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Maggie from the BUST Magazine Craftacular team here! We just wrapped up applications for our annual pop-up Craftacular at World Maker Faire--and let me tell you, it's gonna be good. One of the things I love most about my job is reviewing the wide array of gorgeous handmade products that our applicants submit each year. Every time I think I've seen all the soaps, screenprints, sodas, and sandals out there, a crafter surprises me with a fresh, interesting design and I'm hooked all over again. This is especially true when it comes to jewelry. Read More
“There are few things finer than drunk jewelry making,” said someone famous. Maybe it was Benjamin Franklin. Maybe it was me just now. (I am very famous and important.) Whoever it was, there’s definite truth to that statement. That’s why we’re totally pumpedfor Brooklyn Winery and Brooklyn Charm's design-your-own-jewelry event. Read More
Get out your grill, girlfriend! The only way to deal with a beautiful summer day is to bask in its glory and have a good, old-fashioned meal off the grill. Here at BUST, we head straight to the Queen o' grilling for all the latest recipes and inspiration for our barbecue dreamz. Actually, this Queen is so modest she simply calls herself Grill Grrrl (or Robyn Medlin Lindars to her friends). Grill Grrrl has an amazing blog where she shares “healthy, simple and creative recipes” for your grill. Read More
Check out this exquisite equation: craft + activism = craftivism.  Craftivism was born in the first few years of the 21st century, surfacing on the Internet in 2003, when the term was coined by Betsy Greer. It involves engaging creativity, especially regarding political or social causes, to help bring about positive change through personalized activism. Projects that are defined as “craftivism” include things like teaching knitting lessons and crocheting hats for the less fortunate. Read More
Are you sitting down? Good! Because your eyes are about to explode from the sheer cool that is the Etsy site, Togetherness. Togetherness is the brainchild of Australian designer Esther Sandler. Esther combines cross-stitch, needlework and macramé to create individual pieces that you will just need for your body, home and brain! That’s right, not only is Esther a crafty wonder, she also makes zines for your reading pleasure. Read More
Homemade conditioners are tricky business. It’s all about oils – keeping your hair nourished and rich without getting too slimy. We’ve scooped up our top three recipes for handmade hair conditioners; easy, all-natural, and animal-product free for all you crafty veganistas!   1) Green Tea Handmade Conditioner Love green tea? With this recipe, green tea leaves can help you have the sweetest smelling hair in all the land. Read More
Hey y'all. I know that you have seen these EVERYWHERE. I'm not gonna pretend that I haven't been keeping my eye on this trend. There is no reason to drop some serious cash on such a trendy item at places like Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie. Just gimme some hot glue and some fake flowers, because shit is about to get real. It feels like summer and we have to DIY something. We might as well all make these before the trend wears itself out and we all start hating on flowers. Read More
Mother's Day is just around the corner. Mark your calendars! Don't forget, it's Sunday, May 12! Sure, you could get your mama some flowers, or pull that good ol' breakfast in bed trick...but you're totally better than that. After all, this woman deserves the best from you. She gave birth to you! So this year, show her how much she means to you by whipping up one of these quick and easy DIY Mother's Day gifts. Or make two and save one for yourself. 1. Chalkboard Tray. This is a great idea if you want to make something extra special AND do breakfast in bed. You overachiever, you! 2. Read More
If you’ve never been to DUMBO, let me paint a picture for you. Giant warehouses/apartments along the water’s edge, with million dollar views of Manhattan, surrounded by cobble-stoned streets and well, quite a few potholes. Throw in over 120 craft, vintage and food vendors and you had yourself the BUST Spring Craftacular and Food Fair, which set fire to Brooklyn on May 4th.  Not a cloud was in sight as the excited vendors began setting up their wares. Read More
You may remember a few weeks ago, BUST mentioned an awesome new web series: Kelly & Lindsey Do New York. Quick reminder: Former BUST intern Lindsey Gentile has teamed up with her best friend Kelly Wallace-Barnhill to produce a five part series about surviving in the Big Apple without having to try. The duo write, produce, and star in the project. Just writing that makes me feel exhausted! Well, Episode 1 has been unleashed on the world and is the perfect way to spend seven minutes of your Hump Day. Read More
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