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 3589 projects, 977 articles, 632 galleries, 2168 videos, and more

White Christmas: Gumdrop Wreath

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Decorating, Wire, Wreaths
expand

Giving Tree

Steps:6
Is it an ornament? A place setting? A take on the English Christmas cracker? This clip-art tree, filled with candy, is all of the above. So plant several around the holiday table this year. After eating the sweets inside, each guest can take one of the paper trees home and hang it on the real thing.
Materials
  • Giving Tree template
  • Heavyweight matte paper
  • Craft glue
  • Mat board
  • Straight edge
  • Craft knife
  • Silver embroidery floss
  • Wooden spool
  • Light blue paint
  • 1-inch craft punch
  • 1/2-inch craft punch
  • Silver card stock
  • Candy
expand

Potato Stamping

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Kids
With a few good-size potatoes and assorted miniature cookie cutters, you and your kids can make personalized wrapping paper, cards, T-shirts, place mats, and napkins.
Materials
  • Large potatoes 
  • Knife
  • Cookie cutter
  • Melon baller
  • Paper towel
  • Ink
  • Felt
expand

Map Textile Roller Shade

Steps:4
Made of sturdy cotton or linen, map-printed tablecloths can endure all manner of crafting. We transformed a Florida design into a roller shade by fusing the fabric to linen and then stapling it to the roller of a store-bought shade.
Materials
  • Store-bought roller shade to fit your window
  • Tablecloth
  • Linen
  • Fusible webbing
  • Chalk or disappearing-ink pen
  • Iron
  • Sewing supplies
  • Staple gun
expand

Leather Desk Blotter

Steps:8
Other Ideas:
Leather, Organizing, Painting
Give your workspace a professional look with this distinctive leather desk blotter from Gillian Stevens of Dewdrop Designs.
Materials
  • Stack (about 25 sheets) of blotter paper in chosen size (we used 25 1/2-by-17 1/2-inch paper for large blotter)
  • 110-point (1/8-inch thick) chipboard
  • Bookcloth
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Kraft paper or newspaper
  • White craft glue
  • Small paint roller
  • Heavy weights (such as cans, books, etc.)
  • Thin leather
  • Piece of 1/4-inch plywood or 1/4-inch thick board, cut to dimensions of paper
  • Colored base sheet of paper in same size as blotter paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • Stamps and stamp pad; silk screening supplies (optional)
expand

Easter Eggs by the Dozen: Egg Tree

Steps:3
expand

Framing Fabric

Steps:3
expand

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement