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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
  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—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