Kathy Cano-Murillo is an author, artist & founder of the award-winning brand, CraftyChica. She spreads the gospel of glitter – literally through her DIY projects and figuratively through her speeches, workshops, books, and essays. A former syndicated columnist for The Arizona Republic, she is now a full-time creativepreneur. She has authored seven craft books and two novels, and has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed+ more. Kathy is Mexican-American, a native Phoenician, mom of two, a wifey, and owner of five Chihuahuas!


Where do you get inspiration for each [DIY/Recipe/Design] project that you do?

I try to think what would make the reader say “I want to make that!”

Describe your shopping experience at Big Lots.

I love Big Lots because they have everything and it is super affordable! From school supplies to cool pillows, I get so many ideas!

What do you like most about Big Lots stores?

I love that they always have new merchandise coming in, and it’s all on trend and very affordable.

The best kept secret at Big Lots is…

The stores have great substrates for crafting! You can use frames, pillows, candle jars that are well made and then embellish them!

Describe Big Lots with one word.


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