Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

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 […]

Creative Lighting

Lamps can be so expensive! However, you can purchase a lamp kit at a hardware store and make almost anything into a lamp, as these creative Craftsters have demonstrated.  charmingflaws and her dad made this unique kitchen light out of an old blender. This great camera lamp by apis_melis was given to her father, a […]

Quick and Easy Mother’s Day Gifts

After all your mom has done for you, she deserves to be pampered on her special day. Here in the US, Mother’s Day is May 12. Here are some great gifts you can make for mom to show her you care.  Pamper your mom with this decadent chocolate sugar scrub. pinkleo provides the recipe in […]

Fantastic Furniture Redos

It’s so satisfying to take old tired furniture and give it new life. Often, all it takes is a little tlc and a fresh coat of paint. If you’ve got furniture that needs some attention, maybe these projects will give you the inspiration you need to get started on the job! Polly Peanut gave this […]

Crazy About Corrugated!

Cardboard is not only generally free, but it’s one of the most readily available craft supplies around. If you use your imagination, there’s practically no end to what you can create with it. Look what these clever Craftsters made!  teag made this adorable tiny mailbox for Valentine’s Day out of a cardboard toilet paper tube […]

Recycled Grocery Bag Crafts

If you don’t carry cloth bags everywhere, you can end up with lots of extra grocery bags. Many stores have recycle bins nearby, where you can return the bags, but for clever Craftsters, the bags can become a craft supply. Here are a few things you can do with your grocery bags! Lindsey goes to […]

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Easter is right around the corner. Are you ready, or do you need a little inspiration? There’s still time to whip up some crafty goodies!  Go beyond simple dyed eggs and use wax to make beautiful Sorbian eggs, like these by aml. She’s written a great tutorial to help you get started. Blow the eggs […]

Become a Fairy (or just dress like one!)

Have you ever wished to be a fairy? I don’t have the magical powers to transform you, but with help from some of your fellow Craftsters, you can at least get a head start on the wardrobe.   Start with some wings, using the enclosed tutorial by NLJ. They’re big and swirly and pink, just […]

Beautiful Clothes made from Reconstructed Materials

There are so many wonderful examples of reconstructed clothing on Craftster that I just had to highlight a few. Look what wonderful garments these seamstresses have created!  I love this dress by jillrbassett. She constructed it from a vintage tablecloth purchased at a thrift store. The pattern is so fresh and fun. No one would […]