The Blog

Silver Clay

May 22, 2017

Ask almost any mom if she would like a silver fingerprint of her child, and almost without fail the answer will be “Yes!” In fact, it’s probably going to be “YES” even before you finish asking the question.  Several years ago, we brought into the studio a system for making silver pendants out of a […]

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Video how to: Texture technique 

May 9, 2017

I’m not gonna lie – I love painting on paper and then putting it on pottery. I love how interesting the final result is, how not perfectly perfect each item turns out, and how messy I get.  I also love the state of Alabama, and how beautiful it is. I decided to do a tree […]

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Featured Technique: Texture

April 24, 2017

Have you ever wanted to paint something that didn’t look exactly like it had been painted? Or wondered how someone got “all that” going on? It might have been using the Texture technique – this technique is so much fun, and one of my favorites. Basically, “Texture” (or as I sometimes call it, paper texture) […]

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Always Making Changes

April 10, 2017

I opened this store almost 18 years ago, and there have been very few things that haven’t changed in that time. We’ve taken walls down, changed what crafts we offer, and tried to always think of the next fun thing our customers would like to do.   A few weeks ago, I went to “Pottery […]

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Wine Glass Painting, Wine Drinking, and running the Wine 10K!

February 23, 2017

Believe it or not, the whole reason I started Do It Yourself Crafts – way back in 1999 – was because I wanted to paint wine glasses. I’ll tell this whole story another time, but we’re excited to announce that wine glass painting is BACK at DIYC! And I’m really excited to say that one […]

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Glass Fusing – Now Easier Than Ever!

February 1, 2017

Announcing the new way to select glass! When you come in, we have all of our glass varieties ready for you to take to any table. You’ll work with nippers to get exactly what you need for your project.  You can still score and cut glass, but we’re going to make it easier to get […]

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Story Sunday: Sometimes Pottery Breaks

November 6, 2016

I planned to share something different today, but then this morning a coffee mug broke in my house.  A coffee mug my son painted when he was almost six.  One of my favorite mugs.  Sometimes, pottery breaks.  If you’ve been in my store with kids, you know we have a “one finger touch rule – […]

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Photo Friday!

November 4, 2016

I take a LOT of pictures of pottery, and I want to share some of my favorites. I’m an average-at-best iPhone photographer, but I love these pieces and wanted to share… Painted by a sweet man for his wife. Love! This one was painted by a friend. I don’t know much about Shopkins, but I’m […]

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Traditions Thursday: the annual Christmas Ornament

November 3, 2016

In 2004, we decided to start a tradition at DIYC, and we’re still doing it all these years later – the annual ornament. Each year, we decide on a design, and that’s the custom ornament for the year. You give us a handprint, and we do the rest.  Each year, there is a different theme, […]

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