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Pomegranate Turkey

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Thanksgiving
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Halloween Silk Flower Wreath

Steps:4
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Rickrack Christmas Crafts

Steps:3
Rickrack seems to shimmy and skip, its dips and points all but doing a dance. Add it to any surface, and expect a smile. You can weave it into decorative braids, gather it with needle and thread to fashion flowers, or stiffen it to create wreaths, holly clusters, and candy canes.
Materials
  • Rickrack
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Fabric glue
  • Iron
  • Thread
  • Floral pips
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Pins
  • Small art brush
  • Fabric stiffener
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Wheat Sheaf Centerpiece and Napkin Ring

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
Events, Fall, Thanksgiving
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Fireworks Fans

Steps:2
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Holiday Carnation Wreath

Steps:3
Step aside, holly and mistletoe -- or at least make room for something new. The carnation is a surprisingly elegant and easygoing choice for holiday displays. This wreath of white flowers with burgundy-tipped edges offers a warm welcome.
Materials
  • 12-inch floral-foam wreath forms with plastic backing (12-inch for wreath)
  • Floral shears or scissors
  • Conditioned carnations, about 7 dozen
  • Glass ornaments with wire
  • Nails
  • 2 yards ribbon
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Bird Stockings

Steps:3
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Quilted Silk-Tie Pillow

Steps:11
Other Ideas:
Recycled materials, Sewing
Materials
  • Log cabin template
  • Fabric scraps or cut-up silk ties, in similar colors
  • Silk pins
  • Sewing machine threaded with coordinating thread
  • 3/4 yards silk taffeta fabric, in a lighter color than scraps
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Rotary fabric cutter
  • Ruler
  • Rotary paper cutter
  • Low-loft quilt batting
  • Plain muslin
  • Bone folder
  • Silk thread in coordinating or contrasting color
  • 18-inch pillow form
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