No Thanks
Let

Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Crafting and DIY

Explore 3601 projects, 976 articles, 636 galleries, 2203 videos, and more

Jack-o'-Lantern Treat Boxes

Steps:9
expand

Tree Table

Steps:6
Tree stumps, used individually or clustered together, function as low tables in a living room. A coat of enamel paint applied to the tops serves a dual purpose: It adds a jolt of color and creates a smooth, sealed surface. Furniture gliders can be attached to protect the floor.
Materials
  • Electric sander
  • Tree stump
  • Sandpaper in extra-fine, fine, medium, and coarse grades
  • Wood filler
  • 2 paintbrushes, 1 for primer and 1 for paint
  • Wood primer
  • Enamel paint
  • Hammer
  • 3 to 4 furniture gliders
expand

Making Dioramas with Emma Redmond

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Kids, Paper
You can make a diorama of just about anything: a garden, your favorite city, or an underwater scene. Emma Redmond joined Martha to create a diorama of a forest.
Materials
  • Shoe box
  • Multicolored paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Glue stick
  • Circle cutter
  • Deckled-edge scissors
  • Edgers with a wavy blade
expand

Blossoming Branch Shadow Box

Steps:4
Use a mix of natural materials and craft punches to create this charming three-dimensional shadow box.
Materials
  • 12-inch-by-12-inch classic botanical paper pad
  • Swan craftstock
  • Pink carnation craftstock
  • 3-in-1 hydrangea craft punch
  • Hydrangea craft punch
  • Classic butterfly craft punch
  • Essential colors glitter set
  • Ebony 8.75-inch-by-11.25-inch specimen collector box
  • Wide-tip glue pen
  • 1/8-inch double-sided adhesive foam dots
  • Double-sided tissue tape
  • Twigs
expand

Carpet Stockings

Steps:13
expand

Spidery Sills and Window Webs

Steps:4
expand

Skull Treat Boxes

Steps:5
This sparkling Halloween craft makes a wonderful holiday gift bag or decoration.
Materials
  • Skull template
  • Pinking shears
  • Cream-colored cardboard
  • White glue (tinted light brown with tempura paint)
  • White sliding favor box
  • Glue gun and hot glue
  • Foam brush
  • Glitter
  • Acetate
  • Craft punch
  • Two fiberboard drying boards or two books lined with wax paper
  • Scissors
  • Rickrack trim
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Packaged candy
expand

Paludariums

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Kids
A paludarium is a cross between an aquarium and a terrarium, encasing a miniaturized world of unusual landscapes and plants in a tropical environment. Children often find that paludariums offer the ideal terrain to place such toys as plastic dinosaurs and alligators.
Materials
  • Glass tank
  • Glass divider
  • Silicone sealer
  • Smooth pebbles
  • Gravel
  • Ground carbon
  • Soil
  • Small tropical plants
expand

Felt Tote Bag

Steps:12
Other Ideas:
Materials, Felt, Organizing
Martha and crafter Jen Hopwood demonstrate an inventive technique for embellishing plain canvas bags with felt accessories.
Materials
  • Canvas tote bag
  • Seam ripper or small thread scissors
  • Plain white paper
  • Pins
  • Permanent marker
  • Wool felt in two colors -- enough to cover entire design
  • Machine-sewing thread in same color as top layer of felt
  • Sewing machine with quilting foot, free-motion foot, or clear foot
  • Sharp scissors or applique scissors
  • Scratch paper and pencil
expand

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement