Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Limoncello

The holidays and parties go together like peanut butter and jelly. You can not have one without the other. The holiday season was just meant for fun gatherings. Mistress Jennie puts her spin on an old time favorite with her tutorial for Limoncello. This yummy liqueur is so easy to make, but you need to […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Pompoms

Are you looking for an easy project that will not only engage your kids but also help slim down your gift giving list? Why not try craftylittlemonkey’s tutorial for Pompoms. You don’t need a special tool to make them; just a few items you probably already have hanging around the house. These little balls of […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Whipped Body Butter

Winter can be brutal. The cold weather hits and dries out our skin; leaving it cracked and in pain. Kittykill’s tutorial is the perfect solution for dry skin and gift giving! Whipped Body Butter is easy to make. You can include your own special touch by adding a signature scent. Print out a festive label […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Gemstone Candles

Welcome to this year’s Handmade Holiday Gift Guide. Each day until December 24th we will be showcasing handmade gifts that you can make, not only for the holiday season, but all year long. One thing that makes winter and the holiday season so cozy is the light from a beautiful candle. There is a warm […]

Tute Tuesday: Ribbon Turkey

Who is ready for a day of family and food comas? Raise your hand! Thursday is Thanksgiving. A time for family and friends to gather together and give thanks for everything in their lives. Let’s face it though, it can also be a time of chaos. Kids running around, grandpa sleeping in the chair, uncles […]

Pumpkin All The Things!

Yup, it’s October, so that means it is time to PUMPKIN ALL THE THINGS! To get my creative juices flowing for PATT2016 (there are only so many pumpkin spice flavored products you can eat!) I’m browsing Craftster for pumpkin project and what do I find? Tons of awesome pumpkin-ness! Starting with these amazing little pumpkins […]

Craftster Quickies: How to Make Halloween Boo Bags

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make spooktacular Halloween boo bags! These snack bags are fun for school, parties and trick or treating.

Tute Tuesday: Mid Century Modern Wreath

We have gone wreath crazy on Craftster! No need to stick with the traditional colors or style when creating your wreath. Why not go for a funky take on a retro style. Mamaedgar shows us how to create a sparkly Mid Century Modern Wreath that will have your friends twisting to holiday tunes playing on […]

Tute Tuesday: Salt Dough Ornaments

As crafty peeps we know that we have to get ahead of the game when it comes to making gifts for coworkers, family and friends. Waiting to the last minute just isn’t an option. Sweets4ever shares her tutorial for Salt Dough Ornaments that are the perfect gift when you have a multitude of people to […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Wooden Chain

Christmas Eve is finally here and you have plans to stay up all night waiting for Santa. Why not use that time wisely and craft him a gift! Sure, he loves cookies and milk, but he would really love a Wooden Chain to attach to his suit. Magpirate’s tutorial will give you step by step […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Upcycled Car Trash Bag

Is there someone in your life that is just fanatic about their car? It could be 10 years old and it still looks new. I am not one of those people, but if you know someone like that, why no make them an Upcycled Car Trash Bag for their sweet ride. CraftADDchick takes a mattress […]

Tute Tuesday: Honkin’ Big Beach Ball Snowman

There are some tutorials that come along and the only thing you can think is “brilliant!” This little gem by Beeker is one such tutorial. Using beach balls, she created this adorable Honkin’ Big Beach Ball Snowman. The use of beach balls and papier mache is so clever. I also love how they don’t weigh […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Grey & Plum Button Wreath

I am obsessed with wreaths. I have one on my door for each season or holiday. I also have them around the house…my craft room, bedroom and kitchen. I love wreaths that are unusual and express creativity. Mistress Jennie takes us step by step in creating a beautiful one of a kind Grey and Plum […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Exploding Needle Box

No need to worry, no boxes were destroyed or fingers loss making this Exploding Needle Box. There were lots of happy faces when it was given as a gift. Calabaza’s tutorial for an Exploding Needle Box is a great way to wrap up all of your crafty presents. It can be used over and over […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Japanese Shibori Dyeing

Looking for a fun project to do with family and friends when they come into town? Why not have a day of Japanese Shibori Dyeing. AlwaysInMyRoom has an excellent tutorial on this time honored tradition. You can teach the kids about this traditional dyeing technique while making last minute gifts. No two pieces will be […]