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Crafting and DIY

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Orange Pyramid

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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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Bat-and-Moon Treat Bags

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The materials you need to create a trick-or-treat bag, an attractive way to present Halloween party favors, or just a spooky lunch bag are probably already in your house. Follow these simple instructions to embellish a plain brown paper bag with full moons and swooping bats.
Materials
  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Alphabet stamp set (optional)
  • Stamp pad (optional)
  • 1 3/4-inch punch
  • Yellow paper
  • Glue stick
  • Mini-hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Brown or black seam binding
  • Scalloped-edge scissors
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Asian Wrapping Paper

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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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Scarf Stocking

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Hard Flower Barrettes

Steps:10
Other Ideas:
Accessories, Paper, Templates
These crepe-paper flowers are beautiful on their own or as one-of-a-kind fashion accessories.
Materials
  • Double-sided crepe paper
  • Petal-and-leaf template
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Toothpick
  • 28-gauge wire
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Smooth-Cast 327
  • Piece of Styrofoam
  • Pruners
  • Krylon clear matte finish spray
  • Small scrap of green felt
  • Pencil
  • Barrette or pin backing
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Tissue Cherry-Blossom Tree

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Kids, Nature crafts, Paper
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Pirate Costume Accessories

Steps:11
Materials
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Foil Spray glue
  • Utility knife
  • Bone folder
  • Shoe polish
  • Buckle template
  • Hook template
  • Large plastic cup
  • Black construction paper (22-inch-by-28-inch sheet)
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Black masking tape
  • Black string or twine
  • 2 pieces distressed faux leather, vinyl, or oil cloth measuring 10 inches by 34 inches
  • Can
  • Fabric marker
  • Pirate pouch template
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Decorated Berry Baskets

Steps:3
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