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Metallic Swag Garlands

Steps:4
Materials
  • Quarter-inch gator board or heavy-duty foam core
  • Scissors
  • Utility knife
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Bow
  • Natural materials: dried artichoke, poppy pods, eucalyptus seeds, and tallow berry 
  • Artificial oak leaves
  • Glycerin-treated fern fronds
  • Gold, silver, and gold glitter spray paint
  • Finishing nails or wire
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Dried-Corn Wreath

Steps:2
Make this festive wreath to decorate your halls for Thanksgiving.
Materials
  • Dremel drill fitted with a standard bit
  • 18-gauge stem wire
  • 32-gauge floral wire wound on a paddle
  • Craft glue
  • Wire cutters
  • A wire wreath form
  • Dried pink miniature corn (available at farmer's markets or online)
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Mexican Fiesta Flower Arrangement

Steps:2
Materials
  • Vase or container
  • Flower frog
  • Cut-flower food
  • Assorted zinnias, such as Z. elegans 'Radiant Orange,' 'Radiant Purple,' 'Lilac,' 'Radiant White,' and Z. haageana 'Persian Carpet'
  • Assorted dahlias, such as D. 'Thomas Jefferson,' 'Fern Irene,' and 'Sunny Yellow'
  • Assorted China asters, such as Callistephus chinensis 'Matsumoto'
  • Assorted salvias, such as S. farinacea 'Victoria'
  • Sharp knife or bypass pruners
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Fabric-Punched Bouquet

Steps:6
Martha and Marcie McGoldrick, holiday editor for Martha Stewart Living, use simple craft punches to make fabric flowers for a beautiful springtime bouquet.
Materials
  • Lightweight fabrics (such as voile or Indian cotton)
  • Tray
  • Medium paintbrush
  • Liquid fabric stiffener, at crafts stores
  • Petal and leaf craft punches
  • Micro hole punch
  • Floral pips (small wires with colored tips used to make silk flowers), at crafts stores
  • Contact cement
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Green floral tape
  • Floral tape
  • Vase (optional)
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Flowery Bike Basket

Steps:2
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY
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Monogram Wreath

Steps:5
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Vegetable Basket

Steps:1
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Waxed Fruit

Steps:3
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Straw Form and Laurel Wreath

Steps:9
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