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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
Trying to find a way to stay cool in this hot weather? Why not throw an ice cream party? And what's a party without some fun invites? Grab our printable party invites here (note: the invites are ... Read More
  Just because you’re on the beach, that doesn’t mean you need to dress like a bum. Super comfy and chic, caftans are not only the perfect bathing suit cover, but they can also be easily dressed up for a night on the town.  Making your own custom caftan is a breeze. Get a breathable, cotton fabric that’s 60" wide, and measure from your shoulder down to your desired caftan length; double this measurement, adding 1/2" for the hem. Cut the ... Read More
By Desiree Stewart Photographed by Sarah Anne Ward Styled by Maya Rossi Geometric jewelry is all the rage right now, but the designer stuff will put a massive dent in your wallet. Luckily, crafting your own pieces out of Shrinky Dink plastic means you’re limited by your imagination, not your budget. The jewelry possibilities are endless—you can whip up some earrings, a brooch, or even rings out of this easy-to-use material. For this tutorial, ... Read More
Target’s newest collaboration has us itching to raid the kid’s section. Aptly titled Kid Made Modern, the collection is a real departure for Target’s designer partnerships. Kid Made Modern is the brainchild of Todd Oldham, friend of and sometime photographer for BUST, and it’s a collection of art supplies and craft kits that are intended for youngins but are cool enough for the post-pubescent, too. Kid Made Modern offers supplies for artists in a variety ... Read More
Walls feeling drab? Looking for something to brighten up your place for the Mother's Day brunch you're having this weekend? You know we can help with that; hop on over to our downloads page and grab this flower garland. We also have Mother's Day gift tags that you can grab, ... Read More
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

Trashy and Delightful

BY BUST Magazine in Crafty |

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
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