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Longing to bring summery, breezy, boho vibes into fall? Keep the spirit of summer alive by adorning your body with beautiful pressed flower temporary tattoos. Follow the instructions from K.L Cao’s DIY Temporary Tattoo Art: Easy Step-by-Step Instructions for Watercolor, Henna, Flash Tattoos, and More! to add some floral art to yourself!   Pressed Flower Temporary Tattoo  Have you ever pressed flowers? Or maybe you forgot to add water to an arrangement? Either way, this Pressed Flowers tattoo gives these dried-out blooms a second chance and turns them...
Join us Saturday, September 23rd & Sunday, September 24th, 201710:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.New York Hall of Science @ Old World's Fair Grounds47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368   The 8th annual BUST Craftacular @ World Maker Faire is this weekend, and we couldn't be more excited. Known as the "greatest show-and-tell on Earth," World Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that attracts over 95,000 visitors annually, bringing together educators, hobbyists, engineers, tech enthusiasts, crafters, artists, students, and more for a wild weekend of demos, exhibits, and fun....

Sharpen Your DIY Skills With This Inspiring Paper Project Papercutting is an art form with a long history, dating back thousands of years to China. Final pieces can be intricate and detailed or simple and graphic, perfect for art with a message. Making a papercut is a meditative process, one that’s easy to work on for a few minutes and come back to later, or sit down and lose yourself in. Create your own, or use our template to make this one (inspired by the famous...
Adulting can be damn hard. In addition to dealing with political stress, financial struggles, and general life hurdles, our bodies come in contact with environmental toxins on the daily. One way to detoxify and de-stress is with a steamy, pore-opening shower. Add an exfoliating sugar scrub and you also get the benefits of aromatherapy and self -massage, which can have lasting effects on your mood and general health, not to mention it’ll give you the smoothest skin around. Customize your scrub for morning, midday (no...
At BUST, we love resisting the sun’s harsh rays as much as we love resisting gnarly regimes. This sunhat DIY encourages both! Wear it while planning for your next march, telling your representatives what you really think, or chilling near a body of water for some activist self-care. This project takes about one hour and not much skill, so let’s get crafting! Materials All found at your local craft store- Wide-brim straw hat (we got ours at Target for $5!)- Embroidery needle (it has a wide eye...
You can’t scan social media right now without seeing headlines about women running for office, a phenomenon known as the “Trump bump.” And it couldn’t happen a minute too soon. Women remain dramatically underrepresented in elected offices across every level of government. According to Pew Research Center data, women comprise just 19.4 percent of the U.S. Congress. A corresponding report from Pew notes, “While this share is nearly nine times higher than it was in 1965, it remains well below the 51.4 percent of women...
  This Sunday, head to York Hall in Bethnal Green for the London edition of the BUST Summer Craftacular. When we open the doors at 11am, the first 100 shoppers will get goodie bags filled with swag from Look Lane, Awesome Merchandise, Mollie Makes, English Handmade Soap– and more! Remember, the early bird gets the goodies!    We are thrilled to have teamed up with all-handmade online marketplace Look Lane for this giveaway. The site is well worth a browse; we spy a couple of briliant BUST Craftacular stallholder's in the mix...

We all could use more art in our IG feeds, so get your "Follow" finger ready. Each of these ladies is making truly incredible creations with a needle, floss, and some basic embroidery moves. Whether you're looking for project motivation or just general inspiration, these artists deliver, one stitch at a time. Britt Hutchinson @tinycup_ This Chicago needleworker's chill skeletons are made all the more endearing (and impressive!) by their diminutive size. Teresa Lim @teeteeheehee Travel landscapes and simple outlines of her signature girls against colorful backgrounds are this...
Louise Walker of Sincerely Louise is an indie knitting pattern designer and author specializing in faux taxidermy. We’ve had our eye on Louise and her delightful designs since we came across her book of knitting patterns, Faux Taxidermy Knits, a few years ago. The quirky patterns include a fox scarf, a mole door stop and even a tifer-skin rug. Needless to say, we are thrilled that Louise will be joining us this Sunday, 4 June, at York Hall in east London for her first ever...
York Hall in Bethnal Green is going to be literally bursting with crafty goodness on 4 June, when the London BUST Summer Craftacular rolls back into town. There will be over 70 awesome designer-makers selling their wares, and we've also put together a pretty amazing line-up of DIY workshops. Check out this little lot and get crafty next Sunday...    Put pen to paper and learn the art of modern – and on trend – brush lettering with super stationery creator Betty Etiquette. 12-1pm: £5 book online HERE, and 1-2pm: £5 book HERE.   Learn to...