Planetary Bunting DIY for an Outer Space Party

Last weekend we celebrated Chris’s birthday with a Cats In Space themed party. We both love cats (we have three), and I have alway giggled whenever I see the images of cats floating around in space eating pizza. So, it was an easy choice for a party theme. While you can find a bunch ofContinue reading “Planetary Bunting DIY for an Outer Space Party”

Easy DIY Concrete Bowl

Concrete is one of my favorite materials to get creative with. In this post, I’m giving you in-depth instructions on how to make a simple bowl. This is an easy starter project, and the process is transferable to other concrete projects you dream up. What you’ll need: Quickset concrete mix Two matching plastic bowls MixingContinue reading “Easy DIY Concrete Bowl”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”