Archive for the ‘General Projects’ Category

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!

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!

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 […]

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 […]