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Make It : Family Trivia Game

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In our November issue I shared on of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions.  A few years ago my cousin asked all of us to compile questions and she made a family trivia quiz that we played at Thanksgiving.  It was so much fun and a great way to learn a little about family history and a …

Make It : to the Renegade Craft Fair

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Many of you have been writing us to inquire about Holiday Craft Fairs. If you are in the area this weekend, definitely try to make it to the Renegade Craft Fair! The fair is being held this Saturday and Sunday from 11AM – 6PM at the East River State Park. It’s the first ever Holiday …

Make It : Wood Flower Wreath

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Have you seen the beautiful wreath on page 70 of the November issue of Living? It’s made of tapioca wooden flowers and can last for years. Marcie found these at Jamali Garden, one of our favorite sources (online and a store in New York) for garden and floral supplies. The base of this wreath is …

Make It : Paper Kites

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We love this easy paper kite project from the November issue of Living (page 113 in the magazine). If you’re hosting a party or an end of fall picnic, swap out balloons or streamers for these breezy kites. They make for really sophisticated hanging paper decorations and have a big impact when you hang several …

Make It : Angela Liguori albums

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About 5 years ago I received a package filled with cotton ribbons in the most beautiful colors. They came from Angela Liguori, who had started importing them from Italy. I put the little pile on my desk, and that’s where they’ve lived ever since. They make me happy, inspire color combinations, and remind me how …

Make It : cornhusk dolls

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If our little friends Nora and Hugo are any indication for this craft, you will have no worries about having enough decorations for your Thanksgiving table. After several hours of shooting variations of  their little hands making dolls, neither one of them would stop. I sent them home with a bag full of cornhusk and …

Make It : Halloween Fun House

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Have you seen the Halloween Fun House story in the October issue of Living? In it we bring you projects to help you create your own spooky, carnival-esq atmosphere right at home complete with wacky, warped mirrors, black candy apples, black peanuts, a hidden prize duck pool, and much more. Here in the Crafts Department …

Make It : Frost Painted Canisters

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It has been a busy time for all of us here at Martha while hosting American Made! For those of you who couldn’t make it to the event, I thought it would be nice to share one of the glass painting crafts that I demonstrated. This craft uses one of the new types of paint …