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By Desiree Stewart Photographed by Sarah Anne Ward Styled by Maya Rossi Geometric jewelry is all the rage right now, but the designer stuff will put a massive dent in your wallet. Luckily, crafting your own pieces out of Shrinky Dink plastic means you’re limited by your imagination, not your budget. The jewelry possibilities are endless—you can whip up some earrings, a brooch, or even rings out of this easy-to-use material. For this tutorial, ... Read More

Paper Girls

BY Intern Christina in Artsy

The cast of Girls seems to be everywhere these days in print, but now you can take them everywhere with you in prints. Different prints, actually, thanks to Kevin Hilton at Vulture. The brilliance of this kind of Girls print-job is that it is in doll form. Each of the four cast members now has their own paper doll, complete with different outfits and accessories. If you've been watching the season, you'll be pleased to see that the intricacies of each character's ... Read More
Are there boring and/or fugly hand-me-down pillows inhabiting your basement and closet that you just can’t seem to find a home for anywhere in your apartment? Don’t toss them out, and don’t submit to the wallet-draining prices at Pier 1 Imports, Target, and Ikea. Thanks to Tip Junkie, even the most revolting looking pillow can be re-vamped without any sewing or measuring, for a fraction of the cost of buying a new one. If you don’t have a ... Read More
Target’s newest collaboration has us itching to raid the kid’s section. Aptly titled Kid Made Modern, the collection is a real departure for Target’s designer partnerships. Kid Made Modern is the brainchild of Todd Oldham, friend of and sometime photographer for BUST, and it’s a collection of art supplies and craft kits that are intended for youngins but are cool enough for the post-pubescent, too. Kid Made Modern offers supplies for artists in a variety ... Read More
Mother’s Day is only a couple of days away, but there's still time for you to make a crafty, handmade gift for the moms in your life. Here are some great tutorials for gifts that can be made after a quick trip to the craft store (or your craft closet). 1.  Easy, breezy summer scarf This only requires some scissors and a soft, large T-shirt! A few snips and you have a stylish scarf. 2. Pretty framed chalkboard It’s surprisingly simple to ... Read More
Do you upcycle old threads into cool new clothes? Do you bake a sweet batch of vegan cupcakes? Whether you're into pottery, painting, or fruit preserves, there's a place for you in our next Craftacular. We're currently accepting applications for a special edition of the BUST Magazine Craftacular within The Seed, a huge vegan expo coming to New York City this summer.  This two-day event (which takes place June 16 - 17) will transform 82 Mercer in SoHo (the ... Read More
Vendor applications are now open for a very special edition of The BUST Magazine Craftacular! We're hosting a 100% vegan craft-and-food-fest within The Seed: A Vegan Experience-- a brand-new, totally buzz-worthy vegan expo celebrating compassion, creativity, and social and environmental consciousness.  This exciting two-day event takes place June 16 – 17 at 82 Mercer in Soho, New York (the same venue that hosted The BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food ... Read More
With Earth Day fast approaching, the internet is all abuzz with sustainable crafts designed with our beloved planet in mind.  We're all taught at a young age how reduce and reuse should come before recycle, but somewhere along the way I think a lot of us forget the first two. Here are a few projects that reuse former trash. They are so simple, the laziest person in the world (yours truly) can do them, so you have no excuse. C'mon. Don't you love your Mother ... Read More
  The cross stitches found at DefiantDamsel's Etsy shop are a hilarious collection of pop culture gems.  There's nothing like embroidery to lend a quaint charm to a  filthy "Heathers" quote. You can get the pattern and stitch it yourself, or if you're craft-challenged like me (clumsy sausage-finger hands and no attention span) you can buy the finished product in a frame. I think Joel McHale would look great in my den. [via ... Read More
Crafters and foodies, have you applied for the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Spring 2012 yet? Don't miss your chance to participate in our one-day spring shopping event on Saturday, April 14th! Vendor applications close next Monday, March 5th. The BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Spring 2012 will feature: 100+ craft and food vendors -- any and all handmade crafts and specialty foods are welcome. A beautiful event space at 82 Mercer Street in ... Read More
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