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Crafting and DIY

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Musty Wreath Relic

Steps:3
No one will dare darken your doorstep while this aging, spider-infested wreath hangs over it. The secret is reindeer moss, actually a lichen, available at crafts stores and garden centers.
Materials
  • Hot-glue
  • Moss
  • Styrofoam wreath form
  • Monofilament
  • Craft glue
  • Plastic spiders
  • Black glitter
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Planting Bulbs and Embellishing

Steps:3
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Customized Picture Frame

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Frames, Recycled materials
Use paint and favorite wallpaper patterns to create a stylish, personalized picture frame -- a wonderful gift for any loved one.
Materials
  • Wood frame
  • Frame mat
  • Interior paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Chip brush
  • All-purpose paste
  • Wallpaper or large sheet of decorative paper
  • Utility knife
  • Photograph to fit mat and frame
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Big Ball Necklace

Steps:2
Other Ideas:
Accessories, Fashion
The unlikeliest of materials -- pantyhose and rubber "bouncy" balls -- are transformed into a stylish statement necklace in this simple process from Erica Domesek. Mix balls of different colors and sizes with a variety of sheer textured stockings to achieve countless looks.
Materials
  • Sheer stockings
  • Scissors
  • Rubber "bouncy" balls
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Pinecone Ornaments

Steps:8
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Ornaments
Springerle molds are traditionally used to make an anise-flavored German cookie. But here, House on the Hill owner Connie Meisinger uses them to create beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments with clay.
Materials
  • Springerle cookie mold
  • Paperclay
  • Rolling pin
  • Craft knife or bench scraper
  • Cookie rack
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Acrylic paints
  • Glazing medium
  • Acrylic satin finish
  • Paintbrushes
  • Dark brown (raw umber) acrylic paint
  • Cotton rag
  • Coordinating paper (for back of ornament)
  • Ribbon for hanging
  • White glue
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Cardboard Table and Chairs for Dolls

Steps:8
Turn a cardboard box into an easy-to-assemble set of doll furniture that your kids will love.
Materials
  • Chair template
  • Table template
  • Bed template
  • Assembly diagram
  • Large pieces of corrugated cardboard
  • Box cutter with several sharp blades
  • Scissors
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Ruler
  • 1 to 2 rolls of contact paper (optional)
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Stamped Valentine's Day Cocktail Napkin

Steps:4
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Reindeer Pop-Up Card

Steps:4
Spread holiday cheer with this one-of-a-kind holiday card from pop-up book artists Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart.
Materials
  • Template one
  • Template two
  • Template three
  • Brown medium-weight paper, for legs
  • Silver or bone-colored medium-weight paper, for antlers
  • Colored medium-weight paper, for ornaments
  • Knitting needle or bone folder
  • Utility knife
  • Card
  • White glue
  • Silver thread
  • Mini hole-punch
  • 5-by-7-inch envelope
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Mushroom Table Decorations

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Table decorations
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Football-Field Runner and Football Coaster

Steps:8
Materials
  • For the Football-Field Table Runner: Roll of green art paper or solid green wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • 3-inch-wide craft ruler
  • 1/4-inch white drafting tape (also called artist's tape)
  • 3 to 5 packs of white felt adhesive numbers
  • Football Coaster: Brown flannel-backed faux leather or brown felt
  • Scissors
  • White oil-based paint pen
  • Football-coaster template
  • Pencil
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