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Winter

Explore 1796 recipes, 325 projects, 184 articles, 187 galleries, 86 videos, and more

Foil Flower Wreaths

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Pinecone Village

Steps:24
Materials
  • Template A
  • Template B 
  • 5 pieces 3/32-inch-thick basswood, cut to 6-by-24-inch rectangles
  • Carbon tracing paper
  • Utility and mat knife (with extra blades)
  • Self-healing cutting board
  • Hot-glue gun (with extra glue sticks)
  • Wood glue
  • Masking tape
  • Sandpaper (#220)
  • Oil-based wood stain (walnut or mahogany)
  • White latex paint
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Plate or palette for mixing paint
  • 24 pinecones (white pine, white spruce, ponderosa)
  • Thin birch twigs
  • Parchment paper
  • Battery-operated Christmas lights
  • Heavy-duty plastic bag or drop cloth
  • Moss or pine needles
  • Evergreen tips
  • Dark plastic covering for tabletop
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Winter Mirror "Wreath" Craft

Steps:14
 Embellish square or round mirrors with wintry natural adornments for a festive, seasonal touch. The how-to comes from artist Naomi Martin. 
Materials
  • Square or round mirror
  • Scissors
  • Foam core
  • Construction adhesive
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Styrofoam
  • Frost spray
  • Greening pins
  • Noble fir, incense cedar boughs, Western cedar, and/or lemon leaves
  • Pine cones, red dogwood twigs, and/or acorns
  • Skewers
  • Snow flocking spray
  • Straight pins
  • Drill with small bit
  • Wire
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3-D Christmas Tree Card

Steps:4
As this Christmas card opens, a 3-D tree made from pleated paper rectangles pops out, like a small gift. Although it can be glued into any size greeting, it is especially attractive in a tall, slender card that mimics a pine tree's natural dimensions.
Materials
  • Card stock or blank store-bought cards
  • Scissors
  • Art paper
  • Bone folder
  • Glue
  • Fine brush
  • Star-shaped hole punch (optional)
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Pomegranate Medallion

Steps:6
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Peppermint Milk-Carton House in the Woods

Steps:2
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Kids' Cashmere Skirt

Steps:9
Turn moth-eaten cashmere sweaters into soft, stylish children's skirts with this how-to from Stella Neptune designer Eva Kisevalter.
Materials
  • Measuring tape
  • Grid ruler
  • Stiff poster board or cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Skirt measurement template
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Gently worn cashmere sweater(s)
  • Sharp scissors
  • Rotary cutter
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Coordinating thread
  • 1/2-inch roll-proof waistband elastic
  • Mild detergent
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A Cascade of Snowflakes

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Piping
This cake is as magical as the season's first flurry. Snowflakes made from royal icing are miniature at the top of the cake and larger at the bottom, giving the impression of a gracefully drifting snowfall. The tiers are frosted smoothly with Swiss meringue to resemble tightly packed snow.
Materials
  • Snowflake images in various shapes and sizes (select from computer fonts or clip-art books)
  • Baking pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Clear tape
  • Medium pastry bag fitted with an Ateco #2 round tip
  • Royal icing
  • Tweezers
  • Decorations such as white dragees or celeri
  • Pearl-dust food coloring
  • Lemon extract
  •  Paintbrush 
  • Offset spatula
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Paper Wreath

Steps:5
This wreath is the ideal complement to a tree filled with paper ornaments and is also lovely displayed on its own.
Materials
  • Green paper
  • 12-inch single-wire wreath form
  • 20-gauge floral wire
  • Glue
  • Red ribbon
  • Small nails or hooks, to hang
  • Fishing line
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