Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Essential Oils at Pop Shop America Craft Workshops

Mother’s Day is May 10th! Show the mom’s in your life how special they are by giving them the gift of handmade. Here is our top picks of handmade items that you can purchase online now. Have a mom that’s far away? Don’t worry. We can gift wrap for free and ship straight to your […]

Free Pop Shop Craft Workshops at a Library Near You

Announcing Pop Shop’s 2015 Summer of Free Kids Craft Workshops! For the second year, we get to spend the summer crafting with kids at a local library near you. We teach lots of different activities from the beautiful to whimsical, and mature to fun and silly activities. Attendance and all materials are completely free courtesy […]

Liquid AC: Cooling Peppermint Mister Spray DIY

liquid ac easy peppermint mist diy pop shop america

Here’s a 5 minute summer recipe that’s perfect for staying cool. It’s a DIY misting spray that’s a lot like those Evian misters that you run into at Whole Foods or Sephora. It’s great for camping trips, festivals, or lounging poolside because it cools and hydrates the skin. And it’s just so simple to make […]

Top 5 Classic Video Games that You’ve Never Played

Fatal Frame Playstation 2 Video Game Best Vintage Video Games Pop Shop America Art Blog

We asked Chris Unclebach from Insomnia Video Culture Shop his favorite unheard of, obscure, and undervalued classic video games. Insomnia, is a video game shop in the Houston Heights that hosts gaming tournaments and art shows in it’s retail boutique where you can find collectable toys, gamer magazines, and cutesy kawaii, video game art, and […]

The End: Vintage Shopping Oasis in the Heart of Joshua Tree

The End Vintage Shopping Joshua Tree Vintage Clothing

Located just about 27 miles north(ish) of the desert oasis of Palm Springs, lies the quaint little town of Yucca Valley- a gateway to Joshua Tree National Park. Yucca Valley is home to the famed Pioneer Town, as well as numerous little coffee shops and antique and vintage shops; one in particular being- The End. The […]

A Picture Tour of Ladybird Market – Austin Texas

It was a beautiful day last Saturday Cherrywood Coffeehouse. The Mister and I took the morning to go visit the newest Market on the east side of town called Ladybird Market hosted by Anne Marie Beard. We love Cherrywood Coffeehouse… it’s one of our favorite spots to eat and were really excited to get to […]

How to DIY Your Own Bath Bombs

How to Make Easy Bath Bombs Scented Bath Fizzies

Spring is finally here! It’s time to get all that dreadful Spring cleaning out of the way. That being said, this super easy and fun DIY will be perfect to do once the deed is done. What better way to dive into Spring, than dive into your bathtub with a refreshing, handmade bath bomb? Not only […]

And the Winners Are … (The Best Makers in Texas)

Best Painter: Nicky Davis Nicky Davis scored over 50% of the vote. Nicky Davis creates murals, artwork, wearables, and toys that contain a seamless aesthetic of night-time camping, bears, and a little mystery. Nicky says about his work, “People ask me what my inspiration is behind my paintings and that’s always been the hardest thing […]

Announcing Pop Shop Craft Workshops at TXRX Labs Houston

Candle DIY at TX/RX Labs

CLICK BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE: February 5th Marbled Coffee Mugs + Kitchen Towels $38 In this craft workshop, everyone will get to make a set of coffee mugs and a set of kitchen towels using marbling swirl techniques. It’s like a very prim and proper or modern tie dye effect! We’ll use lots of […]

Grandma’s Gluten Free Crepe Recipe

Ingredients for a savory gluten free crepe

As someone who eats gluten-free, I’m always searching for good recipes to try out. Throughout the past few years, I’ve found some really amazing recipes for the likes of bread, cupcakes, brownies, and much more. But, the one thing that I’ve missed the most are crepes. I’ve found a million recipes for gluten-free crepes, but they still […]

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

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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 […]

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