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Inside the Shop: Phone Home

Inside the Shop: Phone Home

  Get an inside look at the Phone Home being made in our shop and learn a little bit more about why we are so excited about our newest shop made product!  We could all use a little reminder sometimes to put the phone down and just be present with our loved ones. When you see the [...]
Backyard Fun for the Whole Family

Backyard Fun for the Whole Family

Spending quality time with family is one of the best things about summer. The kids are out of school, the sun is shining, and everyone is itching for some entertainment. It can be challenging to set down the electronics and find family friendly activities to do together, so here are a few ideas for summer family [...]
Thoughts from Clint on hard work, life, and learning from his Granddad from his book Handcrafted, A Woodworkers Story.

Thoughts from Clint on hard work, life, and learning from his Granddad from his book Handcrafted, A Woodworkers Story.

  “My mother’s father, Verner Martin, was a self-made man and entrepreneur. Back in the late 1950s, after returning from his post as a navy signalman in the Second World War, he started a shipping supply company called Martin Packaging in Atlanta, Georgia. With some inherited money of my grandmother’s, he not only started the business [...]
Mother's Day Watercolor Workshop at Harp

Mother's Day Watercolor Workshop at Harp

This year for Mother’s Day we decided to do something special here at Harp. We  wanted to give Mothers the opportunity to express their creativity, shop, and have some fun on a day that is meant to celebrate them. A Watercolor Workshop at Harp Design Co. seemed like the perfect fit!
We Couldn't Have Done It Without Mom

We Couldn't Have Done It Without Mom

My mom, Debbie, was really a huge help from the beginning of Harp Design Co. In the early days, she would come into town from Kerrville to help with the kids and our house, until we finally convinced her to move to Waco in 2013! We always say (& its 100% true) that we could never [...]
5 Ways to Get your Easter Tablescape Hoppin' This Year

5 Ways to Get your Easter Tablescape Hoppin' This Year

You may be hosting Easter dinner this year and if you are, we want you to leave a lasting impression on your guests with the thought and personal touch you add to this year's tablescape! Ever done an Easter tablescape before? It may be a new concept so we came up with 5 tips and ideas to [...]
Q & A with Andrew Shotts: The Art of the Build

Q & A with Andrew Shotts: The Art of the Build

Q: What is your favorite aspect of building?A: My favorite part of the building process is seeing the transformation from paper / idea to finished project. Those are the times that I feel accomplished and proud of my work. Also, woodturning! You can't beat turning a set of walnut legs with sharp tools and a nice [...]
Team Work Makes the Bunnies Work!

Team Work Makes the Bunnies Work!

Every season, our small-goods craftspeople put their noggins together to come up with a new handmade, seasonal item. You may remember the HDC Pumpkins for Fall or the HDC Nordic Trees this past Christmas. Of course, like many of our products, the idea started with Rachel and a sketch. Josh, the creator of the Nordic Trees, then turned [...]
'It's All Going To Be Okay' Roasted Lemon Chicken

'It's All Going To Be Okay' Roasted Lemon Chicken

I make this recipe when I am not feeling like myself. Sometimes, the whole family is out of whack and we just need one solid "thing" to ground us so, dinner it is. When the kids are fighting and cranky, I make dinner. When Clint is flying all over the country for days on end, I [...]
4 Ways to Maximize Your Small Spaces

4 Ways to Maximize Your Small Spaces

Small spaces are naturally difficult to decorate. We ask ourselves questions like "should I hang this painting on the wall" or "how many pieces of furniture should I buy?" No fear! Use these tips to make the most out of your humble abode.
What is it like working at Harp Design Co?

What is it like working at Harp Design Co?

When we think about how we want to spend the rest of our lives, we usually think of things that make us happiest. We may then consider what will make us the most money. Though both of those decisions matter when choosing a career, at Harp Design Co., we’re looking for people that want to put [...]
How to Wrap that One Gift that Everyone Wants at the Gift Exchange Party

How to Wrap that One Gift that Everyone Wants at the Gift Exchange Party

You know that gift. The first person to choose a gift picks up yours and the second person steals it! In order to wrap the perfect gift, we will need a few supplies. We found all of our supplies at local craft stores and in nature. We are going to need the following: Scissors  A gift [...]
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