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Crafting and DIY

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Felt Stockings

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Felt, Stockings, Winter
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Tuxedo Pillow

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Materials, Sewing
The key to easy, embellished pillows? Fabrics with built-in details. A tuxedo shirt creates an elegant cover with a ready-made closure.
Materials
  • Tuxedo shirt
  • Iron
  • Disappearing-ink pen
  • 12-inch pillow insert
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
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Children's Animal Trunk

Steps:5
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Punched Floral Barrettes

Steps:5
Constructed out of fabric-punched blooms, flowering hair clips are the perfect way to brighten up Mom's day.
Materials
  • Fabric, assorted Indian cotton, from B&J Fabrics, 212-354-8150
  • Flower craft punches by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Medium paintbrush
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Micro hole punch
  • Pips
  • Contact cement
  • Bobby pins or comb
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Stone-Top Night Table

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Nightstands, Painting
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Playing-Card Valentines

Steps:4
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Glass Lantern Cube

Steps:4
Simple glass lanterns, made of restoration glass and copper tape, soften bright candlelight and protect flames from evening breezes.
Materials
  • Five 5-inch squares of 1/8-inch-thick restoration glass, or any opaque glass, edges sanded
  • Craft scissors
  • 1/2-inch-wide copper tape
  • Steel wool
  • Copper-blackening solution
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Creepy Candy Containers

Steps:5
It's Halloween, and patches are full of pumpkins just waiting to provide spine-tingling thrills on the big fright night. Carving them into jack-o'-lanterns is always fun, but transform a few into candy holders with looks that could chill, and they can play a crucial role as keepers of the goodies.
Materials
  • Large carvable synthetic pumpkin (it's reusable)
  • A pumpkin-carving saw
  • A marker
  • Two paper-towel tubes
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Plastic eyeball
  • Plastic nose (we cut ours from an eyeglass-and-moustache set)
  • Paintbrush
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • Red construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Eye patch (we made ours from cardboard and black felt)
  • Ball-head straight pins
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Faux-Amaryllis Wreath

Steps:3
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Tomato Pincushion

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Sewing
A bumper crop of pincushions in different sizes and fabrics is both pretty and practical in this project from "Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts."
Materials
  • Sewing shears
  • Needle and thread
  • Heirloom-tomato cap template
  • Cotton or any other medium-weight fabric (such as corduroy or velvet)
  • Cotton or polyester fill
  • Large embroidery needle
  • Perle cotton
  • Scraps of green felt (for caps)
  • Disappearing-ink fabric pen
  • Fabric glue
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