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Clamshell Wreath

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Dried-Corn Wreath

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Make this festive wreath to decorate your halls for Thanksgiving.
Materials
  • Dremel drill fitted with a standard bit
  • 18-gauge stem wire
  • 32-gauge floral wire wound on a paddle
  • Craft glue
  • Wire cutters
  • A wire wreath form
  • Dried pink miniature corn (available at farmer's markets or online)
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Beekeeper Costume

Steps:4
This watchful beekeeper always takes good care of his bee colony. He wears a sting-resistant suit (actually a pair of painter's coveralls, available at hardware stores), work gloves to protect his hands, and a long tulle veil to guard his face. Dozens of "bees" are glued to the open-mesh netting; others buzz around his wide-brimmed straw hat. The stenciled bucket becomes a winsome receptacle for Halloween treats.
Materials
  • Scissors
  • Black tulle netting
  • White wide-brimmed straw hat (or spray-paint a regular straw hat)
  • White spray paint (optional)
  • Hot-glue gun 
  • White seam binding
  • Wire cutters
  • Millinery bees
  • Letter stencils
  • Yellow paint pen
  • Metal bucket with handle
  • Duct tape
  • Light-colored shirt
  • Pair of painter's coveralls
  • Pair of cotton work gloves with yellow accents
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Craft Punch Halloween Cards

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Fabric-Punched Bouquet

Steps:6
Martha and Marcie McGoldrick, holiday editor for Martha Stewart Living, use simple craft punches to make fabric flowers for a beautiful springtime bouquet.
Materials
  • Lightweight fabrics (such as voile or Indian cotton)
  • Tray
  • Medium paintbrush
  • Liquid fabric stiffener, at crafts stores
  • Petal and leaf craft punches
  • Micro hole punch
  • Floral pips (small wires with colored tips used to make silk flowers), at crafts stores
  • Contact cement
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Green floral tape
  • Floral tape
  • Vase (optional)
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Tissue-Paper-Decorated Eggs

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Faux Pearl Necklace

Steps:5
This easy-to-make and affordable necklace is a wonderful gift, especially with your own handmade gift packaging.
Materials
  • Carded silk bead cord with needle
  • Iron
  • Glass pearl beads
  • Scissors
  • Gift box
  • Card stock or decorative paper
  • Screw punch
  • Paper tape
  • Holiday stickers (optional)
  • Felt
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Click-and-Print Ornaments

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Punched-Snowflake Photo Cards and Gift Tags

Steps:5
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