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Make It : basket weavers guild

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How sweet is this lovely heart ornament …. woven with ash strips, it is a great introduction to basket weaving. Judy Flanders and Marty Parker from the Westchester Area Basketmakers Guild (WABG) were kind enough to share the instructions below. Make one as a gift (or for yourself !) as this is really quite simple …

Make It : Needle- Felted Ornaments

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Marcie made beautiful needle-felted ornaments which graced the tree in the “Into the Woods” story in the December issue of Living. Wouldn’t these make for a beautiful gift? If you have access to or can purchase the supplies listed below, you can make multiple ornaments to give as gifts. They really added nice texture to …

Make It : Himmeli ornaments

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Today’s post comes to us from Melissa Hruska of amradio. You may have seen her beautiful ornaments featured in the gift guide of Martha Stewart Living’s December issue. You can buy them in various materials through her etsy shop. I bought the straw ones last year and I can’t wait to decorate with them again really soon. (I’m …

Inspiration Board : my favorite Thanksgiving (or anytime) decor

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Having grown up in Germany, Thanksgiving is not a Holiday I had ever celebrated. Therefore no memories, no traditions … but maybe that’s good ?! It certainly allowed me to think outside the box and when being assigned to work on Thanksgiving stories for Martha Stewart Living, I had no problem saying ‘lets make it …

Inspiration Board : hostess ('kids) gift

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    I just put together this basket with all supplies needed to make several cornhusk dolls. I will bring it to my friends’ house for her kids (and me !) to spend many hours crafting with. But it would make a wonderful present to bring to a Thanksgiving gathering. After all what’s a better …

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 : 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 …