DIY Bomb Pop Tote Kit
DIY Bomb Pop Tote Kit
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DIY Bomb Pop Tote Kit

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Join me, dye expert and your favorite crafty workshop leader, Lydia Crespo, as I guide you through this fun and simple ombre dye kit. With this workshop kit, you will create a Bomb Pop-inspired ombre pattern on a Tote Bag! Getting crafty is fun, but it is WAY more fun with family and friends, go ahead and tap the share links at the bottom of the page! 

In-Person Workshop
This workshop will take place at the Foundry Art Centre on Friday, July 2 during Riverfest, St. Charles' 4th of July celebration! Make the DIY Bomb Pop Tote Workshop your first stop on your Independence Day festivities! Want to get really festive - invite a bomb-ass friend to this Bomb Pop inspired workshop.

This workshop is loads of fun packed in a 30 min session. Your Bomb Pop Tote will have to dry so plan on staying on or near Main Street St. Charles for 1-2 hours after you finish and it is ready to pick up!

To sign up for the in-person workshop, simply pick from the time slots available in the drop-down menu below and proceed to check out. 

*Parking may be tricky so make sure you plan accordingly. 


In-Person Workshop
Each kit includes a tote bag, dye materials, paintbrush,  workbook, and me, Lydia Crespo guiding you along the entire process. *Bonus - Bomb Pop Cocktails will be served alongside our crafting experience for those 21+. Actual Bomb Pops for the under 21 crowd. 

Your Host: Lydia Crespo of Argaman&Defiance
My goal in life is to make something with my hands every day! I am passionate about the making process and I cannot wait to get crafty with you. 

Lydia Crespo attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) graduating in 2010. She received the James Nelson Raymond Fellowship from SAIC upon graduation. Crespo used the funds from the fellowship to start her business, Argaman&Defiance. 

Crespo is a two-time published author. Her design work has been recognized through awards, fellowships, and scholarships. Please see CV for a full list. 

Argaman&Defiance collection is available in over 150 boutiques throughout the US. A&D has designed for Urban Outfitters, West Elm, Target, and Huckberry.

Crespo has featured on Show Me St. LouisNBC Morning ChicagoWGN's Around Town Chicago, and Craft Room Crash speaking about her collection. Most recently Argaman&Defiance was highlighted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Made in St. Louis", Design STL "A Day in the Life", Chicago Magazine “Best of Chicago”, Chicago Tribune “16 Things We Love”, and Listen to Crespo on S2 Episode 11 and S3 Episode 1 of the Go-Forth Podcast, and Episode 3 of the Creative Living Podcast.

In 2019 Crespo opened brick + mortar, Cozy Shop, a place to find the best handmade products produced in the Midwest. Visit the Cozy Shop just a few blocks south of her studio at 338 S. Main Street in St. Charles, MO.


What ages are this workshop recommended for?

Ages 5+ are welcome to join us for this time together.

What if I buy a ticket but can’t attend live?

No problem, the recording will be made available to you the day after the workshop, so you can watch and complete the work at your leisure.

Can I have a refund if needed?

Sorry, no refunds are available. If for some reason you can’t attend the in-person workshop, a kit will be available for pick up the day after the workshop.

Will I be able to ask questions and get help during the workshop?

During the in-person workshop YES! If you have any questions during the virtual workshop, please contact and I will respond as soon as I am available.  

Are the dyes safe for children?

Yes! The dyes are water-based and non-toxic. The dye will stain whatever it touches so make sure you dress appropriately and protect the surface you are working on.

**Kits with an added tote for a friend will ship in the same box and cannot be split into two different shipments.

***Tank Tops, Joggers, and Sweatshirts are not available at this time in the DIY Kit. 

****Tie-Dying can be messy. Make sure you follow our directions and prepare your space properly.