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Make It : Needle- Felted Ornaments

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Marcie made beautiful needle-felted ornaments which graced the tree in the “Into the Woods” story in the December issue of Living. Wouldn’t these make for a beautiful gift? If you have access to or can purchase the supplies listed below, you can make multiple ornaments to give as gifts. They really added nice texture to …

Make It : Himmeli ornaments

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Today’s post comes to us from Melissa Hruska of amradio. You may have seen her beautiful ornaments featured in the gift guide of Martha Stewart Living’s December issue. You can buy them in various materials through her etsy shop. I bought the straw ones last year and I can’t wait to decorate with them again really soon. (I’m …

Make It : Keisuke Saka

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Have you seen the clip-art crafts story on page 116 of the December issue of Living? In it, we called on the skills of Tokyo paper artist Keisuke Saka. He’s the genius behind the Make City postcard kits (below) which allow you to build little 3D cities and monuments. Keisuke Saka made the holiday versions …

Make It : Into the Woods Christmas

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  You may have seen the stockings on our December cover but they are just one of a bunch of craft projects in our Woodlands story. Felt is one of our favorite materials to craft with for the holidays.  We used it to make stockings and ornaments for the tree. We decided to put lights on this tree.  For …

Make It : Christmas Crackers

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Have you seen the Christmas Cracker story in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living? In the story Blake took the traditional English table favors to a whole new level. For the traditional cracker pictured below, Blake covered a recycled paper roll with fun paper made from a template. Fill the tube with goodies, fortunes …

Inspiration Board : Martha Stewart Craft Paint holiday crafts

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Every year I try to get all of my holiday gifts planned, organized, and made ahead of time which helps me make sure I don’t miss anyone on my list. Like a true crafter, I love to make my gifts and do a little something to add a personal touch to them.  So I came …

Make It : Beaded Bags

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I’ve long been eying the amazing beaded accessories that many designers did this season … just couldn’t afford a single one of them. So I decided to make my own … scaled down and simplified maybe, but then again I prefer that anyway. These bags were the results and in the December issue of Martha Stewart …

Make It : Two Holiday Patterns from Cynthia Treen

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Today’s guest post comes from the very talented Cynthia Treen: Well, it is that time again. The days are getting shorter, the air is crisp and fresh and I am looking forward to the holidays ahead! I have been puttering away in my studio making patterns and chipping away at my elfish list to of …