Crafts

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12 Craft Room Ideas That Blend Form and Function
These expert-approved craft room ideas will inspire you when it comes time to design and organize your own space. Color coding your supplies, using clear storage containers, installing flexible workspaces, and adding versatile shelving keeps your tools and materials organized, visible, and ready for your next project.
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Tool of the Trade: Needle-Nose Pliers
This crafting essential helps you reach into the tightest of spaces with detailed precision. #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #marthastewart #hobby #tutorials
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The Most Common Types of Paper to Use in All of Your Crafting Projects
Choose the best quality whether you enjoy origami, gift-wrapping, or card-making. #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #marthastewart #hobby #tutorials
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How to Add a Handwritten Recipe to a Pie Plate to Create an Instant Heirloom
Honor your grandmother's, mother's, or loved one's recipe with this thoughtful gift. A family heirloom such as this will be cherished in your kitchen and the kitchens of generations to come.
Timeless: DIY Teacup Candles
Your cherished collection of tea cups, saucers, serving bowls, and more can be upcycled into a candle that will honor both the gift and giver. Gather your essential oils, beeswax (or soy flakes), dried flowers, a wick, and any underutilized china you may have. The finished product will memorialize your loved one without overwhelming your space.
How to Make a Bunny Fold Napkin
Easter rabbit-shaped napkins are a festive detail for the holiday table, and they only require a few simple folds.
3 Easy Ways to Remove Candle Wax From a Jar
Discover how to remove candle wax from a jar with these three easy techniques. Plus, learn how to clean your candle jars and what to do with leftover wax.
The scrunchie, everyone's favorite hair accessory from the '80s and '90s, is making a major comeback. Follow these simple steps to make your own scrunchie using fabric, a needle, and thread. Diy Fashion, Hair Bows, Flower Pins, Artesanato, Crayon Heart, Fai Da Te, Scrunchies
How to Sew a Scrunchie
The scrunchie, everyone's favorite hair accessory from the '80s and '90s, is making a major comeback. Follow these simple steps to make your own scrunchie using fabric, a needle, and thread.
How to Set Up a Terrarium
How to Trim Your Candles for a Cleaner Burn
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The Best Photo Album Websites
Photo albums are a great way to preserve pictures from special occasions. We researched the best photo album websites based on price, accessibility, and more.
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14 of Our Most Creative Knitting Patterns and Projects—for Beginners and Experts Alike
There's a cozy knitting project here to suit everyone's skill level.
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4 Shadow Box Ideas That Will Help You Artfully Display Your Prized Possessions
These are the best shadow box ideas, including family heirloom display boxes and jewelry shadow boxes. Use these projects to display all kinds of treasures, from souvenirs to your kids' artwork.
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The Best Photo Album Websites
Photo albums are a great way to preserve pictures from special occasions. We researched the best photo album websites based on price, accessibility, and more.
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Ready for a New Hobby? These Are the 8 Craft Trends to Try in 2023
If you're looking to start a hobby in the new year, turn to the defining craft trends of 2023. According to our experts, everything from resin and macrame to needle felting and punch needle embroidery will be big this year.
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10 Things You Can DIY Using Leftover Scraps of Fabric
Have extra scraps of fabric? Try our creative, easy-to-make projects, including accessories, clothes and toys, and heirloom-quality gifts.
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The History of Quilt Patterns and Traditions From All Around the World
People all over the globe draw on their unique culture to inspire traditional quilt patterns. Tour the world by way of quilts from Ralli quilts in Pakistan, Bargello quilts in Italy and Hungary, and Provençal quilting, known as boutis, in France.
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How to Make Your Own Stickers
Learn how to make your own stickers using glue, white vinegar, and paint.
