Welcome to my first installment of “Crafting with Martha and Amy.” Martha doesn’t know it yet, but she and I are going to be crafting together for the next year. I recently got the book Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts, and I’ve decided to follow along, doing weekly projects straight from the book. Sorta “Julia and Julia” style.
Each week I’m going to try one of Martha’s projects from the book and let you know how successful I was — as well as give you tips for making the project easier for you (if I find any). You’ll also know if I failed. I’m going to put it all out there for you! Halloween is right around the corner so it only made sense to start with my favorite holiday. My first project? Silly Pumpkin Faces. Read more after the jump.
So here are Martha’s silly pumpkin faces above, as shown in the book. I decided I wanted to do the same, but the ooey-gooey pumpkin mess didn’t appeal to me. Michaels had a 50% off fake pumpkins sale this past week, so I came home with a couple as well as an artificial pumpkin carving kit. Here are my results:
I would say the overall project was a success, but I definitely learned a few things about working with templates from this book, as well as working with fake pumpkins. Are you interested in my process? Click through the slideshow below!