When fashion designer Jenni Kayne needed to spruce up her boutique in West Hollywood, there was one friend she called on: Martha.
The occasion? An intimate cocktail party to celebrate the 25th anniversary issue of Martha Stewart Living. You might recognize Jenni as a familar face -- she's a friend of the brand, the prominent blogger of Rip&Tan, and has even been featured in the pages of the magazine.
Martha was thrilled to lend a hand.
And Jenni had a brilliant decorating idea.
But before the party could kick off, there was some work to be done! Together, the makers put themselves to work creating these floral, fragrant fire starters. It was an all-hands-on-deck task.
To make the fire starters, they needed twine, a sharpened pair of Bonsai shears, and a mix of bay leaves, wax flowers, eucalyptus, chamomile, and other fragrant greens.
These natural materials were snipped and trimmed, and gathered into a bundle, then knotted securely with twine. An extra length of twine was left tailling out on one end -- to burn neatly.
They made beautiful miniature arrangments.
Hundreds were strung up by lengths of twine from the ceiling.
And when arranged as such in the storefront window of Jenni's boutique? They made a breathtaking display for the party.
Makers — and friends — for life. Craft on!