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January 21st, 2011

Craftster Best of 2010

Craftster members posted tens of thousands of craft/DIY projects in 2010. All of which were brilliant in one way or another. The very notion of choosing “the best” projects from 2010 is absolutely insane! But alas, we thought it would be fun to try and programmatically determine “the best” projects.

Here’s how we did it…

For each craft category on Craftster we determined which 10 projects posted in 2010 got the most replies and views. Then we whittled each of those lists of 10 down to our 5 favorites. (An excruciating exercise to say the least!)

And so here we are… “the best” projects of 2010… or perhaps a better way to describe them would be… “a bunch of totally kick-ass projects out of tens of thousands of kick-ass projects!”

(P.S. Are you a Best Of 2010 Winner? Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page for a badge you can put on your website!)


Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects

Homemade Laundry Soap ** With Tute! ** (picture heavy)
by Nymeria

Homemade Deodorant
by girlonbike

oh oh mama pads..TUTORIAL....w/ inserts
by onegroovyday

Rainbow Eyes Tutorial (img heavy) Updated with products!
by teapotdnky

Geeky Video Game Nail Art
by HolyPunsBatman


Recipes and Cooking Tips

Dandewine--dandelion wine! with an instructional video!
by julibooli

Crockpot Granola with blueberries and walnuts
by jungrrl

Make ur own BUTTER
by Tanza

Homemade Pasta...yummy!
by SunflowerSmiles

Dutch 'oliebollen' for new year's eve + recipe
by IdlersDesign

Vegetarian / Vegan

Avocado & Mozzarella salad
by Trekky

Healthy Veggie Chili & Spicy Lentil Soup (2 recipes w/ photos)
by Mantis

Roasted Yam and Chard Tacos Recipe
by mamaedgar

Veggie Frittata for Breakfast
by ficklephonebug

Eggless, Butterless, Sugarless Date Cake
by Mantis


Super Bright Rainbow Cupcakes-Image heavy
by kittykill

Candy sushi!
by Luna1375

Homemade Reese Cups
by bethntim

Homemade Frozen Yogurt
by MareMare

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!
by teachart


Clothing: Completed Projects: General

Nursing Dress
by Dr. Sews

Sculpture Dress - Image heavy
by LadyMearle

J Darko , or epic *300* circles
by violentjayne

Do *all* home schoolers wear clown dresses to prom? **FORMAL PIC OBESE
by Chocolate_Jo

Jeans for my GF (PIC HEAVY)
by bleedingfingertips

Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed

Dorito Bag Prom Dress (Plus Picture With The Man Who Said I Couldn't Do It!)
by DuctTapeRockStar

Bleached Jellyfish Jeans
by irishdaydreamer

Leaf Dress (Lots of Pics)
by Cassadee

Make Your Own Damn Bras
by SinDoll

Free People knock off top
by RaraAvis

Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects

Wedding dress, leggings & more...
by BBWCrafter

Fun in the sun (or.. the clouds as the case may be!) - smocked summer dress!
by iheartcheese

Vintage Trash Glam Simplicity 4044
by Psycho Sue

Interview Shirt *Tute Added... finally* :D
by RippledWater

Orange Floral "Monstrosity" needs some love!
by JenniePsycho

Sewing Clothes for Kids: Completed Projects

Twins' Easter outfits. A ridiculous amount of cuteness!!
by TeenyBunny

Thrift store sweater to awesome striped winter clothes!!
by PurpleLime

Little girls denim dress
by carmenmarie

First eye patches
by merricat17

"Edward Cullen "-Jacket.....
by Mobi Dick

Costumes: Completed Projects

Cigarette Girl Costume - Burning Man! IMG HEAVY
by LaPetiteMenagerie

Spiked silver & titanium bra, MATURE, 5 pics
by bleedingfingertips

The Owl from "The Owl and the Pussycat"* NOW INCLUDING FABRIC FEATHER TUTORIAL*
by Donella

