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Graduation Party Ideas

Ask the Crafts Dept. : Graduation Party Ideas

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Kathy says- My grandson will be graduating with Honors, and we really want to create something special for this very special graduate. Handmade elements are such a nice touch to any party! I thought back to the birthday party story that was featured in the January 2011 issue of Living. The story featured festive and …

Piñatas

Inspiration Board : Piñatas

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! When I imagine a Mexican celebration, I envision bright colors, lively music, and beautiful handcrafted decorations. One of my favorite Mexican traditions is the piñata. Piñatas have had quite an evolution since their traditional beginnings as embellished clay pots. It seems the modern version, made with cardboard, papier-mâché, and tissue, would …

Special Mother's Day Insert

Behind the Scenes : Special Mother's Day Insert

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You may have noticed a special little surprise in the May issue of Living… Our TOP SECRET Mother’s Day insert! Pull out this mini booklet and find 15 pages full of fun projects for Mom—for kids’ eyes only! You’ll find craft projects, recipes, and clip art by the amazing Erin Jang. Kids will love this …

Easter Treat Bags

On The Web : Easter Treat Bags

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Do you remember this adorable clip art? It is so simple and sweet, I think we could find several uses for it this spring—what do you think? I repurposed the grass clip art as Easter treat packaging—a chocolate Easter bunny hides in the grass with some colorful eggs. It kind of reminds me of these …

Easter Treat Chicks

Make It : Easter Treat Chicks

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Easter treats…

Chocolate Bunnies

Make It : Chocolate Bunnies

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Easter will be here in just a couple weeks! Start preparing for the holiday with this twist on the classic chocolate bunny. Your basic chocolate bar can transform into a a crafty treat for any holiday—watch how easily it’s done here. These chocolate bunnies were inspired by the Santa and Snowmen chocolate bars from the …

Happy Birthday Banner Card!

Make It : Happy Birthday Banner Card!

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A while back on my personal blog, lemmemakeit, I shared a card I made for a special someone’s birthday. It was fun to make, and I received such a joyous response that I created a template so it could be easily replicated. Click through the photos for the how-to so you too can surprise your friends …

Behind the Scenes : The Craft Show!

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To help kick off National Craft Month, we are excited to present a whole hour (!) of crafts on The Martha Stewart Show, which will be airing tomorrow at 10 a.m. on Hallmark Channel. While getting ready for The Craft Show, there have been a number of other theme shows (baby, party, citrus) that we …