Archive for the ‘General Projects’ Category

Swap Gallery: Altered Spools

I’ve been participating in the Altered Spool swap, co-hosted by MissingWillow and HSG, and the swap gallery has been phenomenal; I’m amazed at how many different ways people have altered simple spools. Here are a few examples from the swap. You’re going to want to go check out the gallery, though, because there are so [...]

Meatless Monday: Apple Pie

4th of July is coming up this week and that means lots of BBQ’s and parties. Nothing says summer and America like mom and Apple Pie. Wizards_Pupil was tired of mushy apples in her pie so, with a little experimenting, a tender delicious dish was created. This recipe for Apple Pie uses Fuji and Braeburn [...]

@Home This Weekend: Personalized Dog Collar

This weekend, make your dog a personalized collar. Your pet will be the envy of the dog park with a fancy collar with his or her name on it. Use this great tutorial by LimeRiot and make one for every occasion. Doesn’t Opie look handsome and ready to enjoy the summer in dotted collar?   

Tute Tuesday: DIY Squirt Bottle Tie-Dye

Yippee! Summer time is here and that means outdoor concerts and events. Why not get your groove on with these easy to follow tutorial from Abbeeroad for Squirt Bottle Tie-Dye T-shirts. While most people are dropping over $20.00 for a kit, Abbeeroad shows you an inexpensive way to add pizzazz to your plain white tee. [...]

At The Beach

Don’t hate me, but I’m writing this article from a lovely rental vacation house at Ocean Isle beach. Of course, the beach is on my mind, so this week I’ve found for you a nice collection of summer goodness.  Protect yourself from the sun with a lovely retro sunhat. AlwaysInspired included a very good tutorial [...]

@Home This Weekend: Quick Outdoor Shelf

This weekend, take some trays and leather shoelaces, and make some great outdoor shelves. It’s quick and easy, if you follow DinkyTiny‘s tutorial. What a great place to display lightweight plants and candles!   

Cooking With the Craftster Mods

Did you know that many of the moderators are also inspired chefs? Sometimes when they get to talking about food, it just makes my mouth water. Here are some tasty recipes that some of the mods have shared. So, what’s for dinner?  MareMare has posted several recipes on the cooking board. She is so good [...]

June is Rose Month

Did you know that June was Rose Month? No other monikers, like “Appreciation” or “Planting”, just… Rose Month. So to cover all the bases, stop and smell the roses, work in your garden, and… just to be on the safe side, be nice to everyone named Rose. Even is she was your least favorite companion [...]

@Home This Weekend: Creative Planter

This weekend, give your yard a creative edge by repurposing items to make yard art and decor. violentjayne made a lovely planter from an old wrought iron fish tank stand. This one of a piece looks great in the yard, especially when filled with colorful flowers.

National Accordion Awareness Month!

Did you know that June is National Accordion Awareness Month? Obviously it’s an under-appreciated instrument, as I was only able to find this one representation of an actual accordion on Craftster! It is a stunning representation, and was obviously an amazing amount of work, but why does it seem like no one but librarylolita is [...]

Gifts for Grads

Graduation is upon us! Make your favorite grad a gift they can really use, whether they’re moving on to college or to “real life”. This pincushion in a jar is perfect for fashion emergencies and simple mending. Fill the jar with needles, tiny scissors, spare buttons and an assortment of threads. Use SuzNTX‘s great tutorial [...]

Meatless Monday: Gluten Free Pancakes

Pancakes…I could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Add a little fruit into the mix, maybe some yummy syrup and I am in heaven! Belladune created the best Gluten Free Pancakes known to man! I can not believe how fluffy they are! I will admit that I was a little leery in making something [...]

@Home This Weekend: For The Birds

This weekend, create a unique yard decoration that will encourage birds to nest in your nearby. Using this tutorial by lunamadre, weave a beautiful wreath out of fibers, twigs and moss: all perfect nesting materials. The birds will love you for it!

Craft Challenge #99 – One Tiny Thing

Craft Challenge #99 is open for entries! “One Tiny Thing 2″ entries are due now through June 9, 2014. Read all about it here! Post your entry as a new topic here on the Craft Challenge #99 entries board. Good luck and happy crafting!

Tute Tuesday: Recycled Weaver Cones

There is nothing better than creating something that most people would disregard. That’s why Craftster peeps are so awesome! We can look at anything and know we can create something magical from it. P_E_S_T, along with her adorable son, created these great houses from Recycled Weaver Cones.. It is such a clever idea and can [...]