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Embellished Gift Bags

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Earring Holiday Gift Card

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A handmade card -- adorned with handmade earrings -- makes a thoughtful gift for any fashion-conscious friend.
Materials
  • Card stock
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Stamp kit
  • Embossing stamp pad
  • Embossing powder
  • Soft bristle brush
  • Heat gun
  • Screw punch
  • Double-sided tape
  • Flat-backed rhinestones
  • Earring posts
  • Earring backs
  • Quick-set epoxy
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Gift box
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Potted Citronella Candles

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Keep unwanted insect guests from crashing your outdoor gatherings with homemade citronella candles tucked into small terra-cotta pots.
Materials
  • 3-inch milk painted or basic terra-cotta pot
  • Masking tape
  • Saucepan
  • Water
  • 2-cup Pyrex measuring cup
  • Beeswax beads
  • Kitchen stove or hot plate
  • Citronella oil (optional)
  • Pre-waxed wired candlewick with sustainer base
  • Scissors
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Spring Grapevine Wreath

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Egg-Corn Decorations

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Embellishing Chocolate Easter Eggs

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Fanged Pumpkins

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Other Ideas:
Halloween, Pumpkin carving
Grouped together on the mantel, Drac-o'-lantern and tiny winged pals create a Transylvanian scene. Run-of-the-mill pushpins turn into devilish red eyes.
Materials
  • For vampire pumpkin: Thumbtack or pin
  • Small white pumpkin (For a big bite, choose a small pumpkin so the plastic vampire teeth seem huge)
  • Plastic vampire teeth
  • Mouth template
  • For bat: Black construction paper
  • Small white pumpkin
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Wing template
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