Showing posts with label martha stewart crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label martha stewart crafts. Show all posts

11.13.2013

Glittering Striped Burlap Wrapped Candles

Can you really ever have enough candles?
No and no and no!
I know that I do start to tire of the same old candles after awhile.
(that might just be my personality!)
So...what's the trick to keeping the look "fresh"? 
Changing up vignettes, adding seasonal touches,
and creating interesting embellishments are the key.

Glittering Burlap Candle Wrap by 504 Main

Way back in the wedding planning days, I used these plain candles (that you can purchase at just about any grocery store or mass retailer) ALL THE TIME. I decorated them in a bajillion different ways because these beauties are chameleons - they can be transformed into whatever you want them to be...and as a PLUS, they are totally cost effective.

2.03.2013

Martha Stewart Crafts "Craft Your Heart Out" Sweepstakes

 You did see the sweet Hot Chocolate-y Valentines Spoons I made the other day, right? 
Look at that simple banner I made using the cupcake stickers?
My daughter "borrowed" it already!
Can you tell that I have been LOVING my Martha Stewart Crafts Products.
You can also checkout a few of the goodies I  
 
Martha Stewart Crafts is having another amazing Sweepstakes!

1.30.2013

Hot Chocolatey Valentines Spoons!

Seriously...hold on to your socks...
another Valentine's Day Craft!
Yeah, I know - for me - it is craziness!
Seriously, I think Cupid shot me with his arrow!
(P.S. this is pretty easy and fun to do!)


I have about 20 ideas for Valentine's for my daughter
(the 11 year old is o-v-e-r Valentines...always has been).
This particular project reminds me of my wedding
- yep 15+ years ago we did this same project for our coffee bar. 
(just imagine white chocolate drizzled on top and ivory ribbon)

1.24.2013

Valentine Crafting (Unleash Your Inner Cupid with Martha Stewart Crafts)

My favorite kind of valentine's are homemade...
they make my heart flutter for sure.
We are in serious Valentine crafting mode here.
Nothing is off limits...especially my my little girlie leading the way.

We received a fabulous box of goodies to help us in our Valentin-ing.
Here's a sneak peek at the supplies we used from Martha Stewart Crafts...
but wait until you see our sweet project we made with these awesome supplies. 

To make things even sweeter,
you can save 20% at MarthaStewartCrafts.com now through Valentine’s Day!
Just enter coupon code BLOG20 at checkout. 

12.20.2012

Paper Trees with Glittering Toppers

I have this vision to one day have many varieties and styles of Christmas trees
decorating my house for the holidays.
- all kinds - fabric, wood, glass, paper-
Whatever happens to strike my fancy!
I have a few different sets:
my trio of fabric trees 
but this year I added a trio of Paper trees to the mix.
 

I have been enamored with my Martha Stewart Crafts Circle Edge Punch since I received it and cannot wait to get my hands on some more dies...but do love the one I have.
So much so, that I made three paper trees with it.

P.S. If you love that glitter topper - head over to my Glitter Your Holidays post to enter to win some Martha Stewart Crafts Rich Essentials Glitter (a 24 piece set!)


I know it is so close to the holidays, but this is a pretty simple craft!
In fact I am making my kids one big one each for their rooms this weekend!

SUPPLIES
  • Circle Edge Punch (watch the video tutorial for the Circle Edge Punch)
    • NOTE: You can also use an electronic craft cutter or simply cut plain circles to make these trees. 
  • 45 sheets of paper/cardstock per tree (15 per tree, 5 per level) 
    • NOTE: You will notice I ran out of paper (and so did the store) and one of my trees is multi-colored - I actually like it!
  • Glue stick or rubber cement (I use rubber cement and a glue stick...because I prefer rubber cement for a project like this...but ran out!)
  • Hot glue/Hot glue gun
  • Scissors or craft knife

Optional (for topper)
  • Clear ornaments  
  • Floor polish
  • glitter  

MAKE IT!
  • I used my Circle Edge Punch to punch out my circles
  • Large Tree: 5 - 12" circles, 5 - 10" circles, 5 - 8" circles
  • Medium Tree: 5 - 11" circles, 5 - 9" circles, 5 -7" circles  
  • Small tree:   5 - 10" circles, 5 - 8" circles, 5 - 6" circles  

  • Fold each circle in half - when folding, match the sides and have all of the folds be in the same place (i.e. in between scallops or in the center of them- the center is easier). Run the side or your scissors or Popsicle/craft stick along the fold to really give  it a good crease.

