Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Yarn Egg Tutorial

The crew at our parent company, Internet Brands, decided to get crafty for Spring and make yarn-mache eggs! This is a fun and simple craft that is great for groups! What you’ll need: Yarn Water balloons Mod Podge (or white glue in a pinch) Water Bowl Scissors Small cups for drying Cover your work area [...]

Free Cross-Stitch Coaster Pattern!

We’ve been seeing a lot of cross-stitch popping up in fresh, new patterns (the latest Martha Stewart anyone?). So we decided to put together this special Cross-Stitch for the Holidays book, with over 40 easy-to-stitch patterns. We even have a guide to get you started if you’re new to the craft. Enjoy our free pattern [...]

Craftster Crush: batgirl

This month, our Craftster Crush is batgirl! I consider batgirl a great crafter and a great friend! She has a wonderful sense of style and is willing to try any craft! She really is a jill of all trades. Batgirl has been an amazing member, moderator, and even employee at Craftster. She’s an incredible asset [...]

Happy Star Wars Day!

Did you know today is Star Wars day? It’s true! Craftsters LOVE Star Wars and have made so many amazing Star Wars crafts! From the most popular characters, to the most obscure, Craftster have done it all. Take a look at just a few of the great projects from around the forums and May the [...]

Craftster Quickies: Coffee Filter Flowers

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make flowers for Mother’s Day! These flowers are crafted from coffee filters and cupcake liners, so Mom can enjoy them for years to come! Kittykill will also show you how to use the flowers to make bouquets, corsages and even wreaths!

Fiber Thursday: Felt Christmas Stocking

It’s almost Christmas! So I just had to feature this wonderful stocking by jen6265. The base is a felted sweater, but the Santa and sheep are needle-felted out of wool from her own sheep! I would love to have to hanging from my mantle. You can see the full thread here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364352.0

Craftster Quickies: Sugar Skulls

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make real sugar skulls! She’ll give you a full tutorial plus helpful tips and tricks to create sugar skulls to use on a Dia de los Muertos altar, or just for decoration!

Tute Tuesday: How to Make Chainmaile and Beaded Celtic Stars and Snowflakes

These gorgeous stars and snowflakes by Onyxnox make beautiful holiday decorations or gifts. Onyxnox made a gorgeous tutorial so that anyone can make their own. The clear instructions and beautiful photos are easy to follow, so your results are practically guaranteed. Check it out here. Thanks so much for the awesome tute, Onyxnox! Members like [...]

Festive Party Accessories

Don’t have the time or money to make or buy a new holiday party outfit this year? Don’t feel bad – everyone is cutting costs. Frugal is the new black! Luckily, with a little crafty ingenuity you can spice up your current wardrobe with some festive holiday accessories and feel like a million bucks! Here [...]

Handmade Table Runners for a Festive Holiday Table

A new table runner can give new life to your holiday table. With a little creativity and effort you can change your seasonal look for a small budget. Table runners can be sewn, embroidered, reconned, knit, crocheted, quilted, laminated, or anything else you can come up with! If you don’t want to make a runner, [...]

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

October 17, 2009 is Diwali, the Hindu, Sikh, and Jain Festival of Lights. The holiday celebrates the victory and homecoming of Rama after a 14-year exile in the forest. Upon his return, the people of Ayodhya (the capital of his kingdom) welcomed him with rows of brightly lit lamps. Now Diwali is a national holiday [...]

Holiday Season is Candy Season

Candy is closely associated with many holidays all over the world. Lately we have been in a Halloween mood here at Craftster, and that means ghosts, costumes, scary movies, flickering candles, skeletons, and, of course, candy. Lots of candy. To satisfy our sweet tooth we have assembled a collection of delicious candy recipes and ideas [...]

Day of the Dead: Art and Decor

Day of the Dead, or El Día de los Muertos, is a festival day in Mexico and other Latin countries, celebrating and honoring the lives of deceased relatives and friends. It takes place on November 1 and 2, the same day as the Catholic holidays All Saints and All Souls. It is celebrated by visiting [...]

Blow the Shofar: It’s Almost Rosh Hashana!

This year Rosh Hashana falls on Sept 19, welcoming in the year 5770 on the Jewish calendar. Apples and honey are often part of the celebration, symbolizing a sweet new year. Why not celebrate by making a fun apple cozy, tasty apple tart, cookies, or crepes, or decorate with some beautiful honeycomb glass or a [...]

Happy Bastille Day! Vive la France!

July 14 is Bastille Day, the day the French celebrate the end of the monarchy, and the beginning of the French Republic. The national holiday of France is celebrated with parades, fireworks and festivities. Happy Fête Nationale to our French Craftsters! If you are not French, why not honor Bastille Day with some French food, [...]