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@Home This Weekend: Bee Magnets

This weekend, celebrate the last few days of National Honey Month by making adorable bee magnets out of small smooth stones. You don’t have to stop at bees, though; lexi_icedrink painted all sorts of fun designs on her stones. Gather up the kids and have a paint party!

Are You Ready For Some Football?

My favorite thing about the fall, besides the cooler weather, is college football. I love wearing my team colors and watching a good game on Saturdays with friends. I’m not the only Craftster who gets into the game; take a look! Zelda.Suicide made a set of vinyl coasters featuring my favorite team, the Georgia Bulldogs. […]

@Home This Weekend: Seed Packet Gifts

This weekend, I’m featuring these adorable bee-themed wild flower seed packets in honor of National Honey month. Simply stitch wild flower seeds into paper pockets and decorate! LimeRiot made hers to hang on her neighbor’s doorknobs in celebration of spring. She included a full tutorial with her post so you can make your own. Happy […]

Cooking: Honey Month

The month of September is known for many things. Back to school, football, Labor Day, International Square Dancing Month, etc. But did you know it is also Honey Month? Yep! September is the month that marks when beekeepers in the U.S. complete collecting honey. So there is no better time to celebrate Honey Month than […]

September 19th – Talk Like a Pirate Day!

It’s that time of year again! Are you ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day? You do have a party planned, right? And you’ve sent invitations? And the invitations are as awesome as this pirate card that by blupaisan made, yes? Okay, maybe it doesn’t have to be as great, because that’s a pretty detailed […]

Winner of Craft Challenge #102 – Swap & Share 3

This month’s Craft Challenge was Swap & Share 3! The challenge had nothing to do with crafting in the moment but with crafts that you made in the past for a swap and was never posted. The project could not be previously posted in a completed project thread. Our winning entry was created by MissingWillow! […]

September 17, 2014 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! Wonky Gorey Quilt by MissingWillow Every pirate wants […]

Falling Leaves

Now that it’s September, I’m seeing signs that summer’s heat is waning, and fall is starting to move in. Hooray! Bring on those cooler nights and beautiful fall color! Here’s a preview of some beautiful fall crafts. LimeRiot stitched up this beautiful hoopla, celebrating the rich colors of Autumn. I love her use of color, […]

Meatless Monday: Provencal Inspired Quiche

There is nothing better than a nice Sunday brunch. It is a great way to spend some time with friends, maybe sip on a mimosa or two and enjoy a brunch staple, quiche. Margaret van Velthuyzen created this delicious dish, Provencal Inspired Quiche, after her trip to St. Paul de Vence, France. I love the […]

@Home This Weekend: Buzy Bee Activity Chart

It’s National Honey Month! This weekend, keep your little honeys (kids OR spouse!) busy with this fun Buzy Bee Activity Chart. Each magnetic bee holds a surprise chore or activity. paperella includes several different types of activities in her chart: including something fun, something educational, a chore, or a physical activity. The activities are written […]

Craft Challenge #103 Announced – Foodie Frenzy 2

Craft Challenge #103 – Foodie Frenzy 2, has been announced! Your challenge this month is to show us your… food! Entries are due October 1 – 8, 2014. Read all of the challenge details here.

How to Make Tshirt Rugs

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to create your own yarn from upcycled t-shirts. She also shows you how to spruce up your space by utilizing that yarn to make area rugs!

Home Cozy Home

isfive created this pterodactyl dresser for her son’s nursery. It’s a great solution for the common challenge of how to add color to a room when you can’t paint the walls for one reason or another. She used vivid paint colors and homemade stencils on the dresser, which will not only serve as storage, but […]

All Kinds of Octopi!

You may already know that the octopus inhabits many diverse regions of the ocean, but did you also know they can be found on many different boards on Craftster? Here are five unique octopi, each made with a different technique. On the Toys, Dolls, and Playthings board, you’ll find this beautiful hand-stitched stuffed octopus with […]

Spotlight on: Breast Cancer Awareness Crafts

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month I wanted to showcase some crafts to give you a chance to do some awareness raising crafts yourself. When Burningrubber made a gift for her roommate who had been through breast cancer surgery, she made her this beautiful Tamari ball, in shades of pink. So pretty and a […]