Craft Challenge #108 was REALLY special! Not only was it a particularly awesome theme, but we had oodles of prizes to award to Craftsters. Ticketmaster provided $500 in gift card prizes in addition to our Craftster shop prizes!
Monkees Concert Shrine by fluffypants is the perfect homage the other fab four. She features both past and current images of the band. A small peg angel of Davy Jones sit perfectly in the middle, looking down on his bandmates. This shrine pay tribute not only to a great pop band but to having fun and creating memories with her mother.
For being the Grand Prize winner, fluffypants has won a $250 Ticketmaster gift card and a prize from us at Craftster.org — any one item from one of Craftster’s online shops! Congrats!
Concert coin and card purse by LovelyMiss tells the tale of dancing the nights away. Scanning several concert tickets, she printed them onto fabric and created a one of a kind coin/card purse. Now she can carry around those memories of those awesome musical nights.
For being the second place winner, LovelyMiss has won a $150 Ticketmaster gift card and a prize from us at Craftster.org — any one item from one of Craftster’s online shops!! Enjoy it!
Concert Series (Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman) Ticket Scrapbook by NoShowJr chronicles a summer of bluegrass music with some of the greatest musicians in the business. The book is hardcover with inserts and information about each show in the series. The cover showcases the beautiful poster art from the event; while th inserts are journal pages from each concert along with a copy of the ticket.
For being the third place winner, NoShowJr has won $100 Ticketmaster gift card and a prize from us at Craftster.org — any one item from one of Craftster’s online shops!! Wow!
This weekend, consider this idea for dealing with visible wiring: sweets4ever and her hubby, mr.sweets4ever had a basement room that didn’t allow the wires to be routed into the walls. mr.sweets4ever used flooring to build a facade to cover the wires. What an improvement!
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!
on 9/8/2015, 2:05 pm,
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The temps are getting cooler and my beautiful summer flowers are slowly dying. I don’t think you understand how much that bums me out. I love having fresh flowers in the house. Since I can’t go out to the backyard and replenish my vases, I will just have to make a beautiful substitute with apis melis’ tutorial for Cupcake Liner Flowers. I love this project so much because I can customize flowers for different seasons and themes. If I am having a dinner party, my flowers can match the tableware. This is also perfect for fall and Halloween decor.
I don’t have to shed tears over the loss of my flowers when I can make my own with cupcake liners. It is an inexpensive way to add a little sunshine to a rainy day. To make this project and other paper crafts, check out our Papercraft, Scrapbook and ATC Board for inspiration.
One thing I check on Craftster every day is the “Hot New Projects From All Categories” section, which is located on the top left of the Community Home Page. Here you’ll find several thumbnails, each linking to a recently posted project that has people talking. You never know what you’ll find there, but it’s always something great. Here’s a sample of what’s up this morning.
This adorable pumpkin headed doll is a happy reminder to me that Halloween is on its way. meleriffic modified an existing doll pattern to give it an October 31st slant. I love the stripey stockings!
The colors are perfect and the theme is inspired for these butcher diagram cloth napkins. MrsBowles embroidered these to give as a hostess gift for a Craftster friend. You’ll have to click on the link to see her clever gift wrapping!
Here’s a great tutorial for making yummy smelling pomanders. edelC shares complete instructions, plus tips on how to keep the scent fresh for years.
Love to crochet but hate weaving in the ends? You’re going to want to thank Vampberry for sharing this tip she recently discovered. It’s wonderful how Craftster members are so generous with their help and ideas.
We are saying goodbye to summer time; goodbye hot days, goodbye late nights hanging out with your friends, goodbye yummy summer berries. While strawberries, blackberries and raspberries have gone away for another year, our faithful friend, the blueberry, has decided to stick around just a little bit longer to give you one last summer fling. There are so many ways to prepare them but the easiest and most transportable way to use your berries, is to make Vegan Blueberry Muffins. Raining Dreams shares her recipe for Vegan Blueberry Muffins that just happen to be sugar free! You heard me, SUGAR FREE! You can feel good about nibbling on this little piece of heaven.
Don’t be blue! Check out our Cooking Board for other berry awesome recipes to make!
on 9/1/2015, 12:37 pm,
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It’s September 1st and you know what that means? ALL THINGS PUMPKIN! It is like the world goes from beachy sunshine to fall pumpkin power when the clock strikes midnight. Of course, I see absolutely nothing wrong with that. I love anything pumpkin! I am ready to put away summer and begin decorating for fall and there is no better way to do that than with Phizzychick’s tutorial for Rustic Fabric Pumpkins. These little guys are so easy to make, you can binge watch your favorite show and stitch up a pumpkin patch in no time.
How did your garden grow this year? Did you have an abundance of zucchini? Is it taking over your growing area like crazy alien pods? If your house is overgrown with this green squash then it is time for you to whip up some zucchini bread. Sure, you can make the average bread, and it will be good, but why go for ordinary when you can add a taste of the islands with Hat and Bag Lady’s recipe for Zucchini Pineapple Loaf. This tropical twist is perfect for an end of the summer tasty treat.
Our Cooking Board can help you with your zucchini overload. Check out a new delicious dish today!
This weekend, grab some old paint cans or other containers and make some decorative planters. LizzyEU wrapped hers with paper rope and gave the some shine with clear glue. This almost gives them the appearance of wood. Use your new containers for planters or storage! What a great way to upcycle.
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!
on 8/25/2015, 12:45 pm,
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School is back in session and that means chilly mornings waiting at the bus stop. No need to stand around freezing just because the hoodie your mom picked for you is a little (okay, a lot) out of fashion. Why not make your own? Show off your sewing skills with this Flannel Hoodie by gnacissej. This hoodie is a one of a kind and will be the envy of every clique in the school yard. You might even be voted most fashionable this year…just make sure you get a crown with that title.
Heading back to school doesn’t have to be torture. You can be a fashion “do” with styles from our Clothing Board.
For me, there’s always something magical about miniatures, but the featured miniatures in this week’s article are extra magical, because they were built for witches, wizards, fairies, and time travelers.
pottermouth put so much detail into this tiny witch’s cottage that you just have to click the link and view all the photos. For now, enjoy the tiny fireplace, the haunting portrait, and that rather disturbing box of bones near the hearth!
Everything a tiny wizard would ever need can be found in this cupboard created by Phizzychick. There are spell books, interesting jars and curious scrolls, not to mention some personal items like family portraits!
Want to take a peek into Harry Potter’s room? Here you’ll find a bookshelf complete with a crystal ball, tiny books and candles, and other student wizard essentials. bunny1kenobi thought of everything; there’s even a gargoyle standing by to guard the room.
Knickertwist says that this “Wandry” room she created is just like any boring old laundry room, although it’s for fairies and wings. With so many whimsical details, I think you’ll agree that it’s anything but boring! Click to see the entire post where you can see the drying wings on the rack, the bucket of suds with its tiny stopper, or the tiny Wand Repair Manual from 1978!
Have you ever wondered what you might find in Doctor Who’s closet? Well, wonder no more! sheepBlue contends that it’s filled with extra painting, spare bowties, and even a few souvenirs from his travels. There’s even a box of spare screwdrivers, just in case.
So many details in such small spaces! There are a great number of miniatures featured on Craftster. Click on the “miniature” tag to see them.