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It’s almost April 19th and that means BUST Craftacular’s Primped is upon us. One of the amazing free events this year are Knit Parties with Wool and the Gang. Participants at Wool and the Gang’s Knit Party will be able to work on their gorgeous “Tender Loving Clutch,” an exclusive design created by this London based fashion production group. Knit, chat, learn—what could be better? If you’re not able to make it to Primped, don’t worry. You can host your very own Knit Party. All you have...
Do you ever look at amazing nail art and think that all those funky styles seem like something only a professional stylist can do? Well, come to BUST Craftacular's Primped this Sunday in Brooklyn, and they’ll be literally at your fingertips. With the help of Floss Gloss you’ll be walking out with a fresh look that makes your nails look salon sleek at the Floss Gloss Nail Art Oasis.  Participants will be able to check out the amazing colors offered by Floss Gloss and learn to create...
Whether you’re a big time lover of the stars, or just want to spruce up an old scarf that can double as a shawl for the upcoming warmer months, this DIY will be sure to add an interstellar kick to your spring wardrobe. A Beautiful Mess lays out the recipe below (note: this does require some light embroidery). You will need: Scarf Scissors White colored pencil Craft foam (black) Fabric paint A piece of cardboard Super glue Disappearing ink pen Embroidery needle Embroidery floss (Optional) Embroidery hoop All right, so the first step is to make a star (your...
If you’re a glitter lover (pre or post holiday season) this DIY project is one that will add some glamour to your morning cup of joe AND it's dishwasher safe (no microwaves though!) Here’s what you’ll need: Martha Stewart decoupage gloss finish Painter’s tape Brush A mug (solid colors work best!) Glitter (duh) Rubbing alcohol Now put it all together: Do a once over on your mug with the rubbing alcohol, insuring that it is clean and fresh and ready to be glitterfied. Leaving about an inch from the rim of the cup, use the...
  Hey glampers! Julie Jackson here. I’ve been watching you, stitchin’ yer hearts out and sharin’ yer progress shots…it’s just so darlin’! I see some of you breezed right through the NOMOFOMO letters and some of you just got started—don’t give up! This ain’t no competition so enjoy the journey, baby. Here are a few progress photos from Instagram. Remember, everyone is different—you can change colors or use any material to make it your own. Some of you have asked about how to keep the back of your work...
Welcome to week 2 of the #buststitchalong! We're working on this fantastic Broad City-inspired counted cross stitch project by Julie Jackson, to celebrate the updated release of her updated tome, Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 F*cking Clever Designs for Your Sassy Side. Last week we went over what supplies you needed and how to get'em. Today we're actually gonna start getting stitchy with it. But first, here's the chart: Click here to nab  the larger version of this, suitable for printing That's what we're going to be making. If you've never done counted cross...
In this world we live in, there are wonderful crafts—the brilliantly executed, aesthetically pleasing DIYs we  long to get off of the internet to create ourselves with Popsicle sticks and hot glue guns  But for every amazing craft project, there is an ugly equivalent forged while someone was a bit tipsy on Cupcake wine.  Lucky Peach is no stranger to dualism: Bloggers Anna and Gabrielle have taken to celebrating  unfortunate  experiments with a monthly blog installation called "Deranged Crafts," in fact. Intrigued? This month’s recipe for...
To celebrate the release of Julie Jackson's updated tome, Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 F*cking Clever Designs for Your Sassy Side, we're going to be running a "stitchalong" here on BUST.com. And Julie's even designed a special pattern just for us. Cool, right? If you've never heard of a stitchalong, don't worry. Basically we will all be working on this sampler at the same time, and can share progress shots and ask questions (and have them answered) on the site. And since I'm the HSIC (Head Stitcher...
A Japanese Tinting Technique That’ll Perk Up Your Linens The fabric-dye trend is everywhere right now; people are going crazy for tie-dyeing, immersion dyeing, natural dyeing, and of course, shibori. The last one is often mistaken as tie-dye, but it’s actually in a category of its own. Shibori is a Japanese method in which fabric is made into a three-dimensional form via binding, folding, twisting, stitching, plucking, and plaiting; then it’s dipped into indigo dye. You can use any piece of fabric with this technique, but...
Fresh linens, minus the chemicals Tips and Recipes For a Cleaner, Greener Wash Walk the laundry aisle of your local supermarket, and you’ll see images of snow-capped mountains, vibrant lavender fields, and serene rivers. That’s way more appealing than what they’re concealing: toxic chemicals and dyed animal fats. Fortunately, we’ve got choices when we wash our clothes, and it’s damn easy to whip up homemade alternatives that clean well, don’t harm the environment (or your skin), and save you money. Gettin’ HandsyInstead of paying a dry cleaner to...
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