Posts Tagged ‘reconstructed’

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 [...]

May 8, 2013 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 rackycoo. We hope you enjoy them! TONS of T-shirt Dresses! *pic heavy* by appleshannon [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Sweater Boots

These adorable sweater boots are sure to be a hit! They’re probably easier than you’d expect. Urban Threads does a good job explaining how you can make your own. You can machine embroider a fancy embellishment on the top, leave it plain, or even just embellish them with a brooch! You can see the full [...]

August 22, 2012 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! Vasily Kandinsky’s "Joyous Ascent" 1923 (PIC HEAVY!) by [...]

Fabulous Thrift Store Redos

Thrift stores are such a great source of supplies for crafting.  Sometimes all they seem to have is junk, but if you have an open mind and a good eye, you can take that junk and make something amazing with it! Here are some great projects that began their life at the thrifty.  I absolutely [...]

Wear It This Weekend: Shirt with Doily Reverse Applique

This shirt is so cute! Najaorama was kind enough to share this great idea that’s a super simple way to spice up a plain shirt. You can see the full (easy!) tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358315.0 If you make one for this (or any other) weekend, let me know in the comments!

Wear It This Weekend: Reconned Cardigan

A good cardigan is hard to find. Instead of searching endlessly, why not just make one! TeenageRebeloftheWeek shared her tutorial for turning a big boxy sweater into a cute fitted cardigan! You can make your own with the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=363263.0 If you make one for this (or any other) weekend, let me know [...]

July 21, 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! Anna Feng Steampunk Avatrix out of bedsheets! by [...]

Wear It This Weekend: Reconstructed Denim Vest

This vest is adorable! My_butterfly made this cute vest from the pant legs of a pair of jeans, and she was nice enough to share a tutorial! You can see the full thread here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250504.0 If you make one for this (or any other) weekend, let me know in the comments!

Wear It This Weekend: T-shirt Sundress

All you need is love… and 5 t-shirts and you can make this breezy sundress! One tee for the top, one for the waistband and three for the skirt. This is definitely inspiring me to go raid my closet for all those tees I don’t wear anymore! You can see the full thread (with tutorial) [...]

Wear It This Weekend: Button-down Dress

What do you need to make this weeks Wear it This Weekend? A big men’s button down shirt, some bias tape, and thoughts of spring! Bec89 gives us this straightforward tutorial to make this fantastic recon. You can see the full thread (with tutorial) here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=338526.0 If you make one for this (or any other) [...]

Wear It This Weekend: Sweater Dress

Frithalouise shared a simple tutorial for turning a giant sweater into a cute little sweater dress! This is the perfect for those cool looking sweaters at the thrift store that will never fit otherwise. You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218058.0 If you make one for this (or any other) weekend, let me know [...]

Tute Tuesday: How to Refashion a sweater

If you have an old boxy sweater that you love, but it’s badly in need of a new look, you need to check out this awesome tute from Mrs Bowles. With her clear instructions you can use a little crafty magic and refashion it into a fun tunic sweater with a flattering. modern shape. Click [...]

Home Sweet Home: Clarinet Lamp

PinkDaisy repurposed her old, broken clarinet into a fabulous and colorful lamp. I’m sure many of us have an old grade school instrument tucked away in a closet or chest somewhere. Why not reconstruct it and give it new life? To see this project on Craftster click here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294322.0 To see related projects on Craftster, [...]

Challenge #45, Super Ugly to Super Awesome – Time to Vote!

Challenge #45, Super Ugly to Super Awesome Round 2, is ready for your vote! Check out all of the entries here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=433.0. Vote now through December 12. Good luck to all of the entries!