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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 …

Contests & Prizes : Holiday Giveaway #2 and Glitter Giveaway Winners!

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Congratulations to Heidi, doakie, and kara for winning our tinsel glitter from Holiday Giveaway #1! Please send your mailing addresses to thecraftsdept@marthastewart.com so we can send out your prizes. This week’s giveaway is for anyone getting ready to bake some homemade fruitcake, gingerbread, cookies, etc. Snowflake treat boxes! Three lucky winners will receive a set of …

Contests & Prizes : Holiday Giveaway #1!

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Today is December 1. Do you know where your ornaments are right now? We are in the thick of holiday season, which can mean only one thing: It’s time for glitter! In this month’s issue of Living, our creative director, Eric, shows you how to make his snowflake ornaments. (Click here for other glittered-ornament ideas.) Great …

Behind the Scenes : Thanksgiving Story in November Issue of Martha Stewart Living

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People ask me all the time  how we come up with new ideas for stories month after month. Well, often one project inspires the next. I had tried to dye pom-poms for my dipping story in our August issue. The pom-poms didn’t take the dye in an even way, which didn’t quite work with the …

Homemade Owl Pellets. Yuck!

Make It : Homemade Owl Pellets. Yuck!

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I have always been fascinated with science, anatomy, and animals. Outside of the art room, one of my fondest memories from middle school goes back to the science lab—I believe it was 7th grade that we were given owl pellets to dissect. An owl pellet is ”the mass of undigested parts of the bird’s food that …

A Special Crafty Visit from Our Little Neighbors!

Behind the Scenes : A Special Crafty Visit from Our Little Neighbors!

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Two weeks ago, the TV studio had a little visit from our neighbors around the block. Three young lads from the McCarton School made an appearance for a short tour of Martha’s TV studio and then stopped by the art department to do some crafting. After some refreshing lemon water, I set Sammy, Peter, and …

Make It : Course in Glittering

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We love glitter, and it was such a treat to take a break from work and teach our 51 talented interns one of our favorite glittering techniques.  We developed the punch and stencil technique for our Craft Studio at Beaches Resorts and it quickly became a favorite.  Check out more about the intern glitter project …

Ask the Crafts Dept. : Sealing Glittered Projects

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Nicky Stokes asks: I loved the glitter cards and photo art in the November issue of Martha’s magazine.  I really want to try making a card, but I don’t want to send my friends a mess of glitter for Christmas.  How do I keep the glitter from falling off the card?  Is there a special …