Holiday Craft Videos!

My Spiritu box by Crafty Chica #craftychica #myspiritu

I designed the Winter 2019 Spiritu Box!

This is super exciting! I’m the featured designer of the winter 2019 Spiritu box! If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a seasonal subscription box with a Latina flair and is filled with product lines from Latino companies. It is loaded with $170+ in beauty, lifestyle, and artisanal essentials handmade

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Painted holiday trees #craftychica #holidaycrafting

Painted Holiday Trees

I am all about holiday crafting these days. These painted holiday trees are a result of many double mochas, binge-watching Christmas films on Netflix, and Postmates. Seriously, I didn’t leave the art room for HOURS last weekend. Okay, so here is the deal. I love ceramics and underglazes, the firing

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Painted wood earrings #craftychica #woodearrings

Painted Wood Earrings

Do you ever have ideas pop in your head and then you have to drop everything to make them happen? That was me with these painted wood earrings. I pulled out all my wood pieces from my craft stash and got to work painting them! From there I painted micro

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Monoprinting #craftychica #printmaking #monoprinting

Monoprinting for the Third Time!

I haven’t dived into monoprinting in a few years, and when the opportunity came up – I went for it! Here was my first try from four years ago. and here was my second monoprinting round three years ago! I absolutely love the process, even though it can get tedious.

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holiday food

Smart Strategies For Healthy Holiday Eating

‘Tis the season, dear readers. In the span of a few weeks, your kids are going to see their families much more often than they usually do. A wonderful bit of family bonding is what the holiday season is all about, but this time of year also brings about an

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DIY Holiday Headbands #craftychica #holidiyheadbands #holidaycraft

DIY Holiday Headbands

I was in Mexico City recently and saw a large street ad with a girl wearing a holiday-themed ornament crown. Read that again – not a flower crown – an ornament crown! I knew I wanted to make one as soon as I got home – a DIY Holiday Headbands

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Bisque design by Crafty Chica. #craftychica #pyop #faceplanter

New! Crafty Chica Bisque!

The time has arrived! Last year around this time, I landed the most fabulous licensing deal ever – my very own Crafty Chica bisque line for paint on pottery studios! I’ve designed other products, but never something like this. Talk about intimidating! I’m so thankful for Tina and DJ at

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Candy Halloween Tree #candytree #halloweentree

Trick or Treat Candy Halloween Tree

  Wanna make a trick or treat candy Halloween tree? You totally should! I’ve seen Halloween trees everywhere this season and while chatting with my friendThania from Subculture Recall, we came up with the idea of CANDY HALLOWEEN TREE!!! Make sure to follow their blog too, they always have a

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Make your own Day of the Dead Barbie! #craftychica #dayofthedeadbarbie #paintedbarbie

Day of the Dead Barbie DIY

Have you seen the new Day of the Dead Barbie? Actually – her title is Barbie® Dia De Muertos Doll, which I actually like better, it sounds classy! This muertos Barbie is beautiful but very costly at $75. I’m not a collector, but I’m inspired by collectibles. Therefore, I present

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How to Mend a Skirt on the Fly

      Back in the day before my entrepreneurial life, I worked as an appeals clerk at Phoenix Municipal Court. My whole world revolved around scoring vintage dress clothes that I’d show off at my so-called prestigious office gig as the appeals clerk. One morning I slipped past my

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Fringe benefits of curly Hair #craftychica #bighair #latinawriter

Fringe benefits: Livin’ that big hair life

The first time I recognized its power? Age nine. During that era, my mom spent hours every week perfecting a variety of looks on my head, embellished with ribbons and ornate barrettes. It didn’t stop there. Home girl made it her mission to match my dresses, knee socks and shoes. 

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Crafty Chica in a Buzzfeed video

I Styled Maya in the Moment (My Daughter!)

This is what happens when your daughter works at Buzzfeed! You eventually end up in a video – or two or three…this was a super fun collab. Maya is on the  Pero Like team and they have a popular “Styled By” series nd they asked me to style Maya for

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