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York Hall in Bethnal Green is going to be literally bursting with crafty goodness on 4 June, when the London BUST Summer Craftacular rolls back into town. There will be over 70 awesome designer-makers selling their wares, and we've also put together a pretty amazing line-up of DIY workshops. Check out this little lot and get crafty next Sunday...    Put pen to paper and learn the art of modern – and on trend – brush lettering with super stationery creator Betty Etiquette. 12-1pm: £5 book online HERE, and 1-2pm: £5 book HERE.   Learn to...
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Deity of DIY, the BUST Craftacular returns to London on June 4 filled to the brim with blossoming indie craft makers and hands-on workshops. Bethnal Green’s York Hall plays host to the summertime special once again, with the chance to pick up that perfect plant pot or spruce up with a scented DIY hair spritz. But Jazzy Jeff didn’t string together that Summertime tune just for fun; everyone knows the key to a jumpin’ June jam is the soundtrack, which is why we’ve made sure there’s...
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                                     A few weekends ago BUST Magazine put on our annual Spring Craftacular event and needless to say it was a hit! The craft fair was held in the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse and was packed with badass lady artists, vendors, skaters, bakers, and more. Happy shoppers lined up early to receive our legendary swag bags full of goodies courtesy of Tish and Snooky’s Manic Panic, Wonderful Pistachios, The Amplifier Foundation, Smart Women, and Hardly Art. Inside the...
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Over the Moon Show your lunar love with this astronomically easy wall hanging  Whether you’re a moon phase enthusiast or just like the celestial body’s graphic appeal, this super simple wall hanging will spruce up any space. And you don’t need to be a rocket scientist (or a heavy-duty DIY-er) to make it—just grab some clay and a cookie cutter and you’ll be moon walking through this project in no time. Materials- 1 package air-dry clay 
(available at art supply stores)- Rolling pin- Round cookie cutter 
(ours had a...
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It's February, which means — at least for BUST HQ in Brooklyn — that both the weather and the world can seem dreary and grey. And having some brightness and fun around you can help you feel a little bit brighter. These cute cushion covers definitely fit the bill. We're bringing you an excerpt from Tie & Dye: Colorful Clothing, Gifts, And Accessories by Lizzie King; it's already out in the UK and will be released in the US on March 7th (in the meantime, it's available for...
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The holidays are almost here, and if you've left your present-buying expedition to the last minute, don't panic! Luckily, BUST has got some awesome DIY gifts ideas you can make in the nick of time and that will be so much more meaningful than anything you could buy in a store! 1. DIY Wall Hanging Photo by Megan Senior 2. Holiday Cookies Photographed by Julia Stotz 3. DIY Book Purse Photographed by Megan Senior 4. Feminist Em-Broadry Hoop ArtExcerpted from Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy by Bonnie...
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  This DIY book puts the fun—and funny—back in feminism! Whenever I craft, I inherently do it with feminism (as with basically everything I do). But BUST contributor Bonnie Burton’s new DIY book brings the ideology front and center. Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy (out October 18 from Quirk Books) is full of simple tutorials ranging from utilitarian (a slice-shaped “Pizza Not Patriarchy” lunchbag, a découpaged “Drinking Dames” flask) to cheeky (“Feminist Badges of Honor”) interspersed with inspiring quotes from badass ladies...
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We're excited to bring you this excerpt from Crafting With Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Products To Smash The Patriarchy by Bonnie Burton. Needlework has long been considered a dainty art for well-behaved women, but we think it could use a 21st-century update. Bring some fresh ’tude to homespun wisdom with these fun and fierce wall hangings. Supplies Colorful patterned fabric (1/2 yard per 8-inch hoop)Self-adhesive felt lettersRuler and fabric chalk (optional)8-inch embroidery hoopScissorsEmbroidery floss and needle Instructions 1. Attach self-adhesive letters to fabric to spell out the saying of your choice....
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Spruce up your skin with this soothing DIY! Pumpkins aren’t only good for Halloween carving and T-Day treats. Turns out, they’re also rich in vitamin C, which makes them good for your skin, helping to fight free radicals and promote collagen production. This beauty DIY blends creamy pumpkin puree with mineral-rich, hydrating molasses and inexpensive, pore-cleansing white kaolin clay to create a rich face mask loaded with vitamins and minerals. Optional pumpkin pie spice adds a bit of exfoliation and a circulation boost. Pumpkin Gingerbread Face MaskINGREDIENTS-...
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Miranda Hobbes from Sex and the City may have said it best with, "The only two choices for women: witch or sexy kitten." As Halloween queens, we are so much more than those two options. While I appreciate a rockin' rack and a bangin' booty as much as the next girl, and by no means think you should shelf the multi-functioning black bodysuit or pleather dominatrix boots (because, you just never know), I have also grown tired of these store-bought costumes. You know, the costumes that...
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