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Whenever we tire of the latest hair-on-head trends, it seems the popular thing to do is shift focus to the hair on our face (see: beards, mutton chops, mustach-ioed women, etc). Since trends tend to recycle every few years, it seems we're back at the facial hair stages – this time, the cool thing to do is your eyebrows. If you consider yourself a trendy human, this list is for you (and if you're not, that's okay, you may or may not want to give these crazy ideas a run for their money):  1) Eyebrow slits While this isn't anything new or too bizarre, the trend is back. Read More
Mark your calendars for the biggest indie craft bash in Brooklyn, happening December 19th & 20th at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. Vendors who apply early can get a 10% discount off of their booth fee up until September 1st with code 10OFFHOLIDAY – plus we’re offering new booth options and the unveil of the Brooklyn EXPO Center’s new and improved venue. Apply here to get in on the discount!   The Details: December 19th & 20th , 2015 (Saturday & Sunday) 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.   Brooklyn Expo Center 79 Franklin St. Read More
With the Philly Naked Bike Ride and fall’s SlutWalk Providence quickly approaching, I needed something glitzy to complete my event attire - or non-attire. Yeah, yeah, it’s called the "Naked" Bike Ride, but it’s also an opportunity to wear nipple tassels and pasties and prance around in public. Since I don’t have the funds for the fancy stuff (like these babies from Agent Provocateur), I rolled up my sleeves and crafted my own no-sew nipple tassels. They’re easy to make, and your wallet won't go running for the toilet. Read More
I love when I know that the things I put into and onto my body are 100% au naturel. Now, I'm not necessarily an angel when it comes to this, but I do make an effort and when that effort involves fun, crafty ideas about how to make your own makeup, I swoon.This recipe for all-natural eyeliner is both cheap and easy, some other things I like my makeup to be. The only thing you'll have to buy to make it is activated charcoal. I know, it sounds a little weird. The only charcoal I'm familiar the stuff I draw with. Read More
To add a little multipurpose bling to your outfit, skip the candy necklace and go slip on some crayon rings. These chunky bands provide artsy oomph, and as a bonus, they’re super easy and inexpensive to make. Read More
Europeans have been baking with olive oil for thousands of years, so they know that if you partially freeze olive oil, it acts a lot like butter. Once in the oven, the cold pockets of oil react with the heat to make steam, creating flakiness. About an hour before starting to bake, place the olive oil in a thin plastic container. Freeze until it’s opaque and congealed but still soft, like the consistency of slightly melted sorbet. Top this pie with a scoop of coconut-milk ice cream and you’ve got a dairy-free confection that’ll tempt even die-hard butter lovers. Read More
This year's BUST Craftacular at World Maker Faire is gearing up to be the best one yet, and today and tomorrow are your last two days to become a part of it! Whether you're just starting your business selling handmade goods, or you've been making your living this way for years, there's no larger DIY fair in the NYC area than this one. Read More
Summer officially started on June 21, which means these warm days are only going to get warmer. To cool down, the obvious way to start is by minimizing layers in our clothes. Unfortunately, this usually means running to the store to buy lightweight clothing, and if you’re anything like me, your budget cannot support the weather. Luckily, there is a way to keep cool, and it starts with our feet! Look to these awesome DIY sandals for a cost-effective way to sweat less this summer: 1) Cut Out + Keep’s Recycle Old Flip Flops This project is for anyone with an old pair of flip-flops. Read More
Are you missing Parks & Recreation? Have no fear—these crafts will help revive your love for one of the best shows to grace our televisions in a long while. Here are some fun crafts that pay homage to both the show and its D.I.Y.-superhero frontrunner, Leslie Knope. 1. This pattern advises to crochet a tiny horse in pink and white... but two shades of brown will better resemble Li’l Sebastian, the miniature horse (don’t call him a pony!) greatly beloved in Pawnee, Indiana.   2. Read More
 The BUST Craftacular will be teaming up with World Maker Faire for the 6th annual event at the New York Hall of Science at the old World's Fair Grounds on September 26th & 27th in Queens. This super popular, not-to-be-missed outdoor festival celebrating makers of all kinds will have giant robots, 3D printers, food, games, & lots more! Last year, the event drew over 85,000 attendees to the vast exhibition of hands-on maker stations, innovative creations, and artists. Read More