Tired of the same old pillar candles? You can use any whimsical three-dimensional object found around the house to create a rubber candle mold. For best results, keep the shape fairly simple, like these lovely finial molds.
The dragon -- the only supernatural creature in the Asian zodiac -- epitomizes strength, endurance, virility, and brilliance. It's also the ultimate good-luck symbol. Create a small-scale version of the traditional Chinese paper dragon with decorative paper and chopsticks.
Construction or origami paper
Pinking shears or Fiskars "Wave" decorative edgers
Oilcloth art smocks make cleaning up after crafts with children a cinch. These durable and attractive aprons feature a long front to protect kids' clothes from messy projects, and they can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Best of all, the simple pattern requires no sewing -- all it takes is a few measurements and Velcro tabs to keep budding artists, gardeners, and chefs dirt-free. Martha demonstrates how to make these practical, all-purpose coverings.