DIY: Typographic cake stencil

DIY: Typographic cake stencil

What you’ll need: Cake with chocolate frosting Cake stencil Card stock X-ACTO knife Cutting mat Tape Scissors Icing sugar Sifter STEP ONE Print your free cake stencil, which you can download from the ...Read more

DIY: iPhone case stencils

DIY: iPhone case stencils

by Jane Trash What you’ll need (aside from an iPhone): Fairgoods iPhone Stencil Kit or Clear iPhone case Scissors Masking tape (or any removable tape) Paintbrushes Acrylic paint and/or paint pens STEP ...Read more

Design & Thinking Screening at ACAD

A screening of Design & Thinking

If you’re in Calgary, join us for a free screening of the documentary Design & Thinking on March 28 at 5:30 pm. The screening and our pop-shop will be the at Stanford Perrott Lecture Hall at ACAD.

DIY: Mother’s Day embroidery

DIY: Mother’s Day embroidery

We’ve created two new embroidery designs just in time for Mother’s Day. Our kits are easy enough for kids to make, so we asked our eight-year-old friend Darius to create one. What you’ll need: M ...Read more

Easter DIY: Stamped eggs

Easter DIY: Stamped eggs

What you’ll need: Hard-boiled eggs Tape or a rubber band Ink pad Alphabet Stamp Set STEP ONE Gently pull apart the individual letter stamps you need to create your first word. Since we created ours fo ...Read more

DIY kit: Monogram stamp

DIY kit: Monogram stamp

by Jane Trash, photography by Photomawf What you’ll need: Monogram Stamp Kit (includes two stamp blocks, a wood backing block, a  linoleum cutter, blender marker, black-ink pad, and transfer stick). G ...Read more

DIY Kit: Numbered ombre napkins

DIY Kit: Numbered ombre napkins

  This tutorial uses our By the Numbers Napkin Kit and features Neil Summerour’s Lust. What you’ll need: By the Numbers Napkin Kit, which includes four cotton napkins, vinyl numbers, and fabric d ...Read more

DIY kit: Spring terrarium

DIY kit: Spring terrarium

  Who doesn’t love spring? Budding trees, grass turning green, flowers blooming. Everything is fresh and colorful again. We wanted to find a way to capture it — inside a cute little mason jar of ...Read more

The making of a neon sign

Calgary-based Stan Purchase has been bending neon by hand for 30 years, but his career came about by chance. He was working as a truck driver, and one day his boss asked him if he wanted to quit and s ...Read more

DIY: Cheers to Valentine’s Day

DIY: Cheers to Valentine’s Day

  No matter what your relationship status, nothing goes better with Valentine’s Day than a drink. That’s right. Nothing. We created a set of paper drink tags — and some recipes — for you to make ...Read more

Stuff we love: Love

Stuff we love: Love

  1. Love for Sale Card Set 2. Sweetheart Embroidery Kit 3. Lust Script 4. Brief Greetings: Love You Set

Love for Sale Card Set

Watch the making of Annica Lydenberg’s Love for Sale series and get the greeting cards at Fairgoods.

DIY: Hand-painted signs

We asked our friend and sign painter Cody Swinkels to show us how to build and hand-paint a wooden sign. And thanks to James Barry from Ramble, we have a beautiful video tutorial to help explain Cody’ ...Read more

DIY kit: Valentine’s Day embroidery

DIY kit: Valentine’s Day embroidery

  We wanted to create something for Valentine’s Day that you make yourself. Use our Sweetheart Embroidery Kit and tutorial to embroider your own wall hanging for your valentine. Our friend Leah B ...Read more

DIY: Marquee ampersand light

DIY: Marquee ampersand light

by guest blogger Daniel Parry WHAT YOU’LL NEED:  Aluminum flashing Chisel Christmas lights Counter sink Drill + bits Finishing nails Gloves (to handle cut flashing) Hammer Jigsaw Rubber mallet T ...Read more