BY BUST Magazine
on Jun 08, 2012
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, we’ll create an ultra-hip necklace that’ll look like a million bucks, but cost less than 10. Read More
BY Intern Christina
on Jun 07, 2012
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 life are perfectly addressed in their doll counterpart's adornments. Read More
BY Intern Lauren
on Jun 04, 2012
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 pillow to make over, your local craft store should carry plain, white pillows for all your crafty pursuits. Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on May 23, 2012
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 of media: felt, duct tape, paint sets, glitter glue, crazy crayons and more. Read More
BY Intern Ginny
on May 11, 2012
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 make a useful and attractive chalkboard for your mom. A spare frame, some chalkboard paint, and you’re halfway there!
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BY Bridgette Miller
on May 04, 2012
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. Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Apr 25, 2012
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 Fair on April 14). Read More
BY Intern Caroline
on Apr 20, 2012
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 Earth? You never call, you never write…. Read More
BY Samantha Vincenty
on Mar 29, 2012
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. Read More
on Feb 27, 2012
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 the heart of SoHo.
300 goodie bags for early bird shoppers. Read More