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  Working with resin seems intimidating at first, but once you try it, you’ll want to dry every flower you see and turn it into jewelry. If you aren’t up for the challenge and still want the look, there are tons of gorgeous pre-made pieces straight out of someone else’s garden that are ready to rock. Materials: Silicone mold (look for candy molds in the baking section of a housewares store or at Michael’s)Resin mold release sprayClear resin kit (this will come with 2 bottles of solution)Clear...

Whether you’re looking to whip up some handmade gifts, or to teach yourself a new skill, these all-in-one sets will help you get your craft on. We’ve tried all the kits here, and provide estimates of how long they’ll take, so you won’t end up giving Aunt Erma a half-finished wall hanging. 
I LOVE PARIS PRINTED FABRIC DOLL KIT, $21.90, ETSY.COM/SHOP/MIKODESIGN — 3-5 hours HANDMADE OATMEAL CINNAMON SOAP KIT, 
MAKES 8 BARS, $29.99, CULTURESFORHEALTH.COM — 1-2 hours EVERYTHING BAGEL & CREAM CHEESE MAKING KIT, 
$25, UNCOMMONGOODS.COM —...

    Deconstructed wreaths bring holiday cheer with a modern twist This minimalist approach to the classic winter decoration is super easy to make and can be done in the time it takes to say, “Happy HolidaChrismaKwanzUkkah!” Materials:Plant clippings (We used evergreens and boxwood)22-gauge floral wire Embroidery hoop Needle-nose pliers (you will need wire snippers if they aren’t built in)Scissors Twine   Instructions: 1. Lay the embroidery hoop on a flat surface with the screw at the top. Trim your plants down to a size you like and play around with their...

   In the #MeToo era, BUST is teaming up with a number of bad-ass feminists in order to help foster change.  BUST will be offering a number of free workshops at the annual Holiday BUST Craftacular which will be held on December 9th and 10th at the Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St., Brooklyn, NY. Along with things to buy, eat, and drink, BUST is also offering over 100+ workshops, lectures, and a killer band lineup. On Sunday afternoon BUST is offering three (super important!)  FREE talks led...

  Winter has always been a rad time for making stuff. Whether you’re crafting handmade gifts, relaxing in front of a cozy fire with a personal project, or spending time indoors learning a new skill, ‘tis the season for DIY. Here at BUST, we know learning is just as much fun as shopping, so at this year’s BUST Holiday Craftacular—Dec. 9 & 10, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St.—we’re also offering over 100 interactive DIY workshops, demos, and classes, including many that will appeal to makers of...

 Set a colorful table with this simple napkin DIY Whether you have a full set of matching place settings or a hodgepodge of thrift store dishware, reusable napkins are an easy way to tie your table together and give your dinner party all kinds of personality. (Plus, they spare the planet a bunch of paper waste.) This basic DIY bucks the season’s expected hues with bright colors and bold patterns using little more than some fabric paint. So jazz up your next brunch, or make a...

  Deck out your ’do with this simple sewing DIY I’m the first to agree with Joan Crawford (played by Faye Dunaway) when she growls, “No...wire...hangers!” in the now infamous Mommie Dearest. But let’s be real: wire really does the trick when it comes to making this malleable headband. Be prepared to wear it everywhere—it’s easy to craft (under an hour!), it works with every style, and it’ll keep your hair out of the way if you decide to douse your face in ice water, unhinged-Hollywood-icon style....

  Ever scroll through your Instragram recommended videos and find yourself fully entranced by slime videos? If so, you're not alone, slime videos have engulfed Instagram and YouTube — the preferred platforms of today’s youth. Seriously, slime has become such a DIY mainstay, there have even been glue shortages. One elementary school girl is making a business out of slime. Zavia, a ten-year-old from Virginia, is using the popularity of slime to build herself an empire. It started with selling just slime out on the playground last year...

You are a green goddess, as everyone knows, and you want to avoid makeup that is tested on bunnies or filled with chemicals that belong in a landfill. Making your own shampoo/conditioner can be intimidating (what's even in shampoo?), but it is so much easier than you thought. BUST has scoured the interwebz on your behalf to find all the easiest, fastest and cleanest DIY recipes for all the products you already have on your sink counter: 1) Lavender & Rosemary Shampoo  This buddy from Premeditated Leftovers might have...

  Make your mark on Halloween with these super simple DIY fangs Whether you want to run with The Lost Boys, get a taste of True Blood, be Queen of the Damned, or simply Let the Right One In, a little fang can go a long way this Halloween season. (Or all-year-round if you ask us.) Forget about complicated tooth molds and sculpting clay. All you really need for these sharp-looking teeth are fake nails and denture adhesive. Then follow these four steps to join the undead....
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