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Wax Vignettes

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Punched Holiday Cards

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Valentine Flowers

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The petals of these romantic flowers are overlapping paper hearts, inscribed with words or single letters that spell out a message. If you make them with wire stems, the valentines can be displayed in a vase; with ribbon stems, they can be tucked into envelopes.
Materials
  • Colored paper
  • 24-gauge wire
  • Small beads
  • Ribbon
  • Floral tape or glue
  • Scissors
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Giving Tree

Steps:6
Is it an ornament? A place setting? A take on the English Christmas cracker? This clip-art tree, filled with candy, is all of the above. So plant several around the holiday table this year. After eating the sweets inside, each guest can take one of the paper trees home and hang it on the real thing.
Materials
  • Giving Tree template
  • Heavyweight matte paper
  • Craft glue
  • Mat board
  • Straight edge
  • Craft knife
  • Silver embroidery floss
  • Wooden spool
  • Light blue paint
  • 1-inch craft punch
  • 1/2-inch craft punch
  • Silver card stock
  • Candy
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Crocheted Snowflakes

Steps:5
One of nature's best decorating ideas is the snowflake: It adds sparkle to upturned eyelashes, embellishment to bare tree branches. With crocheted versions of this seasonal icon, you can bring its frosty filigree indoors.
Materials
  • Size 10 crochet cotton
  • Crochet hook
  • Snowflake templateDownload the PDF
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Clear packing tape
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Bowl
  • Tweezers
  • Paper towels
  • Pins
  • Blocking board
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Dime Store Games: Ball-in-the-Hole

Steps:5
These little boxed universes can be lined with scenes cut out of old or new Christmas cards. It takes less patience to make the games than it does to play them. The trick is to get a bead to roll into a hole. Your scene determines whether the beads are stars, bells, or bright holly berries.
Materials
  • Small box
  • Picture
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Beads
  • White craft glue
  • Glass or thin plastic
  • Super glue
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Stiff paper or cardboard
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