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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!

Everyone needs more fiber!

Among the many, many, many things I want to learn to do, spinning is very high on the list. I adore knitting and crocheting and nothing makes a better finished project than starting with something as awesome as handspun yarn. I constantly see the amazing Belladune posting gorgeous skeins of yarn (like this one) and […]

April 29, 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! Did you ever wonder what the Doctor’s closet […]

Keep Calm and Treat Mum

It’s almost Mother’s Day; what are you getting for your mom this year? You know she wants something handmade! You’ve got a week and a half to whip something up, so keep calm and treat mum. A fun cross stitch, like this one by beki710, will be a constant reminder to your mom that you […]

@Home This Weekend: Ticket Stub Shadowbox

This weekend, gather up all your souvenir ticket stubs and put them in a decorative shadowbox. Chocolate_Jo refurbished a found shadowbox and added a bright red curtain to the back. What a great way to display memories of the shows and movies you loved!

Fishy fishy fishy…

Coming up with blog ideas is often the hard part – there are so many diverse projects on Craftster, how do you even begin? There’s usually something in my day that I can fall back on, and today… it’s River Monsters day. Now, real fish aren’t really my thing (unlike cute crafted ones, like this […]

Quoth The Raven

Nevermore! Never more will I ignore all the wonderful ravens and crows that live amongst us on Craftster. Here are five standouts that you won’t want to miss. thisbirdsabsurd recently posted “the crow brothers”, a wonderful family of stuffed crows. So dark and mysterious! Here’s a detail in a raven-inspired altered tin by cackle. Poor […]

April 17, 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! Fascinators for Easter or Mother’s Day Tea – With […]

@Home This Weekend: Upcycled Mini-Cabinet

This weekend, make a stylish little mini-cabinet to hold some tiny items. jazzminh upcycled old plastic cd cases to make these shelves. She covered them with bright magazine pages, and voila! a great little set of cubbies to store all sorts of goodies.

Laundry Day!

Sunday is both blog-writing and laundry day for me, and I’ll give you two guesses as to which is my favorite activity… for one, I get to search through the thousands of awesome projects on Craftster and get inspired to MAKE ALL THE THINGS, and the other is completely repetitive drudgery. I need something to […]

Fun with Felt

I have recently embarked on a love affair with felt. It’s so much fun to craft with; it doesn’t fray, and it comes in so many wonderful colors. It’s the perfect fabric to make fun things for both kids and adults. There’s no end to the possibilities when making felt finger puppets: animals, people, aliens, […]

@Home This Weekend: Custom Lamp

This weekend, make a custom lamp for your home. TheMistressTmade a beautiful floorlamp, repurposing a beautiful wooden tripod. What a great accent for any room!

Craft Challenge #108 Announced – Live Events!

Craft Challenge #108 – Live Events, has been announced! Your mission this month is to craft a project that shows major love to one of your favorite live events or productions! Concerts, sporting events, family entertainment, music festivals, arts & theatre, you name it! Entries are due May 1 – 10, 2015. Read all of […]