Hi friends! Do you get Martha Stewart Living Magazine? If you don’t, you’re missing out! Martha Stewart Living is one of my favorite publications, and I have a monthly subscription that inspires and helps to foster my creativity. Today I’m sharing some amazing crafts from the March issue that is on newsstands now! If you love what you see, be sure to go out and grab your own copy or snag your own subscription. You won’t be disappointed!
First up, there is an amazing piece on American Gems. Did you know that the United State is home to vast deposits of gems? This month crafts editor Hannah Milman shows us how to take these gems and craft them into precious jewelry!
Now being from Arizona I’m a big fan of turquoise! But there are so many gems here that would make gorgeous jewelry. Here are a few ideas…
So simple, but just so beautiful, don’t you think? I could definitely see adding these pieces to my jewelry box.
Also this month in Martha Stewart Living, crafts editor Jodi Levine shows us how a few yards of cord, ribbon and fabric-store trim are all you need to make gorgeous jewelry and statement pieces!
Such a creative use of beautiful ribbons and cords don’t you think? Do you have trimmings like this in your craft stash? Now you know how to put them to good use!
And the final craft I’m sharing with you are these Travel-Keepsake Kits. If you’re like me, after every vacation you have the best intentions of making a scrapbook but never get around to the sorting, designing, and gluing! So why not try a wooden keepsake box instead?
I absolutely adore this idea. I have boxes full of memorabilia of trips that I’ve taken; even plastic scrapbook page protectors full of pages that I intended to make, but never quite got around to it. These boxes would be simple to craft and when put on display, would give justice to those memories that are currently stowed away.
So are you feeling inspired? I know I am, and I have a few more projects to add to my list thanks to Martha Stewart Living! What is on your craft list this month?
Love the box of memory and the stencil of where it was!! great!!!
Aren’t they fabulous? I really love the idea and am going to try to make my own!
Have you made one yet? Curious as to where to buy the boxes.
Hi Sarah – I haven’t yet! I’ve seen similar boxes at local craft supplies, or try Amazon here! https://amzn.to/13Zs2zC
Wow amazing inspiration, those gems are so beautiful and Travel Keepsakes are AMAZING. Brilliant idea 🙂 my lift of crafts doesn’t match my sparetime, but hey I think we’re all in the same boat 🙂 have a great week
Haha, we ARE in the same boat! But I think I’ll be able to make time for these boxes over trying to scrapbook past trips. Let me know if you do something similar! 😉 xo
judy hall says
I LOVE every single little bit of inspiration here! Thanks so much!
Aren’t they fab projects? Thanks for stopping by Judy!
I love Martha Stewart magazine. They have wonderful ideas, but again, it is Martha Stewart so you kind of expect that. Great ideas!! Love the memory boxes!!
I completely agree, Crystal! Love everything Martha and especially love those boxes! Thanks for stopping by!
Lots of great ideas here. The boxes are my favorite. I would love to go to those places and fill thoses boxes up.
Same here Melody! I was able to do some traveling before kids and all the keepsakes are stowed away – this would definitely help me to better cherish those memories!
I do miss getting the Martha Stewart zine along with several others I used to subscribe to. When the economy went crazy I had to let several of the subscriptions run out.I miss them but do get alot of what I used to read online. I liked it when Martha Stewart zine used to have the clip art for projects. Not every body has a pc they can print things out. Plus the ink is so ridiculous. Just so much to print out on those little bitty cartridges. I could go thru 3 or 4 sets every month.
Oh the clip art concept sounds fun! I also cut back on publications – Martha is one of the few I get these days. Thanks for stopping by Jane!
Wow, so many great photos are great ideas!
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Aren’t they fab Kelly? All so beautiful!
Raquel @ Organized Island says
Love the keepsake box idea! I am always collecting trinkets that do not fit in the photo album. These are wonderful!
Where do you get the memory boxes from, I love that idea.. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Caroline! Try looking on Amazon: https://amzn.to/13Zs2zC
Where did you find that size box? They are adorable? I’m leaving for London, Paris, Belgium and Portugal in April and would love to make these boxes now, so I could have something to put all my memories in.
Carole – try looking on Amazon: https://amzn.to/13Zs2zC
Debbie Gaetz says
like everyone else, WHERE do you find these boxes?
Try looking on Amazon: https://amzn.to/13Zs2zC