Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

March 25th is Waffle Day!

How best to celebrate Waffle Day? By eating waffles! And there are tons of types of waffles out there, from trying the oft-seen pin of using canned cinnamon roll dough to make waffles (I did try that, they were okay but the waffle iron was a mess to clean, I’d rather just have the cinnamon […]

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

It’s Fat Tuesday and it’s time to celebrate! So, throw on the Zydeco tunes and let the good times roll! Ayeeee!!! Nualapeg painted these Mardi Gras doubloons with watercolors. The entire painting is the size of a post card. It is so great! You are going to need something to put those gold doubloons and […]

February 10th is Umbrella Day!

There are a ton of awesome painted umbrellas on Craftster, but I just had to pick this one by MissSadieMae to feature because… because… Dr Who! How could I not? But really, go check out all the painted umbrellas on Craftster and prepare to be amazed! That’s okay, I’ll wait while you do it… Did […]

Valentine Earrings Craftalong with Free Printable Art!

Our Jewelry and Trinkets moderator, I Sew Cute, has generously shared her artwork with us, along with a tutorial on how to make these adorable Cupid earrings, just in time for Valentine’s Day! All you need is printable Shrinky Dink plastic, access to an ink jet printer, and some basic jewelry findings and tools. For […]

I Heart You

Happy February! Love is in the air and hearts are on our minds. Check out all of these heart-themed projects Craftsters have shared. Wire Heart Valentines Jenxx shared her handmade Valentines for the little loves in her life. Which is your favorite? Unique Love Notes Leave it to Member jillybeans to come up with such […]

February 3rd – The Day the Music Died

While much is debated about the meaning of the lyrics to “American Pie” by Don McLean, the part about “…the day the music died” is quite known to be about the deaths of rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, in a plane crash near Clear Lake, […]

Happy Valentine’s Day: Gifts for the Kiddos

It’s that time of year again! Time to get out your red construction paper, grab a handful of conversation hearts and craft for your little ones. Suganspyyce crafted this adorable and clever Ipod Valentines. The ipod are conversation hearts and the earbuds peanut butter cups. If you are looking for a non sweet/candy option for […]

January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day

Are you aware of penguins? Okay, I suppose most people are, but are you aware of all the amazing penguin crafts on Craftster? Here are a few to give you an example of the diversity of penguin craft going on! We start off with an adorable needle-felted penguin by FreshlyFallenDesigns Then we move on to […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Steampunk Wrist Cuffs

I am in need of the perfect accessory to compliment my holiday outfit. Luckily, I came across cmarion3′s awesome tutorial for Steampunk Wrist Cuffs. I love that I can whip these up quickly, not only for myself, but for my closest friends. It’s always great to get jewelry, but a customized piece sends the perfect […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Child Drawing Ornament

Nothing makes a child more proud than to see their artwork hanging in the house. Abbeeroad shows us how to create a keepsake out of your child’s artwork with this Child Drawing Ornament tutorial. I love the idea of creating a new one each year. This is a great gift for family members such as […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Cowl and Shoulder Warmer

Are you ready for that long drive to grandma’s house this holiday season? Have your snacks packed? What about something to work on for the long trip? Adrig has the perfect road trip project for you…A Cowl and Shoulder Warmer . Not only will this project keep you occupied, but would also make a great […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Sophisticated Doggy Tie

How many times have you tried to take a family holiday photo only to have your little fuzzy child look like disheveled mess. I have the perfect solution to save that doomed family portrait. This very Sophisticated Doggy Tie from kittykill will turn any scruffy pup into a graduate of the handsome boy modeling school. […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Cinnamon Rolls

Dear MissingWillow, I won’t mind one bit if you deliver these yummy Cinnamon Rolls to me on Christmas morning. I can even wait till New Years. I’m patient. My inner foodie will be just smitten with the recipe too. Thanks in advance. Your biggest fan, Kittykill PS-Just in case you run out of ideas for […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Paper Mushrooms

Nature lovers will give you a big ol’ bear hug when they receive these adorable Paper Mushrooms. It’s hard to believe that these little guys are so easy to make, but loukr assures us that they are. I trust her and you can too! So…let’s all commune with nature and make some awesome paper mushrooms! […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Book Bag for Kids

I remember growing up and loving my Little Golden Books. They were such treasures to me. I suspect Kosmicgirl feels the same way about her Pixi Books and thus created this clever Book Bag to make sure that those little books can be transported anywhere and never lost on any adventure. Looking for other clever […]