A Review Of Martha Stewart Crafts...
The biggest source of Martha Stewart crafts is of course, her flagship magazine
Martha Stewart Living (by the way, although some people spell her name, Martha
Stuart, the correct spelling is Martha Stewart). Every issue has a section devoted
to unique crafts depending on the season. For instance, Martha Stewart's snowmen
and igloos created out of white miniature marshmallows were a big hit during
the Christmas season a few years ago.
Here's an Overview of Martha Stewart Crafts
Perhaps the most famous of Martha Stewart crafts is her gum drop wreath
which is created using sugar coated multi-colored gum drops that can be purchased
in any confectionery or supermarket. The gumdrops are affixed with glue or pins
to a circular or heart shaped Styrofoam armature that can be purchased at any
craft supply store or a Wal-Mart. Wreathes made out of red gum drops are ideal
for Valentine's Day. Orange and black gumdrops can be used to create a Halloween
wreath and green and red gumdrops can be used to create a Christmas wreath.
Words to the wise don't fix these wreaths to your front door unless you
enjoy being ambushed by birds and other wildlife. Gumdrop wreathes are best
suited for indoor use, either placed on a mantelpiece or used a centerpiece
that surrounds a glowing candle.
Many Martha Stewart crafts are created from natural objects. One of her favorite
natural accessories is the acorn. She often gathers acorns in the fall for
Thanksgiving projects. One of her more gorgeous projects is the acorn mirror
which features multiple rows of acorns glued to the frame of a round mirror.
Another Martha Stewart craft made from acorns is her Acorn Napkin ring which
involves drilling two small holes into the caps of two acorn caps and attaching
the two acorns into a 16 inch wire. The wire is then wrapped with brown or green
floral tape to resemble a tree branch and the wire coiled so that it is the
appropriate shape to hold a napkin.
Martha Stewart is also famous for her button crafts. In the Martha Stewart
crafts section of her site at
Martha Stewart Crafts.
you will find dozens of
suggestions as to how to recycle favorite old buttons. One suggestion is to
hot glue them to the back of fridge magnets.
One of the simplest of Martha Stewart crafts that is sure to entertain the kids
is her bubble wand
that is created out of wire hangers. With a few twists
of wire, you can make fantastic bubble wands and spend long, lazy days practicing
your technique. According to Martha the best bubble solution is 10 cups water
to 4 cups dishwashing liquid, plus 1 cup Karo corn syrup. To create large
wands, you'll need plastic-coated wire coat hangers. Hold the hook at the top of the hanger, and pull the bottom down so that it forms a circle. Bend the
wire into a lollipop shape. These bubble blowers make large long bubbles that
will entertain the kids for hours.
Martha Stewart crafts are the favorites of millions of hobbyists worldwide.
To view a comprehensive list of this domestic goddess's crafts go to
There you will find patterns and instructions for hundreds of Martha Stewart
crafts including artifact boxes, decoupaged boxes, flowers made out of yarn
snippings, votive candles made of egg shells, hanging doorstops, jelly jar candles
and much, much more.
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