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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
We had a blast at Primped this year and wanted to thank everyone that came out. We especially love these images of all your smiling faces from the car2go x BUST Photobooth! And right now, for one week only, car2go is offering a special discount for BUST readers! Looking for a quick, efficient way to get your shopping done and meet your friends out on the town all in one day? Check out car2go: the one-way, pay-as-you-go car-sharing service! Just find a car on the app, drive it from Point A to Point B, leave it, and get on with your day. 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
It’s almost April 19th and that means BUST Craftacular’s Primped is upon us. One of the amazing free events this year are Knit Parties with Wool and the Gang. Participants at Wool and the Gang’s Knit Party will be able to work on their gorgeous “Tender Loving Clutch,” an exclusive design created by this London based fashion production group. Knit, chat, learn—what could be better? If you’re not able to make it to Primped, don’t worry. You can host your very own Knit Party. Read More
Do you ever look at amazing nail art and think that all those funky styles seem like something only a professional stylist can do? Well, come to BUST Craftacular's Primped this Sunday in Brooklyn, and they’ll be literally at your fingertips. With the help of Floss Gloss you’ll be walking out with a fresh look that makes your nails look salon sleek at the Floss Gloss Nail Art Oasis.  Participants will be able to check out the amazing colors offered by Floss Gloss and learn to create their own nail art. 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
  Hey glampers! Julie Jackson here. I’ve been watching you, stitchin’ yer hearts out and sharin’ yer progress shots…it’s just so darlin’! I see some of you breezed right through the NOMOFOMO letters and some of you just got started—don’t give up! This ain’t no competition so enjoy the journey, baby. Here are a few progress photos from Instagram. Remember, everyone is different—you can change colors or use any material to make it your own. Some of you have asked about how to keep the back of your work looking neat. Read More