Category Archives: Art

Here are blog posts about art and design at Pop Shop America. We’re a festival of DIY and handmade that has a show and tell blog about the arts, DIYs that you can do at home, and how you can be a successful designer too.

2017 Pop Shop America Arts Award Nominations

2017 Arts Awards Nominations by Pop Shop America

It’s Pop Shop America’s annual Maker Awards back for it’s 4th year of honoring the most talented, unique, and interesting handmade makers of fine products, vintage collectors, and visual artists. You can nominate any maker – they do not have to be from Houston and heck – they do not have to be from Texas. […]

5 New Makers You Don’t Want to Miss at Pop Shop Galveston

christine ryan gemstone jewelry

RSVP TO POP SHOP GALVESTON HEREWe can’t believe that the weather is looking clear for the first Pop Shop Galveston in the heart of The Strand District! Join us April 29th 10am – 6pm at 2200 Market St. Galveston TX 77550. Everything you find at Pop Shop America is handmade, fair trade, or true vintage […]

Which is Better: Shrinky Dink Paper or Grafix Shrink Film?

which is better shrinky dink paper or grafix shrink film

Shrinky Dink Paper has been receiving a lot of criticism lately. In 2014, the company was bought by Alex Brands, the toy company behind Backyard Safari, Slinky, and Scientific Explorer. With that came a bad batch of printable shrinky dink paper. Perhaps it was a batch or perhaps the new production of printable shrinky dink paper […]

Flower Girl Charm: Handmade Dresses by Monbebe Lagos

flower girl dresses by monbebe lagos

I’ve never seen anything more darling than the flower girl dresses by Monbebe Lagos! Florence Adeboye handcrafts gorgeous childrens dresses for parties, weddings, and other special occasions. Her Etsy shop is full of sweet, refined handmade dresses perfect for any little princess. I got to talk to Florence about her shop, being a maker, and all about […]

Male Celebrities Who Love to Craft

Written by Aliana Caithlyn, Blogger Photo: Still from Mouth & Foot Painting Artists When it comes to Hollywood A-Listers, the photos or news that we often see are about award shows, their latest projects, workout regimens and anything to do with their luxurious lifestyle. We tend to forget that they have hobbies and habits, just […]

#ShopSmall Christmas Gift Guide

A #ShopSmall Christmas Gift Guide to Support Small Businesses During The Season Of Giving

I’m a huge supporter of small independent businesses all year round, but I believe if there’s one time you are supposed to take them in consideration, that is the season of giving. I’m hoping you all are planning to include some handmade items from your favourite local shops in your Christmas list this year, but […]

Metal, Wood, Resin: See the Artfully Made Furniture of Mettle


Metal, Wood, and Resin meet Mettle by FMW FabLab and the handcrafted design oriented gorgeous pieces of furniture. We’ve been collaborating with Ford and Hillary Waters, the creators of FMW Fab Lab for years. You’ve probably seen their creations at Pop Shop and not realized it. They’ve build mountains that sat behind our dj’s at […]

Meet Artist Claire Ashley


Introducing Claire Ashley: She loves to explore and question the meaning behind our chosen mediums. Her works are constantly evolving, but here is a peak at an ensemble that is fun, playful and full of life–and helium! Art, imitating life, imitating art… Sculptures, imitating paintings, imitating sculptures… Meet Claire Ashley…   Please tell us a […]