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Embroidered Halloween Badges Tutorial

Make It : Embroidered Halloween Badges Tutorial

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Today’s guest project is brought to us by Stephanie Housley from Coral & Tusk. What originally started as a handmade baby gift has since turned into a business of embroidered goods (and other delights) with a little help from our very own magazine! “I decided to create my own version of the game “Memory.” I …

Dinosaur Bones!

Make It : Dinosaur Bones!

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Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus Rex! If you have ever wanted to make a dinosaur bone and weren’t able to come to Maker Faire this past weekend, here’s a quick how-to: Materials: newspaper masking tape tea (optional, to dye the water for a more aged-looking bone) plaster cloth (we used Rigid Wrap) cut into strips Instructions: …

Contests & Prizes : Congratulations Halloween Handbook winners!

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Congratulations to the following people: Heidi K. Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts erika Laura Ferguson Claudia Please send your mailing addresses to us at so we can send out your issues.  Thanks to everyone who commented!…

Halloween Special Issue Giveaway!

Contests & Prizes : Halloween Special Issue Giveaway!

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Skies are getting darker, nights are getting longer, and there is definitely a chill is in the air. Does it feel like the witching hour is creeping up on us? Maybe it’s time we turn our thoughts toward the spooky… If you haven’t noticed yet, our new Halloween Handbook has already hit newsstands. It is …

Make It : Chalkboard Flag Banner

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Here’s a clever idea that is not just good for one occasion, but can be reused for many. It’s a chalkboard-paint flag banner! Instead of making or buying celebration signage for every special day, you can easily make one sign for all your special days. I created this flag banner for my boyfriend’s birthday party …

MARTHA on Hallmark

TV Crafts : MARTHA on Hallmark

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Hopefully by now everyone knows that The Martha Stewart Show is moving to the Hallmark Channel. We will be back live on the air starting next Monday, September 13, at our new home on Hallmark. Recently our promo for the new season on Hallmark started to air. But in case you have missed it, here …


Inspiration Board : Interns!

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As a previous intern myself, I know what it feels like to walk into the crafts department for the first time. On my first day I think I was channeling Santa’s workshop, Alice in Wonderland, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory all at once. Definitely sensory overload. This summer we were lucky to have …

Festive Party Hats!

Make It : Festive Party Hats!

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Earlier this summer, I attended a girls getaway in honor of my dear friend’s upcoming wedding. What a great weekend! We laughed, we danced, we celebrated, and we made party hats to wear while doing it all. The most fun was had making them, but I have to say, wearing them—and taking funny photos—was pretty …