Blog by Justine Benstead

Whether it's across the street or out of the country, moving an entire household is no easy task. I would know because I am moving tomorrow. Although my move will be just a trip across town, my type A personality has forced me to make lists, do research online, and go through every closet, desk, and drawer more than once.

But even if you take a more laidback approach to moving day, here are A Few Easy... Read more
Our recent "Daffodil Bloom" Contest was inspired by an important issue: The fight against cancer .

Why Daffodils?

Daffodils have long been recognized as a beacon of hope for cancer patients; cancer.org explains:

"Daffodil Days is one of the American Cancer Society's oldest and most beloved fundraising programs. As the first flower of spring, the daffodil represents hope and... Read more
Everyone is online these days, it seems. Cursive print.. what's that? At least one modern beauty trend, though, is inspired by old-school communication. Here's a DIY tutorial that you don't want to miss.

Newspaper nails keep popping up on my Pinterest boards, so, always a sucker for cute nail-related ideas, I set out to try this one on for size. Time to take it back to typography!

It was so... Read more
Do It Yourself projects are meant to be creative ways to save money, do something yourself, and enjoy the satisfying feeling of creating something that you, or others, will appreciate.

Not particularly crafty? Not a problem!

This DIY challenge is one that does not involve painting, drawing, or stitching. It does, however, require some patience, at least according to my good friend Kimberlee C. of Bluebird... Read more
Let's talk about eggs. Easter 2012 is only a few weeks away, the Easter Bunny is setting up shop at the mall, and kids are gearing up for Easter egg hunts in the yard.

Easter 2012 falls on April 8th in 2012, so let's get cracking! Here are a few easy, fun Easter egg crafts and activities for families and kids :
1. Hollow Eggs to hang or display
Creating and decorating hollowed-out Easter... Read more
A self-described fashion minimalist, Bibi Ramzan from Red Rock Designs exercises her analytical side by day, with a full time job in insurance. But over the past few years, her creative side has come to life, thanks to her chance decision to try out a jewellery-making kit.

“I’ve always been a bit creative, but I could never find a hobby that satisfied me. [But] after I made my first necklace I had... Read more
Three easy, alternative ways to help rejuvenate your rooms, create a calm environment, and start your spring out fresh.

Delicate pink petals are beginning to unfurl on tree branches here in Florida – I know, I know, we are lucky. Pollen allergies run rampant. The sun has begun to shine brightly, when it is not interrupted by a sudden thunderstorm.

And what do these symbols of spring tell us? Easter... Read more
My columns on iCraft typically center around decorating and DIY, but there is one major component to today’s feature that I knew little about before writing this article: babies, or nurseries to be specific.

I don’t have any children (although I plan to later in life), and I have not spent too much time in nurseries beyond the occasional visit with friends who have small kids. So, since I like to... Read more
Take a moment to browse the pages at Jewelry and More by Kat on the newly revamped iCraftGifts.com, and don’t be surprised if your visit lasts a lot longer than you anticipated. With 256 items and a variety of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, plasterware, and much more to choose from, the hobby shop is more like a full-fledged business. See a screenshot of just a few of the wares on the left.... Read more
A few fun and easy ideas for making Valentine's Day 2012 the sweetest one yet!

Sweet things to do on Valentine’s Day, Part One , explored some fun and creative options to make Valentine’s Day unique and memorable this year. Read on for more tips on creating a night to remember for the “him” or “her” in your life:

Create a craft. This is iCraft, after all. Even if you... Read more
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Justine Benstead
Tampa, FL, US

I love my dog, the ocean, vintage world globes, most shades of blue, bookends, and loudly colored feather accessories. I adore wearing high heels, the scent of freshly brewed coffee, and surrounding myself with books. I listen to a lot of Jens Gad Pandora when I am writing, which is frequently. I like shooting outside in daylight best and I prefer to always have fresh flowers in the house. Lately, I find myself enjoying Twitter.

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