Archive for the ‘General Projects’ Category

O, Christmas Tree

‘Tis the season! Let’s look at some holly jolly ways to enjoy Christmas trees, even if you don’t bring out a large tree this year. This fabric tree is small enough to fit on a wooden spool, but it still manages to pack a huge Christmas punch. Phizzychick added some shiny buttons and a “25” from […]

@Home This Weekend: Dryer Balls

This weekend, felt up some wool dryer balls, and you’ll never need dryer sheets again. These balls help shorten drying time, and can replace chemical fabric softeners. In her post, LovelyMiss gives step by step instructions on how to make your own. She’s giving hers for gifts, but I’m sure she thought to make enough to […]

Christmas Countdown

Hard to believe, but Christmas is less than three weeks away! Remember how December dragged by when we were kids? Now the days are just flying by, at least for the adults.  Help everyone keep track of the days before Christmas with an advent calendar! lindyv321 purchased a blank advent kit, and used washi tape and number […]

Craftster Quickies: How to Make Low Sew Fingerless Gloves

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make these amazing LOW sew fingerless gloves! These are great for keeping your own paws cozy this season, but also great for gifts! Make a pair. Make five pair! Happy Crafting!

@Home This Weekend: Crafty Magnets

This weekend, turn your tiny art into magnets! Simply attach your art to flat backed marbles, and glue a marble on the back. If you don’t paint as well as tapestrymlp, who made the beautiful nature themed magnets on the left, you can always use photos or colorful magazine pages. Wouldn’t these make great stocking […]

Poinsettia Day!

Many thanks to Craftster Moderator Mistress Jennie for being our Guest Blogger today! December 12th was officially declared Poinsettia Day by an Act of Congress. It honors Joel Roberts Poinsett, who was the first US Ambassador to Mexico.  Poinsett brought this colorful plant back to his plantation in Greenville, SC. where he grew them them […]

Tute Tuesday: Chocolate Cherry Mice

Oh no! Your kitchen is infested with mice! What are you going to do? Why nibble their noses, of course! These adorable and delectable Chocolate Cherry Mice from McJulio-O have been a long-time favorite of Craftster members. The mice are so easy to make. You don’t need to be a master chocolatier to create these […]

Behold, The Acorn

Now that we’re deep into autumn, I can hardly take a walk without stepping on acorns. They’re everywhere! It just seemed fitting this week to highlight some projects inspired by, or made with, acorns. I had to start with this adorable embroidered piece featuring an acorn cap. Using an original illustration, the_bees_knees brought this to […]

@Home This Weekend: Cozy Sweater Quilt

This weekend, upcycle some sweaters to make a cozy quilted blanket. In her post, edelC tells all about her process, including keeping interesting features of the sweaters such as pockets and cables. Snuggle up!

Feed Your Pie Hole

Happy Thanksgiving week! What’s better after a turkey dinner than a nice slice (or two!) of pie? Answer: nothing. Here are five delicious looking pies and recipes that are certain to make your pie hole a happy one. Dark chocolate bacon pecan pie. Need I say more? najaorama’s recipe for this delectable dessert literally makes my […]

Ah, fall!

Fall is here! Fall is here! The leaves have all fallen off the trees and now the dog is tracking them into the house left and right. Fun! I will just stare at this lovely TM Patch by craftADDchick and fondly remember when the leaves were on the trees and there was no raking to […]

@Home This Weekend: Clipboard Photo Display

This weekend, cut some plywood, add some clips, and make a mini clipboard photo display. These can be propped up, hung with wire, or, as in this case, displayed in a vintage wire rack. TheMistressT added neutral scrapbook papers to the back of each board, so they look great from any angle. Clip it up! […]

Setting The Table For Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving coming up next week, let’s set the table. There are several ways you can personalize your table with your crafts. bethntim crocheted a festive “Give Thanks” table runner, complete with autumn leaves. What a lovely reminder for the day. It’s nice to have candles on the table, especially when they double as placeholders. […]

@Home This Weekend: Finding Bigfoot

This weekend, go wild and hunt for the ever-elusive Bigfoot.  TheMistressT made these awesome woodland etched glasses.  When you’re looking at them, there’s no Bigfoot in sight. When your drink is done, though, there he is, at the bottom of the glass! So fun!   Save Save Save Save Save

Starry Starry Night

I love Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting, and evidently many Craftsters do as well. I found several wonderful projects inspired by the painting; so many that I even included a bonus project in this week’s article. (You’re welcome.) Wow, this window is simply fabulous! CrazyEyeGlass glued millions of tiny seed beads to the glass, and […]