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Hardware Cloth Snowflake Ornament

Steps:2
Some of the most distinctive holiday ornaments are those made from unexpected materials. This ornament, a snowflake whose symmetry resembles the grid of a crossword puzzle, is created with wire mesh, glue, and glitter. Use the template below to help you shape the wire.
Materials
  • Hardware Cloth Ornament Template
  • Hardware cloth wire mesh, 1/2 inch grid
  • Paint marker
  • Wire cutters
  • Jeweler's pliers or needle-nose pliers
  • Sponge brush
  • Craft glue
  • Glass glitter
  • Metallic thread
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Paper-Leaf Wreath

Steps:11
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Oak-Leaf Bowl

Steps:4
Susie Essman chats with Martha about her new animated movie, "Bolt," and shows you how to transform flat pieces of felt into oak-leaf bowls.
Materials
  • Oak-leaf bowl template
  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Wool tweed
  • Fusible webbing
  • Felt
  • Iron
  • Disappearing-ink pen
  • Sewing machine
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Beaded Flower Necklace

Steps:13
Materials
  • Bead stringer
  • Wire clippers
  • 2 pair chain-nose pliers
  • Craft and fabric glue
  • Seed beads (sizes 6/0 to E)
  • Spool of 24-gauge wire
  • 3 small feathers
  • Floral tape in complementary color
  • Small scrap of leather, cut into 1/2-inch circle
  • Jump ring
  • Necklace chain
  • Wire cutters
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Papier-Mache Hot Air Balloons

Steps:8
The sky is the limit with these charming papier-mache balloons: Use them at children's parties, baby showers, nurseries, or any place your decor needs a lift.
Materials
  • 12-inch balloon
  • Large bowl
  • Newspaper
  • Half-water/half-white-glue mixture
  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper
  • 1/4-inch tape
  • Craft paint in 3 to 4 colors
  • Paintbrush
  • 1/4-inch ribbon
  • Fabric glue
  • Paper cup
  • Pencil
  • 1/4-inch hole punch
  • Scrap of pom-pom trim
  • Monofilament
  • Small 2-inch scrap of dowel or piece of wood
  • Wooden bead
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Halloween Crackers

Steps:3
Trick-or-treaters will arrive at your door in droves when you put a new twist on a traditional Christmas treat and create Halloween crackers.
Materials
  • Paper-towel roll, cut in half
  • Crepe paper in assorted colors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Plastic spider rings
  • Assorted candies, such as jellybeans, sour balls, and candy corn
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Magical Beans Mosaic

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Kids, Paper
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Make a Plant Stand

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
Organizing, Wood
This elegant, handcrafted stand is an excellent way to display your plants.
Materials
  • Arm/leg template
  • 3/4-inch medium-density fiberboard (MDF)
  • 3-foot piece of one-by-one wood (poplar or pine)
  • Double-sided tape or spray adhesive
  • Clamps
  • Worktable or sawhorse
  • Jigsaw
  • 7 8-inch round plaques
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Wood glue
  • Drill
  • Countersink drill bit
  • Box of 1 5/8-inch wood screws
  • Wood putty
  • Sandpaper
  • Primer and paint
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