Articles by martha stewart

Doilies go from ordinary to adorable with a simple dip in a dye bath.

‘Good things’ to make summer more enjoyable

By martha stewart on May 16, 2011, at 3:48 p.m.
Summer is on the way and that’s a reason to celebrate. Here are some “Good things” to help you do it. Custom cushions Summertime calls for a playful approach to decorating. So mix, don’t match, fabrics to create reversible pillows that you won’t find on anyone else’s sofa. A quick …
Swearing off table salt in favor of sea salt won'??t have much effect on your overall sodium intake. What really makes a difference is cutting down on processed foods.

Is sea salt a healthier option?

By martha stewart on May 09, 2011, at 11:58 a.m.
THE MOST SENSIBLE SEASONING Q: Is sea salt a healthier option than regular table salt? A: Both sea salt and table salt are composed of sodium and chloride. Sodium is crucial to good health. It helps your body maintain a balance of fluids, keeps the nervous system running smoothly and …
Lilacs require just the right combination of winter chill, spring sunshine and well-timed pruning to flower and flourish.

Salvaging a scrapbook and nurturing lilacs

By martha stewart on April 25, 2011, at 9:44 p.m.
Q: I have an old album with photos and newspaper clippings glued to the pages. Is it possible to remove, preserve and store these items without destroying them? A: It’s probably best to leave the photos and clippings where they are. Only a conservator can tell what type of adhesive …
Bright colors and geometric designs make modern-looking eggs. To create this pattern, pieces of electrical tape are shifted slightly between two dips in dye.

Design by the dozen: The art of dyeing Easter eggs

By martha stewart on April 18, 2011, at 1:48 p.m.
Easter eggs have always been a vibrant bunch, thanks to good old food coloring and a little imagination. This year’s batch takes palette and pattern a step further. Inspired by mid-20th century graphic design, these projects bring the era’s bright hues, geometric forms and sense of whimsy to the eggshell. …

Clever ways to create the prettiest packaging for gifts of any size, shape

By Martha Stewart on Dec. 21, 2010, at 6:39 p.m.
Presents go from plain to charming when you add small embellishments.