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Glittered Wallpaper Birds

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Ribbon Chalkboard with Key Hooks

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If you've ever rushed around the house, looking in vain for your keys or for a pen to take a message, you'll appreciate the thinking behind this homemade message center. Adding cup hooks and a ribbon tie to a simple crafts-store chalkboard will make it the first and last place you need to look.
Materials
  • 9 3/4-by-12 1/2-inch chalkboard with unfinished wood frame
  • Five 3/4-inch cup hooks
  • Ruler
  • Awl
  • Drill fitted with a 1/8-inch bit
  • 20-inch length of ribbon or twine
  • Waxed twine
  • Chalk
  • Small screw-eye
  • Wooden-handled eraser
  • Binder clips
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Twill-Taped Lampshade

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Lamps
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Urn Topper

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Bird-Embroidered Quilt

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Dried-Corn Wreath

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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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Follow-the-Lines Baby Quilt

Steps:7
Materials
  • Fabric 1: 1 yard of 45-inch-wide printed cotton (with a design that varies in size), for quilt front
  • Fabric 2: 1 1/4 yards of 45-inch-wide coordinating printed cotton, for quilt back
  • Fabric 3: 1/2 yard of 45-inch-wide solid cotton, for binding
  • Hand-quilting thread
  • Hand-quilting needle(s) (I prefer size 10 betweens)
  • Wool batting, 36 by 46 inchesNote: If you use Quilter's Dream wool or cotton batting, your stitching can be up to 8 inches apart and the batting will remain stable. If you use another brand, check the manufacturer's directions for the maximum distance between stitches.
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Glittered ''Candy'' Garland Craft

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Here's a way to enjoy candy corn and wrapped treats without the potential cavities -- a whimsical garland made of glittered candy-shaped foam.
Materials
  • Bamboo skewers
  • 2-inch foam balls
  • White glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Iridescent glitter, in orange, black, white, and yellow
  • Mini treat wrappers
  • Screw punch
  • Hot-glue gun
  • 4-by-2-inch foam cones
  • Tinsel garland
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