Archive for the ‘General Projects’ Category

July 20th: National Moon Day

National Moon Day commemorates the day when man first walked on the moon, back in 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin captured the imagination of the entire world with their journey, but the moon has always inspired artists and crafters to create beautiful works. Check out this fantastic collection of moon inspired crafting, and […]

Finding Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo (1907-1654) was a Mexican painter whose folk art paintings, often self portraits, mixed realism with fantasy. Because she painted so many self-portraits, her image has become iconic, so leave it to Craftsters to portray her image in many ways. This doll by pilarfarmer is a beautiful tribute to Frida, with her brightly colored […]

@Home This Weekend: Thermos Lamps

This weekend, make a unique lamp for your home! TheMistressT used vintage thermoses to make these fun bedside lamps for her guest room. Craftsters have used all sorts of creative things to build lamps with; click on the “lamp” tag to see other great lamp ideas! Save

Unicorn Sighting

Remember the song where the lyrics went, “Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you’re born, the loveliest of all was the Unicorn.”? There are no cats and rats and elephants in this article, but you’ll be happy to know that there are unicorns. Let’s check ’em out! You would believe that the […]

@Home This Weekend: Tabletop Garden

This weekend, add a ton of color to your patio by creating a table top garden. All you need are various pots and brightly colored plants. Oh, and some tables; don’t forget those! BeaG had a carpenter custom make her tables, but thrift store finds would work too. This is a great way to make […]

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July, USA! Whether you are traveling or celebrating at home, here are some fun patriotic projects to bring some red, white, and blue to your day. This one, a little firecracker tin, has images of the 4th in years gone by.   Here’s a great outdoor display by purl3agony, who painted some […]

@Home This Weekend: Sunburst Mirror

This weekend, brighten up your walls with a retro-look sunburst mirror. This one, by Luna1375, is made from wood dowels, and spray painted a lovely silver before having mirrors and jewels gems added. Doesn’t it look fab against that cheery turquoise wall? Save Save

Happy Birthday, Harry!

The Harry Potter series debuted 20 years ago yesterday, and what a wild ride. So many people have loved the series, and so many Craftsters have been inspired by it. In fact, sweets4ever has just compiled all the Harry Potter project here, and it numbers over 1,000! To which house do you belong? If you […]

To bead… or not to bead? ‘Tis a silly question.

One of the many, many, many craft supplies I have too many of (is that a thing?) is beads. I’m not an avid beader, but somehow I’ve amassed an incredible collection of beads, and I’m always looking for new projects to use some of them up. And wow, is the Craftster Beading Board the place […]

@Home This Weekend: Wonderful Walls

This weekend, paint a mural on your wall! patty_o_furniture decorated her wall with this awesome Harry Potter scene, done in silhouettes. It’s perfect for a media room, or any room that needs a touch of magic! Save Save

Machine Embroidery: not just for tea towels

When I think of “machine embroidery”, the first thing that pops to mind is tea towels. Which are awesome, and there are many amazing examples on the machine embroidery craft board. But it’s so much more! Take, for example, these adorable monster plushies by waggonswest. How adorable are those?! And look at this amazing zombie […]

Tute Tuesday: Ribbon Ice Cream Cone

You scream! I scream! We all scream for ice cream! Craftster member Crafty247 shares her tutorial for this adorable Ribbon Ice Cream Cone that can be attached to a pin, a barrette or a dress for a little added summer accessory. While this tutorial is for a something on a smaller scale, why not go […]

Stars In Your Eyes

Twinkle, twinkle! It’s easy to have stars in your eyes when you have a variety of crafty star-themed projects to inspire you. Who wouldn’t love snuggling up at night with a bright and cheery star quilt? Amazon_warrior dug into her supply of batik fabrics to create this gift for her sister’s new baby. It’s hard […]

@Home This Weekend: Transformed Masterpiece

This weekend, revive an old piece of art. MissingWillow had a print of a sleepy farm scene that had been in her family, but it really wasn’t her style. She added a cutout image of a dragon, and voila! It’s definitely a one of a kind piece now. The best thing is that the dragon is […]

Something’s Fishy Here

  Let’s cast out a wide net on Craftster and see what we can catch. Whoa, look at all the fish! Who knew there were so many fishy projects floating around on the boards? thisbirdsabsurd didn’t actually catch this string of mackerel; she made them out of canvas and painted them. This string of fish […]