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.

Christmas Wallpaper Free Download

Christmas Wallpaper Free Download Miel Café Design 2017

On this first day of Advent, who’s officially excited for Christmas season? This time of the year is just my favourite, and so I couldn’t resist the idea of putting together another of my seasonal hand-illustrated free wallpapers. This time it’s not dedicated to a season just in general, but I wanted to create one […]

Thorn & Moon: The Coven And The Apothecary

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I know just what you’re into… It’s this. Thorn & Moon will be hosting a monthly market all their own to bring you occult adornments and handmade mystic faire. Shop their magical goods online anytime on their Etsy here. Introducing: Thorn & Moon Apothecary… Thorn and Moon began as three friends – Jessica, Dana, and Beth […]

Top 5 Makers You Need to Shop at Pop Shop San Antonio

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RSVP to Pop Shop San Antonio Are you as ready for Pop Shop San Antonio as I am? It’s so exciting to be in a new city and get to be around so many amazing makers. It’s great to be in a new city and meet so many amazing people! Pop Shop San Antonio takes […]

Sneak Peak at Boerne Handmade Market

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Want a sneak peak of what’s in store for Boerne Handmade Market? This gorgeous pop up in the Texas Hill Country is taking place this weekend. Here are the details: Boerne Handmade Market November 4th 9am – 4pm at The Cana Ballroom Boerne, TX 78006 GET TICKETS HERE And here’s a sneak peak at Boerne […]

What You Should and Shouldn’t Buy on AliExpress

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Alibaba and Aliexpress are like a great big mystery for a lot of US Shoppers. And it’s no wonder. It has a bit of a weird reputation. Just watch this weirdness summed up so well by John Oliver. And it can be a little confusing to navigate. It’s as busy as Amazon but has “shops” […]

4 More European Etsy Shops You Should Know About

4 More European Etsy Shops You Should Know About

This and other blogs may contain affiliate links.  Not long ago I wrote about some of my favourite European Etsy shops, but the truth is there are so many more small businesses and creatives worth to support. I love discovering new handmade items on Etsy, and I love ordering from other creatives – that’s for […]

Take a Picture Tour of Firefly Handmade Market Boulder CO

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Firefly Handmade is a totally unique series of events in Boulder Colorado. Their markets are 4 times a year and take place both indoors in the winter months and outdoors in the summer months. One of my favorite components of the festival is that it’s ENTIRELY handmade. No vintage. No fair trade! So cool. I […]

Fall Wallpaper Free Download

Fall Wallpaper Free Download Miel Café Design 2017

Hey there! Anyone else believes time is flying by a bit too quickly this year? It seems like yesterday that I started this seasonal series with my first Spring wallpaper… and tomorrow will be Fall already! I’m excited though, I love everything about Fall… I find orange leaves everywhere so very poetic, I love cosy […]

Shop these To Die For Handmade Halloween Costumes

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This and other blog posts at Pop Shop America may contain affiliate links. You know my least favorite thing about Halloween? It’s those stale, cheap looking Halloween costumes. You know the ones that come from the Halloween supply store. They never fit right, there aren’t enough varieties, and the materials look cheap! They are no […]

Shop Handmade & Raise Money for Hurricane Harvey Relief

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What Can We Do for Hurricane Evacuees? So Much. I’ve been hearing a lot of talk about feeling “helpless” after Hurricane Harvey. Don’t. People want to help but the needs of shelters and evacuees is changing from minute to minute. So us at Pop Shop America and lots of other handmade businesses are focused on […]

Positive Impact in Style: Meet Tierra de los Artesanos

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Tucked inside the cutest shopping center in Eado is a new shop called Tierra de los Artesanos. It’s full of handcrafted goods that feel traditionally Mexican and fresh and modern too. The first time I stepped inside, I immediately fell in love. The walls were lined with photos of the artists whose goods you can […]

Get Lost in GIFs: Psychedelic Tumblr Art by Pi Slices

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Get Lost in these Gifs! These experiments, pieces of art, trials of visual perception have minimal touches and clever illusions. They are all created by gif artist PI Slices who you can find on Tumblr. If you visit his website, you’ll see countless works of digital art that range from slow paced, to brightly colored, […]

Neo-Bohemian Jewelry: Meet Houston’s Modern Artifacts

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The first time I met Heather Wobbe I came face to face with an Amazon Goddess. She is well dressed, friendly, and fun. And she also happens to be the tallest woman I’ve ever seen in real life! She is absolutely mesmerizing.  Her handcrafted jewelry line, Modern Artifacts, is mesmerizing too. Her jewelry is elegant, […]