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Black Cat Treat Boxes

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Treat packaging
A family of black pressed-paper cats prowls through a pumpkin patch. Their bodies are made from different sizes of heart-shaped boxes turned upside down.
Materials
  • Heart boxes, 4 inches (BX033) and 4 3/4 inches (BX034); from D. Blumchen & Co.
  • Similar heart box, 6.8 inches (No. 4420617), from German Corner
  • Crepe-paper folds, 20 inches by 7 1/2 feet, in Black, Bright Orange, Canary, Emerald Green, and Gray
  • Americana acrylic paint, in Lamp Black, 2 ounces
  • Matte-cover card stock, in Black, 25 sheets
  • Foam brush
  • Glue stick
  • Cat Treat Box Template
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Glittered Santa Treat Boxes

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Clip-art crafts
Materials
  • Egg boxes, 4", and 4 1/2"
  • Acrylic paint, in red
  • Wool felt, 8" by 12", in white
  • Small paintbrush
  • Large Santa template
  • Medium Santa template
  • Small Santa template
  • Paper, in white and black
  • Cover-weight paper (card stock), in red, white, and gray; text-weight paper, in black
  • 1/4-inch hole punch
  • Glue stick
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Craft glue
  • Fine glass glitter
  • Large glitter shards or flakes
  • Trinket for Santa, such as a gift, a checklist, or a pine tree made from a bottle brush (optional)
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Beaded Barrettes and Headband

Steps:3
Girls will love these sweet little hairpins and headbands. Butterflies and open-petal flowers look lovely when attached to bobby pins; a headband adorned with beaded flowers is equally charming.
Materials
  • 28-gauge nickel wire
  • Seed beads
  • Pliers
  • Bobby pins
  • Thin ribbon
  • Metal or plastic headband
  • Glue
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Ribbon-Punched Valentine

Steps:3
Heart shapes embroidered in ribbon send unique messages of affection to loved ones on Valentine's Day.
Materials
  • 18-by-18-inch assorted craftstock
  • Screw punch
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Cutting mat
  • Bone folder
  • Assorted paper, such as: 12-by-12-inch crafting paper/pegboard multipack and 8 1/2-by-11-inch vellum/swan multipack
  • 3/16-inch camellia pink-coffee bean piped nylon ribbon 
  • 3/16-inch brick-ladybug woven ombre ribbon
  • 1/2-inch ladybug craft seam binding
  • White cherish labels
  • Optional tools for embellishment:1-inch circle craft punchCornice edge punchSans serif alphabet acrylic stamp setInk stamp pad
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Needle-Felted Polar Bear

Steps:10
Other Ideas:
Felting
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Moth-Dog Pet Costume

Steps:4
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Pinecone Picture-Frame Ornaments

Steps:2
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Pinecones
Photos displayed in pinecone frames demand a closer look; when hung on the tree, each ornament, like a page in a scrapbook, tells a story. A single ornament -- or a set -- makes a lovely keepsake to share with family members.
Materials
  • Pinecones
  • Family photos
  • Small floral clippers
  • Craft glue
  • Card stock
  • Pencil
  • Circle template (make yourself or buy at a crafts store)
  • Decorative paper
  • Ribbon
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Velvet Trivets

Steps:2
Set the table with this easy and elegant velvet trivet.
Materials
  • Wood art-box board, 5-by-7-inch box by American Easel; dickblick.com
  • Silk-and-rayon velvet, in Gold, 44 inches, New York Elegant Fabrics, 212-302-4980
  • Washed silk-and-rayon velvet in Blue, B&J Frabrics
  • Foam brush
  • Adhesive, Yes Paste; artsuppliesonline.com
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Eric Pike's Glittered Snowflake Ornaments

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Glittering
Materials
  • 2-inch snowflake craft punches, Himalayan and Icelandic snowflake large craft punches
  • Metallic card stock, by Martha Stewart Crafts, Michaels stores
  • White craft glue
  • Small paintbrush
  • Glitter in Green Agate, Aquamarine, Feldspar, Sterling, and Kunzite, by Martha Stewart Crafts, shop.marthastewart.com
  • Spoon
  • Silver beads
  • Silver cord
  • Ribbon (for ribbon snowflake)
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Sequined Christmas Tree Centerpiece

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Centerpieces, Christmas
A gleaming grove of triangular trees makes an enchanting centerpiece.
Materials
  • Several pieces of 11-by-17-inch pearlized card stock, 120 lb., in Quartz, paperpresentation.com
  • Craft ruler, marthastewartcrafts.com
  • Craft knife, marthastewartcrafts.com
  • Bone folder, marthastewartcrafts.com
  • Tacky white glue with a fine applicator
  • Assorted loose sequins and small paillettes
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