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Summer Straw Hat

Steps:2
Protect yourself from the sun in style with a straw hat inspired by the color palette from our July 2014 issue.
Materials
  • Fabric medium
  • Martha Stewart Crafts paint in Marmalade and Wild Salmon
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Basic Brush Set
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Detail Brush Set
  • Straw hat
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Colorful Thermoses

Steps:4
Hit the hiking trail this weekend, but don't forget to bring this DIY thermos inspired by July's Mad About Color palette from Martha Stewart Crafts.
Materials
  • Martha Stewart Crafts paint in Summer Linen, Scallion, Wild Salmon, Pesto, Love Bird, and Marmalade
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Large Brush Set
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Glazing Medium
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Travel Duffel Bag

Steps:3
Going on vacation has never looked more stylish than with this DIY travel duffel bag inspired by the color story in our July 2014 issue.
Materials
  • Stencil tape
  • Fabric medium
  • Martha Stewart Crafts paint in Love Bird, Scallion, Wild Salmon, and Marmalade
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Basic Brush Set
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Birds and Blossoms Medium Mylar Stencil Set
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Stencil Brush Set
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Roast Turkey Costume

Steps:10
Materials
  • Muslin fabric
  • Pencil
  • Roast turkey template
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Needle and thread
  • Cotton stuffing (acrylic or plastic bags also work)
  • One 6- to 8-inch piece of Velcro
  • Acrylic paint (light brown, darker brown, yellows, beige, and orange)
  • Lace trim
  • Sponge paintbrush
  • Old toothbrush
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Silk flowers
  • Fake vegetables
  • 1/2 yard 1-inch-thick foam
  • 1/2 yard pant weight fabric
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Marbelized Paper How-To

Steps:9
Other Ideas:
Materials, Dyeing, Paint
Materials
  • 1/4 pound alum (a mordant; makes paint adhere to paper)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Uncoated (nonglossy) medium-weight paper, or wooden objects, such as boxes
  • Clothesline and clothespins
  • Iron
  • 1 bottle absorbent ground gesso (for priming wooden objects only)
  • Liquid acrylic paints
  • 1/2 pound methyl cellulose (a thickening agent)
  • Whisk
  • Two shallow 14-by-16-inch baking pans (use larger pans if you are using larger sheets of paper) or Trays (such as photo-developing trays)
  • Knitting needle or skewer
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How to Craft a Bird Branch

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