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Both of my parents are florists, so I'm no stranger to the flower crown trend. However, I've gotten a little sick of the silk roses on a thin piece of elastic style of crown that I see a lot at Urban Outfitters (not to mention the $30 price tag). So when my friend Rebekah posted a crown made with felt on her blog, I was suddenly totally inspired to make my own felt flowers and put together a flower crown.  For this project you'll need a few sheets of felt, ... Read More
Have you ever mixed up your boring bag with someone else’s identical boring bag? If you have, you know what a pain in the ass that is. Or maybe in school, you'll see someone with a familiar backpack and call out to them or wave, only to realize it wasn’t who you thought it was, rather someone with the same bag? How embarrassing! Well, something you may have never realized is that there’s a simple, stylish solution - buttons! I love buttons for ... Read More
The rape awareness group FORCE has recently launched a new campaign for rape awareness called The Monument Quilt.  The most important thing about The Monument Quilt is that it is a platform for survivors of rape and abuse to tell their stories. Or maybe it’s that the Quilt is community-built. Or maybe it’s that, as the survivors stitch their stories together, they embark on a healing journey with thousands of other survivors and supporters. Or ... Read More
I’m a big fan of Cafepress, a website where you can buy knick knacks and memorabilia with slogans, images, and sayings, many of which are quite original. However, I like funny things, and the problem with Cafepress is that its humor section is more often than not full of jokes at the expense of one oppressed group or another. That’s why I’m super thrilled to have recently been introduced to Redbubble, which has amazing, high-quality merchandise ... Read More
  Did you sit and stare blankly at a wall of your room yesterday, wondering what regular people do with their lives without Game of Thrones on Sunday nights? Yeah, me too. That’s why I ordered this bad boy, among other reasons (no spoilers), on Etsy last week to sport in honor of my favorite lady of Westeros, Ygritte. After I got TONS of great feedback, I decided to put together a list of other great handmade Game of Thrones merch made by women, for ... Read More
You've been begging us...and we're nice people, so we listened. The BUST Craftacular is returning to Los Angeles this Saturday, 6/21! We're setting up a one-day pop-up shop at Mack Sennett Studios in artsy Silver Lake, featuring the unique shopping that East Coasters have come to love as well as sweet treats and coffee, awesome DJs, DIY activities, and free goodies galore. You don't wanna miss out on: Over 45 makers and vintage vendors from both coasts. Be ... Read More
I don’t know about you, but summer's the time when I kick up my heels and bust out my Mod Podge. The warm weather makes me not only want to clean and redecorate, but do fun crafts in order to personalize my space. Lately I’ve been on a home décor craft kick, so I thought I’d share this weekend’s DIY with all my BUSTies--it's my new pin-up coffee table! My two roommates know me as a serial sidewalk furniture hoarder (I prefer ... Read More
Yesterday on my way home from work I stopped by the grocery store to pick up something for dinner.  I wandered the aisles, grabbing a bit of this and that from the shelves—“I need paper towels, right?”  “Mmm, that looks delicious.  I deserve a treat!”  Unfortunately I found that, when I finally reached the cash register, my ‘this and that’ ended up costing over $20.00!  Now, $20 may not seem like ... Read More
I'm not sure if it was the multiple mimosas or lugging around a heavy-ass swag bag all day, but I've been wandering around in a fashion- and beauty-addled daze since last weekend. Is anyone else in the same boat? In case you missed the first-ever (EVER!) BUST Craftacular's Primped last Sunday, May 4th, read on to be overcome by jealousy of all the amazing shit you missed. Like, really. Shoppers lined up around the block an hour before the doors opened to score ... Read More
  Here's another fantastic tutorial from author/DIY guru Alison Caporimo, who hosted a workshop table at last Sunday's BUST Craftacular: PRIMPED. This easy DIY appears in Alison's book, InstaCraft: Fun and Simple Projects for Adorable Gifts, Decor, and More, published by Ulysses Press.  This whimsical, colorful placemat will definitely up the ante on your home decor, and it could not be simpler. So let's give it a ... Read More
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