Crafting in the Office: Snowflake Totes


All Photos by Mike Krautter

Sparkling white and blue snowflakes drifted into our offices for a mid-day crafting break this week (yes, we know we’re lucky). Setting up shop in a conference room, we learned how to turn basic tote bags into crafty carry-alls.

Using the snowflake Martha Stewart Crafts adhesive silkscreens, we set to work customizing our bags. The silkscreens are peeled from their backing and placed adhesive side down. A tape border is insurance in case you have too much paint. Using Martha Stewart Crafts multi-surface paints in a wintry palette of blues, whites, and metallics, we customized our totes with the squeegee technique.

While concentrating on getting our snowflakes just right, we worked up an appetite. These petite cookies were made by Grace Wong of Crave Treats.

Each bag was unique, like the snowflakes that covered them, because we all arranged the silkscreens differently. Crafting with our creative coworkers — such a nice way to spend a winter afternoon.

Comments (1)

  • I’m looking forward to trying Martha’s silk screens as soon as I’m back in the US. By the way, Martha has on her magazine calendar a reminder to download the January issue of Living on December 10th. Why isn’t it available to me in my iPad app?

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