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Apple Pencil Holder

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Materials
  • 12-by-12-inch warm colors school days multimedia pad available from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels
  • Apple craft punch available from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels
  • 3-in-1 butterfly craft punch available from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels
  • 0.5 mm fine-tip writing pen; sepia available from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels
  • 1/4-inch double-sided adhesive foam dots
  • Double-sided tissue tape
  • Tin can or other container
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Felted Finger Puppets

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Punched Holiday Cards

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Child's Coat Hook Craft

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Kids will always have a place to hang their coats with these adorable, personalized hooks.
Materials
  • 8-inch-round plaque
  • White acrylic paint
  • Large map or atlas
  • Color photocopier
  • Double Tack double-sided adhesive
  • Brayer or bone folder
  • Craft knife
  • Circle cutter or 8-inch plate
  • Adhesive roller or double-sided tape
  • Pre-made chipboard letter, or mat board and colored paper
  • Dremel stylus with 1/32-inch drill bit
  • Hammer
  • Finishing tacks
  • Hook hardware
  • Flush mount hanging hardware
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Make Custom Envelopes

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In the early part of the 19th century, letters were not mailed in envelopes. Instead, they were folded and the addresses placed on the outside of the sheet. A homemade card certainly calls for an envelope that's equally as special. It's easy to create one that's customized to the size and shape of your card.
Materials
  • Paper or card stock
  • Card
  • Triangle or ruler
  • Pencil
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors
  • Scalloped scissors or French curve, optional
  • Glue stick
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Rose Costume

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Flowered Easter Baskets

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Valentine Flowers

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The petals of these romantic flowers are overlapping paper hearts, inscribed with words or single letters that spell out a message. If you make them with wire stems, the valentines can be displayed in a vase; with ribbon stems, they can be tucked into envelopes.
Materials
  • Colored paper
  • 24-gauge wire
  • Small beads
  • Ribbon
  • Floral tape or glue
  • Scissors
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Giving Tree

Steps:6
Is it an ornament? A place setting? A take on the English Christmas cracker? This clip-art tree, filled with candy, is all of the above. So plant several around the holiday table this year. After eating the sweets inside, each guest can take one of the paper trees home and hang it on the real thing.
Materials
  • Giving Tree template
  • Heavyweight matte paper
  • Craft glue
  • Mat board
  • Straight edge
  • Craft knife
  • Silver embroidery floss
  • Wooden spool
  • Light blue paint
  • 1-inch craft punch
  • 1/2-inch craft punch
  • Silver card stock
  • Candy
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