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Macramé is having a moment, and it’s no wonder. Using an age-old technique that is almost as easy as tying your shoes, today’s macramé artists are creating marvelous, modern items that can fit into any decor. This wall hanging is adapted from a larger project in Emily Katz’s new book, Modern Macramé: 33 Stylish Projects for Your Handmade Home (Ten Speed Press), and is a great introduction to the craft.  What You’ll Need Main Color Rope (MC): 100' navy cotton rope (5mm diameter), cut into ten 10'...
Marble Painting with BreadxButta  Thank you to everyone who came out to Industry City for the BUST Craftacular featuring the BUST School for Creative Living. With over 100 vendors, and 50 DIY classes and demos, the day was full of creativity, learning, and shopping. November Sage Palm Reading Workshop with L'enchanteur Essential Oils with Chop Wood Carry Baby The event featured the second-ever edition of the BUST School for Creative Living. We partnered up with dozens of professional teachers who taught an electric variety of introductory workshops such as herbalism,...
Turn food scraps, flowers, and plants into wearable art with bundle dyeing, an easy, non-toxic, and sustainable technique that extracts beautiful colors from everyday natural materials. The process, good for any natural fabric (silk, wool, cotton, or linen), uses dyestuffs (whole dye plants and extracts) that are playfully spread onto fabric, bound into a bundle, and steamed to release organic color. Upcycle an old garment or bundle dye a piece of silk to make this go-to spring accessory. What You’ll Need35" x 35" light-colored silk fabric...
As a lifelong tree hugger, deciding to go zero waste (i.e. creating as little trash as possible) was a no-brainer for me. So many resources are put into the products we consume, only to be destined to live forever in a landfill. When I embarked on my zero-waste journey (#trashfreeinla), I realized most of my trash came from eating out and single-use disposables like coffee cups, straws, utensils, and napkins. Not only are these items used for mere minutes, but also an alarming amount end...
Neon signs can be really expensive, especially a custom one. But with this simple faux neon craft, you can put your name—or any word you want—in lights, for about $20. Go get lit!  Materials  Marker Poster board String 18-gauge wire Wire cutters Scotch tape Hot glue gun EL wire with battery pack (a fancy name for light-up cord, available on Amazon) White or black electrical tape Tacks or nails   Instructions   Using a marker, write the word you want to light in cursive on a piece of poster board. The battery pack will be attached to the end of...
BUST's School for Creative Living is returning to Brooklyn, NY—this time at the Factory Floor in Industry City—on Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., alongside over 75 of our personally selected vendors! The event will feature over 50 DIY classes and workshops where students will recieve personalized attention from some of the best teachers around. Register Now    Dance to Flow Yoga with YES Studio CBD for Pain Management and Inflammation with the Alchemist Kitchen Introduction to Digital Photography with Jeana Lindo Introduction to DJing with Alice.KM Intro to Marble Painting with...
  If your hair needs a little extra love, look no further than your own kitchen. With a few basic ingredients, whipping up a rejuvenating hair mask is a breeze. These two super-simple recipes start with a base of coconut oil and honey. Coconut oil is great for your skin, and when used on your hair, it not only adds moisture but also prevents breakage and restores luster. Honey helps seal that moisture in. Plus, it smoothes, softens, and shines. You can add different ingredients to...
Each year, I grow hundreds of plants from seeds started indoors—flowering annuals and perennials, heirloom and hybrid vegetables, and a wide variety of tomatoes. I’ve gathered my best tips and tricks here to give you everything you need to know to start your own garden. MaterialsSeeds (organic seeds suitable for your growing zone)36 3" plastic pots or small, plastic drinking cups with a drain hole punched in the bottom or seedling starter traysOrganic potting mix48" fluorescent shop light with T8 or T5 bulbs (one “warm” and...
If you’re an early riser and live in the United States, you might see something pretty cool tomorrow morning: a rare lunar eclipse known as the “Super Blood Blue Moon.” At around 5:51 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, the Earth will move in between the sun and the moon, creating a fiery, copper color in the sky —this is what we know as a blood moon. Because the moon will be closer to Earth than usual, it’ll be a supermoon, and because this is the second...
  Working with resin seems intimidating at first, but once you try it, you’ll want to dry every flower you see and turn it into jewelry. If you aren’t up for the challenge and still want the look, there are tons of gorgeous pre-made pieces straight out of someone else’s garden that are ready to rock. Materials: Silicone mold (look for candy molds in the baking section of a housewares store or at Michael’s)Resin mold release sprayClear resin kit (this will come with 2 bottles of solution)Clear...