Archive for the ‘Craftster Project Ideas and Tutorials’ Category

Tute Tuesday: Mini Messenger Bag

School is back in session for so many of our Craftster members. Head back to class in style with Ickl_1‘s Mini Messenger Bag. This purse may seem tiny but it can hold a lot of stuff. It makes the perfect lunchbox for older kids (including you!) or a small tote for the little brother or […]

Meatless Monday: Summer Salad

Whew! Can you believe how hot it is? C’mon sun! Give us a break! Cooking during a heatwave is not fun at all. Instead of spending hours over a hot stove, why not make a hearty salad that will leave you satisfied. Blupaisan has come up with a Summer Salad packed full of a variety […]

Tute Tuesday: 3 Ring Binder Pencil Case

As much as we don’t want to admit it, summer is slowly winding down and we are gearing up for a new school year. Be the head of your class with a fresh and funky Pencil Case for your 3 ring binder from Craftster member LauPre. Using fabric scraps and just a few pieces of […]

Meatless Monday: Szechuan Cucumbers

Looking for a summer snack that will both cool you off and bring the heat? Check out MissingWillow’s recipe for Szechuan Cucumbers. These little gems are a spicy take on a common veggie. You can make them as hot or mild as you like. Toss a handful in your favorite salad or eat them right […]

Craftster Quickies: How to Make Milk Crate Ottomans

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make milk crate ottomans! Milk crate ottomans are great for decor and storage! Whip one up as a housewarming gift and fill it full of goodies for a friend. Send the kiddo off to college with one full of snacks and supplies. Keep one […]

Tute Tuesday: Mini Indoor Plant

How are you at growing indoor plants? Is your thumb more brown than green? Never fear! Craftylittlemonkey has the solutions to your plant woes. Her tutorial for a Mini Indoor Plant is not only over the top cute, but it also allows you to enjoy greenery without all the hassle. This little guy is perfect […]

Meatless Monday: Roasted Chickpea & Freekeh Salad with Creamy Lemon Sauce

What the Freekeh? A delicious dish that is vegan? You betcha! This recipe by Mistress Jennie is full of flavor. Chickpea and Freekeh Salad with Creamy Lemon Sauce is a zesty dish that has a Moroccan taste to it. Even your friends who aren’t big on spices will love this salad. The dates add texture […]

Tute Tuesday: Giant Granny Square Blanket

My husband and I just learned to crochet. We have taken a few classes together and are now ready to venture out on our own. I have been trying to find patterns that are not only easy, but something we can use or give as a gift. Mistress Jennie’s pattern for a Giant Granny Square […]

Meatless Monday: Toasted Ravioli with a Summer Salad

Looking for an easy yet tasty weeknight dinner? Let Craftster member ficklephonebug help you out with their recipe for Toasted Ravioli with a Summer Salad. This dish is simple to make and requires very little prep time. Using store bought ravioli and panko breadcrumbs you can take everyday cheese ravioli to another level. Pick veggies […]

Tute Tuesday: Fabric Paper

Are you one of those people who can not throw out scraps of fabric? Who knows, you might need that tiny piece for a project at a later time. Well, that time is now! Craftster member PurpleHeather shares their tutorial for Fabric Paper that will turn those bits and pieces into eclectic paper that can […]

Meatless Monday: Strawberry Basil Muffins

Your garden is overflowing with herbs, fruits and vegetables. What colorful combinations are ready to be made with this abundance? Craftster member Mistress Jennie shares her recipe for a flavorful twist on the every day muffin. Strawberry Basil Muffins are a burst of summer! They appeal to both the sweet and savory side in each […]

Tute Tuesday: Harry Potter Lumos Wand

Every summer in July San Diego is the place to be for all things pop culture. Comic Con is fast approaching and you will need to muster up all your magic to navigate the massive waves of people that surround you. Craftster member kiss-chasing has the perfect wand for any spell you need to cast. […]

Meatless Monday: Calabacitas

Are you looking for a spicy side dish that will use all of that zucchini that you grew this summer? Why not give Calabacitas a try. This Tex-Mex Southwestern side dish is easy to make and requires minimal time in a hot kitchen. Craftster member lindyv321 share her recipe that will knock your socks off. […]

Tute Tuesday: Silverware Pouch

What are your planning for this July 4th? A backyard BBQ? What about a relaxing camping trip? No matter what your plans are this holiday, take that outdoor party up a notch with this very simple, yet festive Silverware Pouch from HillCityBride. These pouches can be customized for any event. They are a beautiful addition […]

Meatless Monday: Popsicles!

Whew! It’s getting H-O-T! Summer is in full blast and the temperatures are rising! Cool yourself off this July with tasty Fresh Fruit Popsicles from the very awesome Sweets4ever. This recipe is so simple and can be altered for any fruit in season. You will feel okay giving the kids these tasty treats. No artificial […]