6 Kick-Ass DIY Gifts to Make This Weekend

by Brenda Pitt

So you already know about the AMAZING vendors coming to the BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair, but did you know that you can also learn how to make beautiful wares yourself? Learn from the very best in the crafting business in one of our super-fun make-and-take workshops! 



The magical wedding designer Michelle Edgemont invites you to create your own pouf pin, the perfect addition to any dress or hairdo. Whimsical and playful, the versatile pins will jazz up any outfit. Everyone on your gift list will be begging for their own! Register forone of two sessions here




Make your own lap loom with the folks over at Textile Arts Center, who will offer training in patterns and textures. Use whatever colors you choose and create your own masterpiece to take home or give as a holiday gift! Sign up for one of two sessions here!



For the perfect holiday gift or special treat, be sure to check out S.W. Basics’s Sassy Skincare workshop! Using minimal ingredients that nurture the skin, you will learn how to make your own sweet-smelling scrub or luxurious body oil. Sign up for one of two sessions here!



It’s one thing to see all the beautiful floral arrangements and planters adorning houses this festive season, but it’s another to create your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Twig Terrariums will make all your fantastical secret garden dreams come true with their comprehensive workshop, so stop by in one of two sessions to learn how create a magically green work of living art! Sign up for one of two sessions here!




Looking to bring some holiday cheer into your home? Your Secret Admiral’s got you covered. In her workshop, you’ll learn how to make timeless holiday chain garlands (from high-quality felt) that will immerse you in blissful nostalgia for days gone by and whet your appetite for the upcoming seasons! Register here



Plant-lovers and imaginative dreamers alike will get the chance to build a one-of-a-kind terrariums full of personal touches like figurines and colorful sands. For those of us who long for the summer days of verdure and blossoms, Luludi Living Frames invites us to create a miniature world of crystals, moss, and whatever your heart desires. Register here



Check out all these workshops, as well as the amazing wares of over 250 handmade, vintage, and fancy-food vendors, at the BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair.

It’s all taking place on Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street, at 6th Ave.) in N.Y.C. The Craftacular will run from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM both days.

For more info on the BUST Magazine Craftacular, click here!

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