Black, teal, and copper Steampunky Fun!
by violyns

Costume - Ezio Auditore Cosplay
by Splanchna

Shoes: Completed Projects

Upcycled sweater boots (w/mini tutorial!)
by Urban Threads

Fit for a Queen
by petite_patineuse

Harry Potter & Voldemort
by Beeratear

Pretty Wedding Shoe Recon [My Something Blue]
by Silvana

zOmb!E o_0 sHooOoOoEs !!
by Malibukasey



Why do you wear that stupid bunny suit? - Frank from Donnie Darko
by Tatterhood

The Fountain of Mama's Anger (IMG HEAVY!)
by theatreorchid

Twister Rain Coat/ Trench Coat (oh, so pic obese)
by Nicoleeoliee_4_Life

Ami Craftster Gang
by YarnWranglerC

UP Inspired Gingerbread House for Big Brothers, Big Sisters Auction
by LawrenceKSRealEstate


Crochet: Completed Projects

I'm With Coco! With removable strike beard! UPDATE
by Alliecat30

my crochet peacock
by peachypaws

My epic masterpiece is complete! Giant Lego Man*MASSIVE AMOUNT OF PICTURES!!*
by amydice

Cherry Blossom Laptop Sleeve
by talli_1985

Queen Anne's Lace rainbow scarf
by fantasticmio


Dyeing: Completed Projects

Sheeeeeps Innnnnnnn Spaaaaaaaace!
by UnRuli

snow dyeing, lots of images
by ptarmic wumpus

First attempt at disperse (heat transfer) dyeing
by Trekky

batik with indigo and procion dyes
by ptarmic wumpus

rainbow spiral tie dyeing TUTORIAL with only 3 colours...easy, messy and fun
by edelC

Felting: Completed Projects

Needle felted baby giraffe
by feltpets

Wetfelted nuno-scarve
by Nicolenew

Felted Jacket (img heavy)
by Lo{ve}

felt cowls and some other things
by Nesse

My Last Unicorn Project
by gypsyharte

Spinning: Completed Projects

Fiber Friday - December 3, 2010
by freestyle

Fiber Friday -- March 19, 2010
by SciFunk

Fiber Friday April 9th, 2010
by myklia

Fiber Friday 01/29/10
by mullerslanefarm

Fiber Friday May 28, 2010
by jrain

Weaving: Completed Projects

Dollar Store Loom
by barfusstanzen

Owl fabric
by Cross stitch ninja

Growth- Scarf or Wall hanging
by peachymanaangel

First loom test [pic heavy]
by D-Apostrophe

Jason's Scarf
by SensiblyTacky


GLASS CRAFTS: Glass Crafts: Completed Projects

Stained Glass Mosaic Window- pic obese!
by ames107

Glass magnets - petri dishes!
by polgan

Etz Chaim: Tree of Life Mosaic (Pictures o' Plenty)
by HSG

Mockingjay Tribute in fused glass
by grobarka59

Alice in Wonderland bottle
by ladymare


Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General

by Greg.Matta

pterodactyl dresser - updated with stencil download link!
by isfive

Tea for two
by emmaline

My new dining room light
by kobechina

Grandma's Buttons Memorial Shadowbox
by petunya

Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed

Kodachrome Curtains - Updated! Now with lampy goodness!
by Lufah

Clever watering can, includes recycling!
by Bourgeois

Nintendo coffee table *extremely pic heavy*
by ohiodiygirl

Have you turned that beautiful, avocado-green, vintage blender into a lamp yet?
by charmingflaws

Reconstructed Microwave Cart
by buzatron2000

Interior Decorating: Completed Projects

Valentine's Day "Wall Art"
by MsJeshka

My Daughter's Forest Nursery
by Crafty.Canadian

Laundry room/bathroom makeover
by sweets4ever

I've got a tree growing in my foyer and NOW IT'S UPDATED TO A WINTER TREE!!
by coloringmyworld

A Seuss Nursery OR The Lazy Parents Guide to Decorating
by tapestrymlp

Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects

Super fun Zetti Chair!
by AlwaysInspired

hearty seed bombs for guerilla gardening (with instructions)
by WeisserRegenbogen

