Craftster Quickies: How to Make Dyed Picnic Sets

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In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make beautiful, custom-dyed picnic sets!

These sets would make wonderful housewarming gifts or, of course, just make a set for yourself! 🙂

@Home This Weekend: Sunburst Mirror

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This weekend, brighten up your walls with a retro-look sunburst mirror. This one, by Luna1375, is made from wood dowels, and spray painted a lovely silver before having mirrors and jewels gems added. Doesn’t it look fab against that cheery turquoise wall?

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Tute Tuesday: Tiny Gift Bag Pouch

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How is your garden doing? Do you have an abundance of tomatoes, lettuce, and zucchini? Don’t let those veggies go to waste. Why not share them to your friends and neighbors. Instead of just handing them a bunch of food, pack up those beauties in a Tiny Gift Bag Pouch from aspenwall. No fruits and veggies? No problem! You can use this cute little bag as a party favor for your next make and take craft night. Fill these bags with crafting supplies, candies and other fun treats. You can customize the bag to fit any occasion.

There is nothing better in this world than crafting and helping those around you. From gift bags to yummy meals, our Tutorial Cloud allows you to feed your crafty passion and feed your neighbor. It’s a win-win situation!

Happy Birthday, Harry!

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The Harry Potter series debuted 20 years ago yesterday, and what a wild ride. So many people have loved the series, and so many Craftsters have been inspired by it. In fact, sweets4ever has just compiled all the Harry Potter project here, and it numbers over 1,000! To which house do you belong?

If you don’t know, perhaps you need to find a sorting cupcake, which will make it clear where you should end up. patty_o_furniture filled each of these cupcakes with a corresponding house color, so not only do you get a yummy cupcake to celebrate the birthday, you can find out which house you’ve been sorted into.

Not everyone can be a wizard, and sometimes you need to let people know that you are one of the lucky few. lindyv321 doesn’t mind hanging out with Muggles, as long as she sports her tee shirt announcing she’s not one herself.
fatewineroses embroidered this fantastic Molly Weasley clock, which, in the books, would not only tell the time, but the location of any family member.
What’s for breakfast? How about a nice serving of CheeriOwls, complete with house bowls, each sporting its house color. patty_o_furniture created this set for a swap partner from one of the many, many Harry Potter themed swaps hosted on Craftster.
Everything is magical in Harry’s world, including the flora and fauna. pottermouth lovingly reproduced a set of mandrakes, and posted a great tutorial. Watch out, though, these guys are screamers.

Need more magic? Check out all 1,000+ Harry Potter crafts by clicking here now.

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Meatless Monday: Quinoa Stuffed Onions

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Anyone can add a little stuffing to a bell pepper but for extra flavor, onions are where it’s at. Craftster member HSG shares her recipe for Quinoa Stuffed Onions that is a new taste to an old recipe. The sweetness of the onion compliments the quiona without overpowering. You can cook up a large batch and freeze them for whenever you get the urge for a tasty snack or side dish. Spice up this dish even more by adding sriracha or other explosive spices to the mix.

From bite size treats to six course meals; our Cooking Board is the place for recipes, inspiration and tips. Create a new dish today!

To bead… or not to bead? ‘Tis a silly question.

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One of the many, many, many craft supplies I have too many of (is that a thing?) is beads. I’m not an avid beader, but somehow I’ve amassed an incredible collection of beads, and I’m always looking for new projects to use some of them up. And wow, is the Craftster Beading Board the place to go for that! Check out this amazing project and tutorial to make… yeah, I don’t know what to call then, either, so I”ll go with the name beadizzygrl uses – “ugly rubberband ponytail hiders”. I love wearing these, and I only have a few I’ve bought at Renaissance Festivals. But now I can make more! In all colors and patterns!
I’ve also made these dreamcatcher/suncatchers before, but never with this many beads and the swirl pattern! How pretty is this? And if you go to the post, Listessa explains the significance of the colors and it’s truly fascinating (and meaningful). Maybe I need to try some of these for holiday presents?
Jewelry is an obvious go-to for bead uses, but there are all sorts of amazingly heavily beaded projects (seriously, go check out the board!). This bracelet by lizziegirl3 is a beautiful example of an incredible amount of work poured into one small piece. The comment by emble_m sums it up perfectly – “If it was lined with poisoned spikes that made everything taste like yuk forever I’d still wear it.” In fact, that comment is so awesome I challenge all of you to go leave a bizarre (but complimentary!) comment on the next amazing project you see!
And on a slightly smaller, but no less pretty, scale, the seed beads around this cabochon are lovely. Large stones are nice in their own right, but an intricate setting really sets them off. Whether it’s swirled wire-work or this delicate beading by the_trademarks, it transforms a piece from nice to outstanding.

If you’ll excuse me, I’m off to try to sort through my ever-growing pile of beads…

@Home This Weekend: Wonderful Walls

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This weekend, paint a mural on your wall! patty_o_furniture decorated her wall with this awesome Harry Potter scene, done in silhouettes. It’s perfect for a media room, or any room that needs a touch of magic!

