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Stick-On Stars

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Kids' Sock Puppets

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Spring Favors

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Easter Bucket

Steps:8
Materials
  • Chick and flower template
  • Plastic bucket in a spring color
  • Fun foam, $4.99 per package of 40, from Jo-Ann Stores
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue, from Martha Stewart Crafts, or  Perfect Glue No. 2, $3.11, by Liquid Nails, available at amazon.com and hardware stores
  • Easter Grass (you can also buy readymade Easter grass at D. Blumchen & Company)
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Patterned Sachets

Steps:2
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Digital crafts, Paper
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Handmade Holiday Gift: Papier-Mache Pull Toys

Steps:13
Materials
  • Elephant template
  • Squirrel template
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Craft glue
  • Papier-mache mix (Activa Fast Mache or Celluclay)
  • Creative Paperclay
  • Fine-grit sandpaper
  • Acrylic paint in a variety of colors
  • 1/4-inch wooden dowel
  • Nontoxic water-based polyurethane
  • 1/2-inch poplar board
  • Craft saw
  • Drill
  • Wood wheels and axles
  • Wood glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Additional items for the elephant: Two wooden circles for ears
  • Wire
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Ribbon Chalkboard with Key Hooks

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Decorating, Foyer, Organizing, Wood
If you've ever rushed around the house, looking in vain for your keys or for a pen to take a message, you'll appreciate the thinking behind this homemade message center. Adding cup hooks and a ribbon tie to a simple crafts-store chalkboard will make it the first and last place you need to look.
Materials
  • 9 3/4-by-12 1/2-inch chalkboard with unfinished wood frame
  • Five 3/4-inch cup hooks
  • Ruler
  • Awl
  • Drill fitted with a 1/8-inch bit
  • 20-inch length of ribbon or twine
  • Waxed twine
  • Chalk
  • Small screw-eye
  • Wooden-handled eraser
  • Binder clips
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Paper Easter Baskets

Steps:5
These pastel paper bags decorated with construction paper are a whimsical alternative to the traditional woven baskets.
Materials
  • Colored paper bags and construction paper (both available at craft stores)
  • Eyelet kit (available at sewing stores)
  • Utility knife
  • Flower and leaf templates
  • Microhole punch (or awl)
  • Hammer
  • 2-foot length of 2-inch-wide wired ribbon
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Holiday Apron

Steps:6
With eyelet embellishment and a gift-wrapped pocket, this apron makes the perfect handmade holiday gift.
Materials
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • 21-by-45-inch piece of eyelet
  • Ruffle foot
  • 2 1/2-yard piece of 2-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon
  • Pins
  • Pocket-curve template tool
  • Iron
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