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Martha Stewart Holiday Packaging

By: Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining unique materials and color combinations, inspired by extensive travel and her years living in China.  Candie is the author of "Metalworking 101 for Beaders"(Lark Books 2009), "Felted Jewelry" (Lark Books 2007), and "Designer Needle Felting" (Lark Books 2007).  Currently she's creating designs for a variety of companies in the craft industry as well as for craft and jewelry-making publications.  Candie teaches workshops both nationally and internationally and has appeared on the Public Television series "Beads, Baubles and Jewels" as well as co-host for "Hands On."  She earned a Bachelor's degree in Art Education and Fine Arts from Purdue University.  For a further peek at her creative life, please visit www.candiecooper.com.
Prep your packages with bright red-stenciled cardinals,and decoupaged embellishments with lots of shine!
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Skill Level: Beginner


PLAID Supplies
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Pearl Acrylic Craft Paint - Holly Berry
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Stencil Brush Set - 3pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Multi-Surface Finish - Durable Gloss, 8oz
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Multi-Surface Finish - Durable Matte, 8oz
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Paper Doilies - Metallic
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Embossed Metallic Trim - Botanical
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Brush Set
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Other Supplies
Paper gift bags
jewelry gift boxes
paper doilies
washi tape
flat back gems


  1. Go to your local craft store to fine the product Martha Stewart Crafts Christmas Icon Stencil Set. 1. Optionally, you can add washi tape embellishments to the bags and boxes before the decoupage process.
  2. Pick out the cardinal stencil from the Martha Stewart Christmas Stencil Setand place on the center of a paper doily.
  3. Put a small amount of red paint on a pallet. Dip the stencil brush into the paint and then swirl it around on a clean pallet space to distribute the paint. Dab the brush on a clean paper towel to remove any excess paint.
  4. Dab into the space on the stencil and fill in with red. Repeat if needed.
  5. Use the Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Matte Decoupage to adhere the cardinal doily to the paper gift bag. Simply, paint a layer of decoupage onto the bag and lay the doily in desired position. Seal with a coat of decoupage.
  6. Paint a coat of Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Gloss onto the jewelry box. Press the Martha Stewart embossed or metallic doily in place and seal with a coat of gloss decoupage.
  7. Use the decoupage medium to add embossed embellishments and flat back crystals to the doilies and boxes as well to add extra sparkle.
Project Tip: Matte decoupage is great for matte surfaces like paper or natural wood because it blends in. Likewise, Gloss decoupage keeps surfaces extra shiny like foil.
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