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Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is just around the corner!

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Our favourite festival of the year is just around the corner! The fourth annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is happening June 7th and 8th at the PNE Forum. They have tonnes of stuff going on this year, including a new Workshop Series, an attempt to smash the Guinness World Record for Most People Crocheting Simultaneously (Want to join the record […]

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Giving Gifts Turns One!

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Our newest partner venue, Giving Gifts & Company, is celebrating their One Year Anniversary this April! Giving Gifts is a collective of local artists, all sharing one eclectic and charming little space at 4570 Main Street. The big event takes place Saturday, April 5th, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please drop by for tea […]

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Meet Our Newest Instructor, Denise Corcoran.

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We’re delighted to introduce you to Denise Corcoran (aka Thrifty By Design), the newest addition to our little DIY “family”! Denise is a web-designer, crafter-extraordinaire, blogger, and compulsive upcycler. She spends her spare time treasure-hunting in local thrift shops for finds to update or upcycle, and she loves turning “junk” into art – or better […]

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Family Day Fun

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If you’re one of our regulars, you already know that we often like to think of ourselves as “craft camp for grown-ups”. In fact, one of the reasons DIY or DIE!!! exists is because we believe that just because you’re old enough to drink doesn’t mean you need to put away childish things – really, […]

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DIY Holiday Spirit Is Strong In Mount Pleasant

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  Happy Holidays, DIYers! Last week, the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area invited me (and a bunch of way more awesome people) to be a judge at their annual Wreath Decorating Contest. We spent a gorgeous, sunny afternoon strolling one of my favourite ‘hoods, checking out some of Vancouver’s best shops and eateries. As you […]

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Got Craft?

We’re super-excited to be guest-hosting a couple of workshops at Got Craft? this year! The carefully curated show is one of our favourite holiday markets, and an invaluable source of handmade goodies for those of you looking for ethical and local gifts this season. This year’s show takes place December 14th and 15th at the […]

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Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2013

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We had an amazing time at Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2013! We love having a chance to check out what some of Vancouver’s incredibly talented makers are up to, and we love making new friends – but mostly, we love making things with people just like you for an entire weekend! Check out our gallery or facebook page to see photos […]

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DIY or Die!!!

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In a city teeming with artists, designers, makers, hackers, and creators, it’s a breeze to find evidence of their creativity all over town. Guerilla gardens spring up in alleys and empty lots, city fixtures get yarn-bombed when you’re not looking, and we’ve got no shortage of art bikes, graffiti art, and just plain cheekiness. We’ve also […]

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