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Thanksgiving

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Creepy Candy Containers

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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

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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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Golden Harvest Wreath

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Other Ideas:
Wreaths
The harvest theme takes on new dimensions when executed in unexpected colors and materials. Turkey quill feathers and magnolia leaves, colored on one side with floral spray, are mixed with stalks of wheat to create a stunning wreath.
Materials
  • Floral spray in brilliant gold White feathers
  • Magnolia leaves
  • 24-gauge gold wire
  • Gardening shears
  • Wheat stems
  • 22-inch wire wreath form
  • Hot-glue gun
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Leaf-Printed Linens

Print leaves onto cloth as they would fall outdoors, in pleasing, random patterns, or create a ...
Print leaves onto cloth as they would fall outdoors, in pleasing, random patterns, or create a stylized design. We used linen fabric because its texture shows through the pigment, emulating veins. An artist's carving block, which you can find in a variety of sizes in crafts stores and online, allows you to create one-of-a-kind designs.
Source:Martha Stewart Living, November 2006
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Copper Leaf Bobeches

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