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Doorway of Doom: Broom Garland

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Fleece Costume

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Yarn Cards

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Card making, Yarn
Looking for something to do with your leftover yarn? Try creating these versatile cards.
Materials
  • Template for cupcake, baby carriage, branches, deer, or mushroom
  • Light-colored card stock
  • Printer
  • Craft glue with fine-tip applicator bottle
  • Yarn
  • Small, sharp scissors
  • Press cloth
  • Iron
  • Glue stick or double-sided adhesive (such as Xyron permanent adhesive)
  • Double-sided tape
  • Standard 5-by-7 or 5 1/2-by-8 1/2-inch blank folded card
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Candle Molds and Beeswax Candles

Steps:13
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.
Materials
  • For the mold: Cordless drill
  • Square of wood
  • Wooden post-top finial
  • Shellac
  • Mold-release spray
  • 3 plastic containers
  • Measuring cup
  • Rubber-mold compound
  • Rubber spatula
  • Utility knife
  • For the candle: Beeswax
  • Double boiler
  • Candy thermometer
  • Candle wick
  • Awl
  • Thin wire
  • Plastic container
  • Coffee stirrers
  • Clothespin
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Pieced Pillows

Steps:10
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Mushroom Print

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Nature crafts, Paper
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Paper Dragon

Steps:8
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.
Materials
  • Dragon template
  • Bristol board
  • Scissors
  • Construction or origami paper
  • Pinking shears or Fiskars "Wave" decorative edgers
  • Glue
  • Tissue paper
  • Sponge brush
  • Chopsticks
  • Hole punch
  • Brass paper fasteners
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Mother's Day Herb Garden Kit

Steps:4
This beautiful herb garden is a great idea for an extra-special gift for Mom.
Materials
  • Sterile soil seed-starting mix
  • Plastic bag with zipper seal
  • Burlap
  • Rubber band
  • Raffia
  • Plant-tag template
  • Copper plant tags
  • Double-sided tape
  • Cork board
  • Push pins
  • Herb-garden-instruction template
  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Terra-cotta pot
  • Herb seed packets
  • Osmocote plant food
  • Gloves
  • Shovel
  • Japanese floral shears
  • Watering can
  • Garden stones
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