Instagram is not just a place for pretty pictures, there are some serious girl bosses over there and it is where I found these ladies I am talking about in this post.
I love Instagram as you never know who you will stumble across whilst scrolling through your favourite hashtag. There is a massive community of small businesses and crafters on there for you to explore.
These hustlers have jobs and families but also slay at the selling after hours on Instagram. Wether they are decoupaging, stamping, melting waxes or sourcing vintage homeware these girls are killing it online and have beautiful creations to offer.
I know from my own side job that when you buy from a small business it makes a massive impact to that person. It funds the dream and keeps us going, nothing beats getting sales and the buzz of happy customers. Most sellers I know don’t make millions from their work but they do it for the love, for their creative outlet.
I have seven ladies to share with you today and I will make sure to link on each of them their Instagram handle for you to go and check out.
The vintage stamp.
Irish company The vintage stamp create hand stamped vintage silverware. I think the photos of how stunning these are say it all. These would make perfect wedding gifts, engagement gifts or a gift to mark an occasion. You know I love anything vintage so I just fell in love with these spoons.
You can check out Deborah’s Instagram page by clicking here and make sure yo check out here other items for sale.
Decoupage queen Dawn is the master of the floral wooden spoon, you would have seen her gorgeous spoons popping up a few times on my Instagram. They are the perfect accessory to the shabby chic kitchen and every kitchen needs a decorative spoon from Dawn. Dawn is based in North Wales but ships worldwide also.
You can check out more of Dawns items by checking out her Instagram by clicking here.
Whicksnwax are suppliers of candle making sundries but also sell handmade soy wax melts. From gingerbread to mulled cider there is a scent for everyone. If you follow me on snapchat you know my love of wax melts and candles. I just love a strong scent in the home and I am currently buying these Christmas scents.
You can check out their Instagram by clicking here and make sure to check out their website if you are a fellow candle maker and you need some supplies.
Vintage and retro finder and seller. I recently got some vintage Beatrix Potter books and I am tempted to buy more from her impressive collection but I must resist. What blew me away was the 50p coin. If you follow me on Snapchat you will know I was trying to find this coin when I went to London earlier this year. Having given up hope of getting one I was thrilled when I got one with my book when it arrived. That is the magic of buying from small business. The level of customer service cannot be rivalled.
Click here to have a scroll through all of the vintage finds.
You might already follow Sarah’s gorgeous account for her stunning cottage interior but did you know she also makes stunning rag wreaths, garlands and wall hangings too on her sister page. Not just for Christmas, these are so pretty they are perfect for all year round and mine has been given pride of place in the hall. The perfect accessory for the shady chic house.
Blogger and crafter Aideen creates stunning handmade items from Galway. You can also check out her blog by clicking here and she also has some fab youtube videos if you are feeling crafty and looking for inspo, Aideen kindly made me this wall hanging in the same colours that match my bedroom.
Cheeky china ladies Beauandbadger will give you a smile with their funny hand painted china. They also have an Etsy shop which you can have a look at by clicking here. I just love the pretty floral patterns and then a rude slogan going across it. Perfect gift for the potty mouth in you life lol.
I hope you enjoyed this post. I am always on the hunt for small and local sellers so tag me in your finds or leave the link to their accounts in the comments section below.
Thanks so much for reading.