Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Fabric Beads

You know that the gang at Craftster is all about stash busting. We love to use every last piece of fabric. Nothing wasted! One of the most awesome members of our community, craftylittlemonkey knows all about stash busting with her tutorial for Fabric Beads. These beautiful beads can be used for a wide variety of […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Quilted Scissors Cozy

Can we get serious for a minute? Let’s talk about our craft scissors. Every crafter turns into Golum from Lord of the Rings when it comes to protecting their most precious craft item. Show that crafty person in your life that you understand their obsession by sewing a Quilted Scissors Cozy for them. CraftADDchick’s tutorial […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Brigaderios

There is one thing to remember during the gift giving season and that is you can never go wrong with chocolate. I don’t care what kind of diet you are on, during the holidays, calories don’t count. Musicalcrafts share their recipe for Brigaderios that will your tickle your sweet tooth. You can roll them into […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Retro Owl Sunglasses Case

Everyone knows sunglasses make you look super cool. Whether you spent one dollar at the gas station, or five hundred at Macy’s; your shades make you feel super chic. Protecting that purchase is important. Peptogirl totally gets it with her tutorial for this Retro Owl Sunglasses Case. It is bright, cheerful and fun. How great […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Sharpie Tie Dye Shirt

Do you want to try a new craft and knock out a couple holiday gifts at the same time? Why not try I Sew Cute’s tutorial for a Sharpie Tie Dye Shirt. This is a great project for kids of any ages. The designs can be anything your imagination can think up! Invite a few […]

Tute Tuesday: DIY Glitter Ornaments

The holidays are upon us and they are looking brighter than ever. Everywhere you go, decorations are all blinged out. Craftster member lindyv321 has that sparkle with her tutorial for DIY Glitter Ornaments. These little baubles shine bright like a diamond. While the ornaments are fabulous, the best part is that the glitter is on […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Towel Topper

There are so many kitchen gadgets out there it can be a bit overwhelming as to what to get your favorite foodie. Why not go old school with a simple, but much needed, Towel Topper. Dfabbric shares their tutorial for this kitchen towel that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. This project is perfect for […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Sandwich Wrap

It may not be picnic weather, but who cares! Plan a holiday tea party picnic inside with your besties. Mistress Jennie wants your sandwiches to be wrapped up in a fancy package. Using her tutorial for Sandwich Wraps, your food will be on beautiful display before it is out of the wrapper. This project is […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Tea Wallet

A cup of tea is good any time of the day. Whether it is refreshing green tea, a robust rooibos or an earthy oolong; everyone has their favorite. Now your friends can carry their tea with them thanks to MissingWillow’s tutorial for a Tea Wallet. This little caddy is great for the traveler in your […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Endless ATC

The best thing about handmade holiday gifts is the fact that you are giving a little bit of yourself to someone. ATC’s are a perfect example of that. They are little works of art that can be displayed in wide variety of ways. Xxmazenxx shares a new take on this paper craft with their tutorial […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: SLIME

A few days ago I overheard a man in the grocery line saying that if his daughter asked for slime one more time he would scream. “Enough with the slime,” he shouted. Of course I couldn’t resist letting him know that slime is super easy to make and also makes a great inexpensive gift. I […]

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 […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017

From December 1 to December 24, we are spotlighting an awesome gift tutorial to inspire you this holiday season! 🙂 Stumped for a gift idea for your friend? Need to whip up a gift for Aunt Carol? Just want to make something fun for yourself this month? Here’s a nifty little guide to get you […]

Craft Challenge #121: DIY Halloween Costume Winner

This month’s Craft Challenge was our Annual Halloween Costume Challenge! The challenge happens every year and is one of our most popular. The costume could have been for anyone, but it had to have handmade components to it. It also had to be a costume made for Halloween 2017. Our winning entry was created by […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Crochet Hook Needle Roll

We all have friends and family that are disorganized. If you see a mess, you know they are around. They are the pigpens of the craft world. Help those people get organized with Pottermouth’s tutorial for a Crochet Hook Needle Roll. You don’t have to stick to just crochet needles. These rolls can hold paint […]