BY Julisa Colón
on Dec 20, 2011
This holiday's BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair was a smashing success, drawing crowds of excited shoppers and crafters to 82Mercer for the season's most comprehensive collection of handmade gifts.
Though the craftacular is over, there’s plenty of DIY holiday cheer leftover for our raffle winner! NYU student Kelly Feng is the lucky gal who received a bunch of awesome, adorable goodies so graciously donated by our sponsors and vendors. Read More
BY Intern Courtney
on Dec 20, 2011
Gabrielle Biar, the triple-threat designer, mother, and blogger has debuted some outstanding colored-pencil jewelry. Her latest creations were featured on Lost At E Minor: a webzine that features "inspiring art, design, music, photography, and pop culture."
These vibrant back-to-school themed pieces are awesome, but the best part is that Biar provides a step-by-step guide on her blog, Design Mom. There, you can find exactly what you need to recycle your old colored pencils into snazzy new accessories. Read More
BY Julisa Colón
on Dec 09, 2011
Follow us on foursquare !
So, we've finally done it - our new foursquare page is up for your perusal! Be sure to follow us for lists of our fave spots far and wide, as well as tips offering up advice about specific places so you can explore your city with (discerning) style.
We'll be updating it regularly with some of the most awesome restaurants, bars, clothing shops, book stores, music stores, and hangouts, so be sure to check back often. Read More
BY Olivia Saperstein
on Dec 07, 2011
We all know that homemade gifts are the way to make loved ones feel warm and fuzzy. At this weekend's BUST Magazine Craftacular, at 82 Mercer St., you can learn how to make a ton of cool gifts, and pick up mad skills.
At the BUST DIY Guide to Life Lab there will be classes throughout Saturday and Sunday afternoon on how to make friendship bracelets, bath bombs, terrariums, snow globes, and rad retro hairstyles. All projects are excerpted from the BUST DIY Guide to Life, written by the editors of BUST Magazine, Laurie Henzel and Debbie Stoller. Read More
on Nov 30, 2011
Get festive tonight at Babeland SoHo's kinky crafting party, sponsored by BUST Magazine!Make your own ornaments ($5 materials fee) and help Babeland deck out their holiday bush -- be sure to stick around for the tree lighting. Plus, enjoy complimentary cocktails sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka.The party starts at 7 PM, but arrive early because the first 25 attendees will receive goodie bags with toys and a copy of BUST's newest issue.Babeland SoHo43 Mercer StreetNew York, NY 10013
Photo from Christmas Whimsy. Read More
BY Intern Courtney
on Nov 29, 2011
Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, we're officially in the throes of the Christmas season. If you're looking for some great DIY gifts and decorations, we've got you covered. The holiday season is a perfect time of year to get crafty--so grab a cup of nog, and lets get started!
When you're wrapping presents this holiday season, don’t throwaway the odds and ends of your paper. Instead, use those remainders as materials for your DIY wrapping paper wreath! At sustainlane. Read More
on Oct 25, 2011
Need some gigantic eyelashes sometime soon, say, for Halloween, and don’t want to pay almost $10 for them? Well I got the tutorial for you! I found a tutorial on youtube on how to make your own false lashes with just a few materials that most people have around and got to makin’.
Another fake eyelash (this is just to give you a guide at how long you need to make the lash. Read More
This week's Blog of the Week is by another blogger I had the pleasure of meeting at the Blogger Picnic a few weeks back. I had only recently come across her blog, Tick Tock Vintage, but one of the things I instantly loved about it, besides the awesome fashion, was the adorable header. The bright and cheerful graphic makes the blog super inviting for some reason and sets the tone for blogger, Veronika's style, which seems to be the perfect mix of sophisticated and sweet. Unafraid of patterns, she loves to mix it up with funky jewelry and adorable hair bows. Read More
BY Intern Courtnay
on Oct 14, 2011
I don't know about you but I love all things glittery and sparkly. Show me something shiny and I am all over it. Unfortunately, I don't have a crafty bone in my body but if you do you can make your own shoes and glittery ones at that. The tumblr Tutorializer is a blog that shows you how to create your own crafty projects and they now show you how to make your own shoes. And just in time for Halloween!
Inspired by the Dolce and Gabbana's worn in the August issue of InStyle magazine, Los Angeles-based blogger Maegen Tintari at loveMaegan.com shows us how to make our own pretties. Read More
on Oct 06, 2011
Have you ever wanted to make needlepoint nipple doilies? If so, Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery -- written by Leanne Prain, the co-author of 2009's bestselling Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet & Knit Graffiti -- is the anarchistic DIY craft book for you. Hoopla's twenty-eight innovative embroidery patterns will teach readers how to stitch a mythical jackalope, a ransom note pillow, and mean yet dainty knuckle-tattoo church gloves. Read More