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Ribbon Barrettes

Steps:3
With a minimum of materials and only a few simple steps, you can fashion an attractive barrette from a metal hair clip.
Materials
  • Ribbon
  • Metal hair clips
  • Seam sealant, such as Fray Check
  • Fabric glue, such as Magna-Tac
  • Beads (optional)
  • Key ring (optional)
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Baby Boy Brag Book

Steps:4
Materials
  • 12-by-12-inch baby boy multimedia pad by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Pastel craft seam binding pack by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • 12-by-12-inch cornflower meadow craft stock by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Blue felt applique stickers by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Binder hole edge punch by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Scallop dot edge punch by Martha Stewart Crafts
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Paper Party Crafts

Steps:2
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Candy Topiary

Steps:9
Materials
  • 7-inch flower pot
  • 6-inch Styrofoam ball
  • Styrofoam cone (18 inches tall by 6 inches wide)
  • 18-inch-long, 3/4-inch-diameter dowel (stained)
  • 4 to 5 bags of assorted fun-size candy bars
  • 1 pound of twist wrapped candies
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Glue sticks
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Fern Coasters

Steps:5
Coasters featuring fern-inspired designs add a rustic touch to the living room or porch, and they make a great gift.
Materials
  • Fern coaster clip art
  • Iron-on transfer paper for light fabrics
  • 1/4-inch thick sheet of balsa wood, 4 or 8 inches wide
  • Iron
  • Mat knife
  • Fine (about 150-grit) sandpaper
  • Clear gloss oil-based polyurethane
  • Adhesive cork drawer liner
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Glowing Cups and Candlesticks

Steps:2
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Cookie Envelope

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Good Things, Party planning
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Clothespin Bag

Steps:11
Other Ideas:
Sewing
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Growth Chart

Steps:9
Other Ideas:
Frames, Leather, Paint, Photos
When Martha was a little girl, she loved being measured by her father to see how much she'd grown each year. A pencil mark on the kitchen wall marked her progress -- alongside the progress of her five brothers and sisters.
Materials
  • Awl
  • 5-foot length of unpainted wainscoting
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Drill
  • 5/32-inch drill bit
  • Sandpaper
  • Primer
  • Latex semigloss paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Letter stamps or markers, for child's name tag
  • Paper tag, for child's name
  • Hole punch (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Self-adhesive bumpers
  • 20-inch length of cord or leather lacing
  • 72-inch-long metal tape measure with adhesive backing
  • Photographs of child, cut to 1 3/4 by 1 1/4 inches
  • 1 3/4-by-1 1/4-inch magnetic-backed Lucite photo frames
  • Screw or hook
  • Permanent marker
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Green Silk Leaves

Steps:3
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