craft or diy

Olympia, Washington 1039 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (304)


craft or diy

Olympia, Washington | 1039 Sales

craftordiy is taking a short break


Note from shop owner taking a short mental health break, all open orders will ship out tomorrow. i’ll be back in a week or two. thanks for understanding.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 21, 2019

taking a short mental health break, all open orders will ship out tomorrow. i’ll be back in a week or two. thanks for understanding.

alyssa giannini

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alyssa giannini


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

this shop was born out of, where i sold zines & buttons sliding scale/pay what you can. i decided to make an etsy for visibility, but i'm usually down to trade/do sliding scale though if you message me!

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

~ humble beginnings~
craft or diy started at the 2nd "make it on your own" in west chester, pa in 2011. my friends at the horror parlour organized it, & it was the most honest to goodness punk rock flea market i’ve ever been a part of. it was held in their spacious yard with musical acts & free tables. i spent a few months crafting relentlessly to prepare for it, & the leftovers from that event turned into craft or diy.

i have met so many lasting friends & pen pals through this creative venture! diy is rad! everything in my shop is handmade by me.

~ these days ~
craft or diy is now based out of olympia, wa; a long way away from its birthplace in lancaster, pa. zines have become my main focus, mostly informational guides & perzines. all of them contain illustrations & text with a heavy focus on mental health, the diy music community, heartache & personal ramblings.

Shop members

  • alyssa giannini

    Owner, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on March 15, 2019

Accepted payment methods

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 for some reason you are unhappy with your purchase, or it 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 paypal and pretty much whatever else works for you, message me if you have a question.
pleaseeeee make sure your address is accurate before ordering!! or let me know if it's inaccurate asap after ordering. if the address you list with etsy is not usps verified, i cannot guarantee that it'll arrive in your mailbox (unfortunately i cannot control the post office). i try to verify addresses using the usps website before i ship. however-

if i can't verify your address, i will contact you for guidance or a different address. if i don't hear from you within 5 days, i will ship your order to the listed address and if it doesn't arrive, you will have to provide a verifiable address for a replacement.

orders are shipped out within 3-5 days of purchase. they should generally take 3-5 days to arrive within the US, 7-10 days internationally.

i ship first class, USPS. any of the paper items i sell (zines, cards, etc) ship letter and are not eligible for tracking (but buttons are). if your order has shipped and it's been longer than 10 days (perhaps a little longer for international), please contact me and i will see about sending a replacement (if it's not one of a kind) or a refund!
Additional policies and FAQs
if you really want something in my shop and can't afford it, shoot me a message! i'm open to trades & pay-what-you-can pricing.

*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.