crafts

Japanese bonsai trees made from paper stay beautiful without water or pruning

If you have trouble keeping plants alive, these are the bonsai for you.

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Need a whale-ly cool party idea? Make your own easy and fun banana dolphins! 【DIY】

We’ll show you how to put on a dolphin show without having to jump through hoops.

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Panasonic releases crazy expensive, surprisingly beautiful rotating fan to match any tatami room

Looking for a classy way to stay cool this summer? If so, we have the perfect fan for you…but you’re going to need a very full bank account!

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Lifehacks for perverts: How to make a pretty bow out of some pretty panties 【Video】

Isn’t this the sort of crucial skill we all should have?

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Ancient Japanese earthenware plate with pawprint proves cats have always done their own thing

Centuries-old earthenware plate gets a special assist from a kitty in becoming an ultra-rare, ultra-cute antique.

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Cuddly arts and craft projects taken to a monstrous, muscular new level【Photos】

Japan has been turning cute, cuddly animals into terrifying monsters since…always.

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Awesome craft project alert: Cardboard samurai armor kits from Japan!

With both adult and kid sizes available, samurai of all ages will be ready for cardboard battle.

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Make a bold fashion statement by swapping your briefcase for a teapot bag!

This unusual teapot-shaped bag is creating quite a stir in Japan.

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Cool dad needs only US$2 to make a lightsaber, shows us how to make one too【Video】

A few dollars and a handful of materials are all you need to make your very own lightsaber—and this crafty father shows us how!

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Just looking at these beautiful edamame and beer candles will make you hungry and thirsty!

Who doesn’t love beer and edamame? But you can’t eat or drink these … because they’re candles!

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No electricity required for this elegant natural humidifier from Japan

It’s simple, eco-friendly and takes its cues from nature when keeping your house from getting too dry.

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Looking for a new hobby? Try the traditional Japanese cloth craft of tsumami zaiku

Shift from folding paper to folding cloth to create beautiful hair ornaments, earrings, and decorations for any occasion.

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Four-century-old Japanese leatherworker creates stylish line of Pac-Man lacquer wallets, pouches

Forget Pac-Man fever, it’s time for Pac-Man fashion!

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93-year-old Japanese grandma becomes Instagram smash by modelling granddaughter’s creations

This beautiful grandmother shows the world there’s no age limit when it comes to having fun.

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Snow globes are the newest winter trend in Japan!【Photos】

Christmas is over, but that doesn’t mean the magic of the season can’t live on. Check out these amazing snow globe accessories trending on Twitter!

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Chinese artisans use traditional foot-powered lathe to craft beautiful wooden bowls【Video】

At one time, nearly all of the 270 households in the village of Shawo would have been engaged in woodcraft, but today just six elderly men know the old techniques. Luckily, a younger generation is taking steps to ensure that the craft does not die out.

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100-yen water guns get super cool makeovers, make awesome costume accessories 【Photos】

Halloween is less than a week away! Do all of you have your costumes ready?

If you’re still looking to add a nifty additional touch, then you can do as these handy DIY-ers on Twitter did and turn inexpensive, 100-yen (US$0.84) water guns into clever, steampunk-ish accessories. All it takes is some paint and a little creativity!

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‘Tis the season for orange, candy, and amazing Nintendo pumpkin carvings

October 31 is quickly approaching and for those of us who don’t have our costumes or decorations ready yet, you’d best hurry. Sure there are plenty of last-minute costumes and decorations you can scrounge up, but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t compare to something meticulously planned out.

A carved pumpkin is one decoration you can complete in a few hours, but if you really want to lure the trick-or-treaters, you have to go the extra mile. Check out this amazing pumpkin that shows us the day in the life of lovable Luigi and his haunted mansion. It would look awesome on your front porch, and even more so with a special little addition.

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The land of Internet craft marketplace Etsy is certainly a strange one. Like the decrepit flea market down the road that always smells strangely of boiled cabbage and sawdust, even just dipping your toes into the wonderfully bizarre world of Etsy can reveal both valuable hidden craft gems and creepy paintings possibly made by a serial killer.

You’ll also find no shortage of clever, high quality craft goods that mash together seemingly incongruous themes in interesting ways. Like, hey! How about this cute/sexy cat face lingerie that’s sure to make your significant other conflicted about whether or not they should be aroused.

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These adorable handmade “cat bags” are all the rage online and with good reason!【Pics】

Handmade goods have a certain appeal that seems to transcend time. As much as we love our precisely designed and machine-crafted products, it’s hard to deny the draw of individually crafted items. Whether its watches or high fashion, knowing something was put together by a dedicated worker just makes it that much better.

So while these cat bags are nothing short of insanely adorable, the fact that they were all individually handmade by one person makes them that much more awesome! Read More

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