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Five Wheat Décor Ideas That Evoke the Harvest Season
See how a basic bundle of wheat can elevate your Thanksgiving home décor with these simple autumn home decor and tablescape projects. Like this hanging wheat wall decoration that is easy to create and makes a festive autumn home decor to keep up throughout fall and winter. #fallcraftideas #wheatcrafts #thanksgivingcraftideas #marthastewart#fallcenterpieces#diyfalldecor#autumncrafts#diydecorideas
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25 of Our Best Fall Harvest Decorating Ideas for Your Home
For easy fall decorations your little ones can help out with, we love these dainty cornhusk dolls. Soak square-corn husks in water then wrap twine around the husks to fashion the head, arms, and legs of your figurines. Next, use felt to create their outfits—from dresses and hats to shirts and belts. #fallcraftsforkids #corncrafts #marthastewart#fallcenterpieces#diyfalldecor#autumncrafts#diydecorideas
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25 of Our Best Fall Harvest Decorating Ideas for Your Home
Use the fall's harvest to make one-of-a-kind vases for your fall tablescape. Squashes and pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes, and when paired with seasonal blooms, they add character to your table. Here, we used a mix of varieties, including a large greenish Hubbard squash paired with bittersweet branches and a white "Baby Boo" pumpkin with bright orange mums—placed in glass jars and votives. #marthastewart#fallcenterpieces#diyfalldecor#autumncrafts#diydecorideas
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20 Handmade Gifts That Are Perfect for Kids of All Ages
Colorful beaded bracelets have signaled summer for as long as the coolest counselors at camp have been stacking them up their wrists. For your preteens and high schoolers, these chic strings are made to be mixed and matched with all of their friends. #diybeadcrafts #kidcrafts #marthastewart#crafts#diyideas#easycrafts#tutorials#hobby
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13 Crafts to Do in the Open Air and Sunshine
Booking time at the art studio can be costly. Instead, head outdoors with easy-to-use air dry terra-cotta clay and use your hands to mold one-of-a-kind "pottery"—sun-kissed tableware, pots and planters, bud vases, jewelry stands, and candle holders. #claycrafts #diypapercrafts #summercrafts #marthastewart #crafts #craftingessentials
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13 Crafts to Do in the Open Air and Sunshine
This freestyle technique is painterly and colorful—and with no exactness of hand, it's easy for anyone. Simply prepare a tray of liquid, pour the paint mixture into water, and use a wooden stirrer to translate swirls of color to a piece of paper or fabric. We've done this on everything from home décor to stationery. #papercraftideas #diypapercrafts #summercrafts #marthastewart #crafts #craftingessentials
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Fun Craft Ideas to Do in the Sunshine This Summer
Perfect for summer decorating, keep things evergreen with moss ornaments. Akin to kokedama, these hanging decorations are given their soft, overgrown look with tufts of reindeer moss. #summercraftideas #easycraftideas #marthastewart #crafts #paint #hobby #diyideas #craftideas
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Fun Craft Ideas to Do in the Sunshine This Summer
Whether you're seeking shelter from the hot sun or a midsummer storm, our handcrafted, perfect-for-summer ideas will keep you busy all afternoon. #summercraftideas #easycraftideas #marthastewart #crafts #paint #hobby #diyideas #craftideas
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26 Vacation and Memory Keeping Crafts to Make This Year
Discover memory-keeping crafts—like vacation souvenir jars and family heirloom display boxes—for family-friendly activities this summer and year. #papercrafts #summercrafts #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby
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Fun Crafts That Will Help You Keep Cool This Summer
As the weather gets warmer, DIY these fun and easy craft projects—from water toys and icy treats to backyard canopies—to stay cool! Set up little ones with this fun and colorful afternoon project. The bubbles they blow help create beautiful designs on everything from stationery to wrapping paper. #summercrafts #summerdiyideas #easycrafts #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #tutorials #hobby
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Fun Crafts That Will Help You Keep Cool This Summer
As the weather gets warmer, DIY these fun and easy craft projects—from water toys and icy treats to backyard canopies—to stay cool! #summercrafts #summerdiyideas #easycrafts #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #tutorials #hobby
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32 Fun Seashell Crafts That Evoke the Beauty of Summer
Find out how to make seashell crafts for your creative summertime projects, including candles, frames, and home decor. Like this seashell night light that is easy to create and provides a warm glow to any beach-themed bathroom. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby #summercraftideas #seashellcrafts
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32 Fun Seashell Crafts That Evoke the Beauty of Summer
