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Thanksgiving

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Cornucopia

Steps:8
A raffia cornucopia lined with a bed of dried wheat stalks holds an abundance of golden squashes, apples, and pears. Set on a wide sideboard or chest, it's a natural Thanksgiving decorations that radiates good fortune.
Materials
  • 2-foot-long wicker cornucopia (available at craft stores or floral shops)
  • 2 yards of burlap
  • Scissors
  • Hot-glue gun
  • 3 two-hundred-gram packages of raffia
  • Spool of jute string
  • Large binder clip
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Thanksgiving Clip-Art Place Cards

Steps:4
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Oak-Leaf Bowl

Steps:4
Susie Essman chats with Martha about her new animated movie, "Bolt," and shows you how to transform flat pieces of felt into oak-leaf bowls.
Materials
  • Oak-leaf bowl template
  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Wool tweed
  • Fusible webbing
  • Felt
  • Iron
  • Disappearing-ink pen
  • Sewing machine
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Creepy Candy Containers

Steps:5
It's Halloween, and patches are full of pumpkins just waiting to provide spine-tingling thrills on the big fright night. Carving them into jack-o'-lanterns is always fun, but transform a few into candy holders with looks that could chill, and they can play a crucial role as keepers of the goodies.
Materials
  • Large carvable synthetic pumpkin (it's reusable)
  • A pumpkin-carving saw
  • A marker
  • Two paper-towel tubes
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Plastic eyeball
  • Plastic nose (we cut ours from an eyeglass-and-moustache set)
  • Paintbrush
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • Red construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Eye patch (we made ours from cardboard and black felt)
  • Ball-head straight pins
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Oak-Leaf Cornucopia

Steps:7
Materials
  • Spray primer in white
  • 18-inch cornucopia basket
  • Floral spray in brilliant gold
  • Acorns, gourds, and oak leaves
  • T pin or thin awl
  • 6-inch lengths of fine gold or copper wire
  • Paintbrush and soft-bristle brush
  • Size liquid adhesive
  • Cotton gloves
  • Faux gold leaf
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Floral tape in brown
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Thanksgiving Children's Table

Steps:4
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Thanksgiving Arrangement

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Decorating
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Dried-Corn Wreath

Steps:2
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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