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On The Web : The New "Our Finds" Blog

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You may be familiar with the Our Finds section of Martha Stewart Living (a collection of the editors’ favorite products, places, foods, artisans, etc.). But have you seen the brand new Our Finds blog?   Check out our post today! &nbsp…

Baby Cards

Make It : Baby Cards

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It seems like everyone I know is having a baby this summer! I have three gifts to send off to happy new parents this week, so I thought it would be efficient to do some assembly-line-style card-making. You will need a circle cutter, circle punches in 2-1/2″,  3/4″, and 1/4″ diameters, scissors, double-sided tape, chalk, …

Pink Party

Make It : Pink Party

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We love a themed party here in the Crafts Department! We try to personalize each birthday party—sometimes according to season, favorite treats, colors, etc. For Athena’s birthday last month, we based the theme around one of Athena’s favorite colors: bright pink. We all know she loves cats, so we had some special kitty appearances on …

Kids' Summer Crafts

Make It : Kids' Summer Crafts

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Looking for a way to entertain the little ones this summer? We’ve got nature craft ideas, including projects to make with beach finds, and outdoor activities. Cool summer accessories. And for those road trips, clip-art car bingo!…

Make It : "Drawers" for Bookshelves

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The name of the game in my son’s nursery is “storage solutions.” Our biggest organization problem right now is his sweet little baby wardrobe. We have little room for a dresser, and the space under the changing table is taken up with diapers, burp cloths, and linens. What we DO have is a very large …

Antiquing with the Collecting Department

Around Town : Antiquing with the Collecting Department

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A couple weeks ago, I was lucky enough to take a day trip down to Kutztown, Pennsylvania, with the Collecting Department. Fritz and Liz toured me around a large outdoor antiques show, as well as several antiques shops that Fritz knew well in the area. There were so many treasures—I’ve never seen anything like it! …

Fireworks!

Inspiration Board : Fireworks!

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Happy 4th Of July! Although there are many things to love about the 4th, my favorite part of the day is the end, when the fireworks explode in all their glory. The lights, the colors, the sound, and all the ohhhs and ahhhs always thrills me. So when my friend Daniele-Boglivi Fiori shared these images …

Fourth of July Clip-Art Projects

Make It : Fourth of July Clip-Art Projects

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You wouldn’t believe how much clip art we have online, especially for the holidays. It’s perfect for last-minute decorations or party favors. And the easiest way to add that hand-crafted touch to make your gathering feel extra special. And don’t forget, just because our clip-art crafts are quick, it doesn’t mean you can’t take creative …