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Classical Column Window Frame

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Use this beautiful greenery from the set of "The Martha Stewart Show" to frame the windows in your home for the holidays.
Materials
  • 10-inch concrete form
  • Scissors
  • Saw
  • "Vinz 1-2-3" shellac-based primer
  • Two pieces of 1-by-3-inch lumber
  • L-bracket and screws
  • Seeded eucalyptus laurel and dried bay leaves
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Hill green color floral spray paint
  • Metallic Champagne silver spray paint
  • Silver glitter spray paint
  • Ivory velvet ribbon
  • Finishing nails
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Candy Artifact Display

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Pumpkin Votive Holders

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If the thought of a cadre of frightful jack-o'-lanterns gives you the chills, opt for a lovely and luminous group of votive holders instead. These gently glowing lights, cut from pumpkins in pale hues, are easy to make: Simply slice off the tops, and scoop off the flesh.
Materials
  • Miniature pumpkins
  • Votives
  • Floral cutters
  • Hand-drill fitted with a 1 1/2-inch-wide paddle bit
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Party Theme: Initial

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Memory Quilt

Steps:6
Materials
  • Rotary fabric cutter (optional)
  • Self-healing cutting mat (optional)
  • Clear acrylic quilter's ruler
  • Scissors
  • Clothing and fabric for quilt squares
  • Straight pins
  • A steam iron
  • Preshrunk 100-percent cotton batting
  • Safety pins; 1/2-inch-wide double-fold bias tape
  • Prewashed cotton fabric for backing (we used a vintage piece of matelasse bedspread, but
  • Yarn or embroidery floss
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Ribbon Trees

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Gourd Birdhouse

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Other Ideas:
Nature crafts
Materials
  • For birdhouse: Large gourd
  • Scouring pad
  • Warm water
  • Pencil
  • Purple martin access port, homemade (see directions below) or purchased
  • Purple martin entrance tunnel
  • Jigsaw
  • Medium-coarse half-round file
  • Drill
  • 7/8-inch hole saw bit
  • 3/8-inch drill bit
  • 7/8-inch 90-degree PVC elbow
  • 3/8-inch rubber hose
  • PPCA (premium polyurethane construction adhesive)
  • Pre-nesting material, such as dried pine needles
  • White latex exterior house paint and paintbrush (optional)
  • Copper wire
  • For access port: 4-inch thin-wall white PVC sewer pipe
  • Hacksaw
  • Lid from large 2-gallon plastic jar (most often found at restaurants)
  • Drill with 1/16-inch drill bit
  • Small pieces of electric copper wire
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Terra-Cotta Pots for Pansies

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Collection Frames

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Pumpkin Flower Vase

Steps:6
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