Tiny balcony - now ready for summer
by klara.detroit

String Gardens
by FriendlyNeighbourPsycho

Sustainable Gardening
by MissingWillow

Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects

Cupcake With Cat Filling!
by Destined To Fail

Bathrobe for a lizard
by audioscience

Mushroom House for my Hedgehog :) Pictures out the Wazoo...
by Chocolate_Jo

4 post Pet bed from Tutorial!!!!
by TMLGirl

Kitty litter cabinet
by Rebecca404


Stenciling: Completed Projects

"Bring It" Owl multi-level-stencil Shirt! Swap item!
by skullseamstress

Sugar Skull
by ladypie

skull jaw (with stencil pattern!!!)
by happy*chickens

Woodstock T-shirts
by inez

Really BIG freezer-paper stencil of a tree
by Crafty.Canadian

Inkjet Iron-On Transfers: Completed Projects

Dumbledore's Army Hoodie
by Ilianora

Rocky Horror shirts for my sister and I.
by honeybone

Art-Nouveau iron-on transfer
by marieC

Personalized South Park Character Shirts!
by LittleGirl

DIY sewing labels
by madebybird

Silk Screening: Completed Projects

First Silkscreen ever with bacon!
by eye.heart.art

Baby Bombs (got a Yudu for Xmas!)
by Rusty

Wanna Cuttle? Cuttlefish Shirt
by Westmama

Sugar Skulls and Virgin Mary
by starsxarexrad

Dharma Initiative Beer Cozy Set!
by jungrrl

Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects

Steampunk Octopus Gel Medium Transfer
by Urban Threads

bumblebee linocut
by minouette

button stamp roller
by maximumRABBIT

Found Object Printing - Cassette Tape Shirts
by Ralph

Stamping with a poppy
by vogliounamelablu


Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General

(FULL TUTORIAL ADDED!) My version of a $385 bracelet! :) chain and thread.
by milesapart714

Peacock Shrinkydink Bracelet [img heavy with process pics]
by gwennie363

Darwin Evolution of Man Acrylic Necklace
by Casstasstrophie

Shrinky Dink 3D 'Diamond' Ring [UPDATE: TUTORIAL ADDED on pg 1]
by gwennie363

Earcuff TUTORIAL!!! (on BIG demand)
by AmeliaLune

Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed

Super easy oriental bangle EDIT: step by step pics!
by japaya

Toothbrush bracelets
by lil_abi

Shattered CD Necklace - What happens when you break and bake your CD?
by wait4fiji

Reclaimed Circuitry Necklaces *picture heavy*
by Frilled and Feathered

More fork pendants!!
by imxriotxhere

Beads: Completed Projects

Spock seed bead art? That is not logical.
by Feast Your Eyes

"Who Me Deer?" Loomed Cuff!
by beadsbeadingbeaded

Ice Wedding necklace
by IrynaHamilton

My first beaded Goddess doll
by beadizzygrl

by lady_sepulchre


Knitting: Completed Projects

Domo-Kun Fingerless Gloves :D *Now with Pattern*
by girlwithapurl

Dancing Cranes Stole: My First Craftster Project and My First Big Lace Project
by WorkingJackie

Braided Winter Headband with pattern!
by natalex

Felted Stained Glass Bag
by LimeRiot

Juno Squirrel Sweater
by ShaanaBanaana


Completed Projects

Earth Day Recycled Earth Crayons!
by rockstarcharmer

tea cup sewing organizer with tea bag thread catcher
by teag

My "Wicked" Rainbow Glitter Bike
by Lilak Tygress

Zipped up Earbuds
by LauPre

Robochalk and number line
by Redforkhippie


More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works

I'm in love with triptychs now haha
by sheepBlue

Season Change - mixed media and acrylic
by FoxyBlue

Johnny Depp for Mother's Day? Yes please!
by Lady Pistola

Extra, Extra! self-portrait in newspaper
by red-and-blue

Please tell me these images don't suck! (Pic Heavy)
by whitelilycreations


Needlework: Completed Projects

Embroidered sweet bag
by xandcraft

Voodoo Chic ~IMG HEAVY~
by Anya Kase

Steve Buscemi Cross Stitch
by tamakins37

Bacon is dandy. (shamefully abundant photos)
by TheMistressT

The Raven
by Staar84


My Halloween in Wonderland Wedding (INCREDIBLY PICTURE HEAVY!! I mean it!!)
by SpookyPooky

