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Handmade Holiday Crafts Book

Celebrate : Handmade Holiday Crafts Book

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Our new crafts book has arrived! Just in time, too—Halloween is just around the corner. After that, it’s a whirlwind of celebrations: Thanksgiving, Hannukah, and then Christmas! If you are inspired to make something for the holidays, we’ve got you covered from A to Z—or rather, from New Year’s Eve to Christmas Day. No more worrying …

More of Craft Week at TV

TV Crafts : More of Craft Week at TV

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As Jodi mentioned yesterday, it’s Craft Week at The Martha Stewart Show! Complete with introductions to the new Martha Stewart Crafts paint line, the new Holiday Crafts book, and our perennial favorites, the Martha Stewart Crafts craft tools, it’s a great week to be tuning into the show. And don’t forget to check out how …

Craft Week at TV!

TV Crafts : Craft Week at TV!

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I just finished a great morning over at the TV studio—painting and stenciling with Martha and my crafty 11-year-old niece, Piper—a fun way to start the week! We paint-pounced umbrellas and totes and stenciled on a bunch of different surfaces. It’s Craft Week at The Martha Stewart Show on the Hallmark Channel. Be sure to …

Lace Tiles

Make It : Lace Tiles

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We’ve been meaning to post about the tiles shown in the header above, which were a featured project in our September issue. I was doing some experimenting with lace (which I have to admit I am pretty obsessed with for many reasons!) and I was so excited when I figured out this technique. It’s kind …

New York Shopping

Around Town : New York Shopping

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Shopping for supplies here in the Crafts Department has led to the discovery of some wonderfully kooky shops in New York—some of them are just great places to find general supplies, others are super specific. A few of my favorites are below. If you live here or are planning a trip soon, check them out! …

Halloween Special Issue Costumes

Behind the Scenes : Halloween Special Issue Costumes

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I had SO much fun developing the costumes for this year’s Halloween Special Issue. You’ve seen Martha’s “Motha” costume in action, but have you seen the other six B-Movie-themed costumes that accompany her? Flip through the pages of the special issue and you’ll find some classic camp characters reinvented with basic supplies found at hardware …

White Wedding Wonders

Inspiration Board : White Wedding Wonders

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I never expected my wedding would consume me, but now I realize that was a silly assumption. It has, and I guess I am just going with it. It’s around the corner now, about a week and a half away, and there are still things to do. My decorating theme is crystals, and it’s transformed …

Motha's Halloween Costume

Inspiration Board : Motha's Halloween Costume

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It is an annual occurrence in the crafts department to develop a costume with Martha for the cover of our Halloween Special Issue. Martha loves Halloween, so she always brings a great enthusiasm to the project. In this year’s issue, Blake developed a B-movie-themed costume story. Martha opens the story, so we proposed several ideas and …