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February is upon us and that means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! We know that nothing shows that you care more than a gift made with your nimble fingers. That’s why Miniature Rhino’s tutorial on creating your very own nifty message in a bottle is perfect for this lovey-dovey season. But what makes this idea even more awesome is that it doesn’t have to be lovey. You can write any message you want, making it a suitable surprise ... Read More
Start with a pump-style shoe with a 4" heel or higher (ours is the Mixx Rosemary Green Patent Pump, from lulus.com); any lower, and you won’t be able to see the design underneath very well. To add spikes, first use a wipeable marker to mark dots on the back of the shoe where you want each spike to be. (Note that the spikes should be placed only in the shoe’s upper; you don’t want to drill into the actual heel.) You can use a variety ... Read More
1- "You Must Be My Lucky Star" silver plate necklace from Wear That There 2- Penny's Purses Knitting Kit from The Craft Closet3- Swag bag of kits and badges from Craftivist Collective4- 101+ Things To Do With Glitter by Momtaz Begum-Hossain The BUST London Christmas Craftacular is this Sunday, December 16, from 12 - 6 PM! Expect shopping, crafting, dancing – and LOTS of merry-making! Don't miss out on the fun, including: The season's top wrapping paper ... Read More
The bitter winds are a-blowin’ and tis the season for blankets, hot drinks, and cuddling.  When you bundle up to endure the cold weather, or even if you’re just snuggled up at home with hot cocoa, consider slipping into a Toasty Time sweater!     Toasty Time sweatshirts are adorable hoodies with handmade mittens sewed on as pockets.  A family-owned knitting factory in Schenectady, New York makes the mittens with ... Read More
Your friend is cooking up a Halloween costume that involves cardboard, a yard of metal sheeting, and a dozen wire hangers; it may look cool, but there’s a good chance she won’t be able to sit down or hold her drink all night. You, on the other hand, will be sitting pretty in this simple mask, which you can make from household supplies in only an hour or two. Keep the rest of your costume minimal—and keep your hands free for holding your beer. ... Read More
Picking a costume for Halloween is hard work, if you take it seriously (which I do, thank you very much). Finding the perfect balance of funny, interesting, and comfortable to walk around in is incredibly difficult. And forget buying something at a store if you want to avoid tacking the word “sexy” to the beginning of your costume and freezing to death. That’s why the blog “Take Back Halloween!” is so incredible. Its mission is to “take back” ... Read More
Plastering your nose with a blackhead-removing strip and then looking at the gunk that comes out of your face is one of life’s most beautiful and disgusting pleasures. But who wants to spend money on what’s essentially sticky paper? Here’s how to make your own strips. Combine one tablespoon of unflavored gelatin with one to two tablespoons of milk. Microwave for about 10 seconds until the mixture becomes liquid, then stir and smear on your ... Read More
There's a fall chill in the air--so why not swaddle your pup in these super-adorable jackets from Billy Wolf Fine K-9 Coatery? Fashion designer Lyndsey Drago started the line when she couldn't find a cute coat up to her Chihuahua's standards. Since then, the line's grown to include bandanas and gorgeous leather collars.     All of the goods are handmade in NYC out of vintage, dead stock, and American-made fabrics. If your dog needs some new items ... Read More
Hi, all! I’m Maggie, one of BUST’s brand-spanking-new blog interns, and I’m moving into a new apartment.  This week, in fact! This is an awesome thing because it’s gigantic and sunny and in a neighborhood that I love. Also, my current abode is a subterranean nightmare, and boy, oh, boy, am I excited to GTFO. The new pad, although free of rats and creepy landlords, comes with its own, ahem, peculiar charms. Like low ceilings! Pink ... Read More
  We bet you didn't know that while tea is cleansing for the body, it can also serve as a cleaning product for your home. Black tea has tannic acid in it, which dissolves dirt and grease--so it functions as an environmentally safe and super-cheap window cleaner. Avoid those poisonous chemicals, and get your streaky windows looking sparkly with a cleaner that's safe enough to drink. This recipe, from networx.com, is so simple, you can make today after ... Read More
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