Archive for the ‘General Projects’ Category

Triptychs: Art in Three Pieces

Sometimes your art is so awesome it takes three canvases to contain it all. Enter the triptych, where three separate but equal parts combine to make one great work of art. You know how much madness is contained in the story of Alice in Wonderland. One canvas was simply not enough, so Diver filled three […]

@Home This Weekend: Hot Hot Pads

This weekend, heat up your kitchen with some hot hot pads. No, that extra “hot” is not a typo; these hot pads are literally steaming with hot men. Who has the hottest kitchen in town? TheMistressT! What’s cooking at your house?

Mad Cats in Fun Hats

I’m not going to lie; every photo in this article makes me laugh. It seems like Craftsters like to make hats for their cats, and correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems like those cats aren’t too crazy about the idea. This year, pottermouth has made several holiday themed hats for her long-suffering puss, […]

@Home This Weekend: Welcoming Wreath

This weekend, bring a little spring to your front door with a beautiful floral wreath. This one, by SunnyDawn, is made from fake flowers from the Dollar Store, so not only will it last for years, it didn’t break the bank. What a lovely way to welcome everyone to your home! Save

A Penny For Your Thoughts

Everyone knows that a penny doesn’t go far these days. They’re still in circulation, though, so there are plenty of them out there. Here are some penny-wise Craftsters who didn’t use their spare change to purchase craft supplies; they incorporated the actual pennies themselves as part of their art. cmarion3 used “pennies from heaven” in […]

@Home This Weekend, Upcycled Planter

This weekend, make a planter out of a large plastic container. kittykill cut the bottom of a large jar of honey, and then embellished it with rows of colorful washi tape. She made sure to use a sealer on the tape so that any moisture won’t cause the tape to peel. What a sweet little […]

Tute Tuesday: Nintendo Controller Case

Raise your hand if you stood outside at midnight to get the new Nintendo gaming console. I see a few hands raised! Show off your geeky pride and protect that new investment with rosered’s tutorial for a Nintendo Controller Case. While this tutorial is specifically for a Nintendo DS, you can alter the dimensions to […]

Pick An Eye and Stick With It

It’s easy to pick an eye if there’s only one; behold the cyclops! There aren’t that many of them on Craftster, but the ones we have are definitely something to see. Plus, even one-eyed creatures deserve some love, so be sure to check these guys out. Here’s something you don’t come across every day: a […]

Nail Art

Did you know that there’s an Awesome Manicure Thread that hasn’t been getting a lot of love lately? I can’t imagine people have stopped painting their nails in awesome ways, but maybe they’re just not posting. I’d post there, but, one, my nails are so broken from the dry winter air they aren’t worth painting […]

@Home This Weekend: Painted Tray

This weekend, personalize a serving tray. All you need is a little creativity and some paint. appledainty chose a Dungeons & Dragons theme for this tray, and after painting it, added lion claw feet. This will be a big hit on game day!

You Oughta Be In Pictures

It’s so nice to have a great portrait of your loved one or favorite celebrity. Portraits don’t always have to be done in pencil or paint, though. Here are five examples of portraits done with different mediums. They all have one thing in common, though: each has achieved a wonderful result. This amazing portrait of […]

@Home This Weekend: For the Birds

This weekend, give the birds a fancy place to eat! classy broad took a thrifted cup and saucer and adhered them together to make this classy birdfeeder. Filled with seeds, it’s sure to bring all the upperclass birds right to her backyard.

Practically Perfect Paisley

“Paisley” is the term for a design using the buta or boteh, a droplet-shaped vegetable motif originating from Persia. It’s been popular in the west since the 18th century, and it looks like it’s not going anywhere anytime soon! Let’s check out some fun paisley designs using a variety of media. ThéaOz presents this intricate […]

@Home This Weekend: DIY Organizer

This weekend, store your socks where you can find them with an organizer made from reused cardboard. rockingbearranch made this one the exact size of her drawer, so she’ll never have to paw through a jumble of socks again. She covered her organizer with scrapbook paper, so it’s not only functional; it’s pretty as well. […]

Love You Like No Otter

  This adorable stuffed otter by pottermouth practically wears its heart on its sleeve. What a perfect little valentine for her lucky kid. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be just about roses and boxed chocolates; there are other fun ways to show you care. Here’s a fun valentine idea: a delicious pound cake with a […]