Late Night Vintage and Antique Shopping at The PLACE Upstairs

Laura and Mike Owners of The Place Upstairs Oddities Shop Antiques Houston

“Beautifully Bizarre” is the tagline for The PLACE Upstairs- Houston’s latest and greatest late night antique and vintage shopping experience. With a tagline and offbeat shop hours like that, you just have to wonder…’What DO they have up there?’ and ‘Who goes antique shopping at 11:30 at night?!’ The PLACE Upstairs is located well…as it’s […]

The Gemmes Collection – Cookie Jewelry

the gemmes collection houston cookie jewelry wearable cookie necklace pop shop america fashion blog

Doting Mother and Cookie Culinarian are the words that describe the owner of one of Houston’s latest local bakeries. Meet Cristal Ordonez, founder of Heaven on Earth Gourmet Affairs, an exclusive gourmet gifts and treats company that specializes in exquisitely delicious butter pressed cookies and now edible statement necklaces. Ordonez wasn’t always a professional patissier. […]

The Business of Handmade: Part 1 (Reading List)

Reading List for Crafters - Best Books for Crafters

Pop Shop America hosts a series of handmade & vintage pop up events. We have monthlies at Pavement Clothing and 2 big festivals a year in Houston TX. We work with over 400 makers and small businesses and have an annual attendance of somewhere around 15,000 people. The business of being a crafter is something […]

Unconventional Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

Clueless Room Full of Clothes | Clueless Movie Stills

V-Day is approaching quickly! You’ve been so busy running around to find the perfect gift to give your significant other, friends, and family. Finally, the perfect gift and the perfect card are in your possession, but you’ve forgotten one thing: the perfect outfit. Your internal screaming quickly becomes audible, you tear your closet apart, you are […]

A Chat with NYC Paper Towel Milliner- Debra Rapoport

It wasn’t long ago when I first read about Debra Rapoport- a milliner who’s design aesthetic isn’t what you would call “average.” She was [and is still being] featured on Advanced Style for her incredibly unique style in her advanced age. She designs her own hats and accessories out of recycled items such as toilet […]

Rongrong Devoe and the Golden Art of Fashion Illustration

Rongrong Fashion Illustration Fashion Illustrator

This blog may contain affiliate links.  For as long as I can remember, I have always loved to draw. However nowadays, my focus has changed…but I do admire folks who are talented in the art of illustration…in all industries. I recently heard about Rongrong Devoe– a Houston based fashion illustrator- via Pop Shop Houston Festival and of […]

How to Make Heart Earrings – Valentine’s DIY

DIY Heart Earrings by Pop Shop America

Here is an inexpensive DIY that is perfect for all your best girlfriends! These heart earrings can be made with broken hearts or in any color of the rainbow. Here are your supplies: Shrinky Dink in White, Cream, or Frosted Prismacolors or Micron Pens (or both) Small Scissors (Kid’s scissors are perfect) Hole Punch Clear […]

Free Printable Valentines from Pop Shop America

Terrarium Printable Valentine Cards - Pop Shop America DIY Blog

Who said being single on Valentine’s Day is a bad thing? Being one of my favorite holidays, I get to spend the whole entire day appreciating my friends and family with handmade goodies. Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers, it’s for friends, family, sisters, mom, colleagues, and all the people that you get to spend […]

Dear Handmade Life Podcast Debuts Today

Delilah Snell from Dear Handmade Life and the Patchwork Show California Crafts

Delilah Snell and Nicole Stevenson are crafters on a mission. These ladies are the organizers of The Patchwork Show an indie craft fair that takes place in multiple cities across California, and the organizers of Craftcation a business conference for Makers + Bloggers + DIY enthusiasts.  Delilah and Nicole are big picture thinkers. In their […]

Pop Shop Valentine’s Gift Guide

Pop Shop America Online Boutique - Valentine's Gift Guide - Handmade Valentine's Gifts

<<<1. Rainy Day Blues // $5 // by Hazelmade >>> <<<2. Long Terrarium with Cupid’s Arrow Necklace // $36 // by Potions >>> <<<3.  British Blue Kitty Kid’s Dress // $28 // by Laundry Line >>> <<<4. Little Miss Molly Book // $17 // by Melissa M. Williams>>> <<<5. Earring of the Month Club // […]

The Indies: 2015 Maker Awards

Voting is Now Closed! See the 2015 Maker Award Winners HereLoading… Every year, we have a little fun by awarding the makers, artists, and writers, in this fair state for their excellence. After 2 weeks of nominations that were open to the public here’s what the people have chosen. These are the favorite artists and […]

First Legal Garage Race to Take Place Jan 16th-18th Houston

Garage Racing Event Houston TX by Carve Skate Shop Longboard Skateboarding

The very first legal garage race in the US, the 2nd Annual NoBull Bayou Battle, is going down in Houston Texas January 16th – 18th. Hosted by Team No Bull and Carve Skate Shop, this race is bringing in professional skateboarders from across the country like Kyle Wester, Louis Pilloni, Billy (Bones) Meiner, and more. […]

The Indies: 2015 Texas Maker Award Nominations

Click here nominate a maker Every year, we have a little fun by awarding the makers, artists, and writers, in this fair state for their excellence. So here’s the rules. You can’t nominate Pop Shop America for anything since we’re hosting the contest. Vote for yourself or vote for someone else. Yes we can see […]

Now Hiring Bloggers

Poems by Traci Lavois at Pop Shop Houston Festival | Art Festival Contemporary Arts Houston

As of February 3rd 2019, Pop Shop America is now hiring 2 bloggers! We would love for you to join our team. We are looking for fun loving enthusiastic bloggers that are great with photography. Bloggers can live anywhere in the world but must be fluent English speakers. Bloggers must write about diy, recipes, fashion, […]

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 […]

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