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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Meatless Monday: Eccentric Hummus

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It’s 3:00 in the afternoon and your stomach is yelling at you. “FEED ME,” it says. Sure you could go to the vending machine down the hall but a bag of chips won’t satisfy your hunger. You need something with substance, something with taste. Craftster member Kala hears your plea and shares with you her recipe for Eccentric Hummus. This hummus recipe is a bit different. It incorporates spices and veggies that are not part of the traditional recipe. Pair this spicy dip with veggies or pita chips for a power punch of flavor that will keep you going until dinner time.

We want to hear from you! Share your favorite vegan and vegetarian recipe on our Cooking Board. Who knows, you might just be featured! Happy Monday!

@Home This Weekend: Hexie Rug

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This weekend, you probably won’t have time to make a hexie rug as big and beautiful as this one, but you sure can get started! noodle-bug actually spent a couple of years making and sorting the hexagons for this rainbow rug. I think you’ll agree it was well worth the effort; this is destined to become an heirloom.

Tute Tuesday: ATC Album

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Have you checked out the awesome ATC and Craftster Member Trading Cards that have been happening lately? They are beautiful! The trading cards are so much fun! They are like baseball cards of your favorite Craftster member. Noooitaremybirthday has a clever way to keep track of your favorite ATC and Trading Cards with her ATC Album tutorial. This album allows you to go mobile with your miniature works of art. You can (carefully) throw it in your bag and set up a mini gallery wherever your heart desires. Create several albums with different themes or one for each Craftster member that you admire.

Do you have a tutorial to share? We would love for you to post it to the forum! Don’t forget to check out other tutorials, tips and ideas on our Tag Cloud.

What’s Your Number?

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It’s important to have visible house numbers. You might as well make them stylish and unique while you’re at it. Need some ideas?

Everyone will love finding your house if you have an intricate mosaic set of numbers, like this one by HSG. The round disks represent each member of the family, and there’s even a  heart included, to represent the love within.

 

sweets4ever replaced her old script house numbers with this smart wooden sign and floating numbers. What a great way to add a modern touch! The wood is reclaimed, so this was a thrifty way to update.
A bright red wreath and a mosaic address plate welcome guests to the CrazyEyeGlass residence. An added bonus: her new house numbers have helped the P.O. differentiate her house from her neighbor’s. No more misdelivered packages!
Here’s a house number with tons of personality: edelC badly needed a house number, so she took inspiration from her love for flamingos and hand painted this whimsical number eight right by her front door. No one will ever have trouble finding her house again!
One more beautiful mosaic house number by HSG. She shared many in-progress photos in her post, so you’ll want to check that out if you’re interested in making a mosaic address for your house.

So what’s your number? Get creative and make a house number that reflects you and your family.

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Meatless Monday: Refrigerator Pickled Veggies

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Do you have a garden? What kind of veggies do you like to plant? Growing your own food is so much fun for kids of all ages. There is one question that always comes up when having a garden; what do you do with all the vegetables you grow. Why you pickle them, of course! Craftster member MareMare shares her recipe for Refrigerator Pickled Veggies that is easy to follow and doesn’t require extra canning equipment. You can make these up on Friday and have them ready for chomping by Monday. Add these veggies to salads, have a side dish, or mix in with your favorite adult beverage.

Don’t be afraid to try something new with recipes, tips and ideas from our Cooking Board.

Craft Challenge #119 Announced – Flip Flop Fusion!

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Craft Challenge #119 – Flip Flop Fusion, has been announced!

Your challenge this month is to revamp, upcycle and/or improve the… FLIP FLOP!

Entries are due July 3 – 10, 2017. Read all of the challenge details here. 😀

@Home This Weekend: Beware!

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This weekend, show your sense of humor. patty_o_furniture  recently began raising chickens, and noticed that they ate like vicious dinosaurs. She then got the brilliant idea to make this “Beware the tiny raptors” sign to adorn the chicken coop. Love it!

May 31, 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 kittykill. We hope you enjoy them!


Granny Stripey Rainbow Bedspreadby KismetFyrechyl

Dog Hair Yarn by Smeddley

Chicken Sign by patty_o_furniture

Ron Weasley’s Blanket by pottermouth

Love spoon by Cherie

Big Honkin’ Ring by amigurl55

Steampunkish/Vintage-y Junk Journal by geekgirl1000100

Small Dishes by MissingWillow

Upholstery Patchwork bag by bunny1kenobi

Medusa by fatewineroses

Amazing Trilobite Beetle…and poseable by cmarion3

Birdwatching Photography by Acadian Driftwood

Van Gogh’s Starry Night ruffle skirt by dnagirl

DotD Couple by gozer

Latest TM Patches and bonus embroidered hanky by fatewinerosesa