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Crafting and DIY

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Knit Blanket

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Yarn
If you can knit a scarf, you can make a blanket. (You don't even need to add or reduce stitches!) This coverlet is made from 12 individually knit rectangles of natural-colored wool, sewn together with a contrasting yarn, so the seams show.
Materials
  • Blanket diagram
  • Size 11 needles
  • 38 skeins bulky yarn, in oatmeal
  • 3 skeins merino yarn, in marigold
  • Yarn needle
  • Crochet hook
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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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