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I love when I know that the things I put into and onto my body are 100% au naturel. Now, I'm not necessarily an angel when it comes to this, but I do make an effort and when that effort involves fun, crafty ideas about how to make your own makeup, I swoon.This recipe for all-natural eyeliner is both cheap and easy, some other things I like my makeup to be. The only thing you'll have to buy to make it is activated charcoal. I...
To add a little multipurpose bling to your outfit, skip the candy necklace and go slip on some crayon rings. These chunky bands provide artsy oomph, and as a bonus, they’re super easy and inexpensive to make. So grab that box of crayons you’ve had rattling around since the third grade, dust off your old coloring books, and read on! Materials Newspaper Modeling clay Paper or plastic cup, at least 2" in diameter Popsicle sticks or plastic spoons, for mixing Petroleum jelly Silicone rubber or putty—or use a mold-making kit such as...
Europeans have been baking with olive oil for thousands of years, so they know that if you partially freeze olive oil, it acts a lot like butter. Once in the oven, the cold pockets of oil react with the heat to make steam, creating flakiness. About an hour before starting to bake, place the olive oil in a thin plastic container. Freeze until it’s opaque and congealed but still soft, like the consistency of slightly melted sorbet. Top this pie with a scoop of coconut-milk...
This year's BUST Craftacular at World Maker Faire is gearing up to be the best one yet, and today and tomorrow are your last two days to become a part of it! Whether you're just starting your business selling handmade goods, or you've been making your living this way for years, there's no larger DIY fair in the NYC area than this one. Over 85,000 folks are expected to attend, so don't miss this amazing opportunity! For Vendors: The BUST Craftacular pavilion will feature a new...

Summer officially started on June 21, which means these warm days are only going to get warmer. To cool down, the obvious way to start is by minimizing layers in our clothes. Unfortunately, this usually means running to the store to buy lightweight clothing, and if you’re anything like me, your budget cannot support the weather. Luckily, there is a way to keep cool, and it starts with our feet! Look to these awesome DIY sandals for a cost-effective way to sweat less this summer: 1) Cut...
Are you missing Parks & Recreation? Have no fear—these crafts will help revive your love for one of the best shows to grace our televisions in a long while. Here are some fun crafts that pay homage to both the show and its D.I.Y.-superhero frontrunner, Leslie Knope. 1. This pattern advises to crochet a tiny horse in pink and white... but two shades of brown will better resemble Li’l Sebastian, the miniature horse (don’t call him a pony!) greatly beloved in Pawnee, Indiana.   2. When my friend Amanda...
 The BUST Craftacular will be teaming up with World Maker Faire for the 6th annual event at the New York Hall of Science at the old World's Fair Grounds on September 26th & 27th in Queens. This super popular, not-to-be-missed outdoor festival celebrating makers of all kinds will have giant robots, 3D printers, food, games, & lots more! Last year, the event drew over 85,000 attendees to the vast exhibition of hands-on maker stations, innovative creations, and artists. We are calling all Makers, Artists, Handmade Mavens...

  June is Pride Month, and there are LGBTQ/queer pride parades, parades, and other events in cities and towns all over the country. Whether you plan to display your LGBTQ pride at a huge parade or in the comfort of your own home, here are some DIY ides to make your celebration as awesome (and rainbow-filled!) as possible. 1. Good old-fashioned tie-dyeing works on basically any fabric, and is a great way to add a bit of rainbow to your existing wardrobe!  2. If you're celebrating in your...
We had a blast at Primped this year and wanted to thank everyone that came out. We especially love these images of all your smiling faces from the car2go x BUST Photobooth! And right now, for one week only, car2go is offering a special discount for BUST readers! Looking for a quick, efficient way to get your shopping done and meet your friends out on the town all in one day? Check out car2go: the one-way, pay-as-you-go car-sharing service! Just find a car on the app, drive...
Scrub away memories of chemical-filled bath products and get your DIY on with this super-easy, mega-gentle body wash. The natural ingredients in this concoction will moisturize and leave your skin with a healthy glow (and of course, they’re safe for your overall health). All of the items in this recipe can be found in most grocery stores and natural food markets, so get mixing and then slather this sucker on during your next shower. There are tons of benefits to the ingredients in this recipe: antioxidant-packed...