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It's all fine and good to buy a Mother's Day present, but if you really want to win Most Favorite Child this year--which you clearly do--you'll go the extra mile and wrap it nicely. We can't reach through the screen and hand you wrapping paper, but if you need a gift tag, we've got you covered. Head on over to our downloads page, where you can find some of the cutest gift tags east (or west) of the Mississippi. ... Read More

Wrapper's Delight

BY BUST Magazine in Crafty

Another day, another awesomely easy paper craft. This simple and adorbs bracelet tutorial is from Kayte Terry's Paper Made!, which is packed with projects even the craft-averse will fall for. That’s a Wrap Bangle This is one of the easiest paper projects, and the results are stunning. Paper-wrapped bangles in boutiques go for a pretty penny, but you can make your own for a few bucks. These are so quick to make that you could start this project before dinner ... Read More
It goes without saying that we here at BUST love a good craft, and we've been receiving a ton of great DIY titles on the subject lately. Below is a clever take on paper crafting that'll make you take a second look at your recycling pile. NEWSPAPER GIFT BAG   Materials: thin cardboard (from a cereal or similar box) newspaper scissors tape ruler paper hole punch ribbon or cording for the handle pencil boxes of different sizes   Instructions: 1. ... Read More
Come join us for an exclusive six-day pop-up shop as we bring you some of the best BUST Magazine Craftacular  Vendors! BUST has partnered with Hendricks Gin and Gallery 151 to host a sunset shopping spree from Monday, December 13th to Saturday, December 18th. Finish all your holiday shopping in one location down on the Bowery. We'll be open for shoppers from 4pm to 9pm daily with Hendricks Gin cocktails available on certain nights. Besides being an awesome ... Read More
Need a darling adornment for your holiday party ensemble? Pulp Sushi, one of BUST's Holiday Craftacular vendors, offers jewelry that will add pizazz to any outfit. Delicate flowers, whimsical charms, and unique beads make Pulp Sushi's pieces stand out and will be sure to garner you compliments aplenty. Check out some of the wares after the jump and don't forget to see them in person at BUST's Holiday Craftacular this Sunday, December 12th, at the Metropolitan ... Read More
Gather round your TV set, BUST readers! Julie Chang from Fox's Good Day New York stopped by our office recently to learn more about the upcoming BUST Magazine  Craftacular and to chat with a couple of vendors that will be featured at Sunday's event. Watch our spot on Fox and start making up your wish list! (You can even see us there in the background, hard at work!). And don't forget that the BUST Magazine Craftacular is taking place on December 12th, from 10 ... Read More

Craft-In, BUST-Out

BY Helen in Crafty

With the holiday season upon us, we crafters here at BUST have been searching for new gift ideas to make for our loved ones this year, and thankfully we found them all in one place with Kathleen McCafferty's Craft-In (Lark Crafts, $14.95). Designed as a party kit for craft gatherings the collection features 12 booklets by 12 indie crafters, detailing a wide variety of projects for you and your besties to get together and try out. With this kit, some basic ... Read More
One of the ways my mom lets me know she loves me is by making soup and canning it so I can preserve it until that fateful day when a cold hits me and all I want is a bowl of mom’s magical brew. When I don’t know what to give someone for the holidays, I rely on my homemade orange marmalade presented in cute jars—it’s a gift everyone appreciates since it’s such a sweet labor of love. And when I get carried away at the farmers’ ... 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
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