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Birthday party

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Light Up a Table with Floating Candles

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There's something magical about fire dancing on water. Reflected in the liquid's shimmering surface, the flickers of a candle's flame appear doubly radiant and twice as beautiful. Floating candles add instant atmosphere to a casual summer table, and with our technique, you can create lots of them in only a couple of hours.
Materials
  • Muffin tins or other molds
  • Petroleum jelly or nonstick cooking spray
  • Paraffin or beeswax candles, or wax bricks and color chips
  • Double boiler
  • Candy thermometer
  • Craft sticks, for stirring1 1/4-inch metal-tabbed tea-light wicks
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Bandanna Party

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If you're planning a child's celebration, creating a theme from scratch can be as simple as selecting fun paper and rubber stamps. Bandanna and dot patterns create a festive and fun celebration that's perfect for children of all ages.
Materials
  • Goody bags
  • Screw punch
  • Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Baker's Twine
  • Scisssors
  • Tape
  • Starburst craft punch
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Candy Topiary

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Materials
  • 7-inch flower pot
  • 6-inch Styrofoam ball
  • Styrofoam cone (18 inches tall by 6 inches wide)
  • 18-inch-long, 3/4-inch-diameter dowel (stained)
  • 4 to 5 bags of assorted fun-size candy bars
  • 1 pound of twist wrapped candies
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Glue sticks
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Gift Wallet

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Fresh bills stay crisp in these wallets that double as gift box and card.
Materials
  • Standard wallet or billfold
  • Pencil
  • Heavyweight paper or card stock
  • Lightweight decorative or wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Craft glue
  • Elastic ribbon
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Business-Card Cases

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Skate Birthday Party Favor

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