Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

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 […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Large Derby Bag

Luggage is usually a gift that I stay far away from. It’s just not exciting. Functional…yes,exciting…no. Craftster member amarock has created a tutorial for a Large Derby Bag that changed my mind about boring everyday luggage. This Derby Bag doesn’t have to be used just for roller derby. It can be used for any sport […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gemstone Candles

Do you have a friend who is addicted to home decorating shows? Not sure what to make them this gift giving season? Brighten up someone’s life with Gemstone Candles. Craftster member DaBunny shares her tutorial for this illuminating decor that will look beautiful as a centerpiece for a holiday table. You can make Gemstone Candles […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Pygmy Puff

We all need a friend. Someone who will listen to us and keep us company on cold winter nights. Take a page out of Pottermouth’s book on making friends with her tutorial for a Pygmy Puff. These adorable little fluff balls are the perfect companion. They don’t shed, take up very little space and above […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Double Looped Dog Tug Toy

This holiday season don’t forget your fuzzy best friend. No, I’m not talking about Kevin in Accounting. I’m talking about your favorite four legged buddy. Surprise them with their very own Double Looped Dog Tug Toy. Smeddley shares her tutorial for a strong dog toy that can be made for pups of all sizes. Earn […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Harry Potter Coffee Cozy

Do you have a Harry Potter fan in your life? Why not make their holiday a little brighter with this Harry Potter Coffee Cozy. Craftster member bethntim share their tutorial for this fun beverage accessory that will delight your favorite muggle. If you want to learn to crochet, this project is a great way to […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Christmas Diorama in a Faux Vintage Box

It’s time to kick off the annual Handmade Holiday Gift Guide and there is no better way to celebrate this year’s gift giving than with a fun and festive Christmas Diorama in a Faux Vintage Box from extraordinary Craftster member Rackycoo. This diorama is perfect for those who love the vintage look of the holiday […]

Tute Tuesday: No Fail Fudge

Get a jump start on your holiday baking with cmarion3’s recipe for No Fail Fudge. The very thought of making candy scares the pants off of some. Keep your pants on and make delicious treats with this easy to follow tutorial. There is no way you can screw it up! If you are feeling adventurous; […]

Tute Tuesday: Edible Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Does anyone really want to sit at the kid’s table? It’s sticky! Let Craftster member StevenJames show you how to turn the table that no one wants to go near, to the spot where everyone will want to hang out, with their tutorial for an Edible Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This super easy centerpiece is fun for […]

Tute Tuesday: Handmade Paper

Do you send out holiday cards? There is nothing better than getting a beautiful handmade card in the mail. Handmade is so much more than what people realize. It is giving a part of yourself. Share your love with those across the world with Handmade Paper holiday cards. Don’t be intimidated by making your own […]