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Make It : Holiday Craft with the new Deluxe Scoring Board

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The Martha Stewart Crafts team has been developing some really great new tools and they will be available just in time for holiday crafting.    Next Thursday, November 14th, I will appear on HSN to debut some of these great new Martha Stewart Crafts products! One of the tools that I am most excited about …

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 …

Inspiration Board : Summer Christmas Trees

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No Christmas in July would be complete without a tree.  This glittered shell tree is a great way to bring summer back during the holidays.   Perhaps you can pick up some shells on your vacation to make these.  Summer  vacation can be a great time to head start on some of your Christmas crafting. …

Around Town : New York City Antique Show 2012

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This past weekend was the spring Antique Show at the Piers here in New York City.  I try to go every year to get inspired by what’s been made in the past (and to shop a little bit). Before I started clicking my camera, I made sure to ask permission from each vendor to shoot their …

Celebrate : Homemade by Santa's Elves... well Martha's really!

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This Christmas I was most excited to give one gift in particular. For the newest member of the Graj family, I made a pillow out of an old shrunken cashmere sweater that belonged to his beloved Grandfather, whom he will never be able to meet. After seeing Julia Rothman’s free downloadable christmas tags, I was inspired to use …

Spun-Cotton Mushrooms

Make It : Spun-Cotton Mushrooms

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For the Holiday Craft Fair, one of the things I made and sold were these spun-cotton mushrooms. I personally wanted more mushrooms for my tree and kept losing bids on eBay for glass ones. So to create the vintage feel I was looking for, I used another old-world technique to create these. They can be …

Make It : The Gift of Holiday Music

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The era of “mix tapes” may be in the past, but I know that my family still enjoys the holiday CDs I make for them each year. The music is timeless, and the variety that can be included in a custom CD is usually more personalized (and less irritating) than a CD bought in a …

Bright & Beautiful

Behind the Scenes : Bright & Beautiful

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When I joined the magazine, my first assignment was the outdoor lighting story featured in the December issue of Living. Eric, Marcie, and I traveled to beautiful Vermont with the promise of heavy snowfall, but we met many challenges along the way: a HEAVY 16-foot tree, slippery farm roads, and unpredictable weather patterns, to name …