BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Sep 26, 2012 |
Recent college grad Sami Jo Jensen turned her passion for frugal crafting into a successful business: Poor & Pretty Bath Sweets and Body Treats.Poor & Pretty’s signature item is Cupcake Soap. Sure, it looks like a delectable treat you’d like to nosh on, but it’s 100% suds-inducing goodness. Sami packages bath “truffles” and whipped soap “frosting” in deliciously appropriate (and environmentally friendly!) ... Read More
BY Brittany Houlihan in Crafty on Sep 26, 2012 |
If you’re a crafty and caring girl, this is a great project for you! Girls Love Mail is a charity that collects crafty, hand-written letters that are distributed to women recently diagnosed with breast cancer and those going through treatment. Even if you don’t consider yourself particularly artsy, kind words to these strong ladies are always appreciated. A fun idea is gathering your friends to create cards together!
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BY Bridgette Miller in Crafty on Sep 12, 2012 |
The moment you've been waiting for has arrived: applications are now open for the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2012 in New York City!
This year's holiday shopping extravaganza will take place on Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2nd at 82 Mercer St. in SoHo, New York.
The BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2012 will feature:Two full days to sell during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.
A ... Read More
BY Intern Christina in Artsy on Aug 16, 2012 |
Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week has me feeling very ocean-oriented, and though I'm not very crafty, I have countless creative, Pinterest-crazy pals who I think would be into these shark-inspired DIY projects. Go on ahead and dive into these shark-infested waters--you won't regret it.First, we have to make sure our nails look fly. Or in this case, bloody as hell. Check out the mani below for easy inspiration. All you'll need are blue and red nail polish ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller in Crafty on Aug 15, 2012 |
Yes, it's true: the deadline for applications to the third-annual BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire in New York is today. We're excited to be a part of the biggest DIY festival in the world, and we're looking forward to seeing all our favorite makers and meeting new friends (like WORN Fashion Journal, who gave BUST a shout-out yesterday-- hi!). We're just waiting on one more thing-- YOU.
If you haven't applied yet, the time is now. We're going to be ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller in Crafty on Aug 14, 2012 |
Applications for the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire close tomorrow, so if you've been putting off filing your application, now is the time to act!
Applying is easy and cheap-- the application, available here, takes just a few minutes to complete, and the application fee is a mere $10. We're looking to accept more craft vendors than ever before for our third year at Maker Faire, and many of last year's vendors say that the Craftacular at Maker Faire ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller in Crafty on Aug 03, 2012 |
We may still be in the dog days of summer, and you may still be waking up every hour convinced that you are going to drown in your own sweat, but something cool is coming this way: fall is around the corner, and so is the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire! Every year, the grounds around the New York Hall of Science in Queens become the home of the world's largest DIY festival, the World Maker Faire. Join BUST as we hold our beloved Craftacular ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Crafty on Aug 03, 2012 |
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 BUST Magazine in General on Jul 30, 2012 |
If you’re a crafter who’s dreaming of quitting your day job, this book will provide you with the necessary know-how. Hello Craft is a non-profit trade association dedicated to crafters and the handmade movement, and their insider knowledge of the industry makes them a natural (and adorable) guide to its nuances. Handmade to Sell walks you through the ins and outs of business -launching, covering topics such as registering with the federal ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller in Crafty on Jul 20, 2012 |
Have you applied to the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire yet?
If not, what are you waiting for? Applications close August 15, and we're still looking for some serious talent to put under our tents.
World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in Queens is both an amazing experience in general (Human-sized Mouse Trap? That happened.) and an amazing opportunity for crafters; your wares will be seen by approximately 40,000 DIY ... Read More