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Crafting and DIY

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Hanging-Basket Ornament

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Quick-Spun Cobwebs

Steps:3
If that spooky, hundred-year-old dusty look doesn't come naturally, fake it with hot-glue cobwebs; we "spun" them over realistic-looking stuffed birds.
Materials
  • Hot-glue pads, from dickblick.com
  • Low-melt trigger glue gun (23601-0000), from dickblick.com
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Spider Princess Costume

Steps:17
Materials
  • 3 packages (20-by-90-inch) sheet crepe paper in black
  • 1 package (20-by-90-inch) sheet crepe paper in white
  • Tape measure or ruler
  • Scissors
  • Thread, in black and white
  • Sewing machine
  • Straight pins
  • Black seam binding or ribbon
  • Black Velcro fastener
  • Black 3/4-inch elastic, for headband
  • Toy spider
  • Black yarn, for spiderweb cape
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Personalized Tote Bag

Steps:1
Other Ideas:
Accessories, Framing, Kids, Paper
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Birch Wall Panel

Steps:7
Materials
  • Sanding block and sandpaper in medium or fine grade
  • Precut birch disks or birch poles sliced into 3/4- to 1 1/2-inch disks, plus birch pieces for hooks if desired
  • Paintbrush
  • Clear matte polyurethane
  • 3/4-inch-thick plywood panels
  • Construction adhesive
  • Drill
  • Pliers
  • Screw-in hanger bolts
  • 2 1/2-inch wall screws
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Mistletoe Kissing Ball

Steps:2
You can deck the halls with all kinds of evergreens, but only one plant evokes such a passionate response. Let mistletoe serve as a gentle reminder, amid the holiday hubbub, to take a momentary respite for romance.
Materials
  • 24-gauge wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • 4 1/2-inch-diameter floral-foam ball
  • Mistletoe
  • Small silver, white, or pale-blue beads
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Glittered Paper-Plate Pedestals

Steps:6
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Colorful Glittered Bird Ornaments

Steps:3
The crowning glories of our Asian-Inspired Christmas Tree tree are the birds -- coated in glitter and grouped in flocks of like colors.
Materials
  • Birds (B&J Florist Supply)
  • Fine glitter (Martha Stewart Crafts, from Michaels)
  • Shard-glass glitter (artglitter.com)
  • White craft glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Spoon
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Oilcloth Crafts: Lunch Bags

Steps:4
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