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Birdseed Wreath

Steps:9
Make clever use out of a Bundt pan by creating a pretty suet-birdseed feeder for your feathered friends.
Materials
  • Suet
  • Saucepan or baking dish
  • Fine cheesecloth
  • Measuring cup
  • Fresh cranberries
  • 6-cup Bundt pan
  • Wild birdseed
  • Dried cranberries
  • Roasted unsalted peanuts
  • Large plastic spoon
  • Wide ribbon
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Tart-Tin Sconce

Other Ideas:
Christmas, Decorating, Paint
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Shane's Ribbon Bracelets

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Ribbons
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Evergreen Stars

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Greenery, Templates
The instructions below are for a wreath about 36 inches across, but you can vary the technique for stars in different sizes and designs.
Materials
  • 10 basswood strips (24 inches each) per 36-inch star
  • Craft knife or mini saw
  • Wood glue
  • Cut greens, such as rosemary, cedar, juniper, and boxwood
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Evergreen Wreath template
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Easy Christmas Wreaths

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Good Things, Greenery
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Cheesecloth Spirits

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Halloween
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Decrepit Dwelling

Steps:2
A tangle of cheesecloth spiderwebs is a sure sign that ghouls, goblins, and other spooky types have taken over the (un)living room. The ragged-looking webs can be hung across any entryway. Drooping lilies on the buffet table and pumpkins in faded hues add to this space's haunted appeal.
Materials
  • Measuring tape
  • White or ivory cheesecloth (by the roll)
  • Scissors
  • Pushpins or adhesive hooks
  • Plastic spiders
  • White craft glue
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Spider Egg Sac

Steps:4
This globe-shaped incubator is teeming with eight-legged babies. Make several sacs and suspend them at various heights.
Materials
  • 1 foam egg
  • White batting
  • 1 white stocking
  • Plastic spiders in various sizes
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pushpins or adhesive hooks
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Made to Play

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