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Crafting and DIY

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Silver Mistletoe Chandelier

Steps:3
Fresh mistletoe lasts for only one season, but you'll be stealing kisses under this romantic chandelier for many holidays to come.
Materials
  • Floral shears
  • Tree branch, such as manzanita
  • Screw eye
  • Artificial mistletoe, Pany Silk Flowers, 212-645-9526
  • Battery-operated LED Rice lights, 20-light strand, batteryoperatedcandles.net
  • Floral tape, in Light Green, by Panacea, createforless.com
  • Metallic silver spray paint, in Sterling Silver, by Krylon, dickblick.com
  • Ceiling hook or nail
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Girl's Shirt Dress

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Sewing
With this sweet adaptation of the classic button-down, a little girl can channel the guy she adores -- Dad. The dress, which fits most children ages 4 to 8, has a drawstring neckline and sleeves.
Materials
  • Clear tape
  • Men's medium or large button-down shirt
  • Disappearing-ink pen
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  • Iron 2 yards of 1-inch single-fold bias tape 1/4 yard fabric (for ties)
  • Loop turner 1 yard of 1/8-inch elastic
  • Pattern Pieces Template
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Graduated-Layer Frame

Steps:11
Other Ideas:
Photos, Wood
Painted a cheery hue, this frame is perfect for accentuating the sunny side of your son's scary monster. The elaborate three-dimensional design is a playful way to showcase basic art skills or cherished family photographs. Hang one, or a group, to instantly liven up any room.
Materials
  • Metal ruler
  • Wooden frame, 12 1/2 by 16 1/2 inches or larger
  • Balsa wood, various sizes
  • 12-by-12-inch cutting mat
  • Craft knife
  • Sandpaper, fine grit
  • Tacky glue
  • Flat-bristle brushes
  • Primer and paint
  • Cutting Mat, 12 inches square
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Star Wreath with Glitter-Dusted Pinecones and Baubles

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Garlands, Wreaths
Materials
  • Hand pruners
  • Evergreen branches, such as noble fir
  • 26-gauge floral wire, 26 gauge, Michaels stores
  • Small wire cutters
  • Star wreath form, mainewreathco.com
  • Pearlized globe lights (optional)
  • White craft glue
  • 2 small bowls
  • Clear microbead glitter
  • Small paintbrush
  • Wired glass balls, 25 mm and 35mm, from B&J Florist Supply, 212-564-6086
  • Pinecones
  • Spoon
  • Wooden floral picks
  • Nail or hook
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Hanging Acorn Treat Boxes

Steps:4
Materials
  • Acorn-shaped pressed-paper box
  • Orange and brown acrylic paint, from misterart.com
  • Foam brush
  • Fine crepe paper in white and black, from misterart.com
  • Template
  • Glue stick
  • Waxed linen (#WL4PLYWAL), in Walnut, from The Caning Shop, 800-544-3373Hot-glue gun
  • Acorn Box Templates
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Seersucker Napkin Ring

Steps:4
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Leather Bracelet

Steps:3
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Girl Scout S.W.A.P.S.

Steps:5
Girl Scouts exchange these handmade keepsakes, known as S.W.A.P.S. or Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere, when meeting new friends. Martha and Anna Maria Chavez, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, crafted and traded their "swaps" during the show.
Materials
  • Wool felt in desired color
  • Glitter paint in desired color
  • Paintbrush
  • Girl Scout S.W.A.P.S. template
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Fabric glue
  • Large safety pin
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