Archive for the ‘General Projects’ Category

@Home This Weekend: Hurricane Fish

This weekend, make the best of a bad situation. After Hurricane Irma, yzzilnoaj collected up pieces of destroyed fence posts, and with the help of her hubby, who cut them out, made whimsical fish for friends and loved ones who survived the hurricane with them. Each fish has a unique personality. What fun! Save Save

New Year, Resolutions

It never fails: every January, people are going to make some New Year’s resolutions. Some are easy to follow, while others are more difficult. Maybe doing a little crafting can help you keep your resolutions this year. Here are some common resolutions and how you can enhance them. Eat healthy. This one won’t be hard […]

Meatless Monday: English Muffins

Whoever said breakfast is the most important meal of the day knew what they were talking about. Warm homemade English Muffins by LadyDeath2007 will not only put a smile on your face first thing in the morning, but it will also keep it there all day long. Who knew baking English Muffins was so easy? […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

The yule log is roaring on the TV, you’re wrapped up in your favorite blanket and a text comes in. The hottie mchottie is at the downstairs neighbor’s party. Get your booty dressed, bring a gift and get to the party STAT! All of the stores are closed! What are you going to do? You […]

@Home This Weekend: Homemade Candles

This weekend, make some lovely scented candles. These, pictured here, are Kentucky Bourbon and Gin and Tonic scented, perfect for the holidays! Mistress Jennie used a 20 pound bag of wax to make all these. Her post is chock-full of photos and information on making your own. Light ’em up! Save Save Save

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Cardboard Shelf

What do you make the person who collects everything? Why not craft a Cardboard Shelf to display their amazing trinkets. Craftster member EdelC shares her tutorial for this whimsical and functional case that can be customized to fit any personality. Show off friends and family portraits in each little cubbyhole. This shelf isn’t just for […]

A (Craftster) Christmas Poem

Presenting a familiar Christmas poem, with a Craftster twist: ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house… *glitter putz house, one of many by edelC …not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. *needle felted mouse by Harlan   The stockings were hung by the chimney with care… *set of family Christmas […]

Oh, deer!

True story time – apparently, as a child, on Christmas Eve, I was convinced the blinking like on the radio tower was Rudolf. Never mind the light was always there, on Christmas Eve my mother used it to make me go to bed, because if I wasn’t asleep, Santa wouldn’t stop. Reindeer have always had […]

@Home This Weekend: Stylish Jacket For Your Pooch

This weekend, keep your pup warm in the snow with a brightly colored doggie jacket. This orange jacket by TheMistressT makes her dog Delia look a little like a pumpkin. It just seems right, then, that there’s a nice pumpkin leaf at the neck. Stylish and toasty warm! Save

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 […]