These woodland favors are made with pinecone boxes disguised as birds of prey. The textured ridges resemble feathers, and crepe-paper embellishments finish the owl's menacing look. This version has a waxed-twine loop for hanging; you can also make a similar standing owl.Before you begin, learn how to work with crepe paper.Print the Owl Templates
A delicate-looking wreath that creates the magical effect of candles flickering in the snow is easy to make and surprisingly sturdy. Wreath frames are strung with twinkling lights that are nestled in frothy, doilylike paper bouquet holders known as "Biedermeiermanschetten."
When a solid chocolate bunny just isn't enough, create a candy-laden caboose fashioned from a berry basket, wooden wheels, dowels, and a drinking straw. In twos or threes, these bunnies also work as Easter-table centerpieces.
Crepe-paper flowers capture the essence of flowers without all the botanical details. Their whimsy makes them not only a pleasure to behold, but also an enjoyable project to undertake. They also offer several practical advantages over their natural cousins -- they are far more durable and won't wilt or droop. The flowers can be made to perfectly match the style and palette of a wedding in any season, even if that means pink sunflowers in January (these blossoms need not mimic nature; here we give the directions for specific flowers, though petals, stamens, and leaves can be altered, mixed, and matched).