in craft parties held around the world.Continue reading “The Etsy Craft Party!”

What Happens When Science and Art Collide

Astronomy Craft Night It started with Diane.  She was in the midst of turning out the lights in Pittsburgh.  The purpose was to make more people aware of the beauty hanging above us nightly.  Seldom seen through the glow of the city, a sea of stars, nebulae and galaxies await our gaze.  Her quest, to spread knowledge about lightContinue reading “What Happens When Science and Art Collide”

How to achieve Mythological Beauty

Inspired by a fun party theme that a lovely group of ladies told me about, a crown of golden leaves is fitting for anyone wanting to add a touch of mythological royalty to their day. This Goddess crown and accompanying Athenian barrettes were festive giveaways for a bachelorette party Pop Craft hosted. Goddess Crown ThisContinue reading “How to achieve Mythological Beauty”