Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Jackalope!

Ah, the elusive jackalope, so very difficult to find in the wild. However, there have recently been several sightings here on Craftster.  I love the expression on this milky white jackalope, expertly crocheted by sarach. He’s crazy, I tell you! At first glance, it seems as if Crafty.Canadian actually bagged a wild jackalope, and had […]

@Home This Weekend: Tiny Bud Vases

This weekend, recycle something and make it beautiful. teaandcraft wrapped empty test strip bottles with washi tape to make these adorable bud vases. I just love the look of these; it’s like a welcome breath of spring. Happy crafting!

Bee Mine

Here’s to the noble bee! They pollinate our plants, provide us with honey, and make great subjects for crafty projects, like these I found this week on Craftster.   Here’s a bright and cheery felt badge showing both bee and honeycomb, created by LimeRiot.   What do bees do for recreation? Word has it they […]

@Home This Weekend: Alphabet Magnets

This weekend, grab some old magazines and some magnetic backing, and whip up a bunch of alphabet magnets, like these by Emu. Pop them on your fridge, and spell out things like “Happy Friday” or “take out the trash!”. What fun!

@Home This Weekend: Blinged Out Mirrors

@Home this weekend, make a gorgeous blinged out mirror using recycled materials. bookstorebabe makes the greatest upcycled mirrors! For this one, she used a piece of cherry cabinet, bits and pieces of old jewelry, a few charms and odd earrings, and iridescent glass tiles from the craft store. A mirror like this would be a […]

@Home This Weekend: Decoupaged Coffee Table

Here’s a simple way to add color and fun to a plain coffee table using decoupage! Emu painted the table top white, and then used panels from a Moomin comic to give this once-boring table a one of a kind look. The entire project took less than a day and looks fantastic. You can do […]

Beautiful DIY Wreaths

Although they’re more abundant in the holiday season, wreaths add interest to your home any time of the year, and can be made with such a wide variety of materials. Dress up your front door year ’round!  Celebrate fall with an all natural wreath. This one, by Acadian Driftwood, is made from gathered bittersweet vines. […]

@Home This Weekend: Dino Planter

Could there be a better way to display a succulent plant than in a crazy dino planter? I think not. OhNoJoJo takes hollow toy dinosaurs, cuts an opening in their backs, and paints them bright colors (in this batch they’re all gold!). These ferocious planters would look great anywhere: a kid’s room, your back porch, […]

@Home This Weekend: Bell Jar Tutorial

Welcome to our new blog series “@Home This Weekend”. Each Friday, I’m going to spotlight a fun project that will make your home more you, more unique, more… you know: “homey”.  Love glass cloches? Balatong created this bell jar with a simple wine glass. Use the instructions in her tutorial and create your own. This […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

  Here on Craftster we have a little something for everyone, and that includes crafts to bring awareness to the importance of taking care of yourself by getting mammograms and doing self exams. These painted pumpkins by swellgirl78 help combine Breast Cancer Awareness and Halloween.   Empower Yourself, by fatewineroses, is a stitching project that […]

Skeery Things

Happy October 1st. You know what that means: Halloween is near! I searched Craftster and found some scary, scary things to share with you today. Not all of them are typical Halloween type things, but I believe you’ll agree that they’re still frightening!  Look at this poor forgotten fairy imprisoned somewhere around TheMistressT‘s house. So […]

Autumn Leaves

I found so many beautiful fall crafts this week that I had to spotlight a few of them. Here are some wonderful crafts using colorful autumn leaves as inspiration. I love the fall! Now if we could only get a little cooler weather going where I live!   Padester used stiff double-sided fusible interfacing that […]

DIY Back To School Accessories

It’s that time again, back to school! While some districts won’t begin until early September, in many areas, school is now in session. Whether you’re starting now or a little later, here are some great school supplies to help put the “cool” back into “school”!  Keep your pens and pencils together with this crocheted amigurumi […]

Handmade Toys for Girls and Boys

FORMAT: Sometimes keeping kids entertained can be a bit of a challenge, but here are some handmade toys that will delight any child. Plus, what a great way to show them how fun and satisfying diy can be!  Watsonc7 created this wonderful stuffed doll from a self portrait drawn by her nephew. What a marvelous […]

I (anatomical) Heart You!

The anatomical heart: there are many variations to be found on Craftster, made with a variety of interesting and varied mediums. Here are just a few of them: monsterkookies sculpted this tiny mechanical heart pendant to portray the Tin Man’s heart. There’s a tiny red heart inside, signifying that the Tin Man had a real […]