Designer: Robert Mahar

Robert Mahar for Knock Knock | Paper Ribbons & Paint-by-Number Postcards

Meet Robert Mahar, the artist and designer behind Personal Award Ribbons, Paint-by-Number Postcards, and Gift Stamp & Tag Kits.

Robert develops and teaches imaginative crafts and clever do-it-yourself projects through high-quality video tutorials and in-person workshops. The crafty content he develops and presents to his YouTube viewers, online audience and workshop attendees is often rooted in nostalgia, and his talent for reinventing old-school crafts with a decidedly modern twist has gained him a loyal following.

With an education in studio arts and art history, he has worked in a variety of creative fields including 13 years as an appraiser of modern and contemporary art. When he’s not working in his downtown Los Angeles studio, Robert obsesses over vintage craft books and schemes ways to make it big as a doughnut connoisseur.

Watch Robert in action this summer, as he goes head to head with seven other makers on NBC’s new crafting competition show Making It! #MakingItwithRobert

For more on Robert, visit or explore his YouTube channel @craftedwithrobert.