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”

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”

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”

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”

Crafty Fun Screen Printing Night

Screen Printing Class What a way to kick off Pop Craft with an amazing turn out – from the beautiful prints to the sold out class.  Two nights ago our Screen Printing class was held at the BeerHive in Pittsburgh’s eclectic Strip District.  The venue was absolutely stunning, as we were welcomed as the firstsContinue reading “Crafty Fun Screen Printing Night”

DIY Notepad from Scraps

Happy new year!  The beginning of a new year usually means lists of resolutions, things to accomplish, or projects to complete.  In the spirit of list making, I’ve made a notepad from left over scraps of paper.  It is a super easy process, follow these steps to make a note pad for your new yearsContinue reading “DIY Notepad from Scraps”

Concrete votives in the works

I really love industrial design.  I can’t get enough of the geometric trend.  Combine the two and I’m head over heels.  I’ve been working on these geometric concrete votive holders for a couple weeks now.  They are almost up to snuff but I have one more tweak that I’m hoping perfects the process. To make theseContinue reading “Concrete votives in the works”

Journal making dry run

Handmade journals are in the works in my home studio.  I am planning on having journal making as a craft class at Pop Craft once I’m open.  I was doing prep work for a craft party I’m hosting with a few friends tomorrow.  Paper is cut, covers are trimmed, instructions noted, now I just needContinue reading “Journal making dry run”