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Make Bigger Bubbles

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Make a giant bubble wand and a big batch of bubble solution with household items you probably already have. In a few minutes, you'll be bubble-ready!
Materials
  • Cotton twine drinking
  • Straws
  • Scissors
  • Liquid dishwashing soap
  • Light corn syrup
  • Shallow tub
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Origami Place Card Holders

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Party Blowers

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These handmade party blowers are as much fun to create as they are to use. For a paper tongue that will curl properly, choose a decorative paper that is about the same weight as photocopy paper.
Materials
  • Plastic straw
  • Vellum
  • Double-sided sheet adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Decorative paper
  • Clear tape
  • Pencil
  • Rubber band
  • White glue
  • Decorative tape
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Magnetic Garden Organizer

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Cockscomb Valentine Wreath

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Nothing expresses the essence of Valentine's Day better than a big, full heart. Declare your love for a sweetheart -- or simply a love of romance -- with this handmade cockscomb wreath.
Materials
  • Heart-shaped 10-inch polystyrene wreath form (available at florists' shops)
  • Utility knife with a saw blade
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Several bunches of dried cockscomb (each with about eight stems)
  • 3 yards of satin ribbon
  • T-pin
  • Floral wire
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Card Garlands and Candy Pouches

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Bamboo Napkin Rings

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Bamboo is as handsome as it is versatile. So it seems only natural that the material should join us at the table in the form of sturdy napkin rings.
Materials
  • 2-inch-diameter bamboo pole
  • Painter's tape
  • Miter saw and box
  • Drill fitted with a 1 1/2-inch paddle bit
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Paper Whirlybird

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