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Celebrate : Mother's Day Craft and Giveaway!

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I wanted to share an easy Mother's Day gift idea and another great craft (see gallery below), both using our Martha Stewart Crafts Screw Punch. To celebrate Mother's Day, we will be giving away a screw punch and set of our 24 pack of glitter!! (See below for details.)

One of our talented crafters, Emily Eibel, came up with these projects and she describes them here:

"The screw punch has many uses when it comes to paper crafting, but I love to repurpose my tools to craft with fabric. A personalized tote bag can be a great Mother’s Day gift–and you can easily accomplish a unique look by using a screw punch to design your stencil.

To make this tote for my mom, Lucy, I found simple flower and type templates on the Martha Stewart site here and used them to guide my screw punch.

You’ll need:

  • screw punch
  • type and flower templates
  • freezer paper
  • iron and ironing board
  • canvas tote bag
  • acrylic paint in light and dark pink
  1. Layer the template over a piece of freezer paper (shiny side down), and screw punch the design using all three hole sizes.
  2. Arrange the freezer paper stencils on your tote and iron them down (again, shiny side down) on medium to low heat. Freezer paper, when ironed, creates a temporary bond to fabric, which keeps your paint from leaking!
  3. Put some cardboard inside your tote so paint won't leak through to the other side.
  4. Pounce acrylic paint through the stencil. You can use tape or a piece of card stock to mask holes if you are using more than one color. Let paint dry.
  5. Peel off the freezer paper stencil, and fill the tote with magazines, delicious treats, or books by your mom’s favorite author!"

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    If you’re welcoming a new baby, the screw punch can be used to stencil blocks of a simple quilted pillow or blanket.

    1 If you’re welcoming a new baby, the screw punch can be used to stencil blocks of a simple quilted pillow or blanket.

    Your favorite cookie cutters can be traced onto freezer paper, punched, and used as stencils, too!

    2 Your favorite cookie cutters can be traced onto freezer paper, punched, and used as stencils, too!

    Freezer paper is incredibly easy to use as a stencil! (Iron shiny side down—see tote instructions.)

    3 Freezer paper is incredibly easy to use as a stencil! (Iron shiny side down—see tote instructions.)

    Pounce paint with a stencil brush onto your fabric.

    4 Pounce paint with a stencil brush onto your fabric.

    Peel off the paper to reveal your design!

    5 Peel off the paper to reveal your design!

    The giveaway: Martha Stewart Crafts glitter set of 24 colors and Martha Stewart Crafts screw punch. (The glitter would make a nice gift for Mom!)

    6 The giveaway: Martha Stewart Crafts glitter set of 24 colors and Martha Stewart Crafts screw punch. (The glitter would make a nice gift for Mom!)

    Thanks Emily!

    To see more of Emily Eibel’s fabric projects visit her website, and blog,

For a chance to win the Martha Stewart Crafts Screw Punch and Essential Colors Glitter Set, please leave a comment on this post. All comments must be received by 6 p.m. on Friday, April 29. We'll choose one commenter at random to win the prize. Read the official rules for this giveaway here.

Comments (125)

  • what a wonderful and easy project! thanks for the inspiration.. would love the win this giveaway!

  • I love this! I can think of so many projects that I would use it for.

  • Love it!

  • oh the things i could do with these! great ideas are swarming :)

  • What a great idea! Glitter is Awesome!

  • I love the glitter set and I think the Screw Punch would be great for projects!

  • I asked about this tool once at my Michaels, knowing that Martha made it, but they had no idea what I was talking about! Would love to win one!

  • Love! I already have 5 projects in mind for this!

  • Ooh la la! I would love some new craft tools!

  • i love glitter!!!

  • What a great giveaway! I haven't tried freezer paper stenciling yet.....

  • I love craft punches! that's so great that Martha has one too.

  • Fun!

  • what a creative way to use the punches.

  • What a great project! Thanks for the inspiration. (also I have totally been coveting a craft punch! Keeping my fingers crossed...)

  • Love these projects! What a cool tool!

  • Wow, I'd love to win this! :-)

  • just love it!

  • I'd love to win one of these!

  • oooooooo...........I see an altered book in my future! Would love to win the punch and glitter.

  • Love it! I would make bags for my brides maids among many other things!

  • What a fun product with so much potential! I really like both of the projects - - thanks for sharing.

  • What a cute and easy idea!

  • love the cookie cutter idea!

  • Awesome project and giveaway! I'd love to win :)

  • I've never used a screw punch before, but it looks awesome.

  • How cute! Who doesn't love glitter? :)

  • looks like a very cool tool!

  • so cute! i painted tote bags one year for Christmas, but this is significantly more professional!

  • What a cool craft! I've never used a screw punch and had no idea what they were for. Exciting!

  • What a wonderful project!

  • Another tool to drool over....

  • Love it. I can see so many options for this technique. Thanks so much.

  • What a clever idea! Definitely one to remember. Thanks for sharing your idea with us.

  • Love this!!

  • I just love how these turn out! This is such a great giveaway!

  • Wow! This is so cool!

    it is such a staple in my studio. it makes printing like this a delight. and also to iron onto felt to make tracing and cutting easier!

  • just starting to make a baby quilt & would love this to embellish!

  • I would love the chance to win!

  • The animal block pillow is adorable. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • What a fun craft! I would love a screw punch so I could try this out!

  • My mother loves to make books and she would really enjoy having a screwpunch. Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Nice mother day gifts. Thanks for sharing.

