DIY Holiday Wrapping

December 22, 2016Do it yourself (DIY)

The countdown is on! Just a few days left until Christmas and we’re getting inspired by making some DIY holiday wrapping paper.

Everything you’ll need to stamp your own holiday wrap is included in our Yellow Owl Holiday Stamp Set – retailing for only $25.

All products pictured are available for purchase at our Kensington shop. Get creative this holiday season and make your mark with one of a kind wrapping paper!








DIY Valentine’s Cards!

February 5, 2016Do it yourself (DIY)

Nothing sweeter than a thoughtful card made by hand and from the heart.

We want to help you give the gift of a handmade keepsake this Valentine’s day.

In our Kensington & Parkdale shops we have all the necessary supplies you would need to make lovely DIY Valentine’s cards!

Pictured below is a small selection of tools you can use in order to create your Valentine’s masterpiece.

Regardless of your skill level or artistic expertise, handmade cards are accessible to anyone wishing to make something special for a loved one. Get creative in 2016!



Holiday Gift Guide #4 – DIY Books & Plush Toys!

December 16, 2015Do it yourself (DIY), Holiday Season, Other Things Handmade

The most fun and exciting gifts often are full of imagination, creative energy, and potential.

We would love to help you give the gift of FUN.

With a wide variety of DIY kits ranging from knitting to calligraphy, as well as tons of handmade plush toys, you can give someone a special project or a special friend this holiday season!

All items pictured are available at our Kensington location, select items available at our Parkdale outpost! (if you are looking for something specific please call ahead).





Holiday Gift Guide #3 – Black Pine Bonsai!

December 13, 2015Do it yourself (DIY), Home Decor, Other Things Handmade, Uncategorized

Looking for a super cute, super seasonal “grow your own” kit? Look no further!

This adorable black pine bonsai kit has everything you need to grow a little pine tree, perfect for this time of year.

Pull a Charlie Brown Christmas and hang a big ol red ornament on it, or let it live on your desk at the office! Either way, this little guy will surely spruce up your space (pun totally intended).

These bonsai kits are sold packaged up inside beautiful Japanese ceramic pots.

Available at our Kensington location!


Black Pine Bonsai ~ $22 ~


Holiday Gift Guide #2 – DIY Knit!

December 12, 2015Do it yourself (DIY), Holiday Season, Other Things Handmade, Storefront

Sometimes finding the perfect gift for a crafty loved one can be tricky. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered.

Here at Kid Icarus we’ve got all kinds of DIY kits for those interested in picking up a new knit/embroidery hobby, or knitters looking for an awesome new project.

All pictured kits are available at our Kensington location, select kits are also available at our Parkdale outpost.



Piece of Cake – $22

Cupcake – $22

Sushi – $22

Donut – $22


Panda – $46

Wolf – $46

Fox – $46

Fiesta Cat – $20

Raccoon – $20

Hedgehog – $20

Bear – $20

Squirrel – $20

Holiday Gift Guide #1 – Puzzles & Games!

December 11, 2015Do it yourself (DIY), Holiday Season, Paper

In this technological age sometimes it feels good to just get back to the basics… Let us help you and your family experience the good ol’ fashion fun of a board game!

This holiday season settle down with a hot drink and one of our many awesome boxed games!

We’ve got all of the pictured games at our Kensington location (and select games in Parkdale as well).

Dog Bingo ($38), DIY Board Games ($38), Paper Sumo ($20), Gradient Puzzles ($25), & Paper Chess Sets ($21) are sure to please your holiday crowd!

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Paper Kits

December 4, 2015Do it yourself (DIY), Paper, Storefront

paper_all_smPaper Sumo $20, Make Your Own Robot $33.50, Party Origami $17, Kimono Origami Paper $16, Robogami $19

Paper can be fun you say? Yes! It’s true! Check out these fun paper kits that we have at Kid Icarus. Learn how to fold and cut your own Sumo wrestlers, robots, flowers and more.

Paper_robot_smRobogami $19
Fold your own robots and battle your friends!

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Impress all of your friends at the next party with your origami skills.

20151115_142002_resized 20151115_142139_resizedKimono Origami Paper $16

Everything featured in this post is available at our Kensington Market location, to check if what you’re looking for is at our Parkdale outpost just call ahead 🙂

For the Beer Lover in Your Life!

November 22, 2015Do it yourself (DIY), Holiday Season, Storefront

Beer connoisseurs! We have the perfect gift ideas for yourself or for a loved one this holiday!

In both our Kensington & Parkdale shops we’ve got a variety of beer themed gift ideas for you.

From The Regional Assembly of Text we have the “Cheers to Beers” button pack, and from Chronicle Books we have “The Home Brewer’s Lab Book” & “Home Brewer’s Labels.”


Cheers to Beers ~ $12 ~

The Home Brewer’s Lab Book ~ $30 ~

Home Brewer’s Labels ~ $18 ~


DIY Cat Tote Bags & Market Tea Towels!

September 14, 2015Do it yourself (DIY), Storefront

In the shop today we’ve got the folks from Yellow Owl Workshop, bringing you the cutest DIY projects you ever did see. We are fully stocked in our Kensington location with these ultra sweet Stencil Projects. Are you a cat lover? A food lover? A do-it-yourself kind of guy/gal? Roll up your sleeves, my friend.


~ $35 for a box full of possibilties ~

~ an adorable example of a finished product ~


~ a Market Tea Towel in progress! $35 for this guy ~