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8 Must-Follow Instagram Accounts If You Love Handmade Pieces

Help spread the word about locally made crafts

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Photography: Michael Angelo Chua and @thefozzybook on Instagram

If you’ve been active on social media, we’re sure you’ve seen a lot of accounts featuring crafts and décor done by talented artists and crafters. From calligraphy and dish gardens to upcycled pieces and paper products—the handmade movement has come a long way. Whether you’re interested to take up a new hobby or hoping to get a piece or two for your home, here are eight accounts you should follow and promote:

1. @shopartwine

 

Charming, colorful, and cute—these words best describe the pieces that crafter Beam Mariano makes. From felt flowers to desk accessories and home decor, each must-have will surely liven up a dull corner in your space. Planning a party? You may also want to follow @oomphstyling on Instagram. Beam and friends can come up with fantastic themes and setups to complete any memorable occasion.

For inquiries, email info[at]shopartwine or visit facebook.com/Oomphstyling.

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2. @spacegardenplants

 

There's no denying that succulents, cacti, and air plants have taken over our homes—these are easy to care for and would instantly brighten up any space. Give these favorites a twist by opting for a made-to-order terrarium just for your home. Space Garden offers plants in lovely jars and a few wonders set up on pieces of wood, too. The bonus? They can also help you with landscaping concerns.

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For inquiries, you can get in touch with Space Garden via mobile (0977) 288-0873 or email othergarden[at]gmail.com.

3. @thefozzybook

 

Who wouldn't be captivated by beautiful letters and clean brush strokes? Even before the rise in popularity of calligraphy as a hobby, calligrapher Fozzy Castro-Dayrit has been doing pieces and conducting workshops, too. Scroll through her feed and marvel at the collaborations she has done with different clients. We especially love her freehand letterings and unforgettable invites!

For inquiries, email thefozzybook[at]gmail.com.

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4. @annajcreative

 

You've seen us create our own macramé planters and we're sure you're curious as to how you can craft one, too! It involves making knots in patterns to create different must-haves like wall art and decor. For intricate pieces that you can showcase in your haven, trust Anna Jimenez to deliver what you need. The artist's account is teeming with items you'd love to take home.

5. @habilcrafts

 

The IG profile says it all—hábil is taken from the Latin word habilis which pertains to skills and abilities. The pieces by Habil Crafts all showcase the remarkable skills of its owner, Marvz Conti and the crafters he works with. From moss art to terrabulbs (terrariums in bulbs) and frames made of reclaimed wood—each is proudly made by hand.

For inquiries, email habilcrafts[at]gmail.com.

6. @cutthescrap

 

Fancy a sturdy pen holder or tray? How about a piece that would complete a rustic centerpiece? Cut the Scrap offers handcrafted items made using scrap wood. They also turn other junk materials into pretty accessories. The best part? Most of Cut the Scrap's artisants are persons with disabilities so you get to help them as well each time you purchase an item. Aside from the trays, you may also want to check out the vinyl and plant crates.

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For inquiries, email cutthescrapmnl[at]gmail.com.

7. @vitrumbottles

 

Recyling and upcyling can go a long way as there's a lot we can make using jars and plastic bottles. Vitrum takes it a notch higher with their upcycled bottles and crafts that are guaranteed to light up your home. Whether you're looking for a table lamp or a chandelier—these durable and exquisite pieces will fit the bill. Each item is designed and assembled by Vitrum's founder and artist Ian Martinez Sarra with the help of his partner Veo Lapitan Gutierrez.

For inquiries, follow them on Facebook.

8. @craftedlove

 

How lovely are these paper flowers? If you've always wanted to keep a vase of blooms at home, here's your chance! Crafted Love makes the prettiest of bouquets—minus the watering and worrying that they would die part. These are perfect as statement pieces in the living area, dining room, and even in the balcony. You may also want to keep a small vase in your bedroom. Check Crafted Love's account for cute watercolor art, too.

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For inquiries, email crafted_ph[at]yahoo.com.

Get to know more crafters and the talented artists behind the handmade movement! Grab a copy of Real Living's March 2017 issue—out now in bookstores, newsstands, and supermarkets nationwide. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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