Archive for the ‘General Projects’ Category

Shark Week, Post Deux

Shark week is too big to be only one post, sorry! But I did find too many cool shark posts to pass up. So on to part 2! We start off with a lovely shark plushy by jungrrl. I do not know how anyone makes such amazing small plushies, I try to sew a curve […]

A Key Component

What is the key to unique art? Using things in interesting ways. Here are a few projects where people used actual keys in art, with beautiful results. bookstorebabe made key pendants to fantasy locations like Camelot, the Tardis, and the castle of Emerald City. These necklaces definitely unlock your imagination. Embellished keys are pretty in their […]

Shark week is coming!

Do you know what’s coming up? Oh yes, SHARK WEEK! And in order to honor it, I think we need a round-up of shark posts! I also need to get my shark-themed party supplies out (even if it’s just me and my Little Visitor at the party!). I”m not sure if I’ll go all-out in […]

@Home This Weekend: Frugal Floral Wreath

This weekend, make a bright floral wreath and decorate your front door. brightshadows purchased the faux flowers from a Dollar Store, so this project is economical as well as beautiful! Save Save

July 20th: National Moon Day

National Moon Day commemorates the day when man first walked on the moon, back in 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin captured the imagination of the entire world with their journey, but the moon has always inspired artists and crafters to create beautiful works. Check out this fantastic collection of moon inspired crafting, and […]

Finding Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo (1907-1654) was a Mexican painter whose folk art paintings, often self portraits, mixed realism with fantasy. Because she painted so many self-portraits, her image has become iconic, so leave it to Craftsters to portray her image in many ways. This doll by pilarfarmer is a beautiful tribute to Frida, with her brightly colored […]

@Home This Weekend: Thermos Lamps

This weekend, make a unique lamp for your home! TheMistressT used vintage thermoses to make these fun bedside lamps for her guest room. Craftsters have used all sorts of creative things to build lamps with; click on the “lamp” tag to see other great lamp ideas! Save

Unicorn Sighting

Remember the song where the lyrics went, “Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you’re born, the loveliest of all was the Unicorn.”? There are no cats and rats and elephants in this article, but you’ll be happy to know that there are unicorns. Let’s check ’em out! You would believe that the […]

@Home This Weekend: Tabletop Garden

This weekend, add a ton of color to your patio by creating a table top garden. All you need are various pots and brightly colored plants. Oh, and some tables; don’t forget those! BeaG had a carpenter custom make her tables, but thrift store finds would work too. This is a great way to make […]

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July, USA! Whether you are traveling or celebrating at home, here are some fun patriotic projects to bring some red, white, and blue to your day. This one, a little firecracker tin, has images of the 4th in years gone by.   Here’s a great outdoor display by purl3agony, who painted some […]

@Home This Weekend: Sunburst Mirror

This weekend, brighten up your walls with a retro-look sunburst mirror. This one, by Luna1375, is made from wood dowels, and spray painted a lovely silver before having mirrors and jewels gems added. Doesn’t it look fab against that cheery turquoise wall? Save Save

Happy Birthday, Harry!

The Harry Potter series debuted 20 years ago yesterday, and what a wild ride. So many people have loved the series, and so many Craftsters have been inspired by it. In fact, sweets4ever has just compiled all the Harry Potter project here, and it numbers over 1,000! To which house do you belong? If you […]

To bead… or not to bead? ‘Tis a silly question.

One of the many, many, many craft supplies I have too many of (is that a thing?) is beads. I’m not an avid beader, but somehow I’ve amassed an incredible collection of beads, and I’m always looking for new projects to use some of them up. And wow, is the Craftster Beading Board the place […]

@Home This Weekend: Wonderful Walls

This weekend, paint a mural on your wall! patty_o_furniture decorated her wall with this awesome Harry Potter scene, done in silhouettes. It’s perfect for a media room, or any room that needs a touch of magic! Save Save

Machine Embroidery: not just for tea towels

When I think of “machine embroidery”, the first thing that pops to mind is tea towels. Which are awesome, and there are many amazing examples on the machine embroidery craft board. But it’s so much more! Take, for example, these adorable monster plushies by waggonswest. How adorable are those?! And look at this amazing zombie […]