Button Encrusted Christmas Stocking
by TheSapphireMoon

Invasion of the Witch BOO'ts!!! - Paper Mache
by mieljolie

my brooch bouquet!!!
by Tristan14831

Drop Pull Eggs
by amareluna


Awesome Swaps of 2010

Embroidery Hoopla Round 2 Gallery! (SendOut 11/15/10)
by LimeRiot

FOC Wist Swap! Gallery!
by jungrrl

Be Awesome Swap Gallery!
by lapoli

Alphabet Inchies Swap
by llisaredd

Frugal Living Swap Gallery
by kaz814


Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General

Papercut Chanukah/Hanukkah cards! (Img heavy)
by sophieangele

Teeny Inchies Book
by noooitaremybirthday

Faerie Journals with Tute & a boatload of pics
by Knickertwist

"I Miss You" book
by twoeyedcyclops

by isabelchun

Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed

Love is... 3072 tiny squares
by alphabits

Bee Sticks
by Phizzychick

My favorite altered puzzle yet
by sheepBlue

Upcycled Magazine Pages turn into a Pretty Picture
by HaylBale

Small gift bags using old book pages!
by skeptis

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)

Steampunk ATCs
by amaryllisroze

silhouette ATCs- updated Feb7 w. new cards page 3
by digital misfit

ATCs - a new addiction! - updated gallery Sept 15th
by sabrinalouisemiller

AlwaysInspired's ATC Gallery! New Pics added 4/21/10
by AlwaysInspired

9 January ATCs
by Phizzychick

Scrapbooking: Completed Projects

Mademoiselle....Webster's Pages Layout
by berry71bleu

A non-conventional layout
by Wulf

A recent layout for Spring.....
by Reel Crafty Girl

Fairy Pages
by Kochopia

oktoberfest 2008!
by cynabon26


Polymer Clay: Completed Projects

Steampunk Hummingbird
by azreno

Mother Goose's Summer Cottage
by cackle

The Simpsons ...a picture fat sculpted Nativity by isewcute
by I Sew Cute

knitted polymer clay tree decorations with Tutorial
by maxxev

Potion Jars
by teag

Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects

Thrown Pottery - First Attempt [image heavy]
by PlumCrafty

Painted Plate
by Dolly Mixx

Wheel stuff and Giraffe Cup
by pink_pamplemousse

mmmm brains! I mean, raisin bran! (Pic heavy)
by aries_1987

Birdwatchers breakfast mug and Black Sheep beer mug
by maxxev


Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General

Greenwoman shoulder bag
by Ludi

Monster Art Totes for Preschoolers
by sadsilver

Tudor Rose Purse
by Pretty Little Rainbow

Teesha Moore style bag, extremely simplified version. A Super Scrap Buster!
by craftylittlemonkey

Home Grown Flea Market Fancy Sanibel Bag - with 'Lite' Instructions
by dellastella

Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed

Owl be Green! - Upcycled owl purse
by 85%confusion

Where's Waldo? Suitcase. AKA My new traveling companion!
by anafelix

Skull Clutch: Inspired by a $1,500 accessory.
by milesapart714

Epic bag and skirt tutorial - two crafts in one!
by cxcaitlyn

I enjoyed my icey cold diet coke so much I just couldn't part with it
by Crochooley


Quilting: Completed Projects

tardis quilt
by gatheredthreads

Burlesque! Mini Art Quilt
by tcmatteson

Very colorful Jared Takes a Wife Quilt
by athenamat

Jumbo Megaman Quilted Pillow
by Retro_Rose

The EPIC Beatles quilt that was only 2 years late.
by jungrrl


Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects

Muertos Jacket
by Urban Threads

Lemon Party - Somewhat NSFW
by give-quiche-a-chance

Happiness is a bunch of tissue cases made in the hoop
by Lique

Party Purses
by waggonswest

Organza and lace mask
by Urban Threads


Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects

Cheshire Cat
by lanikins

Retro Modern Play Kitchen
by SpencerTwins2007

My redheaded noblewoman (with dress pattern)
by Duenda

Marble Chess Board And Pieces (Pic Heavy)
by Joesuplicki

"Psych" plushies : Shawn (x2), Gus, Lassiter (LOTS of pics!)
by Plushified

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