Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Handmade Gift Ideas: Mustache Beer Markers

Don’t be that person who goes to the annual holiday party empty handed. Stitch up these awesome Mustache Beer Markers by jillybeans and not only will you have a great present for the hostess but you also won’t lose your beverage. It’s a win-win situation! This is just one of many handmade gift ideas that [...]

Handmade Holiday: Party Animals

Do you have a dog lover in your family? Why not surprise them with a custom pet portrait. Rackycoo offers up her easy to follow tutorial on painting custom pet portraits, like this one of my little Party Animals. A pet portrait will be treasured for years to come. Don’t forget to check out the [...]

Handmade Holidays

Family, friends, carols and candies! It’s time for December holidays and festivities. What is your favorite part about this holiday season? Christmas Crack Mistress Jennie created one of our most popular Christmas recipes on Craftster — holiday toffee aka Christmas Crack! Ornament Garland Join kittykill with a Craftster Quickie (tutorial in 5 minutes or less!) [...]

How to Make Ribbon Ornaments

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill will teach you how to make beautiful holiday ribbon ornaments! Decorate your tree with these ornaments or give them as holiday gifts.

Handmade Gift Idea: Easy Homemade Play Dough

Are you needing a small classroom gift for your child’s classmates? Sweets4ever, with a little help from the Sweets4ever family, shows us how to make Play Dough in a few easy to follow steps. It is not only a fun family project but also a great way to teach a little science to the kiddos. [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Dog Sweater

You love your little buddy so why not knit him a sweater to keep him warm this chilly winter. Jampvending shows you how to knit this adorable dog sweater for your furry friend. This sweater is guaranteed to win you lots of butt wiggles and kisses. There are so many gift ideas for your four [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Quilted French Memo Board

Do you have a friend or family member who is forgetful? MareMare shows you how to craft a Quilted French Memo Board to keep them on track. After they get this awesome gift, they will have no excuse for late appointments. Need more ideas for family, friends and pets? Check out our past handmade gift [...]

Happy Hanukkah Crafts!

Thursday begins the celebration of Hanukkah, so I thought I’d get everyone in the mood by featuring some Hanukkah crafts!  Inspired by the book “Judaikitsch”, fairysari painted this gefilte fish platter as a gift to her parents. Her gefilte fish, with its faux Latin text, even has a kippah (beanie)! Here’s a fun menorah that [...]

Meatless Monday: Fruit Gobbler

There is no better way to decorate your Thanksgiving table and give your guests a little pre-dinner nosh than with this fantastic Fruit Gobbler created by Sweets4ever. I can’t decide which I am more giddy about, the fruit “feathers” or the Goldfish “corn.” Both are so clever! Whether you are entertaining a party of two [...]

November is Aviation History Month!

Yup, it’s time to crack open those dusty old books (or Nook or Kindle files, fine!) and celebrate the long history of aviation. Sure, it’s not as ancient a history as, say, the wheel, but it’s still an important piece of history. Without the airplane, modern travel would be… a lot less modern. Unless we [...]

Be Thankful – DIY Thanksgiving and Fall

Family gatherings. Harvest dinners. Thanksgiving meal planning. Crisp evening walks through the colorful, crunchy leaves. Ahh, November is here! These are a few of my favorite things. What are some of your favorite things about this month? Scrap Fabric Leaf Wreath PookyKat created this colorful fabric wreath reminiscent of this gorgeous season. Felt Place Holders [...]

Last Minute Costume Ideas for Halloween

  What? You don’t have your Halloween costume ready? You’ve only got two days! Never fear, though, here are a few last minute costume ideas that just might save the day. mightyminniemouse created this “Doctor Psycho” costume for her son using a white jacket, some fake blood stains, and a cd glued to an elastic [...]

Creature Feature: Monster Bag

Who says creatures can’t be helpful. Sure they may have big eyes and pointy teeth, but that doesn’t stop them from being friendly! Zoopy has manage to take this wild monster bag from a scary piece of faux fur to a loyal loving pet. This brightly colored faux fur monster bag would be great for [...]

Tricky Treats for Halloween

Whether you’re hosting a party or just want to have some spooky fun, tricky treats are a must for your Halloween festivities! Here are some delightfully spooky edibles found in the Halloween section of Craftster.  bunny1kenobi repackaged candies and gave them new names to make these tricky treats to share with friends. These blood worms, [...]

October 12th is Cookbook Launch Day

October 12th is Cookbook Launch Day! Why? No idea. Maybe it’s just about the perfect time for people to put together a community cookbook for the holidays? For whatever reason, it’s the perfect time for sharing recipes on Craftster’s cooking board! Whether it’s an old family recipe, something you made up, or an internet recipe [...]