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Shadow Box Jewelry Holder

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Stephanie's Sewn Felt Slippers

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Inspired by moccasins, each of these slip-ons is constructed from a single piece of felt, available in an array of colors.
Materials
  • Slipper template
  • 18-by-18-inch piece of 3-millimeter wool felt
  • Chalk pen or pencil
  • Thread, such as silk or heavy-duty polyester
  • Sewing kit
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Homemade Body Scrub

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Fruit and Herb Soaps

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Materials
  • Assorted citrus peels, berries, and herbs
  • Paper coffee filters, if using herbs
  • Clean, dry containers, such as milk cartons, drink boxes, juice-concentrate cans, or yogurt cups
  • Heat-resistant glass measuring cup or bowl
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray or petroleum jelly
  • Dough scraper
  • Glycerin soap base
  • Spray bottle
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Paring knife
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Tin-Mold Soaps and Soap-Making Basics

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The varied hues, stimulating textures, and refreshing scents of our mix-and-match soaps rejuvenate the senses and wash away winter doldrums.
Materials
  • Glycerin
  • Molds
  • Liquid-measuring cup
  • Paring knife
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Bench scraper
  • Toothpicks
  • Spoon
  • Food coloring
  • Essential oils
  • Vegetable-oil spray or petroleum jelly
  • Paper towels
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Spiced Olives In a Jar

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