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Crafting and DIY

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Doily Basket

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Easter, Easter baskets, Kids
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Translucent Pumpkins

Steps:4
Halloween custom calls for a fiercely lit, glowering jack-o'-lantern, but you might also consider the more subtle glow of an elegant monogram, playful spirals, or a whimsical harlequin pattern.
Materials
  • Keyhole saw
  • Candle (optional)
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Monogram template (print from a computer)
  • Pen
  • Linoleum cutter
  • Christmas lights
  • Wax paper
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Wooden Towers

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Spring, Summer, Wood
 These supports fit nicely into a small corner of a vegetable or flower garden. 
Materials
  • Saw or belt sander
  • Four 6-foot pieces 1-by-2-inch wood, preferably cedar
  • Pencil
  • Forty 3/8-inch wood screws
  • Ten 12-inch pieces 1-by-2-inch wood, preferably cedar
  • Ten 13 1/2-inch pieces 1-by-2-inch wood, preferably cedar
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Pumpkin Snake

Steps:7
After dark, this glowing snake will light the path to your front door.
Materials
  • Pumpkins
  • Small utility saw
  • Large-bulb white Christmas lights
  • Plastic pumpkin-carving scoop, drill with borer tool and 3/4-inch and 1-inch bits
  • Felt-tip pen; utility knife
  • Extension cord
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Lace-Print Stationery

Steps:4
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Umbrella Bat Costume

Steps:5
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Space-Saver Desk

Steps:4
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Basic Scarf Pattern

Steps:12
Other Ideas:
Knitting, Winter, Yarn
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Crayon Stained-Glass Heart Cards

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Kids, Paper, Valentine's Day
When arranged in a heart shape, the crayon shavings we used to create colorful butterflies as children can reap decidedly more romantic results.
Materials
  • Waxed paper
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Crayons
  • Bone folder
  • Iron
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
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