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Crafting and DIY

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Sparkling Holiday Cards

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Felt Balls

Steps:3
Do you know you can transform shapeless wool fibers into colorful felt balls that really bounce? Making a felt ball is incredibly easy; simply wind wisps of wool into a blob, dip it in hot, soapy water, and gently roll it into shape with your hands.
Materials
  • Felting wool
  • Pitcher of hot soapy water (A formula of 4 tablespoons of liquid dishwashing detergent to 6 cups of water. Use detergent that does not contain scents or dyes.)
  • Baking tray
  • Sponge
  • Kitchen scale
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Snowy Balloon Ornaments

Steps:5
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Christmas, Glitter, Ornaments
With little more than some balloons and glitter, you can fill your home with decorative snowballs.
Materials
  • Balloon
  • Ball of cotton string
  • Craft glue
  • Clothespin
  • Dowel
  • Glitter
  • Pin
  • Tweezers
  • Metallic thread
  • Spray mount
  • Evergreen branch
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Pansy Mother's Day Card

Steps:5
In the Victorian era, pansies were adored for their exquisitely marked faces and their symbolism: The word "pansy" comes from the French word for thought, "pensee," so if you received a posy of pansies, you could be sure someone was thinking of you.
Materials
  • Pansy Mother's Day card template
  • Card stock or heavy paper in three colors
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Straight edge or bone folder
  • Utility knife
  • 1/16-inch hole punch
  • Large, heart-shaped craft punch (optional)
  • Craft needle threaded with a 20-inch length of embroidery ribbon
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Father's Day Cutout Frame

Steps:3
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