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Our Sources : Into the Woods

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Marcie’s Into the Woods story was made possible in part by some of our favorite vendors. Marcie used sheets of real wood to create the candle-holders which rested on the mantle. Our friends at Creative Imaginations worked with us to get just the right size and thickness of real sheets of cherry wood. You can …

Inspiration Board : Our Favorite Craft Room Bins

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Our Craft Room is chock-full of bins. Hundreds of bins: paint bins, yarn bins, bins for every supply and material you could imagine. (Or couldn’t imagine even if you tried: Cookie cutters! Dremel bits! Pots and pans! Glow-sticks! to name a few…) Today I thought we’d showcase a few of our favorite bins and why. …

Make It : gifts for (sports crazed) teachers

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When it came time to figure out what to give the teachers for the holidays, we realized it was a bit more difficult this year, as this is the second time around with these particular teachers and they had already received my go to Holiday teacher gift. My younger son didn’t see a problem with …

Make It : Birthday Candles

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The January issue of Living features a story all about birthday parties, which I worked on with art directors Stephen Johnson and Tanya Moskowitz, and stylist Tanya Graff. It was so fun to spend a few weeks planning and decorating imaginary parties and exploring all the possible things you can do with standard, inexpensive party …

Make It : Felt So Loved - Heart Scarf

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Recently I have had some request to teach people how to needle felt. Instead of just showing a demo, I thought a project with an end result would be a nice approach to this lesson. I also wanted it to be approachable and safe, so the worry of poking  fingers with sharp barbs would be …

Ask the Crafts Dept. : Sealing Glittered Projects

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Nicky Stokes asks: I loved the glitter cards and photo art in the November issue of Martha’s magazine.  I really want to try making a card, but I don’t want to send my friends a mess of glitter for Christmas.  How do I keep the glitter from falling off the card?  Is there a special …