ACONAV Highlights Native American Fashion from the Southwest

Aconav, Native American designs, Native American fashion, Phoenix

I first met ACONAV designer Loren Aragon at Phoenix Fashion Week’s ‘Shop Garment District’ last year. The event was a teaser of emerging designers, in anticipation of PHXFW’s annual runway shows at Talking Stick Resort, which took place in October 2016. ACONAV was launched in 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona, by Loren and Valentina Aragon. Loren is […]

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 […]

Plant Porn: Sexy Pictures of Succulent Terrariums

succulent terrariums at pop shop america

At Pop Shop America, we make succulent terrariums a lot! We host terrarium parties, teach private terrarium building workshops, and teach it as public workshops too. We have ready made terrariums available anytime at our boutique on 19th St. in the Houston Heights. We’ve blogged about how to create terrariums with cactus and succulents and […]

How to make 2 easy DIY photography backgrounds

How to make two easy DIY photography backgrounds

Whether you’re a blogger, a new photographer or just someone who enjoys curating a pretty Instagram feed, I’m sure you’ve wondered at least once in your life how is it that everyone has the prettiest surfaces for photos all the time! I’m talking of all those beautiful aged wooden tables or floorboards, or again all […]

15 Homemade Marshmallow Recipes that are a Perfect Dream

It’s a fluffy whirl of sugary delight! Marshmallows are so, amazingly, delicious when they are homemade. So we put together 15 Homemade Marshmallow Recipes that are a perfect dream! Marshmallows are a combination of simple ingredients – gelatin & corn syrup that is whipped and fluffed! The best secret is they are much easier to […]

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 […]

How-To Curate Your Bookshelf with DIY Dust Jackets

DIY Dust Jacket

If the title of this post sounded incredibly boring, please bear with me – I swear it’s not! It’s actually incredibly cute and has lead to my bookshelf becoming much more visibly appealing. I decided to DIY dust jackets for my bookshelf and absolutely love the end result! When I moved into my bachelor apartment […]

10 of the Best Uses for Geranium Essential Oil with Recipes

Essential Oils at Pop Shop America Craft Workshops

This is a guest post by Sally Wong of There are many incredible essential oils that you can use for everything from cleaning your home to in your bath or beauty routine. I have many that have become favorites, including geranium essential oil. While not as popular as lavender or tea tree oils, geranium […]

Best Knitting Projects To Start This Winter

Seven of the best knitting projects to start this Winter

During the latest months of 2016 I’ve discovered knitting and if you follow my Instagram profile, you’ll know I’m currently kind of hooked. I have been looking online everywhere for the very best knitting projects to start, and I can now lay claim to a long list of knitting patterns I’ve already tested or that […]