  • For the bottom level of each tree, cut 2 1/2" off the bottom of each folded circle. This flat bottom will help it stand up on its own.


LARGE TREE
  • Bottom level: measure up 5 1/4" from the flat bottom - this is where the bottom of the middle level circles will touch/end/overlap onto the large circle.
  • Apply adhesive to the overlapping areas of the circles, line up the mark you just made and glue them together, making sure the folds are in the same place/nestled together as well.
  • On the second/middle level, mark up 6" from the bottom of the middle circle (at the fold. Lay your top circle so that the bottom of it (at the fold) matches this mark.
  
MIDDLE TREE
  • Bottom level: measure up 3 1/2" from the flat bottom this is where the bottom of the middle level circles will touch/end/overlap onto the large circle.
  • Apply adhesive to the overlapping areas of the circles, line up the mark you just made and glue them together, making sure the folds are in the same place as well.
  •  On the second/middle level, mark up 4 1/2" from the bottom of the middle circle (at the fold. Lay your top circle so that the bottom of it (at the fold) matches this mark.
 SMALL TREE
  • Bottom level: measure up 3" from the flat bottom this is where the bottom of the middle level circles will touch/end/overlap onto the large circle.
  • Apply adhesive to the overlapping areas of the circles, line up the mark you just made and glue them together, making sure the folds are in the same place as well.
  •  On the second/middle level, mark up 3 1/2" from the bottom of the middle circle (at the fold. Lay your top circle so that the bottom of it (at the fold) matches this mark.
 ALL TREES
  • Apply adhesive to the overlapping areas of the circles. You may have to touch up the edges one you have your tree sections completed.
  • Make sure the folds are in the same place as well.
 

  • Repeat for all five sections - I lined up my first one with the subsequent sections to make sure my circles were all placed the same...even though I did measure.
 
  • Let dry. It does not take long!
  • Once you have 5 pieces of tree (three circles high) complete, run a "thick" line of hot glue on the fold of one section. Glue another section to the first section at the center folds. Apply more glue and add one section at a time. Until all five are attached.

  • Repeat for all of the trees - it goes quick! 

TOPPER 
I finished my tree off with a clear glass ornament glittering with Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter (did you enter the giveaway for a set of Rich Essentials Glitter?)
  • I saw this tutorial on The Single Nester for how to make glittering ornaments and had to try it. The process is pretty simple...Hope on over to the Single Nester for a full tutorial. Squirt some floor polish into the clear ornament, shake it around, and drain out the excess (onto a paper towel) - be sure to coat the inside of the ornament; then pour some glitter in there - put a finger or paper towel over the hole and shake it all up to coat the inside. Then let it dry.

  • I used some vintage tinsel to wrap around the opening and then hot glued them to the top of each tree.  
Pretty, no?!




Want some gorgeous Martha Stewart Crafts Rich Essential Glitter for yourself...
Head over and enter the giveaway! 

What is your favorite holiday item to decorate with?
 
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 This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

disclosure: in the past I have received some of these products for review. Those obligations have been fulfilled. I continue t use the products because they are awesome.
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12.19.2012

Glitter Your Holidays (Martha Stewart Crafts Giveaway)


I am keeping my holiday decorating pretty simple this year.
We have our "kid approved" tree and crate,
some nutcrackers, lights, a holiday card display,
 and some sweet paper trees I made.
(tutorial happening tomorrow - that photo is a teaser!)


 But no matter how low key the decor is...
I must have glitter.
A little sparkle.
A touch of whimsy and light.
An unexpected twinkle on the tree, table, or just because.
A few glittering delights make the other decor shine.

There is still time to add a little glittery goodness to your holidays as well! 



I have long been a fan of #marthastewartcrafts glitter,
and when I received the Rich Essentials Glitter Set -
24 dazzling colors for all of your glittering needs.
I was almost overwhelmed at the colors and possibilities.


In fact, I think I had too many projects and not enough time...so I am saving a few of them for a later date. (the giveaway for your own set of a Rich Essentials Glitter Set is at the end of this post)

My basic supplies for these projects were simple:
Martha Stewart Crafts Rich Essentials Glitter Set
Plate Joining Biscuits (size 20)
Mod Podge and a brush
Covering for your table/workspace
I also used some ribbon and beads I had on hand
Hot glue

Wreath Ornament
I used a caning jar lid as my base and stamped joy onto a fabric circle. Mod Podge was applied to the biscuits and then glitter (heliodor) to the tops and edges.

