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Paper Girls

BY Intern Christina in Arts

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

Wrapper's Delight

BY BUST Magazine in DIY

Another day, another awesomely easy paper craft. This simple and adorbs bracelet tutorial is from Kayte Terry's Paper Made!, which is packed with projects even the craft-averse will fall for. That’s a Wrap Bangle This is one of the easiest paper projects, and the results are stunning. Paper-wrapped bangles in boutiques go for a pretty penny, but you can make your own for a few bucks. These are so quick to make that you could start this project before dinner and have a new accessory for your out-on-the-town outfit that night. Read More

Trashy and Delightful

BY BUST Magazine in DIY

It goes without saying that we here at BUST love a good craft, and we've been receiving a ton of great DIY titles on the subject lately. Below is a clever take on paper crafting that'll make you take a second look at your recycling pile. NEWSPAPER GIFT BAG   Materials: thin cardboard (from a cereal or similar box) newspaper scissors tape ruler paper hole punch ribbon or cording for the handle pencil boxes of different sizes   Instructions: 1. Choose a box the size and shape you want your finished gift bag to be. A closed cereal box works great.   2. Read More
I took a paper folding and engineering class when I was in college, and despite the shit-ton of paper cuts I got and all the times I nearly sliced my fingers open with an X-Acto knife, it ranks pretty high on my list of all-time favorite classes. No pain, no gain, right? Most people think of paper as something that you create on (you paint on it, draw on it, write on it, etc.) and don't realize that it's actually something that you can create with. It's an extremely versatile medium in and of itself, without all that other stuff. Read More

BUST is on foursquare!

BY Julisa Colón in DIY

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
  Cat hair is a real nuisance. It gets all over everything you own, making you and your lint roller the best of friends. But instead of throwing those huge hairballs away, what if you used them in your next crafting session? A new book will help you turn Mr. Whiskers' castaways into wearable, hangable art. Kaori Tsutaya’s new book, Crafting With Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make With Your Cat, tells you how to make mittens, finger puppets, and decorative details using your cat’s hair. Read More
Do you like art? Do you like ladies? Do you like art made by ladies? If you’re in Philly, you should definitely check out the show “Also, Books” which opens this weekend at Space 1026. And even if you don’t live in the area, you should peep the work of the show’s four inspiring women cause they are all crazy talented: Aidan Koch (that's her piece above) is an illustrator from the Pacific Northwest whose comics—full of bright colors and abstract stories—are intoxicating. Read More
For the second year, the BUST Magazine Craftacular will bring the most unique crafters and food artisans to Maker Faire New York. We're currently accepting applications for any and all handmade crafts and specialty foods! Maker Faire will take place on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY. This newfangled outdoor fair combines science, art, craft, engineering, and music in a fun, energized, and exciting public forum. Over 40,000 attendees are expected over both days. Read More
Hey there knitters/crocheters/crafters! Do you have a loved one or someone you know deployed overseas in any branch of the military? Want to do something to do something to say "thank you" to the men and women of the U.S. Military? Well, you can! Operation Gratitude  is collecting warm scarves and caps for the their 2010 Holiday Drive. Read More
Feeling a bit out of sorts? Can’t seem to find time for your girlfriends? Why not check out Thursdays? A recently launched website, it features crafts and recipes intended to be shared with your buddies. The site was created by former Bust intern Colleen and her friend Stephania, and stems from their college days, when they gathered every Thursday evening to talk, cook, craft, and watch NBC’s line-up with their girlfriends. Read More