Find out how to make seashell crafts for your creative summertime projects, including candles, frames, and home decor. Like this table decor idea using lion's paw seashells to hold votive candles for a moody summer retreat in a few steps. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby #summercraftideas #seashellcrafts
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32 Fun Seashell Crafts That Evoke the Beauty of Summer
Find out how to make seashell crafts for your creative summertime projects, including candles, frames, and home decor. Like this seashell trinket trays to hold small items and jewelry. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby #summercraftideas #seashellcrafts
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32 Fun Seashell Crafts That Evoke the Beauty of Summer
Find out how to make seashell crafts for your creative summertime projects, including candles, frames, and home decor. Like this easy seashell string lights project that will add soft warmth and light to any outdoor summer party or balcony. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby #summercraftideas #seashellcrafts
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11 Sea-Glass Crafts Guaranteed to Remind You of Summer
Try these sea-glass crafts that make use of your summertime beach finds—jewelry, décor, and more. Make these fun and pretty sea-glass crafts for your next summer craft night. #summercraftideas #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby
Help kids beat the rainy day by having a few simple crafts and games at the ready, including coloring, costume parties, and memory jars. Like with this genius craft setup, it can serve as a pop-up, easy-to-clean studio, too..#summercraftideas #easycraftideas #marthastewart #diyideas #kidideas #funideas #kidfriendlyactivities Kids, Art Projects, School Decorations, Creative, Easy Kids, Miles, Kids Learning, Art For Kids, Kids Imagination
The Best Rainy Day Crafts to Keep the Kids Busy Indoors
Help kids beat the rainy day by having a few simple crafts and games at the ready, including coloring, costume parties, and memory jars. Like with this genius craft setup, it can serve as a pop-up, easy-to-clean studio, too..#summercraftideas #easycraftideas #marthastewart #diyideas #kidideas #funideas #kidfriendlyactivities
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17 of Our Favorite Paper Crafts to Do This Summer
Whether they're cut, folded, pasted, or printed, paper crafts are easy to make—and fun! Like these paper-bag flowers that you can hang above your summer table for your next outdoor or indoor summer dinner party or bbq.#papercrafts #craftideas #summercraftideas #marthastewart #diypapercrafts #howto #diyhangingdecor #diypartydecor
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17 of Our Favorite Paper Crafts to Do This Summer
Whether they're cut, folded, pasted, or printed, paper crafts are easy to make—and fun! Like these paper-cut luminaries that are perfect for DIY home decor this summer.#papercrafts #craftideas #summercraftideas #marthastewart #diypapercrafts #howto
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16 of Our Favorite Kids Summertime Crafts
You'll find tons of fun summer crafts to keep the kids busy, building, and inspired all season long. Like this ocean diorama craft idea, which is a vacation "scrapbox" of your seaside finds lets you take a little bit of the beach home with you. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby #summercraftideas #papercraftideas
You'll find tons of projects—sunprints, rock and seashell animals, and bubble wands—to keep the kids busy, building, and inspired all season long. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby #summercraftideas #papercraftideas
16 of Our Favorite Kids Summertime Crafts
You'll find tons of projects—sunprints, rock and seashell animals, and bubble wands—to keep the kids busy, building, and inspired all season long. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby #summercraftideas #papercraftideas
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17 of Our Favorite Paper Crafts to Do This Summer
Whether they're cut, folded, pasted, or printed, paper crafts are easy to make—and fun! Here are some ideas guaranteed to inspire and help you create DIY home decor and kid crafts. #papercrafts #craftideas #summercraftideas #marthastewart #diypapercrafts #howto #paperflowers
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How to Make Floral Glass-Bead Napkin Rings
These DIY napkin rings add botanical bling to your spring table. Use gold wire to shape rings then twist on the "leaves" and "berries". To recreate these floral glass-bead napkin rings for your spring tablescape, follow our simple tutorial for this bead project. #summercraftideas #beadcraftideas #diynapkinrings #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials
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32 Seashell Crafts That Evoke the Beauty of Summer
Find out how to make seashell crafts for your creative summertime projects, including candles, frames, and home decor. Like this sand dollar mirror that is perfect for your side bathroom. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby #summercraftideas #seashellcrafts
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Ombré Shell Wreath Project
