Archive for the ‘General Projects’ Category

@Home This Weekend: Give The Dog A Bone

This weekend, give your dog a bone. Onyxnox made some great denim chew toys that any dog will love to play (or cuddle!) with. This is a great way to upcycle old jeans. Put a squeaker in the ends of the bone, and you’ve got an instant hit. Woof! Save Save

September 20, 2017 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! Westworld – Dolores Abernathy and Dr Robert Ford […]

Tute Tuesday: Suit Jacket Purse

Do you have an old suit jacket that is too small or maybe so out of style that it will never be back in fashion again? Don’t throw that it away. Kokoleo will show you how to take that old tweed jacket and make a funky and functional Suit Jacket Purse. This purse can be […]

Best Friends

You gotta love a dog. They’re so loyal and sweet, and are definitely man’s (and woman’s!) best friend. I love these dog-related projects I found on Craftster today. Here’s a good dog; Nodsu created this needle felted pet portrait for her sister. It’s so realistic! I bow down to her needle felting skills. Is this […]

Whale what do we have here?

So, I was thinking today, what should I Crafster Blog about? And the answer came crashing down on me, oddly, along with a pot of petunias (bonus point if you get that references). Whales! So I scoured Craftster for the finest whalecraft I could find (okay, fine, I used the handy-dandy search function) and here […]

@Home This Weekend: Pretty Planter

This weekend, upcycle a plastic jug and make a sweet planter. kittykill used washi tape to give a pretty primrose a bright new home. Sweet! Save

It’s Beginning to Look Like…Halloween!

Spooky projects of all sorts are starting to pop up on Craftster, and that can only mean one thing: Halloween is coming! Here are a few of the most recent posts to grace the Halloween board. Normally, a putz house would signify Christmas, but this little glittered beauty by pottermouth seems to be haunted! A […]

Moonbeams and Sparkles Forever!

You ever have that kind of say you just need something cute and sparkly and happy in your life? After reading a terribly depressing book for book club, I sure did, and unicorns came to mind. Craftster did not disappoint with the array of unicorn crafts! Check out the first example, and adorable, huggable, crocheted […]

@Home This Weekend: DIY Shelves

This weekend, make your own set of shelves using cardboard and newpaper. In her post, edelC gives step by step instructions on how to make this unique shelf unit. This technique can be used to make shelves of any shape or size, making it perfect for collectibles! Save

Craft Challenge #119: Flip Flop Fusion Winner

This month’s Craft Challenge was Flip Flop Fusion! In this challenge Craftster members had to improve, revamp or upcycle a pair of flip flops. The end project had to include at least one flip flop. It could be anything from new footwear to stylish outdoor decor. Our winning entry was created by jenleahlynn! Her entry […]

Bee Crafty

What’s the buzz today? Bees! Bees are so important in pollinating the many plants that feed us. Bonus: crafts made with the images of bees are as sweet as honey. For example, there’s this beautiful fused glass dish by fancybutch. The yellow background makes this bee silhouette pop! Ludi stitched up this charming applique bee […]

@Home This Weekend: Wastebasket Liner

This weekend, reduce your use of plastic by making wastebasket liners out of newspaper flyers. craftADDchick was intrigued by the idea of using newspaper to line her trash cans, but was concerned that the trash would fall out. She came up with the clever idea of using her sewing machine to stitch up the sides […]

Tute Tuesday: Storage Jar Labels

It’s the end of summer and for gardeners like myself that means canning season. Of course I make too much and I inevitably give the extra jars to family and friends. Being a crafter, I don’t want to just give them a plain jar. I need to add some flair. LesliesHappyHeart shares her tutorial for […]

No Kill Taxidermy Trophies

Love the look of taxidermy, but don’t want to hurt a living animal? Faux taxidermy is your answer! Get the chic look without making the kill. Here’s how. artsycandice made this classy fox head out of plaster using an interesting technique. A nice strand of pearls sets off the beautiful face. Aw, a little squirrel. […]

@Home This Weekend: TP Caddy

This weekend, foil both cats and kids who insist on unspooling your toilet paper for sport. vegbee made this clever caddy to protect the roll, while still having it convenient for the folks who need it. Smart mama! Her tutorial will show you how to make your own. Save Save