craft or diy

Olympia, Washington

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Announcement    ***GET YOUR ORDERS IN BY DECEMBER 10TH TO ENSURE THEY ARRIVE BY XMAS. ✷ ✷ thanks for visiting! orders ship out twice weekly. this shop is queer + nonbinary owned & all the art is created by alyssa giannini (they/them). unfortunately i'm no longer able to offer international shipping here, but it's available at my website, where you can also sign up for my perzine newsletter, peep my patreon, commission some art, or just learn more about my work! <3


Last updated on Nov 22, 2021

***GET YOUR ORDERS IN BY DECEMBER 10TH TO ENSURE THEY ARRIVE BY XMAS. ✷ ✷ thanks for visiting! orders ship out twice weekly. this shop is queer + nonbinary owned & all the art is created by alyssa giannini (they/them). unfortunately i'm no longer able to offer international shipping here, but it's available at my website, where you can also sign up for my perzine newsletter, peep my patreon, commission some art, or just learn more about my work! <3



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About craftordiy

Sales 5,822
On Etsy since 2015

like craft or die, but with less dying and more diy-ing.

you can see more of my art and learn more about me at and/or follow me on instagram! @craftordiyofficial

craft or diy started at the 2nd "make it on your own" at the horror parlour in west chester, pa in 2011. it was the most honest to goodness punk rock flea market i’ve ever been a part of, held in a spacious yard with musical acts & free tables. i spent a few months crafting relentlessly to prepare for it, and the leftovers from that event turned into craft or diy. it was mail-order only til 2015 when i made an etsy shop.

everything in my shop is handmade by me (alyssa giannini, they/them pronouns!) if i can help it, but it's all designed by me. the buttons, zines, cards and prints are made in-house, stickers are outsourced. all of my packaging is compostable, recyclable or recycled!

craft or diy is currently based out of so-called olympia, wa; a long way away from its birthplace in lancaster, pa. zines have become my primary focus, though i still love designing buttons! most of my zines are informational guides & perzines (personal zines). all of them contain illustrations & text with a heavy focus on mental health, the diy music community, gender stuff and relationships/friendship. i've made 40+ zines and counting since craft or diy's humble beginnings. you can read my entire archive digitally, and/or subscribe to my patreon to get a copy of every new zine i put out at

i have met so many lasting friends & pen pals through this creative venture and now it's my wholeass job! i appreciate your support, diy is rad!

Shop members

  • alyssa giannini

    Owner, Creator

Production partners

  • Diesel Fuel Prints

    Portland, OR

    Custom sticker printer.

  • Sticker mule

    Amsterdam, NY

    stickers are drawn/designed by me and printed by sticker mule.

  • StickerApp


    Custom sticker printing.

  • taren molnar

    Olympia, WA

    screenprinter @tarenmolnar

Shop policies

Last updated on October 18, 2021
hi! my name is alyssa (they/them) and this is where i sell my zines, buttons and other junk for sensitive punks. i'm a queer, nonbinary artist based out of the pacific northwest. i like radical vulnerability, diy music & ethics, plants, human connection, kindness and other stuff!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
if your purchase has been damaged or lost in the mail, message me and i can refund you (or send you a replacement, if it's not a 1-of-a-kind thing).
i accept pretty much whatever works for you, message me if you have a question. also, if you really want something in my shop and can't afford it, shoot me a message! i'm totally open to pay-what-you-can pricing, especially for QTBIPOC
pleaseeeee make sure your address is accurate before ordering!! or let me know if it's inaccurate asap after ordering. a “bad address” is an address that isn’t verified by USPS.

bad addresses result in delivery delays or worse, trigger a return to sender. i verify all addresses with USPS before I ship them, to make every assurance that they safely reach their destinations. you can verify your address yourself if you want, using the USPS website zip lookup, or single address verification.

what happens if my address is bad?
i will contact you to let you know i can’t verify your address. the best case scenario is it’s just a matter of a typo needing fixed, a missing apartment number, etc. sometimes it still can’t be verified, even though it seems correct. if that’s the case, there are a few options:

- if you regularly receive mail at the address with no issue, i can ship it at your peril and hope it arrives. i do not send replacements to unverified addresses. if it’s been 2 weeks and your order hasn’t arrived, contact me and i can refund you, or you can provide me with an alternative address to send a replacement to (see below).

- the safest option is to provide me with an alternate, verifiable address of a friend or family member. i will ship to your name c/o their name, and you can retrieve it from them when it arrives.

- if you don’t wanna fuss with any of that, i can cancel your order and refund you.

if i contact you about a bad address and i don’t hear back from you within 3-5 days, i reserve the right to cancel your order.

i ship first class USPS and orders go out twice a week, all with etsy postage so they all have some kind of tracking (usps first class letter has tracking within etsy, but not USPS). if it's been more than 10 days since you placed your order and it hasn't arrived, contact me and i can send a replacement (if it's not 1-of-a-kind) or refund you.

all of my packaging is either 100% compostable, recyclable, recycled or reused! i ship using recycled/salvaged shipping materials where possible, and try to keep my packaging to a minimum. i save bubble mailers and butcher paper and reuse it. when i buy shipping materials, i buy recycled envelopes where possible; my button envelopes are 100% biodegradable. i ship my prints with some kind of recycled backer in the envelope when i can, so if you're like, "why did they send me this weird piece of garbage?" - that's why!
Additional policies and FAQs
*how "mark as gift" works: friendly fyi, if you mark something as a gift when you order, make sure to provide the accurate address of the person you want the gift sent to (you can convo me or include a note with your order). you may also include a gift note, and i will write it out and include it (this works especially well when ordering cards as gifts). i will then send the thing you ordered to the person it is a gift for, along with the note if applicable. if you mark as gift without giving an address of the gift recipient, it just ships to you like a regular order (etsy doesn't explain this, and a lot of people don't seem to know).

i ship things out between 3 and 5 business days after purchase, and items take 3-5 days to get to you (if you're in the us) once they are in the hands of usps. international orders take a bit longer. if your order seems late according to these time-frames, please drop me a line! your order has probably been eaten by the mail troll and i will get a replacement/refund out to you.

More information

Last updated on Oct 18, 2021
Frequently asked questions
why don’t you ship buttons outside the usa?

the reason is buttons are non-machinable, so they can’t ship usps international letter (like zines and stickers can). buttons have to ship usps first class international package, the base price for which is $14. and a button costs like a $1 and some change. it’s just not worth it for the buyers. but if you wanna pay 14x the cost of a button to get it shipped to you, i will oblige.

why don't you offer international shipping anymore?

to put it simply, etsy's star seller program threw a wrench in the way i used to do international shipping, and now the only option is for the buyer to pay astronomical fees or for me to use non-etsy postage and have it count against my star seller status. if you'd like to order from me and aren't in the united states, you can get stickers, zines, and other paper stuff (still not buttons, sorry!) from my web shop: