Posts Tagged ‘purse’

Spotlight on: The Crafted Mandala

The Mandala (Sanskrit-‘circle’) is an ancient spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the Universe. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may have been used for focusing attention of practitioners, as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space, or as an aid to meditation and trance induction. In common use, mandala has […]

Orange You Glad It’s Fall?

If there’s one thing I love about the fall, it’s the rich color palette of fall leaves. My personal favorite of these colors is orange. While it’s technically not fall for a couple more weeks, I’m excited to see fall colors appearing in the stores. Bring on the orange!  I love the linework and the […]

Flash-Back Friday: License Plate Purse

Growing up, I would spend many a family road trip with my eyes glued to the window, trying to spot personalized license plates for my grandfather who was a license plate collector. I am not sure how he would feel about  altering a license plates to make a purse, but I absolutely fell in love […]

Bibliocrafting: Bags from Books

Sure, we like to carry around a good book. But with projects like these, you can carry around your things inside a good book! Lille crafted this lovely book purse from a law book: Appleshannon used an Alice in Wonderland Golden Book to make a fun purse: BlackAppleStudios added a little extra decoration to these […]

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 […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Monster Messenger Bag

Put the fun into functional gifts with this monster messenger bag! Sure, you could use this tutorial by ikillbarbies to make a plain bag for anyone on your list, but why not just go all the way and make it a monster! You can find the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=41561.0 For more great gift ideas […]

April 29, 2011 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by jungrrl. We hope you enjoy them! Cherry Blossom/Sakura necklace by meekssandygirl what can you […]

Tea Sampler

Creative thoughts from Craftster Guest Blogger MareMare… As a hot tea enthusiast, I was so excited to see this project! It was created as a school project by frecklesinoureyes — to design three different types of teabags and a large bag for the finished teabags to go into. Although she used the jordy bag as […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Ribbon Purse

Whoever receives this wonderful purse with you will wonder how in the world you actually made it! It’s up to you if you share with them the wonders of fusible interfacing or not. 😉 You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=59563.0 For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift guides or our […]

September 23, 2010 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by jungrrl. We hope you enjoy them! The Simpsons …a picture fat sculpted Nativity by […]

Gamer Wednesday: Nintendo DS Purse

These DS case purses are so cute! Rauni made these as gifts for her daughter and her daughter’s friend and I think they just look perfect. Besides the DS, they can hold a 12 games, and an extra stylus, PLUS she included a wrist strap and a cord wrap. They must be the envy of […]

Tute Tuesday: How to Make a Keyboard Purse

The new season of American Idol premiered tonight! Rock on. Knit yourself this funky little keyboard purse with a tutorial from atomikpop. Your very own keyboard purse is just two skeins away! To see this project on Craftster click here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=31508.0 To see related projects on Craftster, check out the purse tag here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=tags;sa=showtopics;tag=purse

Wear It This Weekend: Travel Bag

So I guess you don’t technically wear bags, but really, when you’re traveling, you’re carrying your bag around so much it could be considered just another article of clothing! For those of us who are traveling for the upcoming holidays I wanted to share this awesome travel bag tutorial! It would be great for everything […]

Wear It This Weekend: Belt Pouch

Going holiday shopping but don’t want to carry a heavy purse in addition to all those shopping bags? How about putting your credit cards and cash in your belt! Stopmoshun has given us a tutorial on how to make a belt with a hidden pouch inside, perfect for just the essentials! You can see the […]

As Seen On TV: Flight of the Conchords

I first heard about Flight of the Conchords from my fellow Craftsters, so it’s only fitting that the second week of As Seen On TV should feature the wacky New Zealand novelty folk duo. These guys have inspired a lot of hilarious and fabulous projects, and this is one of the best. The caricatures are […]