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Bandanna Clothing Crafts: Halter Tops and Dresses

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Clothes, Fabric, Kids, Rope, Sewing, Summer
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Bias Tape Craft: Mood Lighting

Steps:2
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Bridesmaid Revisited: Flapper Fringe Swing Dress

Steps:5
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Trompe L'oeil Tote Bags and Pouch

Steps:4
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Jack-o'-Lantern Candy Bowl

Steps:4
Get double duty out of your jack-o'-lantern by using it as a glowing candy bowl.
Materials
  • Large pumpkin
  • Jar to fit inside
  • Miniature saw: Blades (No. 94824138), and handle (No. 68069697), from createforless.com
  • Linoleum cutter: Set, (No. 40203-1029) by Speedball, from dickblick.com
  • Orange Crepe paper, from dickblick.com
  • Christmas light strand
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Trompe L'oeil T-Shirts

Steps:4
Dress up children's (or fun-loving adults'!) T-shirts with cat's-eye glasses, a charm necklace, or a Peter Pan collar and placket. If ironing onto a colored shirt, print the clip art on heat-transfer paper specifically for dark fabrics.
Materials
  • T-shirt transfer paper
  • T-shirt
  • Iron
  • Cat-Eye Glasses Clip Art
  • Peter-Pan Collar Clip Art
  • Charms Clip Art
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Mini Cheesecloth Ghosts

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Decorating, Halloween, Wire
Layers of starched cheesecloth give these little specters their haunting postures.
Materials
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard cylinders (such as a paper-towel tube)
  • Tape
  • 22-gauge floral wire (63400222), by Panacea, from createforless.com
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cheesecloth, (DCEA001), by Dritz, from Joann Fabric and Craft Stores
  • Liquid starch (20464), by Faultless, from Agelong Brands, agelong.com
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Leaf and Flower Easter Eggs

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Giving Tree Family Tree

Steps:3
With its warm gray tone and beautiful details, this drawing by New York artist Melinda Beck has a sophisticated charm and a pleasing symmetry that's perfect for an elegant family tree.
Materials
  • Tree and label templates
  • 30-by-40-inch watercolor paper, aceartsupplies.com
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Gold drawing ink
  • Fine-tip paintbrush (for glue, size 20)
  • Black fine-tip pen (for names, size 0, by Blick Master, dickblick.com)
  • Paste
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