Archive for the ‘Craftster Community Spotlight’ Category

Spotlight on: Making Toys

Listen…Do you hear that sound? It is the sound of the school year coming to a close. Womp, womp. About one week after the last day of school the kids will be bored. And then looking at you to entertain them. Well, I am here to help. Camp Mommy is in session! Let’s keep those […]

May 27, 2015 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by rackycoo. We hope you enjoy them! Stitcher’s Alphabet by elderflower Rainbow Mobile by Mistress […]

Artsy Garden

Spring is hands down my favorite season of the year; I love getting out and puttering in the garden. It’s fun to mix great plants with unique accents in the yard. Here are some great outdoor ideas that may inspire your unique garden. Knickertwist and her son gathered rocks from around her yard and made […]

@Home This Weekend: Decorative Bulletin Board

This weekend, use an old frame to make a decorative bulletin board. Tadhg painted and distressed her frame, then added some lace. She even added a row of bottlecaps so she could use magnets. What a great way to get organized!

Rain, rain, you don’t have to go away…

It’s been raining non-stop here for about a week, a dreary, drizzly, unrelenting rain with a few thunderstorms tossed in for good measure. I love rainy weather, and I particularly love these rain-inspired crafts! First up, an adorable bunny with an umbrella by andralynn. Who wouldn’t love walking in the rain if they had such […]

Tute Tuesday: Latch Hooked Rag Rug

I love a good house project and if it is one that I can use up my scraps with, it is even better. Arachnes thumb has a great easy to follow tutorial on how to make your very own custom Latch Hooked Rag Rug using fabric scraps. While it is labor intensive, I bet you […]

Road Trip!

It’s almost summer! Are you going anywhere fun this year? I am: even as we speak, I am on a 2,000 mile road trip with my mom and my mother-in-law. We planned this last fall, and the idea was just crazy enough for us to follow through on it. Whee! We’re having some fun! Of […]

@Home This Weekend: Upcycled Chair

This weekend, take a tip from FoxyBlue and make a plain old chair fabulous. FoxyBlue not only painted the wood a beautiful turquoise, she painted the seat with an adorable sleepy fox. What a great accent to any room!

May 13, 2015 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time kittykill. We hope you enjoy them! Self drafted A Line Dress by lidehtium Cute/kawaii desserts […]

Little House on Craftster

I’m so drawn to tiny houses; they remind me of home and family. No matter what the medium used, these little houses are sure to delight you as well.These gorgeous paper maché houses, recently posted by FoxyBlue, were the inspiration for this article. They’re so beautiful! Each one contains a positive affirmation, such as “Be […]

Craftster Quickies: How to Make Tassel Jewelry

Have you seen all of those ADORABLE, but super pricy tassel accessories in magazines lately? Well, in this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill will teach you how to make your own custom version for a fraction of the cost!

@Home This Weekend: Furniture Restoration

This weekend, restore a piece of furniture to its original beauty. HSG stripped this library card catalog of, in my opinion, an unfortunate paint job, and made it beautiful again. Be sure to click on the link to view the sad “before” photo, and then enjoy the process HSG used to achieve this fantastic result.

Robin crafts! Hello spring!

A robin has nested in my window box. My bedroom window box. Four feet from where my head is when I sleep. There are three eggs. The good news is that they are probably only going to be in the nest for about two weeks. The bad news is… did I mention the four feet? […]

I Scream, You Scream…

…we all scream for ice cream! Now that it’s warming up, let’s talk cold delicious treats. Here are some wonderful ice cream projects I found on Craftster, most of them non-caloric. Remember Nutty Buddies? I probably wouldn’t have survived the 7th grade without them. We loved those tasty concoctions. This pair, by ld, is made […]

@Home This Weekend: Art Caddy

This weekend, repurpose an old dishwasher silverwear basket and make a handy art caddy. It’s perfect for holding supplies for little ones. CvilleCraftyGirl glued some cardboard to the bottom to keep the smaller items like pencils from falling through the holes. How wonderful for art on the go!