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Tute Tuesday: Ribbon Scarf

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:00:21 +0000

We are reaching that time of year where it is starting to warm up but still a little chilly. The weather is cramping our style! Look fashionable and have an extra layer of clothing with tinafish’s tutorial for a Ribbon Scarf. This project is excellent for stash busting. You can use scraps of fabric or […]

The Birds and The Bees

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:49:25 +0000

Today, let’s talk about the birds and the bees. No, it’s not that kind of talk; we’re going to look at some of the birds and bees created by Craftster members! vkvhawk used watercolors to create a set of one of a kind greeting cards,  including an inquisitive little birdie. A mixed media canvas by Onyxnox […]

Meatless Monday: Homemade Sauerkraut

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:55:57 +0000

The process of fermenting foods is super trendy now. There are classes, books and videos about how to ferment any type of food you can imagine. Craftster member RaeRaggs shares her incredibly simple recipe and technique for making a classic Homemade Sauerkraut. While the entire process does take a bit of time, once you taste […]

@Home This Weekend: Stained Chairs

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:26:51 +0000

This weekend, create some unique chairs for your dining table. Mistress Jennie found a lovely table inset with iridescent tiles, and just not any chair would do. She purchased some unfinished chairs and gave them a pop of purple color with stain. What a happy place to enjoy a meal!

Tute Tuesday: Box of Chocolates Wreath

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:48:13 +0000

Did you just do a double take when looking at the fabulous Box of Chocolates Wreath? Don’t be fooled! It is one hundred percent fake! Craftster member patty-o-furniture created this easy tutorial for a Valentine’s wreath that looks sweet enough to eat. The candy pieces of this project are made with styrofoam which allows it […]

Sweet Hearts

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:34:55 +0000

Who’s ready for Valentine’s day? Just for you, a collection of really sweet hearts of all types. You’re gonna love them! This frilly heart is actually pinata filled with yummy chocolates. This, of course, makes it sweet both inside and out. LovelyMiss provided a wonderful tutorial, so you, too, can make these at home. This […]

Meatless Monday: Spicy BBQ Mock Duck (aka BBQ canned seitan)

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:26:54 +0000

What’s for dinner tonight? Need a meal that is filling but also easy to make? Why not take a timeless classic and add your own veggie twist to it with Craftster member Kala’s recipe for Spicy BBQ Mock Duck. What is Mock Duck? It’s sounds a little scary! Don’t worry, it is just canned seitan. […]

February 8, 2018 Featured Projects

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:50:01 +0000

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! Hand Dyed, Hand Spun, Woven Wall Art by […]

@Home This Weekend: Cheeseboard Markers

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:13:21 +0000

This weekend, use this great tutorial by hillcitybride to make some creative cheeseboard markers. Be the hostess with the mostest; no longer will your guests have to guess what you are offering on your charcuterie tray! Save

Colorful Quilts

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 20:02:10 +0000

Blustery winter weather just makes me want to curl up with a warm blanket. Or better yet, a colorful quilt. These bright quilts will warm not only your body, but your heart as well. This sweet baby quilt by cmarion3 has lots of patterned blocks in fun colors, with several panels including adorable little birds. sloth003 used […]

Tute Tuesday: Polymer Clay Marbled Ring Dish

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:40:00 +0000

Looking for an inexpensive way to stay organized and have stylish decor at the same time? Why not check out hillcitybride’s tutorial for a Polymer Clay Marbled Ring Dish. Does blending polymer clay make you nervous? Are you afraid it is going to end up as one weird colored clump of clay? Don’t stress about […]

Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Ramen Broth

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:43:40 +0000

There is nothing better for a cold than a nice bowl of soup. It warms you up and fuels your body to fight off that nasty cough. Acadian Driftwood shares her recipe for a delicious Vegetarian Ramen Broth that makes an incredible meal. This broth is a great base to add other ingredients like tofu […]

Craftster Quickies: How to Make Lip Balm

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:58:56 +0000

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make homemade lip balm in adorable, decorated tins! Whip up a batch of these for yourself or for gifts. They are SO cute, functional, and you can even flavor them! 🙂 Happy Crafting!

@Home This Weekend: Novelty Lamp

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:26:42 +0000

This weekend, give your decor a kick in the pants by making a novelty lamp out of a vintage thermos. TheMistressT used a fun plaid thermos as the base of this lamp, and even covered the shade with a fun faux bois fabric. What a bright idea!

Tute Tuesday: Party Animal Pet Portrait

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:19:24 +0000

Pets are the best. They love us unconditionally. They are always happy to see us and never judge our taste in music. Isn’t it about time that you showed your favorite fuzzy buddy how much you love them with their very own portrait? Rackycoo shares her tutorial for a Party Animal Pet Portrait that will […]