Got an ocean lover in your life? Then what better way to surprise them for their birthday or a special occasion than by making them a sea-themed cake? Take a look at this cake decorating video to learn how to make realistic gumpaste seashells that look marvelous clustered toge ...more
This seashell origami craft is amongst the easiest you will ever fold. Yet just because it's quick and simple to make doesn't mean it's not pretty. If you're a fan of all things ocean and aquatic life, then these little seashells would be adorable pieces to place on your tabl ...more
Shell-covered pots are such beautiful decorations for the summer, bringing the beach into (or directly outside of) your home even if you live inland. They add a gorgeously breezy oceanic touch to your plants. Watch this episode of "The Martha Stewart Show" to learn how to ado ...more
In this clip, learn how to decorate the perfect cake for summer birthdays, showers and weddings. This tutorial will take you step by step through the options for decorating a cake that will stand out and look beautiful as part of any spread.
The Dremel 300 series multi tool is basically a shrunken down version of a power drill. With a tinier drill and several different speeds, this tool can be used to create holes in even the toughest of surfaces. Use up all those shells you collected from the beach on holiday by ...more
Seashells are beautiful and free, which makes them great for using in your craft projects. This video will teach you two quick, easy ones: making a beach in a bottle and a clay pot decorated with paint and seashells.
By now you've probably seen - and applied - a million rhinestone-studded nail looks. Sure, rhinestone art is pretty, but aren't you ready for a change? If you want a unique and gorgeous nail look to spice up your day - or at least your fingertips - check out this nail video t ...more
Looking for new activities to do with your kids? From Simple Kid's Crafts, a wonderful idea to keep your kid's hands and creative minds occupied this summer! Learn how to make a beautiful and easy-to-make pair of seashell earrings with your children to get them started in the ...more
Often in creating crochet patterns, crocheters will pick natural objects with natural symmetry or a pretty shape, like shells and blueberries, to be the inspiration for a new crochet pattern. In this video, the inspiration is seashells, which scatter the length of the finishe ...more
Are you tired of the clutter on your desk or table from stacks of bills, letters and junk mail? How would you like to have a practical and attractive way to clean up that pile? Learn how to make a mail organizer with seashells in this free crafts video series. Part 1 of 10 - H ...more
A shell frame is a great way to show off your summer photos and host Lisa Bleyaert has a terrific plan for this fun project! You will need sea shells, a picture frame, glue, two sheets foam, a black marker, a gold glitter glue marker, and scissors. Watch this video activity tu ...more
Martha demonstrates how to make a Good Thing: candles in seashells. Here's a creative way to turn seashells the kids have collected into objects both beautiful and practical: Make them into candles. Make candle seashells. Click through to watch this video on marthastewart.com
Every year, some overly ambitious neighbor down the street amazes the crowds with his DIY illusion costume. While these costumes certainly require more work than pulling a mask over your head, they do have that wow factor that others lack. These costumes illicit lots of doubl ...more
The multi-talented Amy Sedaris (creator and star of TV show Strangers With Candy) has a new gut-busting venture, now available in bookstores near you. Simple Times: Crafts For Poor People is a tongue-in-cheek DIY guide to projects like seashell toilet seat covers and ringworm ...more
Katy Perry is one quirky cutie who always puts her own spin on looks on the red carpet. Whether it was her shocking Smurf blue hair at the MTV Video Music Awards or her glittery cat eyes for her "California Gurls" music video with Snoop Dogg, she's always ahead of the game. W ...more
We can all agree that Miley Cyrus has long since left her goody two shoes pop star alter ego, Hannah Montana. Whether she's pole dancing on an ice cream stand or rocking extremely dark, smokey eye makeup, Cyrus has been experimenting with the adult side of life. Take her make ...more
This lampworking video shows how to make a seahorse and seashell on a spun glass base. The seahorse was made earlier out of Northstar butterscotch.
Hemp jewelry is crunchy granola chic no matter how you style it. Made of rustic, slightly frayed natural hemp and adorned with natural materials like seashells and wood beads, hemp jewelry is as surfer chic as you can get. If you enjoy making your own hemp bracelets and neckl ...more
With sailors to ensnare and seashells to gather for their flimsy bras which break all to often, mermaids have little time to spare on their massively overgrown hair. When they have work to do and want their mane out of their face quickly they tie their locks into a mermaid br ...more
Do you have a bunch of flawed beads left over after you make your crafts? You know the ones, the chipped, cracked, sharp ones that don't make the cut and usually get tossed in the garbage? Why not make those into something lovely, where the cracks don't matter? In this two par ...more
It doesn't have to be the middle of summer for you to craft a seaside-inspired centerpiece. Whether you live on the coast or closer to the Grand Canyon and lots of cactii than anything else, you can bring a piece of the sea home by making this craft. Check out the video to le ...more
Build an indoor garden or a terrarium. All you need is gravel, soil, plants and a container. You can also add seashells and gnomes to mix it up.
Wheat is not just for eating, it is a great substance to make glue to paste different types of shells. These shells by the way are not seashells. In a pan and in a bowl put an equal amount of water in each. For example, if you have 1 1/2 cups of water in the pan; put 1 1/2 cup ...more
In this video, Meg shows us how to make a vacation shadow box. First, clean your seashells with a solution of half water and half beach. Then use any other finds that you want for your vacation shadow box! Take the items, then carefully lay them out where you want them. Use pu ...more
These melt and pour soaps kind of look like Belgian chocolate seashells, so be careful when you leave them lying around that no curious hands get to them and think they're food! Made from snail soap molds and two different colors of soap, this realistic snail soap is a cinch ...more