Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

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 […]

Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue

Hey, hey, let’s party like it’s the Fourth of July! Get out the red, white, and blue, and let’s celebrate the birthday of the good ole USA.Show off your true colors! ohsosuite tore up scraps of colored paper to make this artsy American flag collage. Mmm, flag cake. This cake by RCKFELLA would definitely be […]

Little House on Craftster

I’m so drawn to tiny houses; they remind me of home and family. No matter what the medium used, these little houses are sure to delight you as well.These gorgeous paper maché houses, recently posted by FoxyBlue, were the inspiration for this article. They’re so beautiful! Each one contains a positive affirmation, such as “Be […]

I Scream, You Scream…

…we all scream for ice cream! Now that it’s warming up, let’s talk cold delicious treats. Here are some wonderful ice cream projects I found on Craftster, most of them non-caloric. Remember Nutty Buddies? I probably wouldn’t have survived the 7th grade without them. We loved those tasty concoctions. This pair, by ld, is made […]

@Home This Weekend: Art Caddy

This weekend, repurpose an old dishwasher silverwear basket and make a handy art caddy. It’s perfect for holding supplies for little ones. CvilleCraftyGirl glued some cardboard to the bottom to keep the smaller items like pencils from falling through the holes. How wonderful for art on the go!

Keep Calm and Treat Mum

It’s almost Mother’s Day; what are you getting for your mom this year? You know she wants something handmade! You’ve got a week and a half to whip something up, so keep calm and treat mum. A fun cross stitch, like this one by beki710, will be a constant reminder to your mom that you […]

Quoth The Raven

Nevermore! Never more will I ignore all the wonderful ravens and crows that live amongst us on Craftster. Here are five standouts that you won’t want to miss. thisbirdsabsurd recently posted “the crow brothers”, a wonderful family of stuffed crows. So dark and mysterious! Here’s a detail in a raven-inspired altered tin by cackle. Poor […]