Doesn’t food look even tastier when it’s all dolled up? Trade in your plastic cake dome for a personalized glass one to glam up the best part of any meal – dessert! Over at Eclectically Vintage, Kelly uses our Martha Stewart Crafts™ glass paint line to rework a glass cake dome to punch up the personality factor. She chose the oh-so appropriate “Let Them Eat Cake” to etch onto her dome, but choose whatever makes you smile. Or, this is a fun place to personalize with your monogram! A perfect hostess gift with your own sweet homemade creation inside – they’ll be doubly impressed! Ready for the (surprisingly easy) how-to? Jump on over to Kelly’s blog for the full details.
Staying organized just got a lot more fun with this cute DIY stenciled pouch we crafted – we’re using ours as a make-up bag, but the humble pouch can be used in countless ways. If the bottom of your handbag looks anything like some of ours around here (read: floating bobby pins, receipts and gum), corral all those goods in a pouch for stress-free organizing. If you’re a mom, this is a cute way to get all your little one’s supplies together – pick a color that contrasts with your baby bag to make it easy to find!
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – Gray Wolf
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 6oz Tintable Fabric Medium
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 6oz Brush And Stencil Cleaner
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Arabesque Laser-Cut Stencils
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Stencil Tape
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Stencil Brush Set – 3pc
- Fabric zippered-pouch
- Small piece of cardboard
- Foam plates
- Water basin
- Put cardboard inside pouch to keep paint from bleeding through.
- Place stencil on your surface and secure using tape. If using spray adhesive, spray stencil first, then place on surface.
- Mix fabric medium with your paint before painting pillows, curtains, or other fabric accessories.
- Pour a small amount of paint onto your palette. Load paint sparingly on a stencil brush or sponge and dab off excess. Lightly dab on a thin layer of paint; apply a second coat if necessary. Paint all areas of one color on the stencil before moving on to the next.
- While paint is still wet, carefully peel off stencil.
- Continue painting areas of the stencil according to your design. Let the paint dry completely before placing another stencil (or color) over it.
- Wash all stencils, brushes, and tools immediately after use before the paint dries. Use Martha Stewart Crafts Brush & Stencil Cleaner to remove dried paint.
Get a beautiful lacquered look in exactly the colors you want with our latest Martha Stewart Crafts™ project. We love the sleek functionality of these boxes. What about choosing a contrasting color for a vibrant pop to your desktop or console table? Or put one in your foyer to elegantly hide your keys, spare change and loose ends. This DIY set of nesting boxes is surprisingly easy – read on for the full tutorial!
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface High Gloss Acrylic Craft Paint – Marmalade
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface High Gloss Acrylic Craft Paint – Chamomille
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 6oz High Gloss Finish
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Basic Brush Set – 5pc
- Set of 3 nesting boxes
- Foam plates
- Water basin
1. Paint bottom of largest box with Marmalade, allow to dry. Apply second coat if needed.
2. Paint bottoms of two smaller boxes with Chamomile, allow to dry. Apply second coat if needed.
3. Apply High Gloss Finish to entire outside of each box and allow to dry.
Oh, my monarch! Nature is such a special inspiration for creativity – let our beautiful Butterfly Trio land atop and adorn you with style. Using the Martha Stewart Crafts™ line of jewelry, our team created this gorgeous little family of butterflies to add a bit of pizzazz to your jewelry collection. The pieces look great paired with your favorite little black dress, or what about jazzing up your basic jeans and tee? The line is available exclusively at Michael’s.
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry Tools – Chain Nose Pliers
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry Tools – Flat Nose Pliers
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry Tools – Silicone Tip Brush
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry Tools – Jewelry Glue
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry Tools – Silicone Work Mat
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry Silicone Molds – Butterfly
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry Epoxy Clay – Beetle Black
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry Enamel Paint – Yellow Jacket
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry Enamel Paint – Habanero Red
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry Enamel Paint – Meringue White
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry Beads – Brown 8mm Faceted Round
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry Chains – Fat Oval Gold
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry Findings – Jump Rings Twist Gold
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry Findings – Lobster Butterfly
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry Findings – Charms Woodland
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry Cabochon Settings – Ring Blanks
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry Enamel Blanks – Butterflies
- Gold ear wires
- Gold eye pins
- Mix equal amounts of beetle black epoxy clay and epoxy clay activator according to instructions in package. TIP: Use a very light coat of olive oil on your fingertips to prevent the clay from sticking to your skin.
- Press the mixed clay firmly into the silicone molds of the two black butterflies pictured. The silicone tip brush can help push clay into small, tight areas. After a few hours, use the silicone tip brush or a toothpick to make two holes in the tips of the large butterfly’s wings. The holes need to be large enough to loosely fit two gold jump rings.
