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Reversible Place Mats

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Glitter-Striped Shell Ornament

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Channeling childhood summers on Cape Cod, crafts director Hannah Milman created a from-the-sea tree. Shells, sea stars, and sand dollars are dusted with glitter -- a single color, or two shades blended for an ombre effect -- or simply left as is. Naturally spotted tun shells sport sparkly stripes.
Materials
  • Tun shell (seashellcity.com)
  • Glue pen
  • Glitter (Martha Stewart Crafts, from Michaels)
  • Metallic cord
  • Hot-glue gun
  • 1 pearl bead (lavalierenyc.com)
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Christmas Cookie Ornament

Steps:8
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Ornaments
Miniature artist Betsy Niederer joins Martha to make an adorable snowflake cookie Christmas ornament using simple craft punches in holiday shapes.
Materials
  • Premo polymer clay in white, cadmium yellow, and translucent
  • Pasta maker, rolling pin, or glass bottle for rolling out clay
  • Knife or other tool for cutting clay
  • Craft punches in holiday shapes
  • Cornstarch
  • Flat-tipped paintbrush
  • Light-brown artists' pastel
  • 6-by-6-inch tile
  • Acrylic varnish
  • Coarse glitter
  • Ribbon
  • Crafter's Pick "Ultimate" glue
  • Small sticker medallion or piece of decorative paper
  • Acrylic white paint (optional, for icing)
  • Texture medium (optional, for icing)
  • Pastry tip (optional, for icing)
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Decorated Berry Baskets

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Pirate Costume Accessories

Steps:11
Materials
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Foil Spray glue
  • Utility knife
  • Bone folder
  • Shoe polish
  • Buckle template
  • Hook template
  • Large plastic cup
  • Black construction paper (22-inch-by-28-inch sheet)
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Black masking tape
  • Black string or twine
  • 2 pieces distressed faux leather, vinyl, or oil cloth measuring 10 inches by 34 inches
  • Can
  • Fabric marker
  • Pirate pouch template
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Scarf Stocking

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Hard Flower Barrettes

Steps:10
Other Ideas:
Accessories, Paper, Templates
These crepe-paper flowers are beautiful on their own or as one-of-a-kind fashion accessories.
Materials
  • Double-sided crepe paper
  • Petal-and-leaf template
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Toothpick
  • 28-gauge wire
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Smooth-Cast 327
  • Piece of Styrofoam
  • Pruners
  • Krylon clear matte finish spray
  • Small scrap of green felt
  • Pencil
  • Barrette or pin backing
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Tissue Cherry-Blossom Tree

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Kids, Nature crafts, Paper
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Sweater Mittens

After years of wear, a sweater is usually retired to an attic box or the back of a drawer. But ...
After years of wear, a sweater is usually retired to an attic box or the back of a drawer. But you can give an old sweater new life by using the material to fashion a charming pair of mittens.
Source:Martha Stewart Living Television
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Noah's Ark Ornaments

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Glitter, Ornaments
These charming ornaments are a wonderful addition to any Christmas tree and make a lovely Handmade Holiday gift.
Materials
  • Wooden animal and ark cutouts
  • Fine-grit sandpaper
  • Drill with 1/8-inch drill bit
  • Push-pin
  • 18-pack glitter
  • Plastic spoon
  • Paper plates
  • White craft glue
  • Paintbrush
  • 26-gauge green floral wire
  • Ark glittering template
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