Twinkling Teardrop Garland
I drilled a hole in each biscuit, covered it in Mod Podge and then glittered (white gold) it all over (let it dry completely) and finished it by stringing them on a red ribbon. 



Dressed Up Candles
I decided to add some simple holiday glow to the ordinary too.
How about covering some old bakeware (I think these are jello molds) in Mod Podge and dousing them in glitter (graphite) - that is all I did here!



I like to roll the metal portion of votive candles in glue (Mod Podge) and glitter (heliodor)  so that when I set it in a clear votive holder there is some extra shimmer and shine.
(burn candles carefully - use a glass votive holder)




Add sparkle to your holidays!
Use Your Imagination
The Martha Stewart Crafts “Decorative Boxes,” in designs like stars, poinsettia and pine cones, can be covered in glitter and used as ornaments, decorations or unique gift boxes. One fabulously simple d├ęcor idea: glitter a group of them and then cluster together as a table centerpiece.

Worried about the a Glittery mess?

Martha Stewart Crafts has the solution! Keep crafting surfaces clean by using the “Glitter Tray and Rack,” which features an opening in one corner to easily brush excess glitter back into its container. And, if something does spill, the “Glitter Cleanup Roller” makes removing it a cinch. Plus, the roller remains sticky even after washing!

I am adding this to my Christmas List - you should see me and my house!
Remember I am a messy crafter! 


So go ahead and add a sparkly sprinkle to your holiday cards, decorations, party invitations, place cards or gift tags!

For project ideas and glitter guidance
– and to find the items mentioned above –
visit MarthaStewartCrafts.com 
And save 20% when you enter BLOG20 at checkout through 12/31/12

Enter the
Martha Stewart Crafts "Bag Your Holiday Bills"
Contest for your
chance to win $2,500!
Contest entry & details:
or for mobile, here: http://bit.ly/SzSiIE

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This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

disclosure: I was provided with a Rich Essential Glitter set for myself and for the giveaway.

12.06.2012

Pretty Packaging for Holiday Treats (Martha Stewart Crafts Shopping Code and Sweeps)

I bake a lot during the holidays.
That is what we are supposed to do right?
I go to cookie exchanges...
and bring gifts to the neighbors...
and the teachers...and friends.
And all of those need to be packaged, right? 
 
I spend hours baking and making sure everything is out-of-this-world-delightful...
and then I realize I have no pretty (and easy) way to package them...
until now.

I picked up some "sweet" Martha Stewart Crafts Treat Boxes a few months ago on a whim.
Well, I have been using them for baked goodies, small trinkets,
and, well, pretty much anything that needs a pretty package ever since.

I also picked up Loaf Trays (similar to those picture below) from Martha Stewart Crafts. They were a "sweet deal" - I could not pass them up (bad habit of mine). 

I was so excited...Martha done all the work for me...
all the necessities are included
- tissue/wrapper, ribbon, labels, boxes - 
With these boxes and trays it takes little effort to package treats beautifully.

For the holidays, Martha Stewart Crafts has some sweet and festive designs to add
a wonderful touch to your baked holiday treats! 
(Keep reading for a discount code and detaisl on a Martha Stewart Crafts Sweeps!)
Wonderland Gingerbread House Treat Boxes
are designed to give your baked goods a holiday-inspired home…
one you’ll be proud to bring to the homes of friends, co-workers and loved ones!

Want to give someone an assortment of your favorite baked goodies?
The “Cottage Christmas Compartment Treat Boxes” have four sections, all in one gorgeous box adorned with Christmas greetings and timeless red ribbon.


 “Snow Lace Treat Wrappershave snowflake lace designs in red and icy blue. This elegant pattern also adorns the “Snow Lace Treat Boxes,” which have a porthole on the side to let people see the yumminess within.   

You can bake right in these Wonderland Bakeable Trays. – then use the cellophane bags, ribbon and labels to turn your confections into gifting perfection. 



Of course, stripes are always en vogue for Christmas – candy cane stripes, that is. “Candy Cane Treat Bags” and “Candy Cane Matchboxes” turn candy, cookies and cakes into beautiful gifts.


Feeling inspired?
when you enter BLOG20 at checkout through 12/31/12 

Enter the
Martha Stewart Crafts "Bag Your Holiday Bills"
Contest for your
chance to win $2,500!
Contest entry & details:
or for mobile, here: http://bit.ly/SzSiIE
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This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

disclosure: this post is sponsored by Martha Stewart Crafts. I have used these many times products and they rock!