- Allow the epoxy clay to dry thoroughly, about 24 hours.
- Once the clay is dry, remove the butterflies from the mold. Mix white enamel paint and the enamel activator on the silicone work mat according to instructions in package.
- While the enamel is curing, if there is any olive oil residue on your clay butterflies, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. Dry thoroughly. Using the silicone tip brush or a toothpick, apply the white enamel to each indent in the butterflies’ wings. The enamel will have a liquid consistency and this will help it flow nicely into the crevices. Fill each indent enough so the black clay beneath does not show through. The white enamel will make a clean, bright base coat so the next layer of enamel colors show up vividly.
- Wait until the white enamel is mostly dry (about 24 hours). Apply yellow and red enamel paints to the silicone work mat and mix an orange and a yellow-orange color. Mix the appropriate amount of enamel activator separately with each shade of orange and some yellow enamel paint according to instructions in package. Allow the three colors to cure for about two hours.
- While waiting for the enamel to cure, you can make the earrings. Using an eye pin, slide one of the yellow or brown beads onto the pin and make a loop at the end so that there is a loop on either side of the bead. Attach one end of this bead connector to a gold ear wire and the other end to one of the gold enamel butterfly blanks. Repeat for other earring.
- While waiting for the enamel to cure, you can also make the chain for the necklace. Determine desired length of necklace and cut the gold chain to that length. Cut the chain in half.
- Attach the butterfly lobster clasp to one end of each chain with jump rings (not pictured).
- Attach the woodland charms to the other ends of the chain with jumprings as pictured.
- Once the yellow, light orange, and dark orange enamel paints have cured for about two hours, use the silicone tip brush or a toothpick to fill in the white spaces on both butterflies as pictured. Allow the enamel to dry completely (about 24-72 hours).
- When the enamel is fully dry, attach the large butterfly to the woodland charms on the chain with jump rings.
- For the ring, lay the small butterfly facedown, apply glue to the back of the butterfly, and press the ring blank into the glue. Allow glue to dry fully for 24 hours before wearing.
Tip: For additional color, try carefully adding enamel to the metal butterfly enamel blanks on the earrings (before you attach them to the ear wires and beads).
To make other types of butterflies, try using different colors of the Martha Stewart Crafts Jewelry Enamel. There are ten colors to choose from and they mix just like regular paint so you can achieve a wide variety of beautiful colors.
Create dazzling accessories with Martha Stewart Crafts ultra-brilliant collection of faceted-back glass rhinestones in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Choose from pronged and molded settings specially designed to fit faceted-back rhinestones. The packaging is clearly marked to make matching rhinestones with the appropriate settings easy! Rhinestones can also be used to add a little extra sparkle to clay cabochons or metal blanks.
OMG! Now that the warmer months are here, it’s time to accessorize. The spring and summer are prime times to get creative and stylish with your fashion accessories. Instead of heading to a department store to buy something, why not make it?
Don’t just assemble make your jewelry; craft it with the new Martha Stewart Crafts Jewelry program! This new program takes making jewelry to a new level of sophistication, with innovative products and techniques that allow you to create your own unique fashion statements.
This broad line includes over 240 items tailored to every level of jewelry crafter: beautifully designed charms, pendants, and findings; rhinestones and exquisite Czech glass beads; and enameling paints, jewelry glazes, and epoxy clays.
Happy Friday! The weekend is here and that means it is time to break out the craft supplies, and get creative! With Mother’s Day quickly approaching we hope you use this weekend to craft a special gift for your Mom. If you are still looking for a project to make, may we suggest this DIY Stenciled Magnetic Frame. Allison from The Golden Sycamore made this project for her Mom.
Hello all you creative crafters. Welcome to the first day of May. We are super excited today to share with you a wonderful project we recently stumbled across. Currently many of you are crafting or preparing to craft for Mother’s Day, and in case you are still a little stumped on what you want to create this year let us suggest making these heart thumbprint charm necklaces.
Spring is officially here, and not only does this time of year signal warmer weather, it signals the beginning of wedding season. This is the most popular time of year for people to tie the knot. If you are getting ready for your big day, and still looking for wedding decoration ideas we want to share this alphabet wedding décor from Martha Stewart. Decorating and personalizing for any special occasion can not only be fun, but it can be made very easy using Martha Stewart large paper alphabet stencils and Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint. Chris Williams designed these lovely decorations, and now you can too. Below are all the supplies you will need, and to see the complete instructions click here.
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – Sycamore Bark
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – Wedding Cake
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Pearl Acrylic Craft Paint – Jet Stream
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 6oz Tintable Fabric Medium
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Foam Pouncers Set – 6pc
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Utility Brush Set – 3pc
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Stencil Tape
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Script Alphabet Paper Stencils
Wedding surfaces of your choice
Brush basin or container for water
Fine grit sandpaper