Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Ode to the Bumblebee

Bees play an important role in pollinating flowering plants. Without bees, the world as we know it would not exist. Here’s some great artwork that pays homage to our friends, the bees. minouette created this beautiful lino cut print by printing with black on both white and yellow paper and collaging the yellow details on […]

@Home This Weekend: Initially Fantastic!

This weekend, wrap a paper maché letter from a craft store with some book pages to create a personalized initial for your home. HSG embellished her initial with pretty flowers. It looks great on the wall!

@Home This Weekend: Fanciful Yardbirds

This weekend, take a page from Jenxx, who’s at it again! Transform those run of the mill flamingos into fanciful, colorful yardbirds! A little paint and sealer (and some plastic flamingos) is all you need to have a flock of exotic creatures visiting your garden.

Egg-citing Fun: Cascarones!

Want to have some fun? Clean out some egg shells and fill them with confetti to make cascarones, a Mexican Easter tradition! The cascarones may be thrown or crushed over someone’s head to shower them with colorful confetti. These are fun and easy to make. yoopidou created several colorful cascarones and posted a great tutorial […]

@Home This Weekend: Thrifty Cake Stands

This weekend, economically elevate your pastries with a beautiful glass cake stand! craftADDchick made a couple of inexpensive stands using glass candlesticks and plates she found at a thrift store. They look great- perfect for her upcoming bake sale.

@Home This Weekend: DIY Lampshade

This weekend, remake a lampshade using this great tutorial by blupaisan. She included lots of photos and step by step instructions. Her lampshade features a kitty, but yours could be any theme you choose. What a bright idea!

Deck Your Halls with Handmade Ornaments

Ho Ho Ho, it’s time to trim the tree! Create some one of a kind handmade ornaments this year. Give them as gifts, or deck your own halls! No snow? No matter! This this tiny sled will add some wintery cheer to your tree. kittykill cross stitched some pierced paper and then adhered it to […]

@Home This Weekend: Handy Pressing Board

This weekend, create the perfect pressing board for your sewing room using an old tv table. It’s small, portable, and just the right height to sit near your sewing machine. Plus, it folds up for easy storage when not in use. ActsofCraftiness provided a complete tutorial with handy photos in her post. Any seamstress would […]

Photos of Mom

Don’t let your old photos languish around in a box somewhere; take them out and celebrate your loved ones. Pictures of family are a great resource for all sorts of works of art. xperimentl calls this piece  “Mom in Rainbows” for obvious reasons. She printed a photo of her mother on printable fabric and then […]

@Home This Weekend: Floral Lampshade

This weekend, you can make a fun floral lampshade out of paper. sew_DIYlicious wrote up a great tutorial explaining how to either cover an existing shade, or create a new one. No more boring lampshades!

Ghosts and Graveyards

October always brings hauntingly good fun. Decorations can run from cute to spooky. This week we feature some scary Halloween decor. Beware! Who else but TheMistressT would take inspiration from a beer logo to make this ancient looking headstone? It looks so real!  Halloween isn’t complete without a good ghost or two haunting your home. […]

@Home This Weekend: Draft Dodger

This weekend, look ahead to winter weather. Concerned about cold winds whipping into your home? No worries; you’ve got time to make some draft dodgers, perfect for keeping icy wind from sneaking in at the bottom of your door. Use the comprehensive tutorial by jungrrl, and don’t fear the oncoming cold! 

@Home This Weekend: Ombre Furniture

This weekend, give your furniture a little facelift with some paint! Sure, you could paint things a solid color, but why not be daring, like edelC and give your piece a beautiful ombre effect? Definitely worth the extra effort. Click on the link to see the before and after photos, and to see the surprising […]

Forest Friends

Let’s take a little walk in the forest today, and see if we can spy some cute animals. There’s no shortage of forest friends here on Craftster, so let’s go! Awww, just look at that adorable hedgehog. Don’t you wish you could give him a cuddle? He may look real, but he’s actually a needlefelted […]

I See London; I See France!

I see crafts with underpants! I know you probably chanted a version of that ditty as a kid, and some of you may still. But don’t just talk about underpants, craft them! For example, needlesandpinsel sketched and needlepointed three different depictions of fancy underwear for an intriguing set of hooplas. Here’s a creative quilt featuring […]