Wear Your Food!

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GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA When I say “Wear your food”, I don’t mean you should walk around with stains or crumbs on your clothing; I’m talking about wearable crafts that center around your favorite edibles!

This pretzel pendant is a prime example. It’s not actually a tasty pretzel; it’s a polymer clay creation by beautifulpirate.

Dolly Mixx made a slew of food-related jewelry out of plastic miniatures. These cupcake pendants are adorable. blog4
Using freezer paper, you can stencil just about anything, like this vicious looking cupcake with a warning, by talihina_sky. blog2
Cheese burger, cheese burger! I can’t help but think of the iconic Saturday Night Live skit when I see these shrink plastic earrings that tamalama made. blog3
All this junk food has me thinking that we may need to get a little healthier. Thank goodness I was able to find this felted Greek salad necklace by ApparentlySew. blog1

Wearable food is fun. So go ahead, play with your food. And wear it proudly!

Meatless Monday: Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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238 We made it through the winter, it’s time to pull out the picnic basket and head for the park! There is no better way to celebrate outside eating than with Pinkybrewster’s delicious Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes. Be the star of your picnic with these little yummy gems. They are quick to make with easy to find ingredients. No one will know that you skipped out all the butter and eggs. Call up your friends, shed those winter coats and don’t forget your frisbee! Play a little bee and then get your grub on without all the guilt.

Sweeten up your next picnic with recipes from our Cooking Board.

Spotlight on: Bicycle Crafts

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Spring is quickly approaching and marks a time when we leave our homes for fresh air and physical activity. Bike riding is always a great way to get out and see the signs of spring. So thought it would be pertinent to find out how to make our bikes look even better by pimping our rides!

When riding a bicycle we need to be safe. Never ride without a helmet! With that, it does not mean your helmet has to be ordinary or boring. Why not make it unique, like this Phrenology Helmet, by kcli.
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Little spray paint, a Sharpie and she took this boring helmet to a wonderful self expression.

Next in line to riding a bike would be comfort. Men and women can tell horror stories of the bad things uncomfortable bike seats can do. So as a means of comfort and showing off your talents, cover that hard seat with a Crochet Bike Seat Cover by, OhNoJo!
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You can make it any color to accent your bike, and the pattern link is in the post.

When riding it’s always a good idea to have a means of caring stuff. Lunch, phone, groceries, Frisbee, books, etc. So now Kittykill shows how to create a Bike Caddy with Pockets.
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Jazz up your bike and place to put things. Love that!

Lastly, since all the crafty people of Craftster like glitter, and some even consider it there go to supply, why not use it on your bike?! Check out this Wicked Rainbow Glitter Bike, by Lilak Tygress.
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She finished off the look by putting Elfaba on her basket.
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Before you go tooling around on your bike this spring, beautify your ride and make it uniquely you. :)

Thanks for checking out the Spotlight, and let me know if you have ideas for future crafts to check out.

@Home This Weekend: Cloud Light

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blog This weekend, bring the outdoors in and make a dreamlike cloud light to hang from your ceiling. gozer used tiny LED lights in her cloud. She’s planning on making a few more clouds and maybe adding some birds or hot air balloons. What a whimsical way to light up a room!

The Latest in Zombie Decor

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ZombieBowlF What is the latest in spring 2015 decor, why it’s zombie heads! They are popping off and up everywhere! Who is responsible for this latest trend? Why no other than our very own Lady Rando! I love how she repurposed that little noggin into a whimsical dish for my favorite candy treat-GUMMY WORMS! Everyone and I mean everyone will want this delightful little scamp on their coffee table this season. Run out and get yours before they get you!

I Am Zombie Homer

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159601_07Aug11_101_6600 While digging my way out of the Craftster vault I came across a zombie Homer Simpson. Thinking that my head was a donut, he tried and tried to nibble away at it. Lucky for me I was able to break free of his grip and run to safety. Just who created this horrible beast? You can blame it on beautifulpirate. She made him this way…such a shame to see Homer succumb to the ways on the zombie.

Want to make your own zombie, and really, who doesn’t? Check out our Tag Cloud for inspiration.

Beware! Zombunnies!

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91108_26Aug14_IMG_7700 This is a warning! Easter is around the corner and while some of you will be dining on little chocolate bunnies there is another breed out there…a breed of bunnies so horrifying that the mere mention of their name sends grown men screaming for their mommies. Beware of the Zombunnies! Sure, they look cute with their rotting green coats and long ears but trust me when I say, there is nothing cute about these bunnies. They will start to nibble on your toes and slowly work their way up. You are a human carrot to these monsters! Lucky for us, petskin has pictures of these beasts. She has manage to capture a zombunnie bride and groom. If you see these zombunnies, do not approach, I repeat…do not approach. Run the other way, hands in the air, like a little school girl. It is the only thing that will save you from the ZOMBUNNIES!

April 1, 2015 Featured Projects

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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!


