Archive for the ‘Wide World of Crafts’ Category

Book Introduction: The Polymer Clay Cookbook

Do you love those miniature foods made from polymer clay that you see posted here on Craftster? Would you like to make your own tiny food charms? What’s not to like about tiny, fancy food with no calories? It’s all sweet and no regrets! With this book you can easily follow the step by step [...]

Watch a Mosaic Being Created, Tile by Tile: How to Make a Mosaic

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Minnesota Public Radio’s Marianne Coombs followed artist Tara Nielson as she created a mosaic at Mosaic on a Stick, in St. Paul, MN. She filmed as Tara placed each tile, and this clip is the high-speed result. You can watch the mosaic come together as if by magic! MPR [...]

Origami City

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Origami artist, Wataru Ito, created this astounding cityscape with nothing but paper, glue, a craft knife and a hole punch. After four years of crafting, he intends to burn it to nothing but ashes. He plans to video the process and play it backward, so he can see it [...]

Crocheted Plant Holders

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… These awesome little plant holders were designed by Lauren Anderson. They are probably such a simple thing to make (I’m not a crocheter, I don’t know!) but they look so adorable! You can either cut a few flowers and put them in a vase in the container or even [...]

How to Easily Put On a Duvet Cover

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Making a duvet cover is a quick way to change your bedroom decor without spending a lot of money. Duvet covers can range from simple to complex, and if you make several you can change your room seasonally, or as often as you like. It’s also convenient, as you [...]

Repurpose Your Wii Packaging

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… With the holidays quickly approaching, a Wii might cross your path at some point in the near future. Don’t toss that packaging to the curbside, though! Reuse it as chocolate or soap molds. This picture on Flickr says it all. These would make awesome party favors for video game [...]

Singer “Redhead” Decal Journal

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… As the proud new owner of my great-great grandmother’s 1921 Singer 66-1 treadle sewing machine, this RSGI is particularly awesome for me! Cath Holden has the same machine I have with the same so-called “redhead” decals! She took pictures of her machine’s decals, plugged them into Photoshop and went [...]

Marcel: Halloween Soft Sculpture by Louise Evans

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… This soft sculpture by Feltmistress is the perfect quirky Halloween piece. I love his mime-like outfit and white boots, and he looks so cute yet spooky lounging on that pile of pumpkins. You can check out more plush by Feltmistress on Society6 by clicking here. Have a spooky Halloween!

Balloon Tank

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… I previously spotted a knit Ferrari, so I guess the next logical thing would be to spot a balloon tank. Artist Hans Hemert designed and photographed this tank as part of an exhibition in 2007. I have to say, I would love to see a giant balloon pirate ship… [...]

The Crocheted Goods

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Kate Jenkins says she can make anything from yarn. She may not have made everything but she’s made some awesome stuff! “Stitchup” ketchup, sardines, orange marmalade, a pack of cigarettes, and a full breakfast still in the skillet! You can see more of her creations here: http://www.agencyrush.com/Artists/Kate_Jenkins/ via Drawn.ca

How to Make Spiderwebs for Halloween

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Looking for an inexpensive way to add some spookiness to your home for Halloween? We spotted these easy spider webs made from puff paint at womansday.com and we think they look awesome! Draw your web on a nonstick cookie sheet with puff paint and let it dry for 24 [...]

Glam Pumpkins

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Glitter and pumpkins are apparently the most fabulous combination ever. I’m seriously in love with these. They are first sprayed with white paint and then decorated with gorgeous glass glitter. Thanks to the Kelly at Fabulous K for sharing the great tutorial and the beautiful images as well. These [...]

Crafting The Beatles

With the huge success of recent releases like the movie “Across the Universe”, Rockband game, and new remastered box set, it’s clear the Beatles really are immortal. No other band in history has inspired such intense loyalty across three generations of fans. Maybe it’s because their iconic images and sound are such a part of [...]

Sweater deer

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… I absolutely adore this piece by artist Rachel Denny Her placement of just the right sweaters with just the right design elements on just the right forms is stunning. I love the her juxtaposition of natural forms and man-made materials and designs! You can see more of her work [...]

How to Choose Paint for Your Home Project -from Mother Earth News

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Paint can be the most affordable way to make a big-impact change in any room of your house or apartment. Going from a neutral to a bold color or vice versa, or even a very subtle change in shade or tone can make a dramatic difference. Add in a [...]