Clay Township resident Kristy Bottle turns crafting passion into business

Clay Township resident Kristy Bottle has turned her passion for crafting into a successful business. Now, she wants to give back.

Bottle runs Kristy’s Craft Room, an online craft store that sells wood cutouts. Bottle also runs a subscription service that sends monthly craft kits to subscribers, hosts Facebook Live events on her page and posts videos of craft tutorials.

To view her shop, visit kristyscraftroom.com/. Craft kit subscriptions are available for $ 36 a month under the “shop” tab. Individual cutouts range from $ 17 to $ 32. To view her Facebook page, visit facebook.com/KristysCraftRoom.

Recently, Bottle passed on to the semifinal round of the Barnwood Living DIY Hero Contest, a competition that allows voters to vote for their favorite artisan from across the country. The top vote getter receives $ 25,000 and a feature in “Make Magazine.”

Kristy Bottle, owner of Kristy's Craft Room, an online craft store that sells wood cutouts, at her home in Clay Township on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Bottle also runs a subscription service that sends monthly craft kits to subscribers, hosts Facebook Live events on her page and posts videos of craft tutorials.

People can vote for free once a day or purchase votes to support the American Lung Association. The deadline to for the top four finalists is 7 pm Thursday. To vote, visit diyhero.org/2022/kristy-bottle.

Bottle said if she were to win the award, she will use the money to start a passion project of sending free craft kits to those who cannot afford craft supplies.

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