The colorful creations of Jodi Levine

Jodi Levine

Jodi Levine (47) has been making things as long as she can remember, and eventually managed to turn crafting into her profession. On her blog, she gives tips on how to use accessible supermarket materials to make things.

Have you always been a crafter?

Yes, for as long as I can remember I was making things and collecting all sorts of materials. I was totally obsessed with my mom’s vintage Betty Crocker cookbooks with all the food-shaped-like-things. My parents encouraged my interests, sending me to art classes and taking me to lots of museums. I studied painting at Rhode Island School of Design and loved trying everything I could while there, like metalsmithing, woodworking and printmaking.

How did crafting became your profession?

After my studies, I became a craft editor for Martha Stewart Living magazine. It was such an amazing adventure and I learned so much. I eventually became the editorial director of Martha Stewart Kids and Martha Stewart Baby. After having my two boys and going part-time, I published my first craft book Candy Aisle Crafts, with my friend and photographer Amy Gropp Forbes, and then Paper Goods Projects. And my blog is all about projects using accessible supermarket materials.

  • Read more about Jodi and her work in Issue 27.
  • Jodi was also our guest pinner for the month of November. You can see what inspires her on our Pinterest page.


Text Jeannette Jonker