My Little Zombie…a custom pony! *image heavy, now with halfassed tutorial!* by BananaAmbush

Zombie Pig- IMG HEAVY! by machiavellian

Lawn of the Dead – altered altoid tin by spookygrrrly

Zombie and the Moon by Ludi

Burlesque Zombie Pinup Girl Cross Stitch by tattooedcupcake

Zombie Cake toppers! by Mamaneedles

Zombie head candy dish by Lady Rando

2 new Zombies by Lady Rando

giving credit where it’s due~zombie cake by Daymoth

Once there was three… by petskin

Zombie sculpture and MORE jewellery by NocturnalCreations

I want your BRAINS!!! Plants vs. Zombies Flag Zombie Costume Image PLUMP!!! by Saint_Angel

Zombie Bunny Slippers by themuppet

Zombie Bunny Slippers by themuppet

Zombie garden owl by WrecksTangle

Craftster Quickies: How to Make Pape… RAAR grrr ugggh!!

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BRAINS In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill will teach you how to use your thinking cap.

Show Your Love

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173615_30Oct14_30_October_2014_008 You just adore your new boyfriend. While most guys are just thinking about your body, he loves you for your brain. He is always kissing you, giving you little love bites. He loves slow walks around the neighborhood and that pesky bully that always bothers you seems to have mysteriously disappeared. I’m sure your new beau had a talk with him. How about showing him how much you care by crocheting him a blanket with his likeness. Need some inspiration? Anderlance can help you out. Her Zombie Afghan is the bomb! I’m sure your boyfriend will love your version as much as he loves your braaaaiiiinnnnn.

Challenge #107: Bottle It Up Winner!

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334791_09Mar15_silhouette This month’s Craft Challenge was Bottle It Up! The challenge was to take a discarded bottle and repurpose it. The bottle could come in any form from a pill bottle to a wine bottle. It could be altered in any fashion that you could imagine.

Our winning entry was created by Patraw! His entry titled, “Miniature Perfume Bottle ” is all about Barbie going Hollywood with a repurpose perfume bottle turned into a miniature doll. The entire piece is 2.7 cm (1.1″) wide x 4.6 cm (1.8″) tall! Check out the winning entry here.

Congrats, Patraw!

For winning, Patraw has won an item from one of Craftster’s online shops!


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Hope everyone had fun creating for the challenge this month! Happy crafting!

Tute Tuesday: Whitman’s Sampler

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227148_12Mar15_Whitman_s_1 Tomorrow is April Fools Day and there is no better time to prank your family and friends then by giving them a fake Whitman’s Sampler. They think they are getting yummy chocolates but instead they are getting these adorable felt fakes. Jenxx created a simple pattern that will not only fool your friends but will save them the calories. If you aren’t into the whole April Fools thing, why not make these as an added treat for a money or jewelry gift. They make a superb trinket box!

Felt food is just one way to fool your buddies. Check out our Tutorial Tags for other great ideas.

The Zombie Trend: Now… Sheep!

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blog3 It’s funny how crafty themes seem to pop up. Remember when mustaches were all the rage? Or cupcakes? What’s really big right now (I’m sure I don’t have to tell you!) is ZOMBIES! They’re everywhere, from tv shows to movies, to all over the crafting world. Not all the zombies are undead humans though; moderator MissingWillow has an outstanding collection of zombie SHEEP!

Watch out there on the farm! You don’t want to run into anything as frightening as this zombie sheep, with its need for baaaaarains. And ugh, is that an eyeball dangling there? pottermouth is responsible for this scary critter.

Killam Creative has also added to the collection, with this altered altoid tin depicting a zombie scientist sheep with his collection of human brains. blog2
This needlefelted zombie sheep by PerfectlyBohemian is made from an altered spool. Its midsection unwinds to reveal a story of Lizzie the guard dog chasing the zombie sheep off the farm. blog4
This horribly frightening zombie sheep by coocoosnest stands in front of a chunky house, which depicts Missing Willow farm. Wait, what? Is that a human hand in its mouth?!? blog5
I’ve contributed to this craze as well, making this gruesome mini-tin, complete with a graveyard background, and a green zombie sheep feasting on another sheep’s head. blog1

I think you’ll agree that zombies are here to stay! If you need more blood and gore, make sure to click on the Craftster tag “zombie“.

Meatless Monday: Mashed Chickpea Salad Sammy

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181114_rosemaryfoccaciachickpeasandwich Lunches are a hard meal for me. I always make the same thing over and over again and then I get bored and choose something that is bad for me. I need to break the cycle! I’m so glad that I came across hipslikecinderella’s recipe for Mashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich. It is a great alternative to tuna or chicken and packs a punch in the protein department. This would be a great dish for picnics, potlucks or just a quick healthy lunch. I bet you could even pair it with veggies as a dip!

Lunch doesn’t have to be a bore when you have the delicious recipes on our Cooking Board. Whip up a fabulous dish today!

@Home This Weekend: Coffee Mug Cozy

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blog This weekend, embellish your coffee cup with a fun mug cozy. Onyxnox hand-stamped hers with appropriate morning sentiments. She even made coordinating mug rug. Keep your coffee warm and your hands protected, and enjoy those lazy weekend mornings.