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If you’re in New York City, there is a 30 percent chance it’s already raining, which means your too-good-to-be-true Manhattan apartment ceiling is going from chic to leak. While climbing up onto the roof yourself, and covering the whole damn thing with a DIY cement kit might seem like a good idea, we’ve got some tips and tricks to make waiting out the rain storm a little less weathering.  1. Paper Mache your BUST  Place an old ... Read More
1. The Pill – Honor the pregnancy-free Halloween hook up with this simple pumpkin design. All you need to do is pour yourself a drink and carve a big ol’ circle. More ambitious pumpkin carvers can attempt to carve the entire pill pack. Pro tip: Sketch your circle before hand using the bottom of a glass.  2. The Vagina – Not all women have vaginas, but all women can have a vagina jill-o-lantern. Your living room window sill will never look more urethral. ... Read More
Have you ever mixed up your boring bag with someone else’s identical boring bag? If you have, you know what a pain in the ass that is. Or maybe in school, you'll see someone with a familiar backpack and call out to them or wave, only to realize it wasn’t who you thought it was, rather someone with the same bag? How embarrassing! Well, something you may have never realized is that there’s a simple, stylish solution - buttons! I love buttons for ... Read More
A new social media platform is taking over this town, and her name is Pinterest. In the past 6 months alone there have been 15 billion pins on Pinterest. The site is responsible for driving more internet traffic to publishers than Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, and Google + combined. Despite, all of the new hype surrounding the site- it is still not taken very seriously. Hmmm, could this have something to do with the fact that over 70% of all Pinterest ... Read More
  Here's another fantastic tutorial from author/DIY guru Alison Caporimo, who hosted a workshop table at last Sunday's BUST Craftacular: PRIMPED. This easy DIY appears in Alison's book, InstaCraft: Fun and Simple Projects for Adorable Gifts, Decor, and More, published by Ulysses Press.  This whimsical, colorful placemat will definitely up the ante on your home decor, and it could not be simpler. So let's give it a ... Read More
Here's another great craft from author/DIY guru Alison Caporimo, who'll be hosting a workshop table at the Sunday, May 4th BUST Craftacular: PRIMPED. This easy DIY iPhone case tutorial appears in her book, InstaCraft: Fun and Simple Projects for Adorable Gifts, Decor, and More, published by Ulysses Press. This guaranteed one-of-a-kind case is sure to get your phone in the mood for PRIMPED!   Materials: Wood-grain contact paper Scissors Pencil iPhone ... Read More
The next time someone asks who you're knitting that sweater for, say your brain.  It's long been assumed that creative types like Sylvia Plath are somehow more susceptible to depression, when in fact the opposite might be true; writing poems may have been her brain's way of fighting depression.  "When we are involved in (creativity), we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life," says Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. "You know ... Read More
  Illustrator, art educator, and feminist Maggie Lynn Negrete needs your help to get her badass coloring book off the ground. Yes, I did just throw badass and coloring book together, and I mean it. Maggie is the creator of the Adventuring Princesses series, a coloring/comic book that features two young princesses the way they should be featured -- doing awesome ass-kicking things. An excerpt from the Kickstarter campaign: "Adventuring Princesses relates ... Read More
Terrariums are great for those folks who weren't born with a green thumb. At the risk of sounding like an infomercial, you seriously just set it and forget it. (Okay, so it's more like you mist it and forget it, but you get the point.) Twig Terrariums is a "verdant venture" between two friends, Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow. Their shop in Gowanus, Brooklyn boasts a variety of terrariums (moss, plant, succulent, and air plant), DIY kits, gardening swag, and ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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