The amount of creative talent in Waterloo Region is astounding. Here is the Waterloo Region Creators and Makers Guide featuring our uber talented community of artisans and small business owners. You’ll find everything from photographers, to muralists, to jewellry designers, to home decor specialists, woodworkers and more.

It is important to note that this is a living list and therefore can change. If there’s a local creator or maker I’ve missed, please leave a comment below or send me an email.

For more Waterloo Region Local Shopping Guides, visit here.




Tomo Photography



Nicole Gingrich Photography

Photography from the Soul

Artist Merch

KW-Awesome – Local KW Small Business T-Shirts

Civilian Screen Printing – Teamwear, Band Merch, Corporate Wear, Uniforms & Special Event Clothing

Kitchener-Waterloo Society of Artists – Various Local Artist Profiles & Links to their Websites

Morning Star Designs – Prints, Stationary, Clothing

Luke Swinson Art – Prints, Clothing,

Etsy Shops

Etsy Waterloo Region (Homepage)

DraInk – Stationary

Alison Gunn Art – Poured resin and mica pigment art and collectibles, Commissions accepted

All Over the Map Studios – Graphic Designer, Maps

Made By Maggie Illustrations – Waterloo Region Hand-Drawn Prints

Our Paper Homes – Hand-Drawn Home Portraits

A Bit Stitchy – Clothing & Accessories

Blackberry Market Designs – Handmade wooden designs (gift tags, ornaments, game boards, signs, cutting boards)


Kimberly Kropf Jewellry Designs

Rawkette Custom Jewellery


Design, Decor & Delight

Lucy Pearlle (Wellesley) – Reclamed Furniture, Home Decor, Paint

inSeason Home+Decor (St. Clements) – Canadian-Made, Home Decor, Stationary, Gifts, Toys, Artisan Items

Bungalow Blonde – E-Styling Services

WicKidz Melts ‘n Candles Co. – Candles

Stryker Woodworking – Charcuterie Boards, Refurbished Furniture, Vintage & Antiques

Hobby Hardware – Maker Supply Store (specializing in epoxy and woodworking products)

Hollyhock Home Decor – Small-Batch Home Decor & Gifts

Artist Urosevic – Unique Commisioned Paintings

The Friendly Canadian – Personalised Mini Hockey Sticks, Other Custom Wooden Items

Renos & Services

McAndrew Tree Care (Kitchener) – Arborist

Waterloo County Woodcraft (Wallenstein) – Custom Timber Work


Grammy’s Boutique & Espresso Bar (Wellesley) – Gourmet Gift Baskets & more!

Women’s International Gift and Gallery – Social Entreprise with Clothing & Accessories

Pretty By Her – Candles, Stationary, Home Decor

The Girl Floral (Cambridge) – Canadian Lifestyle Boutique

Devitt House (Waterloo) – Unique Gifts Home Decor

Gifted Waterloo (Waterloo) – Gifts, Home Decor, & Paper Goods

Thank You for Supporting Local!

If there’s a Waterloo Region local creator or maker I’ve missed in this shop local guide, please leave a comment below or send me an email.

For more Waterloo Region Local Shopping Guides, visit the main guide page here.


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