Crafty Social Influencers You Should Be Following


Latinos are leading the way with social media use, but they also are key influencers producing content.  We want make sure you don’t miss out on some of the best talent in the digital world. To get you started, here’s a list of the top Latino and Latina crafts influencers you should be following — just in time for all the fall holidays.

 Crafty Chica Provides Unique Tricks and Treats

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A third-generation Mexican American and mom of two, Kathy Cano-Murillo “makes a living by writing books, giving speeches, making art, and sharing ideas to inspire you to do the same.”

The award-winning artist and novelist will meet your Fall party needs for Halloween, Día de los Muertos and Thanksgiving with step-by-step instruction on how to make crafts including: skull planters, a sugar skull piñata, or Thanksgiving Gratitude bottles.  Of course you can have her signature “Mexi-Boho” style in your home all year round with one of her many other projects such as the Lotería inspired pillows.

So grab your glue gun and glitter paint, then head over to her sites and follow her so you don’t miss any of her terrific ideas.  

Find Crafty Chica on: YouTubeInstagram, TwitterFacebook, and Pinterest.


Monica Wants It Inspires You to Glam-up Your Home




Monica Benavidez chronicles her adventures in DIY/home decor, crafts, food and entertaining using simple products available to most of us without breaking the bank.  Decorate your home with one of her Gold DIYs like this Coral and Gold Pumpkin Tutorial or the Gold Faux Bois Sawhorse Desk

 This Texas native’s style is “glam without trying too hard,” so grab a cocktail, settle in and enjoy your time on her pages. You’ll soon be running to the store to get what you need to try her ideas for yourself. Make sure to find and follow her on: TwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest


The Beautiful Circus Helps Feed Your Creative Soul


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Lily Martinez describes her life as a mom of four, wife, creative problem-solver, designer, illustrator, and dessert lover as her version of a beautiful circus. This relatively new blog feeds her (and your) creative soul with fun crafts perfect for October — like her flower face costume or the wild tiger

And you can get your L.A. Fashion fix and cuteness overload with her Selibeli pictures on her wildly popular Instagram account.  Find and follow Lily on: TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.


Barbacoa Apparel is Cultural Relevance at its Best

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Richard, Matt, and Nydia are the three creative friends behind this awesome clothing line.  BarbacoApparel is San Antonio–based, independent, and offers unique designs for Texans (or Texans at heart). Each idea, which highlights SA folklore and different aspects of Hispanic culture, is developed and designed by the team.

While technically they aren’t “crafters,” their cultural focus makes all their social channels inspiring, plus their sense of humor might inspire you to try some crafts.  Find and follow them on: FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Who do you love?  Share on our Facebook page and we’ll add them to our next round-up.


Come back every month for our #FollowFriday blog series that will recognize culturally inspired social media gurus and highlight social media influencers we like – and hope you will, too — ranging from light-hearted skits on Vine to professional tips on LinkedIn. Check back regularly to discover some of our favorite experts.