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« on: April 06, 2009 01:11:36 PM »

Sponsored Content - Craft Book Excerpt

The following is an excerpt from the new craft book...

Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts
An A-to-Z Guide with Detailed Instructions and Endless Inspiration

by Martha Stewart Living Magazine



ABOUT THIS BOOK

According to the Craft & Hobby Association, nearly 60 percent of U.S. households participate in crafts and hobbies. With the introduction of Martha Stewarts Encyclopedia of Crafts, crafters now have the ideal how-to manual, featuring wonderful ideas for creating handmade, beautiful, and memorable projects, gifts, and decorations.

The groundbreaking, technique-based, how-to reference book comprises more than 200 innovative craft projects. Organized by topic from A to Z, the beautifully and intuitively designed volume offers thorough, step-by-step instructions, with more than 700 full-color instructional and inspirational photos, useful templates for a wide range of techniques, and a comprehensive list of tools and materials to have on hand for all crafting endeavors.

To help complete projects, crafters can use Martha Stewart Crafts, an assortment of crafting essentials such as specialized tools and punches, glitter, rubber stamps, pens and markers, adhesives, ribbon and embellishments, and paper. Martha Stewart Crafts products are available at retailers nationwide.







Tip: For custom shades of glitter, try mixing two or three colors.

Project: glittered birds

Turn simple plastic figurines, such as birds, into dazzling creatures with just a little glitter and tinsel. Different sizes of glitter on the breasts and tails make the birds look more textural and lifelike. To create a centerpiece, look for a branch that can sit freestanding on a table.

Project supplies:

Martha Stewart Crafts Glittering Trays, Martha Stewart Crafts Assorted Glitter Colors, Martha Stewart Crafts 4 oz. Glittering Glue w/Brush Applicator, plastic birds with wired feet, Branch

How-to:

Place the glittering trays out on your work surface. Pour a small amount of glittering glue into a bowl. Fill small bowls with fine glitters to coat the birds.  Use a small paintbrush to coat a bird's tail with glue; sprinkle spoonfuls of fine glitter on top. Shake excess glitter back into the tray for that color; let dry. Repeat, using the same or different colors of fine glitter on the wings, the body, and the head. Fasten the birds to a glittered branch with the wires on their feet.

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009 01:29:04 PM »

thats some pretty glitter..love it..
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2009 01:55:10 PM »

I agree about the glitter, Martha has the BEST ever!!  I want so bad to buy the big jumbo pack that has like 25 colors in it but so far have not had the money to splurge on it.  It runs around $30 at Walmart and it is soooooo pretty!

I work for Michaels and man do people go NUTS for Martha stuff.  Most of is sells out as soon as it hits stores.  I work in Customer Care so I talk to folks all the time who are looking for Martha this or that.  To be honest I am happy that Walmart carries her stuff now too!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2009 02:01:54 PM »

Leave to Martha to really "get it" when it comes to colors and quality and so forth. That's why I love her craft products. Regular ol' glitter in primary colors is great for kids, but we grown-ups want more sophisticated (for lack of a better word) color choices. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2009 02:23:23 PM »

Oooh, those colors are b-e-a-utiful!
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2009 05:41:04 PM »

I bought this book as soon as it came out and it's awesome, as all Martha's books are. Easily adapted to a more edgey style, really inspirational, even pretty on the shelf, hehehe. I totally got hooked on her through her Halloween projects (I'm a Halloween NUT).

And I agree, I've used her glitter, and it's heads and tails above the rest when it comes to quality and color. I want to glitter EVERYTHING with it, and I'm not even a bling person!

Think of all the other little plastic toys and other random doodads that could use some glitter! Eee.
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2009 06:42:07 PM »

oh martha, you always make me go  Shocked


i do love the pretty glitter, even if i dont love the idea of a glittery bird branch...
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2009 09:02:39 PM »

I'm curious how this post got into the Miscellaneous board, by a person who doesn't have enough posts to put up a picture.  And why is there advertising in a board?

Ok, I have just gone through all these posts and have come to the conclusion that this sort of stuff actually needs its own board, and should be called book reviews.  It's great information, but it seems to be all wrong where it is. 
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2009 05:35:18 AM »

Hi pinokeeo. At the link below is the explanation of "sponsored content." If you want to give more thoughts on the sponsored content, you can weigh over on that thread. Smiley

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=276442.0

I'm curious how this post got into the Miscellaneous board, by a person who doesn't have enough posts to put up a picture.  And why is there advertising in a board?

Ok, I have just gone through all these posts and have come to the conclusion that this sort of stuff actually needs its own board, and should be called book reviews.  It's great information, but it seems to be all wrong where it is. 
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2009 01:41:21 PM »

ooooh glitter! i've seen the martha glitter in the scrapbook aisle at wal mart, and am so tempted! i have to just walk away...
this seems like a pretty useful book, especially for people who want to occasionally incorporate crafts they haven't tried before into their other crafting.

i've got a glitter sculpture all wrapped up in trash bags in my closet, in need of some major repair! i should pull that out soon, this is inspiring me.
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