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Celebrate Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts with a Holiday Planning Calendar


When it comes to holiday crafts, Martha Stewart is the expert. Featuring crafts in every issue of Martha Stewart Living, on her Emmy-award winning Martha Stewart Show, and on the dedicated crafts section of her website, Martha’s presence in the craft world is tremendous. She even has a line of craft products with EK Success and her own line of Singer sewing machines.

Martha’s first two craft-specific books, Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts and Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts have been blockbusters. Her new book, Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts, picks up where the two Encyclopedias left off, offering 225 holiday specific projects. Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts is a celebration of holidays and the craft enthusiasts who create and do all the things that make the occasions so meaningful. From New Year’s Eve to Valentine’s Day to Christmas and every holiday in between, Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts contains page after page of projects, tips, techniques, and inspiring ideas. What’s more, it’s backed by the expertise that only Martha can deliver. To assist in your holiday planning, CrafterNews—taking inspiration from Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts—created craft calendars for the months of October through December. Featuring photos from the book of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas crafts, and highlighting dates when you should begin to think about crafting, you can prepare for the season with ease!

To further celebrate the publication of Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts, we will be giving away one copy of the beautiful book to one lucky CrafterNews reader. Share your favorite holiday craft and you will be entered to win!

2011 Holiday Calendar:
Holiday Planning Calendar Inspired by Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts



Blossom September 27th, 2011

My favorite holiday craft is sewing!

MelodyJ September 27th, 2011

I like painted glass ornaments. I use glass paints and acrylic paints. When they dry I tie them with ribbon.


Susan Kunze September 28th, 2011

I make different cards each year in the style of origamic architecture. This year I’ll use this book: . You can see so much more here: and begin a whole new pastime. Thank you! Susan

Emily D. September 28th, 2011

My favorite holiday craft is making scented oranges with cloves in them.

Leslee September 28th, 2011

I love crocheting ornaments…snowflakes for trees. Which reminds me…I gotta get cracking if I’m going to have them ready for the holiday shows.

Elena September 28th, 2011

Tissue paper cut out snowflakes!

Cara Fielder September 28th, 2011

I love making christmas crackers, it means you can choose the gifts inside so they’re perfectly suited to who’s going to get them

debbie September 28th, 2011

my favorite holiday craft is creating wreaths and centerpieces with all the lovely things found outside, pinecones, nuts, berries and seeds
Thanks for the contest


Toni H September 28th, 2011

I make hand made cards and gift tags using last years’s cards. Take brightly colored cards, cut into small pieces and arrange in mosaic style to make pictures of Xmas trees, wrapped gifts, snowmen etc. Add a touch of glitter too!

cgorga September 28th, 2011

Wow, thank you all for your all of your comments. You’re giving us CrafterNewsers LOTS of ideas for the coming holiday season! :)

amy dendy September 28th, 2011

My favorite holiday craft is card making.

Diana September 28th, 2011

This year I have a new craft I’m looking forward to- a cupcake wreath! It’s made with a circular wood frame, and dozens of colorful holiday paper cupcake sleeves. Hooray!

Teresa September 28th, 2011

I loved to make holiday themed MP soaps; my friends love to receive these because they’re cute, have a holiday scent, and doesn’t add calories to an otherwise fattening holiday. :)

Thanks for this contest!

sherry payne October 3rd, 2011

I love to make candy pops for the kids, and chocolicious concocksion (lots of sugary surprises drizzled with chocolate) It is to die for and my special honey glazed almonds with non parrels

cgorga October 4th, 2011

Time to choose a winner!

IT’S A TIE! Toni H. and Diana, you will both be receiving copies of Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts. I will be e-mailing you for your addresses.

We will be giving away more copies of Martha’s new book and MORE in coming weeks, so keep entering for chances to win. And keep holiday crafting! :)

Lilyangel October 15th, 2011

I have started making hair clips…I machine embroidery designs on them…they are my newest addiction!

Jan Bieckert October 18th, 2011

I like to make flower arrangements in pumkins.Just scoop them out and add your favorite fall flowers. You can use the plastic, styrofoam, grape vine, or other types pumpkins too. As an added touch, take two small pumkins and cut just enough out of the top to add tea cup or votive candles. Makes a stricking table topper.

Lora Cate October 19th, 2011

I like to make Dominos with alcohol inks and blending soultion, stamps, and emblishments to make Christmas Tree Ornaments, package tags by drilling holes in them and also use some as Christmas cards.

Priscilla Walker October 19th, 2011

My favorite craft to make is leaf flowers from Maine leaves after they have turned color. It’s a process of folding the leaves to look like tulips. I usually make a dozen or more and put them on the table during the months of Oct./Nov. They are very colorful. I use hairspray or what is handy in the house to protect them from drying out. It’s a neat trick.

carolyn dickson October 21st, 2011

Hi Martha I love your show never miss it. I have been making candy (peanut brittle, divinity, etc.) for 38 years and all types of crafts. I made crochet handbags from trash bags and sold enough patterns to have a book published by annies attic I sent you pictures I hope you seen them They were called classy trash bags . I have made a recipe for strawberry jalapino andd blackberry strawberry jalapino jelly and have been kept busy selling. Love your show Carolyn

Laurie Galle October 22nd, 2011

Making christmas tree ornaments for my sisters and cousins from our recent deceased grandmothers collection. Pearl had a huge collection of costume jewerly and was never seen with out earrings and matching necklace. As a way of remembering her and sharing that memory with others in my family I have fashioned different ornaments from her jewelry to share with them this holiday. Grandma will live on in all our homes now.

Sue Richardson November 1st, 2011

I wanted to make some Christmas Pillows for my livingroom. Since it’s fairly contemporary, traditional Christmas fabric didn’t seem to work. So, I bought 2 napkins, sewed them together and viola!! pillow covers. Since I already had the forms, I made sure to buy napkins that would be large enough but, if you are stuffing yourself, any size would do. Mine are a tone on tone brocade with holly & berries in the weave. How easy !!!



About the Book
Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts
225 Inspired Projects for Year-Round Celebrations
Written by the Editors of Martha Stewart Living
Category: Crafts & Hobbies – Seasonal; Crafts & Hobbies – Reference
Format: Hardcover, 368pages
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $24.99
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