Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts: 225 Inspired Projects for Year-Round Celebrations

by Editors of Martha Stewart Living

Crown Publishing Group | October 11, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts: 225 Inspired Projects for Year-Round Celebrations is rated 4 out of 5 by 3.
Join Martha Stewart for a celebration of handcrafted holidays all year-round!
 
New Year’s – Valentine’s Day – Easter – Mother’s Day – Father’s Day – Fourth of July – Halloween – Thanksgiving – Hanukkah – Christmas
 
Let Martha inspire your creativity with the most beautiful crafts. The 225 handmade projects include cards and greetings, decorations, gifts and gift wrapping, tabletop accents, party favors, and kids’ crafts, as well as more holiday-specific activities, such as egg-dyeing, pumpkin carving, and tree trimming. Each idea is sure to make the holidays more festive—and memorable.


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Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 11, 2011

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 030758691X

ISBN - 13: 9780307586919

Found in: Home and Garden

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book for ideas and easy-to-do crafts at home I originally checked this out from our local library as I have started finding interest in crafts and sewing since I had my first baby in the summer of 2013.  I am normally not a "Craft" person.   I've had the book for about 2 months now, periodically flipping through it to decide what I want to try out.  As previously mentioned by the other reviewers, the Easter section with egg decoration ideas is incredible - I kept thinking how I'll have to refrain from trying them all out and just do one project a year; otherwise it would probably terrify my partner if he came home and just randomly kept finding decorated eggs in every area of the house.  I am also a big Halloween fan and really appreciated some of the decorating ideas that are more pleasant than scary - which is the route I normally take. I had originally found some of the Halloween ideas on the Martha Stewart website when I performed a search looking for decorating ideas in October of last year.  That is what ultimately led me to picking up this book in the library.  I am so glad I did, and am actually surprised that I ended up purchasing the book so that I can have it on hand for upcoming holidays.  Now that I have a baby, I am remembering how much fun I had as a kid doing crafts and art projects, and am looking forward to doing the same with my kids.  I think this book will be a great inspiration for exactly that.  Lots of kid-friendly crafts, along with adult-fun crafts for those of us who aren't necessarily "crafty". Some of the items aren't really my style, or I find them a bit hokey (which is why I gave it a 3-star), but who knows, that will probably change over time.  I'm quite glad I came across this at a time when I am much more appreciative of DIY as opposed to commercially-produced material.  It's also great when someone comes over and asks "Where did you buy that?!".
Date published: 2014-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Year round ideas Oh, I fully admit it - I love crafting and making stuff. When I get my hands on a book like Martha Stewarts' Handmade Hoiday Crafts, I wait for just the right time to read it. I then flip through randomly stopping at ideas that catch my eye first time through. When I pick it up the second time (again at the right time) I read it from cover to cover. And there are some fantastic ideas in this latest Martha offering. The book is geared towards crafts for all the major holidays - Valentine's Day, Mother and Father's Days, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, hanukkah, New year's, Easter and yes the one that is fast approaching - Christmas. And not every one is geared towards adults. There are lots of child friendly crafts that you can do with a small person in your life. There were some excellent ideas that I can see being used at the library - a doily as a stencil, thumb print hearts, heart and lollipop flowers and more. Ideas for colouring eggs? Oh boy, there were soooo many! I think I'll try decopaging some this coming year. Cards for every occassion with patterns for the pop ups featured. I'm not sure I could duplicate some of the elaborate pumpkin carving designs, but they're fun to look at. I have a bunch of buttons just begging to be used - the Mother's Day card is perfect. And lots of suggestions for Christmas and New Year's. There were some easy ideas for gift wrapping, cards and tags. And a really cute idea using wide ribbon as a gift bag for a gift certificate. I tried one of the gift tag ideas, using shipping tags, painting them and sticking on a piece of greenery. (The one on the left really needs a gold star on top)And I picked up some cookie cutters from the dollar store too. You could put some pretty Christmas paper behind to make ornaments. Or a photo, as I did - to remind a certain 20 something son of his time as one of Santa's elves! A great reference book to have on the shelf year round.
Date published: 2011-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lots of Ideas, but very American The Good Stuff Some very practical crafts using leftover supplies which is nice to see, as very environmentally friendly Would buy this book for the section on Easter Egg decorating alone Pictures are lovely just to look at Something for every different skill level Crafts for both adults and kids Buyers Guide is quite nicely detailed (but it's American based Clip art and templates section is fabulous Excellently organized index ( I know, but guys I'm a nerd, this stuff is important to me) Basic Techniques section is helpful Some truly unique and very stylish crafts Lots of fun Halloween Crafts - my personal favorite holiday The Not So Good Stuff Would have liked more point form or step by step instructions - kept losing my spot which was frustrating Also more pictures in each craft would be helpful No Canadian Holiday crafts(Yes I know that is extreme finickiness) Many of the crafts use a lot of specialty craft tools that most people might not have on hand - which leads to things becoming very expensive Favorite Crafts Glittered Pumpkins - Pg 199 Pumpkin Pouch Party Favors - Pg 213 Cookie Cutter Ornaments - Pg 281 (Making some this weekend) Candy Cane Mice - Pg 328 Who Should/Shouldn't Read Anyone who is into making homemade crafts will find something to enjoy I would recommend this more for an experienced crafter Obviously fans of Martha Stewart will enjoy 3.75 Dewey's I received this from Random House in Exchange for an honest review
Date published: 2011-10-20

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Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts: 225 Inspired Projects for Year-Round Celebrations

by Editors of Martha Stewart Living

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 11, 2011

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 030758691X

ISBN - 13: 9780307586919

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Join Martha Stewart for a celebration of handcrafted holidays all year-round!
 
New Year’s – Valentine’s Day – Easter – Mother’s Day – Father’s Day – Fourth of July – Halloween – Thanksgiving – Hanukkah – Christmas
 
Let Martha inspire your creativity with the most beautiful crafts. The 225 handmade projects include cards and greetings, decorations, gifts and gift wrapping, tabletop accents, party favors, and kids’ crafts, as well as more holiday-specific activities, such as egg-dyeing, pumpkin carving, and tree trimming. Each idea is sure to make the holidays more festive—and memorable.


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