Category » Crafty
Today, the finalists for the Best Craft Magazine category for the 2013 About.com Reader’s Choice Awards have been announced, and we're happy to report that BUST is on the list! We are so pleased to be among such fantastic company as Threads, Martha Stewart Living, and Make: Craft. Please take a moment to vote for BUST to help us land the Best Craft Magazine bragging rights, and don’t forget to share the love on Facebook. Voting ends March 19, ... Read More
I was never a big fan of summer camp--in fact, the thought of swimming lessons still gives me agita--but I'd give my two (now permanent) front teeth to spend an entire day in the arts-and-crafts room. Wouldn't you?Lucky for us, Brooklyn Craft Camp has arrived!Author and professional DIYer Brett Bara has teamed up with a host of movers and makers for a day of nonstop DIY activities on Saturday, March 16--and you won't even have to fly your bunkmate's underwear off ... Read More
Calling all crafters, artisans, and fine foodists: we're heading to Brooklyn's bee-you-tiful DUMBO waterfront on Saturday, May 4th for our 7th annual Spring Craftacular and Food Fair.It's gonna be a fun-filled day of shopping, food trucks and carts galore, DIY workshops, spectacular raffle prizes, DJs, games, and much, much more. Plus, the first 300 shoppers get a swag bag chock-full of crafty goodies--and it's free to attend. We just kicked off the vendor ... Read More
At BUST, we love DIY—it allows you to personalize and pinch pennies too! Plus, we all know that our DIY skills are going to come in mad handy during the zombie apocalypse.  One of our favorite bloggers, How-To Hair Girl, creates hair tutorials to help you do your own ‘do. She covers everything from the “no-poo” trend (not just a clever name) to cool home coloring techniques and hip haircuts. I am particularly crazy about HTHG’s ... Read More
Do you have a pair of plain Jane wedges that need spicing up? Do you have access to a craft supply store or thrift shop? This tutorial is fun and easy as pie! You can make your very own doily wedge shoes with just a few essential crafty items. You need a simple pair of wedges, some doilies, scissors, a clothespin, decoupage glue, and a paintbrush. Watch the full DIY tutorial below to create a totally new shoe for you! (I’m a poet and I didn’t realize ... Read More
A simple floral print nail art design, perfect for spring! This eye-catching design will surely bring a vintage look to any outfit. Step 1:Start by painting your nails with a nude beige nail polish. Step 2:Using a small nail art brush, create a few circles on each nail. The circles don’t need to be perfect. Step 3:Using a thinner brush and a dark red nail polish, carefully outline each rose, then do several smaller C-shapes within the circle to suggest ... Read More
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
  Our annual Love & Sex Issue has hit newsstands--so it's only appropriate that we hit the dance floor to celebrate! And if you're reading this, you are tooooootally invited. Do it up right: start your night off early with DIY pasties and complimentary cocktails at our sexy Valentine's Day-themed party at Babeland SoHo, then hop across the river to Brooklyn's hip-as-heck Greenpoint 'hood to continue the party. Here's the deets:   WHEN: Thursday, ... 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
It may be bone-chilling on the streets of New York, but in the cozy confines of Babeland SoHo, it’s hot and gettin’ hotter. Head to the sex toy boutique’s Lower Manhattan outpost (43 Mercer St.) on Thursday, February 7th at 7 P.M. for a sensual and sassy Valentine’s Day party with the ladies of Babeland and BUST. While you peruse Babeland’s vast selection of good-time gear, make your own pasties (seriously!) and sip upon complimentary ... Read More