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If as a small business owner, your holiday season typically involves an aneurysm instead of jolly ho ho ho's, maybe it's time to get your shit together. The massive influx of orders and general insanity propelling through the cosmos during this time of year can cause anyone to flip out. If you're already grinding your teeth, check out these 5 tips (courtesy of SquareUp) to get your small business all hooked up to rake in the dough!  1. Plan Your Inventory Look back and remember what items...
Boston’s BUST Craftacular has a treat for all our vegan Bustie’s out there looking for non-toxic and cruelty -free cosmetic products. Why is the struggle so very real? For women who like to get there nails done and moisturize their winter skin, without fearing their own or a fluffy being’s skin is going to flake off, the BUST Craftacular has the hookup. Don’t miss these awesome vendors making luxurious beauty products just for you: Nailed it: 365 Lacquer This awesome nail polish company is keeping it handcrafted...
Beantown get ready! The BUST Craftacular is pleased to announce our Vendors for our two-day celebration of all things DIY, kicking off November 28th & 29th. Coinciding with Shop Local Saturday, we're coming to rescue you from your Black Friday hangover with an indie gift buying fix. The Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts will host over 100 of the choicest handmade vendors and give you access to talented craftspeople selling unique toys, trendy jewelry, street wear made for ladies, indie cosmetics, sassy greeting...
The first step is admitting you have a problem: you didn’t come up with a Halloween costume. It’s alright. Neither did I. Which is why I spent the morning brainstorming fanciful get-ups you can piece together last-minute.   This is by no means a definitive list – just a stream of costume consciousness from a fellow holiday procrastinator. Maybe you’ll find some outfit inspo, or maybe you’ll hate all of these so much you’ll come up with something better. Either way, time is running out…let’s get started!   1....
This Halloween, wear a super simple and super rad costume that leaves your hands free to hold a beer, feel up a friend (consensually!), and generally have a spooky-good time. This elephant mask is super easy to assemble and won't take very long - perfect for all you crafty but chronically last-minute partiers.   To make our elephant, you’ll need: Masking tape Pencil Scissors X-Acto knife Cutting mat 1 1/2" wide ribbon acrylic paint Instructions: Measure your face to find the desired width and height. The shape you’re making is an upside-down heart, minus its point. Tear off...
Impress your friends this Halloween by making your face the best costume of the day, with this terrifying tutorial from special effects makeup artist Amy Watanabe   Prep: Grab a palette to mix your paints on and start with a clean, makeup-free face. Have Q-tips on hand to clean up any mistakes as you go.    1. EYES/MOUTH OUTLINEUse a brown eyeliner pencil to draw the outline of “the mouth” as shown, starting from the corners of the actual closed mouth and stopping at the chin. Sketch 6 small top...
Candy corn is the quintessential Halloween treat, and who knew you could actually make it at home? This DIY version is a bit time consuming, but the end result is well worth it. Best of all, it’s vegan, so all your pals can enjoy it (store-bought candy corn typically contains animal products like gelatin, egg whites, and beeswax). If you really want to get into the spooky spirit, host a candy-corn-making party, so you can assemble these little confections in the company of friends.   1. In...
Add a subtle dash of creep to your everyday decor with this easy-to-make mirror. Looking glass spray paint is just the about the only black magic you'll need to turn a picture frame into a faux-antique mirror with a spirit trapped inside. Start by getting a frame the size you’d like your finished “mirror” to be. Find an image of a face you want to use as the ghost (I found a vintage photo of a girl using Google image search), and blow it up so...
Looking to try some alternative healing, but squeamish about acupuncture needles? The ancient Japanese massage technique known as shiatsu is a perfect substitute, since it’s based on the same philosophy and medical theory and you can do it to yourself (sans sharp objects). Shiatsu utilizes the idea of pressure-points that stimulate energy channels in order to promote mental and physical wellbeing. Plus, the positions are so simple they can be performed almost anywhere. Check out these six soothing techniques and sink into a few minutes...

Head chains are quickly overtaking flower crowns as the thing to wear on your hair. Making your own is easy; you don’t have to jump through hoops, just squeeze ‘em together!  What you need:- Flat nose pliers Small charm- 10" long chain for the middle (ours is a ½" wide decorative chain)- Two 9 ½" long chains Two 10 ½" long chains- One ½" long piece of ½" wide elastic Four ¼" jump rings Instructions: 1. Using flat nose pliers, open one of the jump rings. 2. Attach one...
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