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@Home This Weekend: Chalkboard Wine Glasses

Having company over the holidays? This weekend, avoid party mixups by making some chalkboard wine glasses. Use this great tutorial, provided by jillybeans, and everyone can mark their glass. Now no one will be in danger of Aunt Edna’s germs! Cheers!

Handmade Gift Ideas: Wooden Chain

Christmas Eve is finally here and you have plans to stay up all night waiting for Santa. Why not use that time wisely and craft him a gift! Sure, he loves cookies and milk, but he would really love a Wooden Chain to attach to his suit. Magpirate’s tutorial will give you step by step […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Upcycled Car Trash Bag

Is there someone in your life that is just fanatic about their car? It could be 10 years old and it still looks new. I am not one of those people, but if you know someone like that, why no make them an Upcycled Car Trash Bag for their sweet ride. CraftADDchick takes a mattress […]

Oh, Deer!

This is the time of year when one might be more likely to spot frolicking reindeer! If you keep your eyes out tomorrow night, you just might see eight of them (or nine, if Rudolph’s there!) pulling Santa’s sleigh. But if you’re not lucky enough to see Santa’s reindeer, at least you can enjoy looking […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Grey & Plum Button Wreath

I am obsessed with wreaths. I have one on my door for each season or holiday. I also have them around the house…my craft room, bedroom and kitchen. I love wreaths that are unusual and express creativity. Mistress Jennie takes us step by step in creating a beautiful one of a kind Grey and Plum […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Hippogriff

Happy Harry Potter Christmas! Every HP fan on your holiday list will head over broom for their very own Hippogriff. They can hang this wonderful creature from the tree or keep it next to them for a little extra protection. Pottermouth’s tutorial requires no magical spells or potions but you will need a needle and […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Exploding Needle Box

No need to worry, no boxes were destroyed or fingers loss making this Exploding Needle Box. There were lots of happy faces when it was given as a gift. Calabaza’s tutorial for an Exploding Needle Box is a great way to wrap up all of your crafty presents. It can be used over and over […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Japanese Shibori Dyeing

Looking for a fun project to do with family and friends when they come into town? Why not have a day of Japanese Shibori Dyeing. AlwaysInMyRoom has an excellent tutorial on this time honored tradition. You can teach the kids about this traditional dyeing technique while making last minute gifts. No two pieces will be […]

December 19, 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 rackycoo. We hope you enjoy them! Owl Ornaments by jillybeans Christmas Doe by lindyv321 […]

@Home This Weekend: Embellished Guest Towels

This weekend, spruce up your bathroom with some fabric embellished guest towels, using this quick and easy tutorial by NicoleMarie. Impress your guests with custom towels that match your decor!

Handmade Gift Ideas: Hostess Gift

If you are anything like me, you have a few gifts set aside for those “just in case” moments. You know, just in case someone stops by, just in case you got invited to the party of the century or just in case you are meeting his parents for the first time and want to […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Mini Book Jewelry

Calling all bibliophiles! It’s time to share your favorite books with the ones you love. Why not give them an extra treat by crafting Mini Book Jewelry of their favorite book. You can give them the real book and a charm to go with it. My Ruby Slippers shows you how make little book charms […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Bunny Travel Pillow

Traveling during the holiday season can cause a lot of stress to you and to your little one. One way you can diminish that stress is to make everyone their very own Bunny Travel Pillow. Artisan82′s tutorial is perfect for creating a family of bunnies. No more stress, everyone gets a bunny travel pillow and […]

A Very Merry (Harry) Christmas

Christmas is a magical time, and who knows more about magic than Harry Potter and the gang at Hogwarts? Whether you want a full Harry Potter themed tree or just a little touch of magical enchantment, here are a few very merry Harry themed decorations. This Teesha Moore-inspired patchwork tree skirt is all things Harry! […]

CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoos:

Anyone who knows our member rscowtown knows that she is kind, funny, caring and downright crafty. Her crafty tattoo of a needle and thread sits perfectly upon her arm while a crochet needle lays on her finger. The swirls of the thread is so pretty and elegant. Do you have a crafty tattoo? Why not […]