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”

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”

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”

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”

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 Valentines Day Card with a Library Book Card

This loveable literary inspired Valentine’s day card is perfect for any bibliophile.  I whipped this up today, it was simple to make and it has just enough flare with out overdoing it for my hubby.  Try to DIY this Valentine yourself! Lucky in Love On a trip to the Center for Creative Reuse, I came across aContinue reading “DIY Valentines Day Card with a Library Book Card”

Cute Coin Envelopes

Normal envelopes, meh.  Shrink them to a fraction of their size, hello tiny baby envelope! These little coin envelopes are made with simple stuff, and you can get the same result with just paper, scissors and a glue stick. I’ve had DIY kits on my list of “things to make” for quite awhile, specifically DIYContinue reading “Cute Coin Envelopes”

Feather Ornaments from DIY Air Dry Clay

Making Christmas ornaments is a fun endeavor for anyone in the holiday spirit.  After all, there’s always room for one more ornament on the tree, right?  I proved this point when decorating our tree this year.  It is my and my husband’s first Christmas as newlyweds under one roof, which means combining our Christmas ornamentsContinue reading “Feather Ornaments from DIY Air Dry Clay”

Tree Season

These little trees are all grown up and ready for the holidays.  These are the cuties I started in my Power tools = awesome post, and they have layers of character, literally.  We’re talking primer, gel medium, photo, mod podge, and lacquer. I used vintage Christmas photos for the images on the faces of theContinue reading “Tree Season”