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Outdoor Lighting: Shooting Stars

Steps:6
To create striking outdoor lighting this holiday season, string several of these shooting stars in your yard.
Materials
  • White spray paint
  • 24-inch star-shaped wire wreath form
  • 12-foot strand of rope lights
  • Small zip ties
  • Drill with 3/16-inch bit
  • 44-inch-long strip of 1-by-2-inch pine
  • Six 2-inch binder rings
  • Large, heavy-duty zip ties
  • 100-bulb strands of white wire mini lights
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Miniature Valentine's Day Gift Bags

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Holiday Carnation Wreath

Steps:3
Step aside, holly and mistletoe -- or at least make room for something new. The carnation is a surprisingly elegant and easygoing choice for holiday displays. This wreath of white flowers with burgundy-tipped edges offers a warm welcome.
Materials
  • 12-inch floral-foam wreath forms with plastic backing (12-inch for wreath)
  • Floral shears or scissors
  • Conditioned carnations, about 7 dozen
  • Glass ornaments with wire
  • Nails
  • 2 yards ribbon
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Bird Stockings

Steps:3
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Cyclamen Gift

Steps:2
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Carpet Stockings

Steps:13
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Kid-Made Doorbells

Steps:3
Deck the doorknobs with jolly kid-made bells. It's a great activity for days when it's too wet or chilly to play outside and -- between your craft bin and the refrigerator -- you probably have all the supplies on hand: an egg carton, paint, glitter, glue, and yarn.
Materials
  • Scissors
  • Egg carton
  • Acrylic poster paint
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Embroidery needle
  • Yarn
  • Jingle bells
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City-Mouse Toy

Steps:8
Materials
  • 1 skein Vanna's Choice yarn, in Taupe (No. 860-125) or another color (A), from Lion Brand Yarn, 800-258-9276 or lionbrand.com
  • 1 skein Vanna's Choice Baby, in Goldfish (No. 840-132) or another color (B), from Lion Brand Yarn, 800-258-9276 or lionbrand.com
  • Double-pointed knitting needles, (No. 0008-05), size 5, from Lion Brand Yarn, 800-258-9276 or lionbrand.com
  • Stitch markers (No. 400-3002), from Lion Brand Yarn, 800-258-9276 or lionbrand.com.
  • Large-eye blunt needles (No. 400-5002), from Lion Brand Yarn, 800-258-9276 or lionbrand.com
  • Fiberfill stuffing, by Mountain Mist Fiber Loft, from Lion Brand Yarn, 800-258-9276 or lionbrand.com
  • Small amounts of black and white yarn
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