Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Photos of Mom

Don’t let your old photos languish around in a box somewhere; take them out and celebrate your loved ones. Pictures of family are a great resource for all sorts of works of art. xperimentl calls this piece  “Mom in Rainbows” for obvious reasons. She printed a photo of her mother on printable fabric and then […]

@Home This Weekend: Floral Lampshade

This weekend, you can make a fun floral lampshade out of paper. sew_DIYlicious wrote up a great tutorial explaining how to either cover an existing shade, or create a new one. No more boring lampshades!

Ghosts and Graveyards

October always brings hauntingly good fun. Decorations can run from cute to spooky. This week we feature some scary Halloween decor. Beware! Who else but TheMistressT would take inspiration from a beer logo to make this ancient looking headstone? It looks so real!  Halloween isn’t complete without a good ghost or two haunting your home. […]

@Home This Weekend: Draft Dodger

This weekend, look ahead to winter weather. Concerned about cold winds whipping into your home? No worries; you’ve got time to make some draft dodgers, perfect for keeping icy wind from sneaking in at the bottom of your door. Use the comprehensive tutorial by jungrrl, and don’t fear the oncoming cold! 

@Home This Weekend: Ombre Furniture

This weekend, give your furniture a little facelift with some paint! Sure, you could paint things a solid color, but why not be daring, like edelC and give your piece a beautiful ombre effect? Definitely worth the extra effort. Click on the link to see the before and after photos, and to see the surprising […]

Forest Friends

Let’s take a little walk in the forest today, and see if we can spy some cute animals. There’s no shortage of forest friends here on Craftster, so let’s go! Awww, just look at that adorable hedgehog. Don’t you wish you could give him a cuddle? He may look real, but he’s actually a needlefelted […]

I See London; I See France!

I see crafts with underpants! I know you probably chanted a version of that ditty as a kid, and some of you may still. But don’t just talk about underpants, craft them! For example, needlesandpinsel sketched and needlepointed three different depictions of fancy underwear for an intriguing set of hooplas. Here’s a creative quilt featuring […]

@Home This Weekend: Glue Dye Resist

This weekend, use some Elmer’s School Glue gel to create some unique fabric! Calabaza wrote out the lyrics to a favorite song in glue on a square of white muslin, let the glue dry, and then dyed the muslin turquoise. Once the fabric was dry, she constructed this one of a kind pillow. Imagine the […]

Snail Mail for the Win

It’s hard to get excited about the mail when all you get is bills and junk mail. Don’t you just love it when you get a card or letter from a friend? Here are a few Craftsters who are making the mail fun again, one letter at a time. katydidnot took images from a few […]

@Home This Weekend: Fabric Boxes

This weekend, make some beautiful fabric boxes, using a great tutorial shared by whatzudoin. I can think of all sorts of uses for boxes: use them for decor, or storage, or give them as a gift (or use them as awesome gift wrap!) Great news: no sewing necessary!

Hey, it’s summer. Go outside!

We’re in the midst of those lazy days of summer. Let’s take a visit to some of our Craftster friends who have been busy making their outdoor space unique and inviting. C’mon! Let’s hit the home of TheMistressT first, because she’s got tasty summer drinks. Don’t they look delicious on her fabulous striped table cozy? […]

@Home This Weekend: “Wonder”ful Clock

This weekend, brighten up a clock with images from old comic books. bookstorebabe purchased this wall clock for only $1.00, and transformed it with an image of Wonder Woman. No more “wondering” what time it is!

It’s a Family Affair

Let’s celebrate family today! There are several ways to depict your family or family members in your art. For example, there are these adorable coasters, each one representing Mom, Dad, brother, and sis. sadsilver made them for a housewarming gift for a friend. FoxyBlue keeps her family “in stitches” with this family portrait in cross […]

You Can Say That Again!

Sometimes all the inspiration you’ll need comes in the form of a perfect quote. For example: This quote by Ross Whedon speaks to the creative in us all. petskin stamped and painted on linen to make this beautiful art featuring the quote. artsycandice used a Neil Gaiman quote to create this inspirational mixed media painting. […]

@Home This Weekend: Stenciled Rugs

This weekend, enhance your outdoor living space with a custom stenciled rug. Does your deck or patio need some style? TheMistressT purchased a couple of inexpensive indoor/outdoor carpets, and then made them extra special by creating a stencil and applying a mix of UV safe craft paint and textile medium to create this great arrow […]