We view holidays as an excuse for craft projects and Valentine’s Day is prime for getting our craft on.
Not so crafty? That’s okay. We’ve got plenty of cards, gifts, wrapping paper, ribbon and more so you can be sure to spoil your sweetie appropriately.
And yes, everything’s better in Hipstamatic!
Occasionally, I like to showcase some of the fantastic signage made by our amazing staff. We are so dang lucky to have such creative folks to share our days with.
Come visit Essentials soon, and spy the crafty bits and pieces hidden in nooks and crannies all over the store.
It was only a matter of time before high tech and low tech came together for a bit of crafting.
That’s right. An iPhone cover you can Cross-Stitch! (via)
Who care if it actually protects your phone? If it looks cute in your cross-stitch cover, does it really matter if it works anymore?
For those of you who saw our blank Matryoshka dolls in the store and couldn’t figure out how to do them yourself, some inspiration. (via)
Calling all crafters. It’s time to get your craft on, Frenchie-style, with this amazing Vintage French Crafting Magazine.
If only the pattern book came with this awesome vintage VW.
Want this pattern filled beauty for yourself? It’s an Etsy score so I’d move quickly because it’s guaranteed to go fast. Who wouldn’t want one of these doll outfits? Of course, you need to overlook the dolls with the creepy eyes.
Should you purchase this goodie, promise to share with us?
I am blown away by the creativity of this beautiful clock. (via)
(Thanks for the tip Knit Hacker.)
According to this DIY Doily Dish Tutorial at Sodapop Design, anyone should be able to do this. HA!
In my dreams. Any of you crafty enough to try this?And if you do, let’s just say I WANT, WANT, WANT!
More Valentine’s craftiness for you, part of the Art From Everyday Objects challenge, courtesy of Evie S. and her matchstick art. (via)
Aren’t they so cute and tiny!? If you have older kids this could be a fun project to do with them. Then you can stick them in a frame or shadow box. OR, you can assemble a tiny bow and shoot candles aflame. Haha! Here’s how to do ‘em.
Step 1: Paint the stick with acrylic paint in the color you choose. Set aside to dry.
Step 2: Fold and cut out the paper shape used for the end of the arrow
Step 3: Cut the folded paper in tiny slices, creating fringe, unfold.
Step 4: Paint the tip of the arrow white or whatever other color you choose.
Step 5: Paint two thin black lines around the “point” of the arrow.
Step 6: Hot glue a tiny dab of glue to the paper, stick on the matchstick.
Repeat until you have a whole army of tiny arrows! Stay tuned, I’ve got several other great projects with matchsticks lined up.