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Winter

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Basket-Weave Candles

Transform basic pillar candles with strips of beeswax and a simple under-and-over weave. Beeswax ...
Transform basic pillar candles with strips of beeswax and a simple under-and-over weave. Beeswax sheets come in a range of colors. We found that using natural shades of beeswax and a darker candle, such as pumpkin-colored ones, give a particularly pleasing result. We also experimented with strips of different widths and other weaves and found that the measurements below mimic a basket weave best.
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Sparkling Snowman Treat Boxes

Steps:8
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Three-Dimensional Doily Ornament

Steps:9
Let easily crafted snowflake-inspired ornaments of cloth, ribbon, veneer, string, and paper fill your tree.
Materials
  • Doily templates
  • Disappearing-ink marker
  • Laminated linen or other sturdy, nonfraying fabric
  • Ruler
  • Fabric shears
  • Scallop shears
  • Neutral-colored thread
  • Needle
  • Pins
  • Twine
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Traditional Mittens

If you're craving a creative project and some of the old-fashioned comfort that comes from ...
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Knitting, Yarn
If you're craving a creative project and some of the old-fashioned comfort that comes from starting something from scratch, you'll be well rewarded by reaching for your knitting needles this winter. These mittens  are straightforward to make (the stockinette stitch is king here), and the patterns are readily adaptable -- just alter the styles and sizes to suit the wearer. You'll enjoy the pleasure of knitting (and the guilty pleasure of not working) and the satisfaction of donning winter woollies you made yourself.
Source:Martha Stewart Living, November 2010
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Felt Cozy for Hot-Water Bottles

Steps:2
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Pinecone Fire Starter

Steps:6
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Tinsel Drink Stirrers

Steps:2
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Sugar "Plums" Holiday Centerpiece

Steps:3
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