BY BUST Magazine in Crafty on Feb 11, 2014 |
Macramé has been associated with all sorts of unsavory ’70s grossness in the past, but lately it has come back into vogue with a vengeance. Not just the product of too much time (and weed) on your hands, macramé is a rad, relaxing activity, and this plant hanger is a perfect way to show off the craft. The modern way to macramé is by using neon cords instead of earth-toned yarn, and by accenting it with hex nuts and washers, ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Crafty on Jan 20, 2014 |
Unlike woven potholders, moisturizing and healing skin salves are pretty much universally appreciated handmade presents. They’re useful, they smell great, and in the right packaging, they can be downright pretty. Herbal salves deliver natural medicine to the skin, and they can be used to soothe a variety of maladies. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to whip up a big batch all at once, making it a perfect DIY project. The recipe below is for a ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Sexy on Jan 13, 2014 |
One of the many beautiful things about modern life is that you don't need to be in a relationship to get some action on Valentine's Day.
But whether you're treating yourself to a luxurious new toy or looking for the perfect accessory to spice up your partnered sex life, you're gonna want to follow our lead and head to lady-friendly sexytime emporium Babeland.
BUST is partnering up with Babeland SoHo for a special shopping event on Thursday, February ... Read More
BY Laurie in Eat Me on Jan 08, 2014 |
Well if there is one positive outcome out of this whole Polar Vortex thing, it’s that I’ve perfected a recipe for a delicious Rum Hot Toddy. It is the perfect night cap for a chilly evening. It's not too boozy and has no caffeine, so you can easily fall asleep and dream of coconut trees and beaches. I’m not a fan of whiskey, which is more traditional for a toddy, so of course you can substitute that or brandy for the rum, but this Kraken spiced ... Read More
BY Chloé Burrow in Crafty on Dec 16, 2013 |
Prescott and Mackay is a truly unique craft business. They teach part-time DIY enthusiasts in London, San Francisco and Melbourne how to make shoes, bags and more--in as little as one weekend! We spoke to founder Melissa Needham about the vision behind the growing craft empire and what's in store for 2014.
What prompted you to start up Prescott & Mackay and what guided your decision to expand your offering to courses in areas ... Read More
So you already know about the AMAZING vendors coming to the BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair, but did you know that you can also learn how to make beautiful wares yourself? Learn from the very best in the crafting business in one of our super-fun make-and-take workshops!
The magical wedding designer Michelle Edgemont invites you to create your own pouf pin, the perfect addition to any dress or hairdo. Whimsical and ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Dec 04, 2013 |
It's no secret that we're huge effing fans of teenage girls--every day, it only becomes clearer that age ain't nothin' but a number. We were super impressed by 16-year-old entrepreneur Emma Johnson, who is the maker and founder of Em John, a preppy, sweet-yet-quirky jewelry line. Her BUST Magazine Craftacular entry was professional and thoughtful far beyond her years, and we're excited to feature Em John as one of our vendors at this December's ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Nov 29, 2013 |
Black Friday is the WORST. So sleep in, bundle up, and head up the Hudson River to kick off your holiday shopping Craftacular-style in beyond-gorgeous Hudson, NY.I mean. (swoons)
The BUST Magazine Craftacular is thrilled to partner with Basilica Hudson, a factory-turned-events and art space, to present a pop-up shopping event as part of the Basilica Hudson Farm & Flea. Over 45 vendors selling everything from kimchi to fascinators to fine jewelry to ... Read More
BY Sabrina Hart in Crafty on Nov 20, 2013 |
Looking to get crafty this winter? If you're like me and have no idea how to crochet or knit,have no fear: making mittens can be as easy as cutting up a pair of socks! Check out these DIY mitten ideas. They can make great holiday gifts!
1- Transform your old sweater into cute, simple-to-make mittens.
2- Make these wooly mittens to stay warm this winter.3- Dazzle it up with some beads and sequins to create beautiful patterns.4- Socks don't always have to ... Read More
BY callie watts in Crafty on Oct 30, 2013 |
I love Halloween. Here are some of my favorite costumes that I have crafted up throughout the years and some tips on how you can get the look!
Sorry the picture above is blurry. I am sure whoever took this was very drunk. I have done several variations of this costume throughout the years. This actually wasn't Halloween but a bachelorette party for my bestie/bandmate. For this costume, cover a large piece of poster board with aluminum ... Read More