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Mini Travel Photo Pages

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Memorabilia, Scrapbooks
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Paper Butterflies

These winged insects, attached to wires, flutter around the hydrangea arrangements.
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Dyed Wooden Beads Necklace

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A quick dye gives unfinished beads a beachy, weathered look. These monochromatic necklaces, strung on leather cord, can be worn solo or piled on for effect.
Materials
  • Wooden beads, by Woodworks, available at craftparts.com
  • Powder dye in Evening Blue, Denim Blue, Taupe, Teal, and Yellow, by Rit Dye, ritdye.comor crafts stores nationwide
  • Round leather cord, 2mm, in Iceburg, White, and Yellow, from Leather Cord
  • Polyurethane spray (optional, to seal beads)
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Knot Bracelet

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Ribbons
Two types of knots, which are symbols of everlasting unity, are showcased in these colorful bracelets: the cross knot and the overhand knot. Fasten with mother-of-pearl buttons and present the bracelet on our printable card.
Materials
  • Liquid seam sealant
  • Tweezers
  • Cord or ribbon
  • Buttons
  • Foam board
  • Dressmaker pins
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Decorative Hanging Gourd Lights

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Christmas Stockings with Wool-Felt Icicles

Steps:5
Materials
  • Templates for stocking
  •  and cuff
  • Disappearing-ink pen
  • 1/2 yard ivory wool fabric, for stocking
  • 1/2 yard ivory lightweight cotton, for lining
  • 7-by-12-inch piece of ivory wool felt, for cuff
  • Fabric shears
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • 5-inch piece of velvet ribbon
  • Fabric glue
  • Tweezers
  • White sequins
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Stamp Art

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Recycled materials
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Scented Soy Votive Candles

Steps:6
What holiday window, mantel, or table is complete without the inviting glow of candlelight? A collection of winter-themed pillar candles or softly scented votive candles is a gift that will make any host beam. And creating -- or just embellishing -- them at home saves money and allows you to customize the color, design, and scent for every person on your list.
Materials
  • Soy wax (#112138), Yaley Candle
  • Votive glasses, Ikea
  • Wax color chips
  • Essential oils (for 3 cups of wax, you'll need 40 drops), 1 oz. each
  • Small pipettes, (#108-2401), Majestic Mountain Sage, thesage.com
  • Small braided wick, (12R, #120473), Yaley Candle
  • Metal wick clips, (#110517), 15 mm, Yaley Candle
  • Small wooden skewers
  • Funnel
  • Clip-art labels and partition templates
  • Crystal Clear Pop & Lock boxes, (PLB138), clearbags.com (optional)
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Bottle Wrap

Steps:4
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Menswear Bedding

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Clothing, Sewing
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