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DIY Pressed Flowers

BY BUST Magazine in DIY

With just a few pretty blooms and some ordinary household supplies, you can press flowers in a flash.  Pressing flowers has to be one of the easiest crafts in the world. Back in the day, blooms were preserved in a flower press or between the pages of a heavy book, and took weeks to dry completely. But today, a microwave can help you get the job done in one minute flat. Glue your finished petals to poster board and place them in a glass-fronted frame, and you’re done. And if you make it now, you’ll have bit of summertime to cheer you through the coming cold winter months. Read More
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