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Shimmery Lined Cornucopia

Steps:6
A basic cornucopia basket gets a glamorous makeover, thanks to sparkly paint and fabric. Fruits and vegetables in rich shades of ruby and amethyst spill out like jewels. For a soft shine, brush the produce with an edible petal dust, a finish available at baking-supply stores.
Materials
  • Cornucopia basket
  • Metallic spray paint
  • Tape measure
  • Fabric, such as silvered linen
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread
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Hanging Leaves

Steps:2
When dipped in wax, colorful leaves can be preserved through this season and beyond. We clustered a group to suspend in a window -- perfect for greeting visitors. Stands of monofilament keep them from falling a second time.
Materials
  • Colorful leaves
  • Bleached beeswax
  • Double boiler
  • Monofilament
  • Clothespins
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Ombre Glittered Seashell Ornaments

Steps:4
Trim your tree with treasures from the sea. These shell ornaments are dusted with two shades of glitter and blended for a dazzling ombre effect.
Materials
  • Fine glitter in various colors, Essential Colors 24-pack glitter set, by Martha Stewart Crafts,  available at Michaels
  • White craft glue, by Martha Stewart Crafts, available at Michaels
  • Seashells, from seashellcity.com
  • Spoon
  • Dremel drill with 1/16-inch bit, dremel.com
  • Metallic cord, 1/16 inch, in gold and silver, from tinseltrading.com
  • Faux pearl beads, from lavalierenyc.com
  • Small baking cups (to hold glitter)
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Paper Butterflies

These winged insects, attached to wires, flutter around the hydrangea arrangements.
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Glittery Star

Steps:4
The traditional Christmas star becomes a shimmering beacon when coated with silver glitter and outlined with wired tinsel roping.
Materials
  • Star template
  • 14-gauge galvanized utility wire
  • Dowel or broom handle
  • Wire cutters
  • Dark, neutral corrugated paper
  • Utility knife
  • Heavy tissue or newspaper
  • Spray adhesive
  • Coarse glitter in blue topaz
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Wide lametta tinsel wired roping
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Hanging Dining Nook Pillows

Steps:3
Add comfort and color to a dining nook with pillows that hang from knobs on the wall.
Materials
  • Pillows (we used Amagansett square pillows, 24")
  • 8-inch lengths of rope or sturdy cord (2 for each pillow)
  • Cabinet knobs (2 for each pillow)
  • Needle and thread
  • Hanger bolts (available at hardware stores)
  • Pencil
  • Drill
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Combed Wall "Tiles"

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
Paint, Painting techniques
Made by passing the teeth of a craft tool through a coat of tinted glaze, combed tiles give dimension to a home-office wall.
Materials
  • Base Coat: Benjamin Moore 1585 Wales Gray
  • Glaze Tint: Benjamin Moore 1001 North Creek Brown
  • Four patterns rim the edges of a compact square rubber combing tool (used to create straight combed patterns as well as the striated lengths in a faux-bois design)
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Doily Star Tree-Topper

Steps:7
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Vellum Halloween Table Lanterns

Steps:2
When the sun goes down, set a spooky scene with these dramatic lanterns made from simple supplies and our exclusive clip-art designs. You can also get our how-to for Hanging Vellum Halloween Lanterns
Materials
  • Cutting mat and ruler
  • 24-by-36-inch heavy black paper
  • Bone folder and craft knife (marthastewartcrafts.com)
  • Orange vellum (papermojo.com)
  • Adhesive glue tape (save-oncrafts.com) or double-sided tape
  • Templates and clip art: moon, cat 1, cat 2, witch, or owl
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Striped Hurricane Lantern

Steps:3
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