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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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Spider Squash

Steps:5
What would Halloween be without a macabre evocation of the denizens of the night? These multilegged creatures rise up from the damp earth and moss to skitter across cold stones.
Materials
  • Dark-color squash
  • Spider template
  • Scissors
  • Keyhole saw
  • Fleshing tool
  • Masking tape
  • Awl
  • Linoleum cutter set
  • Strand of 25 miniature outdoor lights
  • Glass jar
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Heart-Felted Scarf

Steps:9
This lovely heart-felted scarf from Betz White makes a wonderful and warm Valentine's Day gift.
Materials
  • Washer and dryer
  • Laundry detergent
  • Scissors
  • Sewing pins
  • Discarded 100 percent wool sweaters in a variety of colors
  • Yarn in a complementary color
  • Hand-sewing needle with an eye large enough to thread yarn
  • Heart template
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Green Silk Leaves

Steps:3
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Mother's Day Coupon Book

Steps:4
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Shaped Crepe Flowers

Steps:8
Other Ideas:
Crepe paper, Paper flowers
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Piggy Bank

Steps:11
Save up your dough with this bottle-fashioned piggy bank.
Materials
  • 2-liter plastic bottle
  • Egg carton
  • Masking tape
  • Ear template
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Newspaper torn into strips
  • Electric fan (optional)
  • Sanding block or sandpaper
  • Craft glue
  • White acrylic paint
  • Black construction paper (optional)
  • Craft knife
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Holly Stocking

Steps:4
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Picture-Frame Card with Melissa Neufeld

Steps:10
Materials
  • Two 9-by-7 sheets of paper (contrasting designs)
  • Transfer paper
  • Transfer tape
  • Picture frame card template
  • Regular and scalloped scissors
  • Wave cutter
  • 12-by-8-inch piece of card stock
  • Hole punch
  • Brad
  • 1/2-by-6 1/2-inch piece of 2-ply museum board
  • Bone folder
  • 6-by-8-inch envelope, optional
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