Martha Does Mid-Century Modern

by DIY Maven

Martha Does Mid-Century Modern

A while back Martha sat down with antiques dealer and mid-century modern aficionado Alan Moss for a chat about MCM furniture. It's a quintessential "Martha" interview, culminating in the perfect blend of information and yummy window shopping. And the best part is, you can watch it in its entirety on marthastewart.com.

For more ideas on how to use Mid-Century Modern inspired design in your own home, check out Curbly's MCM how-to manual, Make It! Mid-Century Modern.

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Turn your button-up shirts into pillows!

by DIY Maven

Turn your button-up shirts into pillows!

Check out Martha's clever idea for repurposing button-up shirts into pillows. If the shirts have a pocket, it's suggested that you remove them with a seam ripper, but I think a pocket would be a great place to stash the clicker!

Supplies you'll need:

'One shirt with a button placket
Seam ripper (optional)
Measuring tape
Paper, for making pattern
Scissors
Roll cutter
Pillow [form]'

For the how-to run-down, head on over to Martha's place.

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Wrapping Paper and Bow Conservation

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Wrapping Paper and Bow Conservation

Running out of wrapping paper and bows and need more FAST? I saw this on Martha yesterday and put the Curbly spin to it.

Supplies

Newspaper

What little wrapping paper you have left

Scissors

Tape

Martha’s Wrap

Wrap your present in newsprint. I like the stock quotes as they make a nice, uniform background.

Cut a strip of wrapping paper to circumference the present, fold in edges, wrap around package, tape strip together in back of present.

Maven’s Bow

Cut...

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