Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

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 [...]

Where Did You Find The Time?

Every now and then I stumble over a project on Craftster that is so intricate, so beautiful, and so detailed that I know for a fact it took forever to complete. Hats off to these Craftsters who had not only the vision, but enough time and patience to create these amazing labors of love.  Cross [...]

Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue!

Here in the U.S., summer is in full swing and we’re all anticipating celebrating the Fourth of July on Thursday. Hats off to Uncle Sam and the American flag!  This delicious cherry pie by Avian Flight would be a great addition to your July Fourth barbeque. Recipe included! SkyyAngel crocheted this beautiful red, white, and [...]

Unexpected Materials, Wonderful Results

I love to see Craftsters get creative in using supplies to make beautiful things. This week, I’m spotlighting some great purses, wallets, and cases made of interesting materials. One great thing about all these projects is that each article includes a  tutorial, so you can make your own!  This summery straw bag by not2old4glitter was [...]

Super Gifts for Your Super Dad

Sunday, June 16 is Father’s Day in the U.S. Are you going to make something for your Dad? Sometimes it’s really hard to think of something that a Dad might like, so here are some suggestions for you. Surely your Dad would like at least one of these ideas!  Make your Dad a keychain! MeiIris [...]

Something’s Fishy Here!

I really love this mackerel bunting that was recently posted on the Craftster boards. It made me wonder what other sorts of fish-inspired projects might be floating around. I was pleasantly surprised to find that all sorts of fishy projects exist, in almost every medium imaginable. Here are some of my favorites.  thisbirdsabsurd is the [...]

Superheros, Super Crafts

In January of this year, I did a blog feature on crafts featuring superheros. In searching for projects to feature, I found too many to present in just one article. Here are more amazing crafts that highlight our favorite superheros.  nikschaf celebrates four different superheros in her set of hand-embroidered cloth napkins. ladypie made these [...]