Monday, September 11, 2017

DIY: Indigo Blue Dye Kit

There are still a few warm days left of summer, and we thought we’d share one of our favorite warm weather crafts: indigo dying. At collage, we sell a variety of products that can easily be dyed, including backpacks, muslin bags, aprons, kitchen towels, and more. For this DIY, we used Yellow Owl Workshop's Indigo Blue Textile Kit, which is very easy to use, and easy to clean up, and a simpler process than more traditional indigo dying kits. It's great for pre-teens, teens, and adults!

Click the jump below to see the steps for this delightful craft, and to see more finished results. All supplies available at collage!


Friday, September 1, 2017

DIY: Backpack Flair

It's back to school time! We have a ton of products in the store for making your own pins, keychains, and more, to start the school year off with some fun, expressive flair. Check out these cool and easy keychains we made, and continue reading to learn how to make your own.

We also thought we would dedicate this post to some of the awesome pins, patches, and backpack flair that we have at the store. We love to support local artists and small businesses, and many of them are making their own pins and patches for purchase!

Click the jump below to see the details on these DIY keychains, and to see some of our pins we have in the store.

Note, supplies vary by location. If you have a certain product in mind, be sure to call the store ahead of time to check on stock.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

New Products Roundup: August Edition

School is fast approaching for many people, and we have a collection of bright and beautiful merchandise to start the year off right! This includes stickers, planners, cute keychains, postcards, and more. Scroll below to see some delicious products. Please keep in mind, products vary by location.

Cute keychain food squishies. These are great for adorning your backpack or bag! 
Check out our cute selection of planners and journals!

Awesome stickers, many by local Pacific Northwest artists! Great to put on your laptop, notebook, or use as a bumper sticker. 
Click the jump below to see more new products, plus some old favorites.

Note: stock varies by location; be sure to call ahead to your favorite collage location if you have a particular item in mind!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Product Spotlight: Body Art & Henna Kits

The heat is here! With a variety of festivals and outdoor events coming up this month (e.g. Burning Man and solar eclipse events) we thought it would be a good time to feature some of the body art supplies that collage carries.

Glitter tattoo gel pens. Great for kids age 5+. They come in a variety of colors! Do henna-inspired designs, or just doodle away! They wash off easily with water.


Click the jump below to see some more kits and an assortment of face paint, temporary tattoos, and more. We have a lot more than what's pictured here, so be sure to stop by a collage to check all of it out! 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

DIY: Printed Summer Napkins

If you’ve ever wondered how to create your own stamp, look no further! In this DIY we are going to make some cute napkins for your home and summer garden party. These are easy to make once you get the hang of it, and addictive too. Stampcarving is very satisfying!

Click below to see the steps and more pictures of the finished product!

All supplies are available at collage.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

DIY: Small Macrame Plant Hanger


One of our favorite summer crafts is macramé. Small projects like this macramé plant hanger is a portable and easy craft to do while enjoying the outdoors—sitting in the park or on a porch. It makes a charming, inexpensive, handmade gift. It's a great craft for pre-teens and older!

Click the jump below for more pictures, and for a step by step of this cozy DIY.

All supplies are available at collage!

Friday, July 14, 2017

New Products Roundup: July Edition

Now that it’s summer, kids are out of school, and it’s time to keep them busy with crafting! We have a lot of creative kits and supplies at collage to keep the kiddos occupied. We decided to dedicate a post to some bright and fun new products at collage.

Handy comic book kits. We have lots of markers and stamps to accompany these kits too. Available at all collage locations.


New cartooning stencils that help you make robots & more! Great for road trips. Available at all collage locations.
Note, some products may be exclusive to certain collage locations; check photo captions for availability! (It's also a good idea to call the store ahead of time if you have your heart set on a product. Sometimes our kits sell quickly!)

Click below to see more cute new products.