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Spring

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Mother's Day Herb Garden Kit

Steps:4
This beautiful herb garden is a great idea for an extra-special gift for Mom.
Materials
  • Sterile soil seed-starting mix
  • Plastic bag with zipper seal
  • Burlap
  • Rubber band
  • Raffia
  • Plant-tag template
  • Copper plant tags
  • Double-sided tape
  • Cork board
  • Push pins
  • Herb-garden-instruction template
  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Terra-cotta pot
  • Herb seed packets
  • Osmocote plant food
  • Gloves
  • Shovel
  • Japanese floral shears
  • Watering can
  • Garden stones
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Patterned Mosaic Pots

Steps:5
Bedecking small household objects, such as these terra-cotta planters, with china fragments adds a delightfully unexpected flourish -- and requires only a few plates per pot.
Materials
  • Tile nippers
  • Plate fragments
  • Terra cotta pots
  • Glue
  • Grout
  • Wooden stick
  • Gloves
  • Sponge or rag
  • Foam brush or spray 
  • Grout sealant
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Clip-Art Craft: Friendly Flock

Steps:8
Feather your Easter or spring party table with a mother hen and her brood of chicks. Hyacinths nest within the centerpiece, and candy peeps out from the hatchlings, which serve as favors. Your guests will cluck their approval.
Materials
  • Chicken template
  • Heavyweight matte paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Glue stick
  • Small white paper bags in two sizes (3 inches wide by 2 inches deep, and 6 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches deep)
  • Cellophane bags
  • Ribbon
  • Flowers
  • Twine
  • Low vase or glass
  • Hen template
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Wheat Grass Table Runner/Centerpiece

Steps:6
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Fern Coasters

Steps:5
Coasters featuring fern-inspired designs add a rustic touch to the living room or porch, and they make a great gift.
Materials
  • Fern coaster clip art
  • Iron-on transfer paper for light fabrics
  • 1/4-inch thick sheet of balsa wood, 4 or 8 inches wide
  • Iron
  • Mat knife
  • Fine (about 150-grit) sandpaper
  • Clear gloss oil-based polyurethane
  • Adhesive cork drawer liner
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Punched Floral Barrettes

Steps:5
Constructed out of fabric-punched blooms, flowering hair clips are the perfect way to brighten up Mom's day.
Materials
  • Fabric, assorted Indian cotton, from B&J Fabrics, 212-354-8150
  • Flower craft punches by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Medium paintbrush
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Micro hole punch
  • Pips
  • Contact cement
  • Bobby pins or comb
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