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Machine Embroidery: not just for tea towels

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When I think of “machine embroidery”, the first thing that pops to mind is tea towels. Which are awesome, and there are many amazing examples on the machine embroidery craft board. But it’s so much more! Take, for example, these adorable monster plushies by waggonswest. How adorable are those?!
And look at this amazing zombie doll by lindyv321! I want this in my life so badly! I think he’d make an awesome Little Visitor for the LV swap! But then, I’m a big zombie fan. And he’s a super-cute zombie!
And maybe I do need an embroidery machine, just so I can make cool custom patches… I’d put Santa Cthulhu on my tree as a decoration! This amazing bit of holiday joy was made by Poofhawk, and I totally want one (I know, I say that about so many things, but I really do want everything that gets posted, Craftsters are crazy creative amazing people!).
Speaking of things I want, I want these in adult size! I’d rock the hooded monster towel, and it would help keep my hair from dripping annoyingly down my back. Oh yeah, monster towel, cup of tea, good book… I’m ready for the pool! I just have to convince texscrapper to whip one up for me…

I probably won’t get an embroidery machine, but at least I can swing by this board and get my fix drooling over all the great projects!

Tute Tuesday: Ribbon Ice Cream Cone

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You scream! I scream! We all scream for ice cream! Craftster member Crafty247 shares her tutorial for this adorable Ribbon Ice Cream Cone that can be attached to a pin, a barrette or a dress for a little added summer accessory. While this tutorial is for a something on a smaller scale, why not go a few sizes up and make a banner for your next outdoor party or shower.

Check out our Tutorial Portal for the latest and greatest tips, inspiration and tutorials to celebrate summer. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

Stars In Your Eyes

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Twinkle, twinkle! It’s easy to have stars in your eyes when you have a variety of crafty star-themed projects to inspire you.

Who wouldn’t love snuggling up at night with a bright and cheery star quilt? Amazon_warrior dug into her supply of batik fabrics to create this gift for her sister’s new baby.

It’s hard to believe that SuperStinger created this lovely star lamp using cardstock and tracing paper! A string of battery powered LED lights inside the star provide a soft glow.
A star with wings? Yes, please, especially if it’s a happy little star. xMangoRose created the pattern for this crocheted cutie.
This mosaic Lazy Susan is sure to be the star of the kitchen. sheepBlue totally transformed this thrift store find using bits of tile, old keys, buttons, and some coins.
Catch a shooting star and put it in your pocket! These beanbag stars by cmarion3 have colorful tails that add to the fun when they’re thrown.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this star-studded post. Want to see lots more stars? Click here!

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Meatless Monday: Mojito Fruit Salad

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Hey friend! Who is ready to join me in the backyard for some sunshine and a little snack? Kick off your flip flops and grab a seat while I make you my delicious Mojito Fruit Salad. You can make this salad in the morning and, because of the lime juice, it will last for days in the fridge. Confession time; mine last about 15 minutes cause I LOVE fruit! If mint isn’t your thing, spice it up with some chili powder and a little bit of sea salt. Oh boy! I can feel the heat already!

Create a tasty backyard paradise for you and your friends with other summer themed recipes from our Cooking Board. Have a happy sunny Monday!

@Home This Weekend: Transformed Masterpiece

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This weekend, revive an old piece of art. MissingWillow had a print of a sleepy farm scene that had been in her family, but it really wasn’t her style. She added a cutout image of a dragon, and voila! It’s definitely a one of a kind piece now. The best thing is that the dragon is simply sandwiched in between the print and the glass, so it can easily be removed to change up the scene again. Have fun with it!

 

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June 14, 2017 Featured Projects

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Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by rackycoo. We hope you enjoy them!


Cropped Bomber Jacket by oohmybees

Nerdly the Fox pillow by storeboughtcreation

A giant mosaic project to break my crafting dry spell by sheepBlue

Playhouse to Harry Potter Mural by patty_o_furniture

Hexie Rainbow Rug by noodle-bug

Panda. Panda. Panda. Some Freezer Paper Stencil, Bleached Tees. by TheMistressT

Wonder Woman Tee with Heat Transfer Vinyl by Mistress Jennie

Hairy, scary moth man by craftylittlemonkey

Exploding Tardis Hoopla by geekgirl1000100

Big Liam Fan by Ezri_B

The Midway (County Fair Layout) by Reel Crafty Girl

Fused Glass Platter by joby560

Felt Flower Wreath by kittykill

mini me, again… a beady me-dy! by Onyxnox

May ATCs for the swap by gozer

Tute Tuesday: Toilet Paper Roll Totebag

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Yahoo! School is out for summer! Time to head to the beach and enjoy some fun in the sun. Carry your summer essentials in style with Limeriot’s easy to follow Toilet Paper Printed Bag. This tutorial uses an everyday household item, a toilet paper roll, to create one of a kind designs. While this bag is handmade, you can use the same technique on a store bought blank totebag.

Don’t sit around and be bored this summer. Try something new with tutorials from our Tutorial Portal. Make this season your most craftiest!

Something’s Fishy Here

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Let’s cast out a wide net on Craftster and see what we can catch. Whoa, look at all the fish! Who knew there were so many fishy projects floating around on the boards?
thisbirdsabsurd didn’t actually catch this string of mackerel; she made them out of canvas and painted them. This string of fish has the look of a real catch without the odor.

Watch your fingers! This fish isn’t biting, though; it’s a purse by RaraAvis. All kinds of things can be stuffed in this wide mouth purse.
Don’t you love this brightly colored salmon? Craftster member Yaqulek created it for her art guild to auction off in a fundraiser.
This little fellow is tiny. It’s actually a pendant by azreno, who shares several brightly colored pendants in her post- practically a whole school of fish!

 

FoxyBlue made this beautiful painting as a gift for her father, who loves to go fishing. She is so talented!

There are plenty of fish in the sea. To see more, and maybe even catch some inspiration, click here!

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