Archive for the ‘Craftster Community Spotlight’ Category

June 1, 2016 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! My wedding dress and veil!!!!! by KairiGurl Harry […]

Wonderful Washi

Have you joined in the fun with washi tape? In case you don’t know, washi tape is a paper tape that originated in Japan. It comes in all different colors and patterns, and be used to brighten up just about anything. If you buy a roll or two, beware! Soon you’ll be craving more. Luckily, […]

@Home This Weekend: Reusable Dryer Sheets

This weekend, make a vow to quit buying commercial dryer sheets and make your own reusable version. Because of sensitive skin, craftADDchick can’t use scented detergent or fabric softener on her laundry. In her post, she shares how to make scented dryer sheets to get that fresh laundry fragrance without harsh chemicals. Try it!

Easy Summer Salads

When the weather gets warmer, nothing beats a great salad for an easy, cool meal. Skip the bag of lettuce with bottled dressing; here are some delicious salad recipes you should try. (I’m not going to lie: looking at these photos and reading the ingredients for these salads is making my mouth water.) doggy shared […]

Coffee, the nectar of life!

The great thing about weekends in the spring is sitting out on the patio, sipping coffee and watching the dog manically run around the yard. But what am I going to do when it’s warm even in the morning? You can drink hot coffee even on a hot day, but… I hate being over-warm, so […]

@Home This Weekend: Expecto Patronum Night Light!

This weekend, create a magical Harry Potter inspired night light. Using slices of geodes she found online, Mistress Jennie created this Patronus which will bring light and magic into any room. Enchanting!

May 19, 2016 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! Sunrise Shawl by meelee514 Dobby! by smileyyogini Mr […]

Awesome Altered Altoids Tins

Altoids come in a great little tin, and as a Craftster, you know you’d feel bad throwing that empty tin away. So don’t do it! There are a million things you can do with an old tin, one being creating beautiful dioramas. Ramona Q found some adorable tiny sewing notions and created this “blessing for […]

@Home This Weekend: Teaching Clock

This weekend, teach your child to tell time with a brightly colored teaching clock. Pique their interest by letting them help decorate it! vogliounamelablu used colored pencils to create the face of this lightweight wooden clock. Tick tock, tick tock, what time is it?

A Visit To Some Swap Galleries

Are you familiar with Craftster swaps? Organizers choose a theme and set swap guidelines, and then after receiving sign-up information, match swappers who make and exchange crafted items with their partner. It’s so much fun! Here’s a look at a few of the current galleries and what sorts of things have been received lately. Forest […]

@Home This Weekend: Star Chandelier

This weekend, create a beautiful accent piece for your home or patio. Mistress Jennie found a wire basket at a thrift store, and using beads and crystals, transformed it into this beautiful star chandelier. Simply inspired!

May 4, 2016 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! One Punch Man shoes by sheriffkarli Wire and Fiber […]

I propose a toast!

I have a friend who is a great lover of wine, and she’s always trying to get us to try new things. Get-togethers at her house always involve a lot of wine glasses, and it can get a little confusing. What we need are some amazing wine glass charms, like these by Mistress Jennie. Check […]

Love Your Mother

Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8th! Let your mom know you love her with a homemade gift. Make your mom a pretty Tussie Mussie with flowers from your garden. CubanMother used the upper part of a plastic wine glass to help hold the bouquet. So clever! Pamper your mother with some […]

@Home This Weekend: Belted Chair Seat

This weekend, fix up an old chair. Here’s a great idea from lunke13: use thrifted belts to weave a new seat! He just pulled each belt tight and buckled them up. Check out his post to see how the buckles were all featured on the back of the chair.