Here's how to make a shell wreath using naturally dyed clamshells in an ombré effect. It's perfect for summer decorating. The clamshells in this minimalist front-door greeting (or wall hanging) get their ombré effect from a simple soak in dye made from purple cabbage for varying lengths of time; the ones on top are untouched. #summercraftideas #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby #seashellcraftideas
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Easy No-Sew Market Tote Bag
This no-sew bag can be stowed in your purse for a quick trip to the market and is strong enough to carry fruits and vegetables. Follow our easy no-sew tote bag for a handmade gift or as a reusable grocery bag. #nosewcraftideas #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby
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Handmade Pressed-Flower Bar Soap
Learn how to make bar soap with lovely pressed flowers. Pick your favorite flower and use our easy melt-and-pour technique. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby
Our Favorite Rainbow Crafts to Make in Honor of Pride Month
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DIY Sheer Tote Bag for Summer
Learn how to sew a tote bag with sheer fabric—it's made for going to the beach, pool, or park with just the summer essentials: keys, book, and SPF. It's a great summer craft idea you can make in a few steps! #marthastewart #crafts #sewingprojects #sewing #diycrafts #diyideas #diygifts
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10 of Our Most Beautiful and Easy Tissue and Crepe Paper Crafts
Use tissue paper and crepe paper to create pom-poms, paper flowers, party favors, accessories for kids, place cards, and more unique crafts. Follow our easy crepe paper craft projects for pretty handmade decor and more that can be done in a few minutes or an afternoon. #papercraftideas #paper #craftideas #marthastewart #diyideas #diydecorideas #handmadecrafts #marthastewart #diypartydecor
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11 Cat Crafts and Furniture That Your Kitty Will Love
Whether your cat loves to pounce and play, nibble on new treats, or needs a comfy bed for napping, we have cat craft and cat furniture projects to keep your kitty content and happy. #marthastewart #pets #diypets #petbeds #petfurniture #diyprojects
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11 Cat Crafts and Furniture That Your Kitty Will Love
This DIY cat scratching post doubles as a perch for your feline co-inhabitant to lay. At home, just use an oversized cardboard tube with a sisal or jute fiber, and top it off with a sheepskin-lined tray. The textured surface is great for scratching while the indoor and outdoor nooks are a prime spot for napping. #marthastewart #pets #diypets #petbeds #petfurniture #diyprojects
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How to Easily Make Crepe-Paper Flowers
The single-petal method is used to build a flower petal by petal. Each petal is individually shaped and pleated before being attached to the stem. You'll need crepe paper, floral wire, and floral tape to make this pretty crepe-paper flower in a few steps. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby
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How to Easily Make Crepe-Paper Flowers
For this crepe-paper flower technique, a strip of paper cut with a fringe of petals is attached to a stamen, and petals are shaped afterward, sometimes several at a time. You'll need crepe paper, floral wire, and floral tape to make this pretty crepe-paper flower in a few steps. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby
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11 Cat Crafts and Furniture That Your Kitty Will Love
For most cats, all the toys in the world can't compare to a simple basket or paper bag. Give their cozy hiding nook an upgrade—and an elevated rise off the floor—by mounting it to the wall with hardware. Follow our simple hanging cat basket bed it's a stylish pet furniture idea your cat will love. #marthastewart #pets #diypets #petbeds #petfurniture #diyprojects
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How to Easily Make Crepe-Paper Flowers
Easy to make, crepe-paper flowers like lilies and tulips are sweet and pretty—and they have a long history as decorations at celebrations. Get crafting with our easy step-by-step crepe-paper flower projects that will help you create every part of a real-life flower with leaves. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby
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Our Favorite Handmade Soap-Making Crafts for Good, Clean Fun
The sweet smell of lavender is a favorite among soap makers for a reason. This DIY project shows you how to make soap using goat's milk and the essential oil. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby
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Cold Process Soap: An Expert Guide to Making Soap at Home
Learn how to make cold press soaps at home, where you get to choose the oils, scents, colorants, and any other ingredients to add to your soap to cleanse and moisturize your skin. It's a great way to master the art of soap-making and spa crafts at home for a relaxing bath time. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby
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Our Favorite Handmade Soap-Making Crafts for Good, Clean Fun
You'll need no-bleed soap colorant blocks when creating this project. The layers of colors create a beautiful final product that mimics the look of candy. #marthastewart #crafts #diyideas #easycrafts #tutorials #hobby