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Festive Window Swag

Steps:8
Materials
  • 18-inch-wide bunting, flagsexpress.com or apolloflags.com
  • Rotary cutter or scissors
  • Fusible webbing, 1/2-inch-by-20-yard, from createforless.com
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • Disappearing-ink pen
  • Strong double-sided tape (optional)
  • 1/4-inch rectangular dowel (3 feet long)
  • 1/2-inch round dowel (3 feet long)
  • Eye hooks
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Starry Tabletop Runner

Steps:6
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Stars and Stripes Clip-Art Paper Cones

Steps:2
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America's Party-Perfect Pattern

Steps:8
Materials
  • Several bandanas (number varies depending on project)
  • For Invitations: Two stamp-ink colors
  • For Luminarias: Red and a white paper bag of the same size
  • For Luminarias: Decorative craft punches
  • For Luminarias: Scallop scissors
  • For Luminarias: Votive candle
  • For Table Runner: Sewing kit
  • For Table Runner: Iron
  • For Drink Cover: Template
  • For Drink Cover: Disappearing-ink fabric pen
  • For Food Flags: Craft knife
  • Toothpick or skewer
  • For Food Flags: Double-sided tape
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Cookie-Cutter Candles

Steps:3
With a set of graduated cookie cutters, you can make stars or other shapes in many sizes. Arrange the candles on a platter, or place them in shallow dishes of water.
Materials
  • Metal cookie cutters
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Aluminum foil
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Double boiler
  • Craft sticks (for stirring)
  • Candy thermometer
  • Metal-tabbed tea-light wicks
  • Beeswax
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Floral Sticker Wreath Craft

Steps:4
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Faux Bois Tray

Steps:6
Faux bois means "false wood" in French; it is a simple technique that you can use to decorate wrapping paper, dressers, and walls elegantly. Here, it turns a plain wooden serving tray into one that is beautiful and special -- and perfect for a gift.
Materials
  • Mineral spirits
  • 2 shades of paint (one coat for "wood grain" and the other for the background color)
  • Paint brush
  • Wood-grain tool
  • Rag
  • Wood tray
  • Glass (same size as bottom of tray; Martha used a 3/16-inch-thick glass plate)
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Flag Cake-Stand Monument

Steps:5
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