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  June is Pride Month, and there are LGBTQ/queer pride parades, parades, and other events in cities and towns all over the country. Whether you plan to display your LGBTQ pride at a huge parade (like NYC’s in two weeks!) or in the comfort of your own home, here are some DIY ides to make your celebration as awesome (and rainbow-filled!) as possible. 1. Good old-fashioned tie-dyeing works on basically any fabric, and is a great way to add a bit of rainbow to your existing wardrobe!  2. Read More
Think twice before you pack those sweaters away for the season. These DIYs recycle the clothing you already have and transform them into warmer weather garb. Spending less of your funds on clothing means there’s more money for summer fun. Read More
  Piney Gir, the London-based Kansas-born musician and one-time member of all-girl art-rock band The Schla La Las, will be taking to the decks at the BUST Summer Craftacular at York Hall in Bethnal Green on May 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. We could not be more excited! Described as "the indie Dolly Parton", her style ranges from indie-pop to alt-Country.    Early BUST Craftacular birds will score her recent single "Keep It Together" in our goodie bags (you can also listen to it now here), a taster of what's to come on new album "mR. Read More
Most everybody enjoys a bit of sweetness in their beverages, but who wants to guzzle saccharine-filled, artificial drinks all day? Instead, try making your own fruit syrups; then keep them on hand to add a quick hit of flavor and a hint of sweetness to a glass of seltzer or a cocktail. These all-natural syrups contain nothing but honey, fruit, herbs, and spices, and they’re the perfect way to use the in-season fruit you got from your latest CSA share. Aside from drinks, you can stir them into smoothies and yogurt, or drizzle them on shaved ice or ice cream. Read More
Scrub away memories of chemical-filled bath products and get your DIY on with this super-easy, mega-gentle body wash. The natural ingredients in this concoction will moisturize and leave your skin with a healthy glow (and of course, they’re safe for your overall health). All of the items in this recipe can be found in most grocery stores and natural food markets, so get mixing and then slather this sucker on during your next shower. Read More
If plants could go to high school, succulents would win “Most Popular” in the yearbook. They’re everywhere lately, probably because they work as well in modern décor as they do in retro and rustic settings. As the founder 
of shopruche.com—a shopping/lifestyle site—I made sure our offices were decorated with succulents aplenty. And if you want to bring succulents indoors, but more inventively than just plopping them in a ceramic pot, try this framed assortment. Read More
Studio DIY has given us something to combat this rainy spring weather with—fruit slice umbrellas! The website features instructions on how to turn your plain umbrella into an awesome lemon, kiwi, and or watermelon (what could be sweeter?!). Make a lemon umbrella following the instructions below or head on over to Studio DIY for how-to's on the kiwi and watermelon versions: For a Lovely Lemon Umbrella, you will need: 1 Yellow Umbrella Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape Fabric-Safe Craft Paint Scissors How To Make It: 1. Tape off a section around one spoke of the umbrella. Read More
  Here are some irresistible drinks from our gals at SpeedRack that are definitely meant for summer nights and good times:      Spring Flinger Created by Ivy Mix, Co-Founder, Speed Rack   Muddle 2 2" sections of celery in .75 oz simple syrup add: .75 oz lemon juice .5 oz fino sherry 1.5 oz plymouth gin dash pernod absinthe   Preparation: Shake, fine strain into a Collins glass, top with soda. Garnish with a cucumber slice. Garnish: Cucumber slice. Read More
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). Read More
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. Read More