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Crafting and DIY

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Birth Announcements

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Other Ideas:
Baby, Kids, Paper, Photos, Templates
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Silhouette Easter Eggs

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Other Ideas:
Decorating, Easter, Easter eggs
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Silver Fir and Holly Wreath

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Light Up a Table with Floating Candles

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There's something magical about fire dancing on water. Reflected in the liquid's shimmering surface, the flickers of a candle's flame appear doubly radiant and twice as beautiful. Floating candles add instant atmosphere to a casual summer table, and with our technique, you can create lots of them in only a couple of hours.
Materials
  • Muffin tins or other molds
  • Petroleum jelly or nonstick cooking spray
  • Paraffin or beeswax candles, or wax bricks and color chips
  • Double boiler
  • Candy thermometer
  • Craft sticks, for stirring1 1/4-inch metal-tabbed tea-light wicks
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Applique Scarves

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Other Ideas:
Fall, Sewing, Templates, Winter
A warm scarf is a seasonal staple, and you can easily add a unique flair to its functionality with just a few basic embellishments. This simple technique requires little more than scraps of wool felt, embroidery thread, and a blanket stitch. 
Materials
  • Applique Scarf Template or cookie cutter
  • Pencil
  • Wool felt
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Needle and embroidery thread
  • Scarf
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Ornament Basket

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Glitter Ornaments

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Clothespin Doll Ornaments

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Handcrafted ornaments not only add a personal touch to a Christmas tree, but also make wonderful gifts -- and even the most utilitarian materials can be used to create them.
Materials
  • Clothespin doll ornaments template
  • Clothespin (the kind without springs; craft clothespins work best)
  • Acrylic paint in several colors, including flesh
  • Extra-fine permanent marker
  • Awl
  • 1/2-inch screw eye
  • Material for clothing, such as felt, lace, ribbon, and beads
  • Scissors
  • Cotton balls
  • Craft glue
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Lily Arrangement

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For centuries, lilies (Lilium) have been prized for their sweet fragrance and graceful, nodding blooms. But over the past sixty years, extensive breeding has yielded a new generation of vibrantly hued hybrids. In this monumental arrangement, the trumpeted blooms of four hybrid varieties are artfully showcased in an oversize Ironstone vase.
Materials
  • Ironstone vase
  • Flower frog (Martha secures hers to the vase's bottom with floral clay)
  • Cut-flower food
  • About 30 lilies
  • Sharp knife or bypass pruners
  • Tissue (optional)
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