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Sparkling Snowman Treat Boxes

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Masked Owl Costume

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Give a fledgling aviator wings in the form of a felt owl costume. Contoured brown and white feathers, made by cutting and creasing the fabric, adorn the wings and belly; perked-up ears are attached to a jaunty pilot's cap. Goggled peepers enhance the look.
Materials
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Templates
  • Two 18-inch squares of tan felt and one square each of chocolate, brown, white, ochre, and black felt
  • Brown pilot's cap (we dyed a white one)
  • Glue
  • Velcro strips
  • Fusible interfacing
  • Elastic
  • Iron
  • White long-sleeve snap-bottom T-shirt
  • Tights
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Jewelry Box for Semiprecious Candies

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A pile of gemstones in luminous pinks, reds, and corals is a thrill to behold. These turn out to be good to eat as well. Use the same mold to make shiny hard candies (these are cinnamon flavored) and chocolates that can be wrapped in gleaming metallic foil. Tuck them into this handcrafted jewelry box for a special someone, or give them out to your dazzling friends.
Materials
  • Two 3 1/4-by-5 1/4 inch cardboard jewelry boxes with accompanying batting
  • Decorative faux-lizard paper
  • Craft knife
  • Bone folder
  • Ruler
  • Paste-style glue
  • Foam craft brush
  • Red art board (a heavier weight than card stock)
  • Satin fabric
  • Tape
  • Gold banding border and gold paper
  • Gem candies
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Greetings Tree

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Each card you receive is like a little gift, carefully chosen by a friend or family member; as such, it deserves more than a passing glance and makeshift presentation. Suspend cards-turned-ornaments from dried winter branches in a bucket, vase, or other vessel; you don't need to add any water to enjoy this nature-inspired card display.
Materials
  • Dried branches
  • Bucket or vase
  • Similar ribbons: various shades of brown and metallics
  • 1/4-inch hole punch
  • Similar beads
  • 28-gauge wire
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Pinecone Rosette Garland

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Pumpkin Owls

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Festive Window Swag

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Materials
  • 18-inch-wide bunting, flagsexpress.com or apolloflags.com
  • Rotary cutter or scissors
  • Fusible webbing, 1/2-inch-by-20-yard, from createforless.com
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • Disappearing-ink pen
  • Strong double-sided tape (optional)
  • 1/4-inch rectangular dowel (3 feet long)
  • 1/2-inch round dowel (3 feet long)
  • Eye hooks
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Bone Frame with Sea-Life Skeleton Clip-Art Print

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Other Ideas:
Clip-art crafts, Framing
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Puzzle-Cut Pine Tree Cards

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Trees fashioned from colored and textured papers are adorned with sequins and glitter. The boughs of a pretty pink pine literally spring to life.
Materials
  • Tree template, enlarged to desired size
  • Sturdy paper or card stock
  • Utility knife
  • Heavy thread
  • Glue
  • Glitter
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