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@Home This Weekend: Fabric Boxes

This weekend, make some beautiful fabric boxes, using a great tutorial shared by whatzudoin. I can think of all sorts of uses for boxes: use them for decor, or storage, or give them as a gift (or use them as awesome gift wrap!) Great news: no sewing necessary!

Hey, it’s summer. Go outside!

We’re in the midst of those lazy days of summer. Let’s take a visit to some of our Craftster friends who have been busy making their outdoor space unique and inviting. C’mon! Let’s hit the home of TheMistressT first, because she’s got tasty summer drinks. Don’t they look delicious on her fabulous striped table cozy? […]

Spotlight on: Smoothies with Recipe Goodness

What is cold, delicious, healthy and can be made in minutes? Smoothies! Smoothies have been around since the 1930’s, believe it or not. Coinciding with the invention of the electric blender. Now there are blenders specifically made for making smoothies. During the summer we have so many fresh fruits and vegetables available. At the grocery, […]

Pamper Yourself!

I’ve been sick for a bit (a month!) and now that I’m feeling better and may be back to crafting I was looking around for something to “treat” myself… and what better than some amazing hand-made soap? There are TONS to choose from here on Craftster, where members like Mandyhello graciously share their recipes! This […]

July 24, 2015 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! DIY Map Heels by TheGlobalChameleon Weaving for the […]

@Home This Weekend: “Wonder”ful Clock

This weekend, brighten up a clock with images from old comic books. bookstorebabe purchased this wall clock for only $1.00, and transformed it with an image of Wonder Woman. No more “wondering” what time it is!

It’s a Family Affair

Let’s celebrate family today! There are several ways to depict your family or family members in your art. For example, there are these adorable coasters, each one representing Mom, Dad, brother, and sis. sadsilver made them for a housewarming gift for a friend. FoxyBlue keeps her family “in stitches” with this family portrait in cross […]

@Home This Weekend: Not A Flamingo

This weekend, forget about those standard pink flamingos and fill your garden with some unique yardbirds. Craftster member Jenxx has been busy creating a colorful flock. Besides the one shown on the left, there are others posted here and here. There’s never a dull moment in that garden! 

You Can Say That Again!

Sometimes all the inspiration you’ll need comes in the form of a perfect quote. For example: This quote by Ross Whedon speaks to the creative in us all. petskin stamped and painted on linen to make this beautiful art featuring the quote. artsycandice used a Neil Gaiman quote to create this inspirational mixed media painting. […]

@Home This Weekend: Stenciled Rugs

This weekend, enhance your outdoor living space with a custom stenciled rug. Does your deck or patio need some style? TheMistressT purchased a couple of inexpensive indoor/outdoor carpets, and then made them extra special by creating a stencil and applying a mix of UV safe craft paint and textile medium to create this great arrow […]

Spotlight on: The Crafted Mandala

The Mandala (Sanskrit-‘circle’) is an ancient spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the Universe. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may have been used for focusing attention of practitioners, as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space, or as an aid to meditation and trance induction. In common use, mandala has […]

July 8, 2015 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 kittykill. We hope you enjoy them! American Flag Jello Jigglers by patty_o_furniture The Little Mermaid […]

Marvelous Matryoshkas

As a child, did you play with Russian nesting (Matryoshkas)? What started out as one large wooden doll opened to reveal a slightly smaller doll, which also contained a doll, and on and on until you got to the tiniest of little dolls at the end. What fun! Craftsters have found many varied ways to […]

@Home This Weekend: Patriotic Planter

This weekend is the perfect time to show off some patriotic door decor. purl3agony painted scraps of wood and topped them with artificial flowers to create this cheery flag. Happy 4th of July!

Summertime Sweetness: Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips

There is more to a BBQ than just the grill. The sides are equally important and if done right, will be the talk of your guests for years to come. HSG has the best side for your get together. Her Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips is so easy and uses the best of summer fruits. […]