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So you want to customize your accessories with fabric paint, but you don’t like the corny floral stencils at the local craft store? Have no fear, salvation is here in the form of a very humble material: freezer paper. That’s right—the same sheets you wrap your steaks in can be used as a stencil featuring your favorite slogan or an image of a kitten giving the finger. The sky’s the limit. After mastering this super-simple project, I’m ... Read More
By Desiree Stewart Photographed by Sarah Anne Ward Styled by Maya Rossi Geometric jewelry is all the rage right now, but the designer stuff will put a massive dent in your wallet. Luckily, crafting your own pieces out of Shrinky Dink plastic means you’re limited by your imagination, not your budget. The jewelry possibilities are endless—you can whip up some earrings, a brooch, or even rings out of this easy-to-use material. For this tutorial, ... Read More
Target’s newest collaboration has us itching to raid the kid’s section. Aptly titled Kid Made Modern, the collection is a real departure for Target’s designer partnerships. Kid Made Modern is the brainchild of Todd Oldham, friend of and sometime photographer for BUST, and it’s a collection of art supplies and craft kits that are intended for youngins but are cool enough for the post-pubescent, too. Kid Made Modern offers supplies for artists in a variety ... Read More
  It's no secret that we love some quality arts and crafts here at BUST. We'll take embroidery hoops, knitting needles, and paper mache over just about anything else. What's even better than DIY-ing for fun, though, is putting your crafty skills to good use! Danish artist Hanne Bang is spearheading a project called "In A War Someone Has to Die," which is a transnational effort to unite women against a common enemy: war. Bang seeks to collect handkerchiefs ... Read More
Kimberly Ellen Hall has been teaching people to knit in exchange for their first projects since 2007. Now, her collection of scarves made by people who have never knit before have earned an exhibit all of their own at the Textile Arts Center from November 5- December 16. Her inspiration for this project is truly lovely; "I learned to knit while I was struggling with a project about luck. I made all sorts of printed pieces with images of items considered lucky: ... Read More

Cut Out + Keep

BY Intern nicole! in Crafty

Crafty-cool website Cut Out + Keep hit the 30,000 member benchmark today, which is quite the feat. The website, which started out as a personal craft blog for journalist Cat Morley, has expended into a craft mecca, with oh so many craft and other DIY (beauty and food recipes, etc) tutorials posted by members. While browsing the website earlier, I found tutorials for a Spiderman Bento Box, a Strawberry Cheeze Cupcake, and a charming Envelope Bag with many possible ... Read More
The 4th Detroit Urban Craft Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday on November 21st at the Majestic Theater!  You can also join The Detroit Urban Crafters  the night before, this Friday, in the Cafe for the DUCF Tweetup from 7 to 9 P.M.  Crafters say the trends in Detroit are driven by everything around them, politically and ecologically.  Everything from a slow economy to the desire for community, enjoyment of working with ... Read More

Yard Sale

BY Vanessa in Crafty

Thanks to a handful of new DIY-fabric companies, you can now take your handmade creations to a whole new level of customization. Are you obsessed with your pet bunny? Reupholster your favorite chair in fabric printed with her likeness. Can’t stand the holiday-inspired textiles at your local craft mart? Create your own neon plaid. The options are endless; all you need is an Internet connection and a little creativity. The following resources let you turn ... Read More
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