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Lace-Patterned Pumpkins

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Not all pumpkins are orange, nor are they necessarily destined to become leering jack-o'-lanterns. The designs used on these pumpkins, carved freehand, mimic the lacelike openwork of 18th-century pierced creamware dishes, and turn any pumpkin (especially a pale Lumina) into an intricately patterned lamp.
Materials
  • Pumpkin or squash
  • Wood-carving tools
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Black Magic Pumpkins

Steps:5
These puckish pumpkins with their paint-blackened rinds and orange-gold interiors, thumb their carved noses at traditional jack-o'-lanterns.
Materials
  • Pumpkins
  • Miniature carving saw
  • Plaster scraper
  • Masking tape
  • Black floral spray
  • Battery-powered light
  • Needle tool or awl
  • Waxed paper Straight pins
  • Pumpkin carving template
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How to Decorate Outdoor Rooms

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Festive DIY Party Decorations

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Glittered Faux Lemons and Velvet Leaves

Steps:8
A brightly hued citrus centerpiece, piled high with velvet leaves and silver balls, brings sophisticated cheer to an evening of Champagne toasts. The faux lemons covered with glitter are for display only, but lemon-drop candies, arranged in personalized baskets atop each plate, encourage a sweet start to the coming year.
Materials
  • Single-faced velvet ribbon in shades of green and yellow
  • Iron
  • White fabric-covered floral wire
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Glittering Glue
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Fine Glitter
  • Spray adhesive
  • Silver balls
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Glittered Wallpaper Birds

Steps:5
Materials
  • Bird templates 1, 2, 3, or 4
  • Xyron machine (with permanent adhesive cartridge) or spray adhesive
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Cutting Mat, 12x12
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Craft Knife
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Glue Pen, Ballpoint-Tip
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Fine Glitter
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Tinsel Glitter
  • Gold-paint pen
  • Base and brace template
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Glittering Glue
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