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Crafting and DIY

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Hanging Clay Santa

Steps:8
Materials
  • Clay Santa clip art
  • 1/2-inch Styrofoam sheets
  • White glue
  • Three 4.8-ounce packages white ClayCraft soft clay
  • One 1.9-ounce package red ClayCraft soft clay
  • One 1.9-ounce package yellow ClayCraft soft clay
  • Roller bar
  • Clay cutter
  • Clay-detailing sticks
  • Clay-texturizing brush
  • Acrylic paint in black and pink
  • Paintbrush
  • Red glitter
  • Hanging hook
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Custom Holiday Cards

Steps:4
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Christmas Cottage

Steps:7
This charming Christmas cottage doubles as an adorable gift box for edible sweets when lined with parchment paper.
Materials
  • Crepe paper
  • Papier-mache house box 
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Paper or card stock
  • Pine needles or birch bark
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Gold Liquid Leaf or Rub 'n Buff finish (optional)
  • Gold glitter hot-glue sticks (optional)
  • Ribbon, Dresden, trims, etc. (optional)
  • Parchment paper for packaging food, if needed
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Tinsel Trading Ornaments

Steps:5
Make good use of all those pretty ribbons and notions you've saved to make exquisite holiday ornaments.
Materials
  • Petal template
  • 3- and 4-inch Styrofoam balls
  • Pencil
  • Thin cardboard
  • Craft scissors or utility knife
  • Tape measure
  • French curve drafting tool
  • Fabric
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Fabric scissors
  • 1-inch sewing pins, for fabric
  • Assorted metallic ribbons, cording, trimming, thread, and notions like sequins and buttons
  • 3/4-inch sewing pins, for ribbons
  • Transparent tape
  • 1 1/2- to 2-inch decorative glass- or pearl-headed pins or hat pins
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Tabletop Tinsel Tree

Steps:10
Display special holiday ornaments on a sparkling tabletop tree made with tinsel.
Materials
  • 16-gauge floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Measuring tool
  • 10 yards 1/2-inch wired tinsel or pine garland
  • Floral tape in color that approximately matches garland
  • Needle-nosed pliers
  • 24-inch-long, 1/4-inch-round dowel
  • Floral tape in color desired for trunk
  • Planter, pot, or container (optional)
  • 3-inch length of 1/2-inch pipe or 1/2-inch pipe nipple (optional)
  • Quick-set cement (optional)
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Pretty Pillows

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Sewing
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Paper Bag Puppets

Steps:7
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Sparkle Script Letters

Steps:2
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Photo Birthday Party Hats

Steps:4
For a personalized take on the classic party hat, make your own with a few especially silly or endearing photos. Don't forget the silver bow on top!
Materials
  • Hat template
  • Legal paper
  • Cutting mat
  • Craft knife
  • Snapshots
  • Clear tape
  • Narrow elastic
  • Stick-on gift bow
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Clip-Art Letter Banners

Steps:2
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