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Christmas Cookie Ornament

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Christmas, Ornaments
Miniature artist Betsy Niederer joins Martha to make an adorable snowflake cookie Christmas ornament using simple craft punches in holiday shapes.
Materials
  • Premo polymer clay in white, cadmium yellow, and translucent
  • Pasta maker, rolling pin, or glass bottle for rolling out clay
  • Knife or other tool for cutting clay
  • Craft punches in holiday shapes
  • Cornstarch
  • Flat-tipped paintbrush
  • Light-brown artists' pastel
  • 6-by-6-inch tile
  • Acrylic varnish
  • Coarse glitter
  • Ribbon
  • Crafter's Pick "Ultimate" glue
  • Small sticker medallion or piece of decorative paper
  • Acrylic white paint (optional, for icing)
  • Texture medium (optional, for icing)
  • Pastry tip (optional, for icing)
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Paper Wigs

Steps:5
Make these paper wigs for a fun and easy way to add to your Halloween costume!
Materials
  • Plastic grocery bag
  • Scissors
  • Round object to use as a head form (we used a cabbage)
  • Masking tape
  • Newspaper, thin colored paper, or curling ribbon for "hair"
  • Double-sided tape
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Glitter-Striped Shell Ornament

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Channeling childhood summers on Cape Cod, crafts director Hannah Milman created a from-the-sea tree. Shells, sea stars, and sand dollars are dusted with glitter -- a single color, or two shades blended for an ombre effect -- or simply left as is. Naturally spotted tun shells sport sparkly stripes.
Materials
  • Tun shell (seashellcity.com)
  • Glue pen
  • Glitter (Martha Stewart Crafts, from Michaels)
  • Metallic cord
  • Hot-glue gun
  • 1 pearl bead (lavalierenyc.com)
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Reversible Place Mats

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Scarf Stocking

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Decorated Berry Baskets

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Sweater Mittens

After years of wear, a sweater is usually retired to an attic box or the back of a drawer. But ...
After years of wear, a sweater is usually retired to an attic box or the back of a drawer. But you can give an old sweater new life by using the material to fashion a charming pair of mittens.
Source:Martha Stewart Living Television
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Asian Wrapping Paper

Steps:6
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Noah's Ark Ornaments

Steps:6
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Christmas, Glitter, Ornaments
These charming ornaments are a wonderful addition to any Christmas tree and make a lovely Handmade Holiday gift.
Materials
  • Wooden animal and ark cutouts
  • Fine-grit sandpaper
  • Drill with 1/8-inch drill bit
  • Push-pin
  • 18-pack glitter
  • Plastic spoon
  • Paper plates
  • White craft glue
  • Paintbrush
  • 26-gauge green floral wire
  • Ark glittering template
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Table Decorations: Cinnamon Candle

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