  • You could even combine this project with the glitter and make a glitter dot tote! The more glitter in the world, the better!!

  • Wow, what a great Mother's Day gift for some lucky person!

  • Love glitter! Would love to try this out!

  • With many friends' babies on the way, I would love to use this screw punch and freezer paper to decorate onesies!!

  • What a terrific idea!!! Love the great giveaway too!

  • That's a really cute idea!

  • Who would have imagined a screw punch?? What a great crafting tool!

  • I've never stenciled on fabric, or done anything besides sew with it, I'd love to give it a shot. Thanks!

  • I love freezer paper stenciling! However I've never had any luck with my MS screw punch. Has it been updated??? I would love the glitter though !

  • I've never tried this - it looks like a lot of fun!

  • Wonderfully inspiring!

  • awesome idea!

  • Love this... I craft everyday and this would be so much fun to try new things..

  • Another craft I would love too make, and another excuse to buy the tool. Will wait and see if I win first.

  • I have so wanted to try this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • such a great idea! i love the squirrel ;)

  • I love the bag!! great for transporting library books!

  • need to get more crafty! this looks awesome!

  • Great project--endless possibilities for other projects.

  • This is such a brilliant idea I must try! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Oh I love this and can't wait to start all the projects that are swarming around in my head now!!

  • I would love to use this idea to spruce up my daughter's onsies!

  • This is extremely cool!

  • I would to make my mother one of these!!She does love her bags. ;)

  • I'm always interested in learning a new craft!

  • How fun! So many ideas, so little time!

  • Fun ideas! Thanks also for a chance to win!

  • Yay! Would love to win this and make the totebag and more!

  • This looks really simple and I have so many ideas of things I could make :)

  • Love this idea. The dots look so cool.

  • This is one of the best projects to use on various gifts on a budget.
    Thank you for great ideas.

  • What a fun idea, especially to use cookie cutters as a template!

  • Wow, I never thought of using the screw punch for a fabric project! It is such a versatile tool that can be used for more than paper projects.

  • Love this little tool! My mini hole puncher just broke, too, and this looks like it would be a good replacement for it. Thanks for the great project ideas, keep them coming!

  • Would love to add Martha's punch and glitter to my growing collection of Martha craft supplies/tools!

  • The thin canvas tote bag does not do it justice. I would have used a higher quality bag.

  • I've never done freezer paper stencils. Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

  • The possiblities are endless ! I can't wait to try Emily's projects. My daughter's jeans need some color and living up. I also want to make the pillow project.Thanks for the inspiration.

  • what a fun way to decorate! I'd love to give it a try for gifts!

  • Great idea!

  • Fabulous idea Emily. I love, love, love tote bags and glitter. My two favorite things together.

  • I would never have thought of using the punch this way. Thanks for always thinking outside the box.

  • I just love this idea...i hand stitch baby booties using felt and fleece. This idea could work out great to stencil and stitch

  • That's really great, my head is overflowing with ideas

  • I love this idea. It would be great on so many projects. I would love to win.

  • I already bought my mom a bicycle seat for mother's day but I could totally trick-out her helmet with a screw punch stencil and some glitter!

  • wow. i'd love to give that screw punch a try!!

  • Thanks for the great idea!

  • This looks awesome, my older nieces would love this.

  • What a wonderful, useful, and easy project! Thanks; I would love the win this giveaway!

  • This looks awesome, my nieces would love to try this!

  • What a clever idea! I love the look you get with this stenciling technique.

  • oh so snazzy!

  • I would love to try out the screw punch--I have a little canvas apron that would love to be decorated!

  • Looking forward to a chance to win a fancy tool! Thanks!

  • I never thought I was a glitter girl until I started playing with Martha's - now I love them!

  • This tool sounds like it would be so much fun to use! And, of course, glitter is always spectacular!

  • I would love to win this for my beautiful mother! Thank you

  • How adorable!!! I love the look and the technique of the punch.

  • what a great way to embellish canvas totes!!!

  • What a great idea!

  • Would love to win those fabulous prizes!

  • The effect reminds me a little of sashiko patterns...could make some sashiko templates to do all-over printing.

  • Oooooh. I love Martha's glitter! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • I adore the pillow. I would love to win this kit!

  • Great tote-bag, that looks like a fun and easy craft.

  • I needed a project for Mother's Day to use in my Home Day Care. This project is definately doable and affordable. Thank You for the GREAT inspiration!

  • Wow, what a great idea to use a punch like that on fabric stencil. I now have gazillion ways I'd like to use the punch in my greeting card making. I can punch the envelops made in plain paper, say Kraft paper, and punch a design and insert a really lovely colored paper as a card insert. If I don't win this set, I am going shopping for the punch this weekend.

    Thank you, as always, for sharing such great ideas. :

  • I'd love to get my hands on that craft punch! The projects are inspiring!

  • What a great giveaway! So many ideas for the screw punch and the glitter :) it would be tons of fun to make some crafty things for Mother's Day!!!

  • I absolutely adore this sweet little pillow!

  • how lovely!!!

  • So cute! Would love to win!

  • Such a lovely giveaway!

  • What a great way to use the screw punch. Cute stencils.

  • Beautiful! What a fun craft!

  • I have many cookie cutters that would work well for this GREAT craft.

  • I too love to repurpose things, I teach preschool ... Oh, what to do first?

  • I love freezer paper stencils. This is a great version!

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  • I've never seen this tool before. I would love to do this project for my mom!

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