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Meatless Monday: No Meat Lasagna

Every since I was a little kid my family has had a big Sunday dinner. It is the one time when all of us can come together,relax, talk about our week and enjoy some uninterrupted family time. This No Meat Lasagna from loveforart is the perfect Sunday meal. It is the ultimate comfort food and […]

@Home This Weekend: Transform Your Chandelier

This weekend, alter your chandelier to fit your decor! SheridanLA took a brass chandelier and revamped it as shown here to suit her apartment. Later, when she relocated and wanted a more formal look, she transformed it again! Check out her post to see the before photo, and to find out how the chandelier looks […]

Marvelous Minions!

Who could forget the movie “Despicable Me”, with the delightful minions that populated the set? I think everyone could use some minions in their life, especially if they are as cute as these.  popsdemilk made this adorable amigurumi minion: Dave, the baker. She even made his little cupcake. Why settle for one minion, when you […]

August School Days

August brings us back to the days of school buses, after school snacks, bustling college campuses and backpacks. Even if you or yours are not returning to school, it’s always a good time to regroup, sort your craft stash and get organized! Here are some projects to inspire you this month. Leather Book Cover Protect […]

Perseids Meteor Shower

If you’re a player in the Summer Nerd Games, or a lover of astronomy, you probably already know about the Perseids Meteor Shower that will be at its peak August 12-13th this year. In honor of chunks of space rock plummeting to earth and thankfully being burned to nothing in our atmosphere, I thought I’d […]

B-Movie Monster Bonanza!

Last week saw the arrival of the much-anticipated Sharknado 2, and the less anticipated but still hilariously bad Sharktopus vs Pteracuda. This has led to wide-spread speculation about the next great (awful) monster movie (besides Sharknado 3, because they’ve already announced they are going there, oh yes, they are). Will it be another creature mash-up? […]

Shark Week starts August 10th!

It’s almost Shark Week! It’s time to see some awesome shark-inspired projects! First up, a completely appropriate cross stitch by shesactualsize that pretty much hits the nail on the (hammer)head. Speaking of hammerheads, check out this amazing crocheted hammerhead shark by Xbeautiful_disasterX. That had to take a lot of time (but luckily, there’s a whole […]

@Home This Weekend: Covered Organizer

This weekend, take a sturdy shoebox, cover it with scrapbook paper or fabric, and make the perfect organizer. marcymallow made this brightly colored Loteria themed organizer to hold her makeup.  There’s even a handy drawer for smaller items. (I think I could use one for craft supplies.) Happy organizing!

August 6, 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 kittykill. We hope you enjoy them! Simple summer dress by Purrrna Watermelon Cake! by […]

Tute Tuesday: Back to School Backpack

More back to school fun with Craftster! This time we are going deep into the vaults and pulling out a great tutorial from landofoz for a School Backpack. Why settle for the boring backpack that everyone is going to have when you can customize your backpack with your favorite fabric to suit your style and […]

What’s That On Your Head?

People don’t naturally grow antlers, but wouldn’t it be something if they did? Since we can’t grow our own, those of us that want them have to improvise. Here you go, this is how it could be: people with antlers.   lizzy.cos knit this adorable knit baby hat with ears and antlers. I would make […]

Meatless Monday: Watermelon Cake

Julia Child said a party without cake is just a meeting and I couldn’t agree with her more. For any celebration, you must have cake. It is not a request, it is a requirement. Rackycoo made this very clever Watermelon Cake with a watermelon, whipped cream and yummy fruit topping. The “cake” is an actual […]

@Home This Weekend: Quick and Easy Organizer

This weekend, keep your supplies together with a handy organizer made from an old canvas, covered in fabric. Mixedpibbles made this one with pockets designed to fit her quilting rulers perfectly. This would be perfect for all sorts of lightweight supplies, and would look great on your studio wall. Happy organizing!

Tute Tuesday: Art Pen Case

Summer is in full swing but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t start thinking about the upcoming school year. I know, I hate to be the bearer of bad news (or maybe good news for parents) that summer is getting closer to being over. Teag has just the thing that not only will make you […]

Sock It To Me!

Homemade socks. Nothing says love like hand-knit or crocheted socks. I don’t knit or crochet, so I especially love ‘em. Here are some beautiful and creative socks I found on Craftster. (I believe I’m experiencing sock envy.) Luckily for me though, I have received a few lovely pairs of socks from generous swap partners.   […]