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Mother's Day

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Oyster Shell Dish

Steps:4
Use this charming oyster shell dish to store jewelry, keys, or any other small item.
Materials
  • Shucked oyster shell
  • Small bowl
  • White vinegar
  • Scrub brush
  • Fine-grit sandpaper
  • Craft knife
  • Iridescent heavy-body acrylic white paint
  • Pearl beads
  • Permanent-bond adhesive, like Beacon 527
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Bird and Butterfly Place Card Crafts

Steps:8
Add a festive touch to the table for Mother's Day or any special occasion with these whimsical place cards from crafter Liz Smith.
Materials
  • Pearlized polymer clay
  • Pasta machine or craft/clay rolling machine
  • Rubber or acrylic stamp
  • Craft knife
  • Fine glitter
  • Liquid polymer clay
  • Covered floral wire
  • Small pliers
  • Oven
  • Embossing heat gun
  • Instant-bond permanent glue
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Family-Tree Photo Cards

Steps:2
A handmade card with photographs depicting different generations shows that the things mothers and daughters have in common transcend the passing styles of the times.
Materials
  • Color copies of photographs (enlarged or reduced in scale); cut into 2-inch squares
  • Card stock
  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Bone folder
  • 1 yard of thin ribbon
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Glittered Bird Cards

Steps:4
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Gift Purse

Steps:5
Materials
  • Purse templates part 1
  • Purse template part 2
  • Decorative paper or card stock
  • Stapler
  • Craft knife
  • Bone folder
  • Screw punch
  • Double-sided adhesive, such as Double-Tack or Xyron permanent
  • Adhesive, or a glue stick
  • 1/4-inch ribbon
  • Pearl or gem sticker
  • Adhesive foam dot
  • Tissue paper
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Wrapping Flowers

Steps:3
Materials
  • Pins
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • For ribbon carrier: Flowers with smooth, straight stems
  • For buttoned cone: Corrugated packing paper and colored tissue, both measuring about 12 by 18 inches
  • For buttoned cone: 18-inch length of waxed twine
  • For paper corset: Hole puncher
  • For paper corset: Scissor
  • For paper corset: Heavy paper
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Edge-Punched Medallions

Steps:5
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