The 25 Most A-ma-zing Makers to Follow on Instagram
Have you checked out our shop to see the amazing goodies that makers are creating? We’re talking anything from artisan pickles to vegan lip balm. These makers are the best! And to prove it, we’d like to share with you now (drumroll, please)… their Instagrams! We’ve found some inspirational feeds from some inspirational creators. Their pics will surely make you love them as much as we do, and they just might inspire you to make something, too!
1. @matterialfix: This brand is empowering girls around the globe with each awesome jewelry purchase. In addition to getting sneak peeks of their lovely gold bangles and cuffs, you can see pics of the girls they’re helping on their Instagram feed.
2. @1canoe2: The ladies behind 1canoe2 love letterpress and they’re fantastic designers/illustrators. Lucky for us, that means elegantly crafty cards, calendars and notepads, as well as an awe-inspiring Instagram feed.
3. @hanaleann: One of the perks of going behind the scenes with makers’ Instagrams is getting a heads up about giveaways! And we’d seriously love to win any one of the handmade goodies from Hello Plum Studio.
10. @lumi: It’s time to get your print on. Lumi is the creator of Inkodye which is a photosensitive dye you can use to make your own printed swag at home. You can bet that their feed is full of printspiration.
11. @thesmittencollection: If words of wisdom and quirky type are your thing, go ahead and hit “follow” on this one. The Smitten Collection explores calligraphy and type with shiny gold and shades of pink, so naturally we want it all.
13. @dodocase: Your stylish gadgets deserve stylish cases, and Dodo knows style. They’re handcrafted right here in the US of A, and if you scroll through their Instagram feed, you’ll see these cases on the road.
16. @bearseatberries: Can’t get enough of pictures of animals? Neither can Laura of Bears Eat Berries. On her Instagram, you can explore the wild through her outdoor adventures and her beautiful illustrations.
17. @bonnieandneil: Bonnie and Neil will put most color lovers to shame. Bonnie was previously a florist, and her love of color and organic design continued into textiles. Thankfully for us, their brand Instagram is full of textiles and flowers. Win-win.
18. @booandboofactory: If Lisa Frank made jewelry, she would probably make something like this. But these neon statement pieces are actually crafted by Christina Anton in her Chicago studio. Judging by her Instagram, her life is basically a color explosion.
19. @boutiquetextiles: Lauren Rossi of Boutique Textiles is bringing a touch of class to your dinner napkins, table runners, totes and pillows. She prints out of Philadelphia, providing ombre, polka dots and stripes that we can’t help but fall in love with.
20. @wearebrainstorm: Talk about a good time. Briana and Jason are the creative couple behind this endlessly fun print brand, and we can’t get enough of their fun feed or their quirky prints. Also, they operate out of an old mill in New Hampshire, which is more than kind of awesome.
21. @madelinetrait: With just a sheet of plywood, Madeline makes magical cake toppers sure to outshine any candles. In fact, from the looks of her Instagram, it seems like she knows how to deck out every detail of the party.
23. @dozidesign: You can thank designer Wendy Chung for our addiction to this endless pattern perfection. Her patterns go seamlessly from fabric to paper, and they’re the perfect amount of cute for just about anyone.
24. @appetiteshop: These printed bags and pillows add just the right touch of graphic to your style. Sisters Megan and Erin are the masterminds behind this graphic genius, and their Instagram is a photographic reminder of how awesome they are.
We’re always on the hunt for great makers! Let us know if we missed anyone in the comments.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)