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Whether single, in a relationship or something in between, lets reclaim Valentine's Day as a day to recognize the amazing feminists in our lives that show the ladies (and our fundamental rights) love all year long. Here's your guide to the best feminist gifts for Valentine's day, whether you are sharing them with a partner, a friend or just treatin' yo self. Heart Print Headband from Beauxoxo This cutesy headband is perfect for the modern Rosie the Riveter in ... Read More
    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
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
As we’re bombarded with tacky, red, pink, and white everything right now, it seems you’ve gotta dig for the really good gifts. We found a bunch of cool treats, threads, and trinkets for your best friend, your mom, whoever you’re currently boning, or anyone else you’re gifting this year. Handmade, colorful, and perfectly sized, this clutch is a great addition to a classic look. Or maybe you’re going out and are too lazy to carry a ... Read More
  Got beauty and brains? Want to keep it that way?  Belle Helmets’ gorgeous, hand-painted helmets are the perfect combination of style and utilitarianism.  Founded in Brooklyn by Danielle Baskin, this one-woman company offers beautiful and uniquely designed helmets. You can protect your noggin and make a statement as you ride!  Baskin’s designs go all across the board, so your head can sport anything from a pastoral scene to a ... Read More
Designer Naomi Azuma took a vacation to the Dominican Republic this past January—and returned to New York inspired by the beautiful handmade collars sported by local dogs.   She started making collars for her two pooches from colorful climbing rope, and soon expanded her line, The Knot House, to include adorable statement necklaces for her friends. The brass studs add just a glimmer of glamour to her neon-chic pieces. I’d pair this beauty with a ... Read More
  Kollabora, a new online community with inspirational DIY projects, tutorials, and the supplies to make them, is hosting a DIY Gift Lounge at this year's BUST Holiday Craftacular! Join BUST and Kollabora for a make-and-take on Finger Crochet, Chip Bezel Jewelry, and Fabric Wrapped Bangles. These make great last minute gifts or eye-catching accessories for holiday parties! They'll also have tons of unique DIY gifts and kits on ... Read More
Let’s face it: looking for unique gifts with a personal touch is difficult.  You can only say, “Special Someone, I saw this monochrome striped tie and thought of you!” so many times.  Thankfully, Eavesmade, a Brooklyn duo with a witty laser engraver, is here with a few gift ideas for the greatest brainiacs in your life.   The “Heroes of Science Love Notes” are hilarious. It doesn’t get much better than Alfred ... Read More
Berkley Illustration is run by a powerhouse couple: self-taught artist Ryan hand-inks quirky formal portraits of woodland creatures and Lucy handles the sales and customer-service end of their business. They’ve been a huge hit on Etsy since 2007, and lucky us—we get to check out their unusual animal prints in person at the BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular! Look for Berkley’s well-dressed creatures on frame-able prints, tote bags, bottle openers, ... Read More
November is my favorite time of the year, from pumpkin-spice everything to the gluttony of Thanksgiving and, of course, my birthday! When it comes to the holiday season, I love buying presents for others (and for myself!), so I thought I'd put together a collection of some of my favorite items of the moment, many from adorable Etsy shops I recommend exploring. Hopefully they can give you ideas for Christmas shopping to come! My first items are these fanciful, ... Read More
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