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Crafting and DIY

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Pop-Up Card

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Carton-Mold Soaps

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Beeswax Candles

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Elegant and easy-to-make, these tapered beeswax candles give off a subtle honey fragrance. For a homemade holiday gift, wrap the candles with festive ribbon and natural embellishments.
Materials
  • Beeswax sheets
  • Ruler
  • Craft knife
  • No. 3/0 square-braid wick
  • Scissors
  • Hairdryer
  • Quarter
  • Ribbon, raffia, or paper band template
  • Double-sided tape
  • Artificial bumblebee embellishment (optional)
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Glittered Corn Thanksgiving Centerpiece

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Woolen Pouches

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Large and small pieces of felted-wool sweaters can create a variety of attractive pouches: A hot-water-bottle cover was cut from a turtleneck sweater, an eyeglass case began life as an argyle sweater, a waistband forms the top of a tiny stocking, and a portion of a sleeve became a case for an MP3 player. 
Materials
  • Paper
  • Felted wool
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Drawstring or button
  • Sewing kit
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Paper Pie Box

With a printable template, card stock, and a few simple steps, you can create your own paper pie ...
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Hanukkah Star and Dreidel Cards

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Stenciled Napkin and Tea Towel

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Kids' Cashmere Skirt

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Turn moth-eaten cashmere sweaters into soft, stylish children's skirts with this how-to from Stella Neptune designer Eva Kisevalter.
Materials
  • Measuring tape
  • Grid ruler
  • Stiff poster board or cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Skirt measurement template
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Gently worn cashmere sweater(s)
  • Sharp scissors
  • Rotary cutter
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Coordinating thread
  • 1/2-inch roll-proof waistband elastic
  • Mild detergent
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