Archive for the ‘General Projects’ Category

Everybody Poops.

In case you’ve missed it, TheMistressT is redecorating her bathroom. She has been posting all sorts of potty related art. I took a look around the boards to see what other poopy crafts I could find, and not too surprisingly, there are plenty! skaborsk embroidered a stinky little poop hoopla (does that make it a “poopla”?) When […]

@Home This Weekend: Macramé Plant Hangers

This weekend, macramé is back! This knot-tying craft looks better than ever. 85%confusion macraméd a hanger, and hung a succulent in a sleek rounded pot. What a great way to take advantage of a narrow space between windows!

Time For Halloween!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and I’m not talking about Christmas; I’m talking Halloween! Halloween swaps have been picking up, and Halloween projects are showing up on the boards. Yay, it’s time to get haunting! It’s always Halloween time when you have a themed clock, like this one by KarenLouiseM. She included […]

@Home This Weekend: Light Fixture Update

This weekend, update your home by refurbishing your light fixtures. appledainty stripped paint off the glass globes of two fixtures, and then painted the metal parts a beautiful aged copper color with gold highlights, giving them a fresh new look. You can do it too!

Tute Tuesday: Gift Bags from Newspaper

You spent a lot of time crafting the perfect gift for that someone special. You know that presentation is important so don’t settle for just any wrapping paper. Rackycoo shares her tutorial for whimsical Gift Bags from Newspaper that takes recycling to a new level. These bags can also be used to tote your lunch […]

Book It! Great DIY Journals

People use journals for all sorts of reasons, like keeping lists, creating art, or as a diary. No matter what you decide to do with your journal, it’s extra special if it’s handmade. Here are five really great handmade journals that are sure to inspire you. tendstowardschaos used UV-reactive acrylic paint on wood to create the […]

@Home This Weekend: Solar Lighted Monogram

This weekend, light up your nights with a solar powered monogram! TheMistressT took an “F” from an old sign, painted the outside a pretty copper color, and fitted the insides with solar powered LED string lights. Illuminating!

The Eyes Have It

I had my yearly eye exam yesterday, and after sitting around for hours (!) waiting for the dilation to go down, all that was on my mind was eyes and eyeballs. Naturally I found some great projects on Craftster to represent my theme… This beautifully embroidered piece by Ludi is inspired by “Lover’s Eye” jewelry […]

@Home This Weekend: Unicorn Dream Catcher

This weekend, don’t just make a dream catcher; make a *unicorn dream catcher*. Surely it contains twice the power to keep the nightmares away. Mlsocci74 used colorful yarns to create the web, and then added flowers and a unicorn horn and ears to increase the magic.  

Save Your Place

I have to admit that I do read a great number of books on my iPad. However, I still really enjoy reading an actual book. There’s just something about the feel of it. Plus, there’s the opportunity to have a pretty bookmark to save your place! I have a collection of bookmarks, many of which […]

@Home This Weekend: Dragonflies in the Yard

This weekend, have a blast making dragonflies with wire and other bits and bobs you’ve collected. cmarion3 used teardrop light bulbs, bottle caps, old springs and more to create this happy assemblage. What a fun addition to your outdoor space!

Black and White and Red All Over

What’s black and white and red all over? A newspaper? A penguin with sunburn? An embarrassed zebra? Not today: today it’s awesome projects that are black and white and red. I found some great ones, so buckle up! Now, it’s possible I’m biased because one of my favorite Craftster projects was done by my daughter, […]

@Home This Weekend: A Whale of an Idea

This weekend, get creative not only with your art, but how you hang it. yzzilnoaj made some whales out of clay and mounted them on pallet wood. She then got extra clever and hung each piece with rope and a pulley. Wow! They look so great. I’m digging around in my stash for a pulley, stat!

Color My World

In the darkest of days, it is still possible to find color in our world. Something about bright colors makes everything a little more cheery. Here are some bright and happy projects that caught my eye this week. CrazyEyeGlass made this beautiful fused glass plate for a friend, using her favorite colors to make this explosion of […]

@Home This Weekend: Art Wall

This weekend, encourage creativity in your home with an art wall. Wishing for an extra large canvas, sweets4ever scouted out an available wall in the garage and painted it white. Now the entire family can paint to their heart’s delight. What fun!