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Cornhusk Wreath

Steps:5
Humble corn husks take a decorative turn when dyed a rich burgundy shade and looped around a wreath frame. The resulting display makes a radiant Thanksgiving welcome.
Materials
  • Liquid Rit dye, in Wine; ritdye.com
  • Corn husks (50 for 18-inch wreath)
  • Paper towels or kraft paper
  • 18-inch straw wreath form, createforless.com
  • Floral U pins, createforless.com
  • Satin ribbon (optional)
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Glowing Ghosts

Steps:4
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Decorative Curtain Tiebacks

Steps:1
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Rope Mirror How-To

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Rope
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Monogram Place Mat

Steps:4
Silk-screen a monogram onto leather for place mats. Use the same monogram as a pattern for matching napkins. You can embroider them (using colorfast thread) if you’re skilled with a needle, or send them out to a pro.
Materials
  • Leather, cut into 12-by-18-inch pieces (we used Bottle Green)
  • Painters' tape
  • Textile paint, in white
  • 12-inch squeegee
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Monogram Fabric

Steps:3
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Ribbon-Embellished Eggs

Steps:1
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Sponge-Painted Eggs

Steps:1
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Whimsical Window Egg

Steps:10
No yolk here -- instead, this real eggshell is filled with a playful assortment of springtime embellishments, visible through a hand-cut ovular window.
Materials
  • Blown egg (of desired type and size)
  • Oval template
  • Scissors
  •  Grease pencil 
  • Dremel stylus (with cut-off wheel and sanding accessories)
  • Multipurpose cleaner
  • Paper towels
  • Skewer or dowel
  • Floral clay
  • Spray paint
  • Tissue or newspaper
  • Paintbrush
  • White glue
  • Iridescent glitter
  • Lace trim
  • Super glue
  • ClayCraft soft clay
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Embellishments
  • Wooden base
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