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Crafting and DIY

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Chocolate Wrapper

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Leather Belt

Steps:9
Other Ideas:
Accessories, Leather
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Hampers and Towels with Tassels

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Mini tassels made of six-ply cotton embroidery floss lend a little souk chic to plain baskets and towels. A large twisted-cord tassel in fique, a sisal-like fiber, makes for a hipper hamper handle.
Materials
  • Fique yarn
  • Double wall hamper with lid
  • Bolga basket (straw-and-leather handle), Iringa baskets
  • Linen guest towels
  • DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (on towels and baskets), in Red, Dark Coral, Dark Straw, Dark Mauve, Dark Antique Mauve, Dark Burnt Orange, and Dark Red
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Tea-Towel Pillow

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Some tea towels are too lovely to be hidden away in kitchen drawers. That's why using these linens to create pillow shams is such a wonderful idea. The tea towels are just the right size to cover a boudoir pillow, but since the fabric designs are unusual, the pillows add a very special touch to a bed or sofa.
Materials
  • Tea towel approximately 16 by 29 inches (If towel is smaller, use a narrower seam allowance; if it's larger, cut to size, and hem long ends.)
  • Pillow, 12 by 16 inches (available at fabric and bedding stores)
  • Iron
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Point turner
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Paper Sphere Ornaments

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Materials, Events, Kids
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Tissue Paper Pom-Poms

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Kids, Paper
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Shell-Game How-To: Coquina Butterfly

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Other Ideas:
Shells, Summer
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Fabric-Punched Bouquet

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Martha and Marcie McGoldrick, holiday editor for Martha Stewart Living, use simple craft punches to make fabric flowers for a beautiful springtime bouquet.
Materials
  • Lightweight fabrics (such as voile or Indian cotton)
  • Tray
  • Medium paintbrush
  • Liquid fabric stiffener, at crafts stores
  • Petal and leaf craft punches
  • Micro hole punch
  • Floral pips (small wires with colored tips used to make silk flowers), at crafts stores
  • Contact cement
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Green floral tape
  • Floral tape
  • Vase (optional)
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Craft Punch Halloween Cards

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