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Joyce asks:

"Martha did a segment on fruit and herb glycerin soap.  She showed clear containers to package the soaps for gifts. Could you please send me the name of the company?"

Joyce is referring to the TV segment where Marcie demonstrated her beautiful soaps from the April 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living. The containers came from Glerup Revere, a packaging company that has a great assortment of bags and boxes. Clear Envelopes is also a great source for all your packaging needs.

Pam says:

"Didn't catch where to buy the crepe paper for Morgan's daffodils!"

A couple of our favorite sources for crepe paper are Castle in the Air, and D. Blumchen. Both sources offer a wide selection of colors and weights, as well as the beautiful double-sided crepe papers. You may want to buy a big stash—we've got crepe paper ideas for every season!

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  • I'm happy to see the crepe paper sources. I have a stash from a MS kit I bought long ago. I've been hoarding it because I didn't know where to get any more. Now I do. Flowers for everyone. Thanks!

  • Will you please tell me if Martha has or is devloping a large scallop border punch. I see a lot with decarated scallops, but all the magazines show a plain scallop and I can not find one. Thanks for your help

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Melanie,

    The MS craft line has some beautiful decorative scallop edge punches, but for a plain scalloped border, we typically use scallop shears to trim around the edge of the paper.

    Hope this helps!

  • Those were beautiful soaps, Marcie!

  • I heard that you will have crafters on the show blogging and tweeting during a show soon. What date will that be?

  • please tell me if MS creates her own spray paints similar to Krylon. Can not seem to find it on the website. Krylong color choices leave me disappointed.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Sarah,

    Our new paint line with Plaid includes a spray kit that will allow you to turn any Martha Stewart craft paint into spray paint. You can find it at Michaels, and for a video to see how it works click here:

  • I'm looking for ideas for baby shower favors

  • I enjoyed your segment on decorating canvas tennis shoes with glitter and rinestones. I have everything to do this project for my granddaughter. Just need directions to continue. I just want to do it right. Thanks for your help.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Pam,

    You'll find the instructions through this link-
    and check out some glittered shoe inspiration here-

    Have fun!

  • Loved it!!

  • Today on Martha's show she did a poinsetta table decoration with candy as the base and jingle bells in the center of the flower, I am looking for the template that she said would be on her site. Can you give me the link? Great idea for my holiday table!

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Lisa,

    Here is the link for the how-to and template-


  • I bought some of your stencils. I plan to put them on plain plastic platters and serving bowls. Do I put them on the outside of the items or on the side that touches the food.? I will be using MS paints.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Joanne,

    Our crafts paint is not food safe, and we have a recommended distance of .8 inches from where paint should be placed and where it will come in contact with your food. If you are painting on plain plastic platters, paint on the outside of the items. If you are using clear plastic-ware, you may paint on the bottom of your objects so that you can see your design through it.

    Good luck!

  • Martha was on Today show today (June 5) and told how to paint straw purses and shoes with metallic paint. Where can I find the straw slide shoes? Am very interested. I live near the beach and would love to make for friends.

    Thank You.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Diane,

    The shoes are from a store called Pearl River. Here's the link!

    Best of luck with your project!

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