Category Archives: DIY

Learn from Pop Shop America’s easy DIYs, instructables, and how to blog posts. Our DIYs are easy and fun and cover topics like how to make your own earrings, free printables, home, garden, art projects and other handmade awesomeness.

Free Snowflake Holiday Printable

Free Snowflake Printable | Free Printable that Can be Made into Holiday Gift Tags, Wrapping Paper, and Greeting Cards | Homemade Christmas Gifts from the Pop Shop America Blog

Here is a free snowflake holiday printable by the ever talented Khrystah Gorham. It’s a pale blue and dark blue snowscape perfect for winter crafting. It’s versatile so here are a few things that you can do with your printable. Use them as gift tags by printing it out on cardstock. Cut them into small sections […]

DIY these Colorful Geometric Coasters

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Tangram Coasters, Tetris Coasters, Geometric Coasters! These super cute coasters have a ton of different names. They add a little bit of whimsey to your home dining no matter what you call them! Making these geometric coasters only require a couple of simple steps and simple supplies. Let’s show you how. Supplies: Tangram Pieces E6000 […]

How to Make No Carve Ombre Painted Pumpkins

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Looking for a Halloween or fall decoration that’s less messy than scooping piles of innards? Or perhaps you’re like me, and the palette of fall’s oranges and browns just isn’t your style. Well good news- making super hip Ombre Pumpkins is easier than you think! You just need 2 paint colors, 2 brushes, and a […]

Black Friday Festival – Early Info for Makers

Pop Shop Houston Black Friday Festival 2015 Map and Info

We’re so excited to tell you more about Pop Shop Houston Winter Festival! It’s our third year and we have grown so much. This is the first year that the festival moves to being 3 days! We’re also adding more bands, fashion shows, art, and fun stuff to do. So here’s the skinny. Pop Shop […]

Shrinky Dinks Can Be Anything!

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Shrinky Dinks are about the easiest, cutest and most fun thing in the world. You can make them into anything! Here’s a list of our top 5 Shrinky Dink products available on Etsy (US). All of these particular shrinkies have been made into jewelry. Jewelry is a particularly perfect product to make with shrinky dinks […]

Mini Pops Season Starts September 14th!

Jump! Yamin Cepedes, Guerra Studios, Awre at Mini Pops | Mural at Pavement Clothing Montrose | Mural by Skeez181 | Mini Pops is a Monthly Art Market

 Pop Shop Houston and Pavement Clothing are so excited to bring you a new season of Mini Pops pop up market. Mini Pops takes place September 14th from 12 to 6pm at Westheimer & Dunlavy, and every second Sunday through December. There is an array of handmade and vintage goods for sale from preppy and […]

Top Vintage Houston Opens with a Bang

Top Vintage | Vintage Clothing | Wholesalers In Houston TX

A new wholesale warehouse has opening with a pop, bang and fizz in Houston. Top Vintage Houston is the coolest concept in vintage wholesale and is earning a reputation for their great prices and cool selection of goods. Unlike most warehouses of vintage which can be sweaty messes of a million different types of clothing […]

5 Father’s Day Perfect DIY’S

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Are you short on funds but have ample time? Make this year a DIY Father’s Day! It’s the gift that keeps on giving because it’s more about spending quality time with the men in your life than it is about buying something. Homemade gifts are all about the labor of love and the care that […]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Manly Man

Salinas Salsa | Handmade Salsa in Houston TX | Local Food Houston

If your dad is anything like mine, shopping is hard! Dad’s don’t need stuff-they need a good life. Here are some super practical goods for a great handmade life. Marchese Sausage – This local sausage is is totally delicious and affordable. The recipe is from their own family and hasn’t deviated from it’s traditional Sicilian […]

How to Make a Succulent Terrarium – Glass Bowl Terrarium

Terrariums Video Still | Title Screen for How to Make a Succulent Terrarium Instructional Video by Pop Shop America

I love having green all around me, especially when I’m indoors. That’s why I have a succulent terrarium in every single room in my house! Terrariums are indoor gardens that are remarkably easy to care for. They are especially easy when you find the right plants that work for you. I’m a huge fan of […]

What to Plant in Zone 9 this Spring

What to plant in zone 9 in spring - gardening for Houston

The time has come. We’ve had the last of our cold fronts and it’s time to admit that the Houston summer is upon us. So let’s turn lemons into lemonade. Or better yet, let’s plant a lemon tree so that we can have lots of lemons in the future. Here are some of our favorite […]

Spruce Tour Takes on Houston

Spruce Upholstery Completed Room | From the Spruce Upholstery Book | Learn how to Reupholster Furniture from the Pop Shop America Contemporary Art Blog

To celebrate the release of Spruce: A Step by Step Guide to Upholstery, author Amanda Brown and “the Sprucettes” toured the Southern USA.  Starting out in Austin TX, their hometown, the author and team have travelled to Atlanta and New Orleans and made their way to Houston Friday November 22nd 2013. They cruised around in […]

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