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Crafting and DIY

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Spray-Painted Tassel

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Spray-Painted Straw Baskets

With just a can of silver spray paint, you can transform a humble straw basket into chic ...
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Girl Scout S.W.A.P.S.

Steps:5
Girl Scouts exchange these handmade keepsakes, known as S.W.A.P.S. or Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere, when meeting new friends. Martha and Anna Maria Chavez, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, crafted and traded their "swaps" during the show.
Materials
  • Wool felt in desired color
  • Glitter paint in desired color
  • Paintbrush
  • Girl Scout S.W.A.P.S. template
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Fabric glue
  • Large safety pin
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Oversize Paper Roses

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
Paper, Party favors
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Rickrack Easter Basket

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Easter baskets, Felt, Ribbons
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Memory Artwork

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Fabric
Capture childhood memories using a simple fabric silhouette technique from author and illustrator Sujean Rim, inspired by her book "Birdie's Big-Girl Dress."
Materials
  • Clothing templates
  • Color photocopier (or scanner and color printer)
  • Scissors
  • Tape or stapler and staples
  • Iron (optional)
  • Iron-on adhesive paper (optional)
  • Craft knife or small scissors
  • Heavyweight paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • White pencil
  • Frame
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Dip-Dyed Bamboo Place Mats

Steps:2
Other Ideas:
Dyeing, Place settings
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Shell Paperweight

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Paperweights, Shells
This delightful nature-themed desk accessory from Hannah Milman, executive editorial director of crafts, was inspired by the historical Sanibell Shell Fair and its collection of beach treasures.
Materials
  • Glass paperweight kit, photoweights.com
  • Mat board
  • Craft knife or scissors
  • Beacon 527 adhesive
  • Small shells and other beach findings
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Dip-Dyed Cups and Bowls

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Bunny Carts

Steps:4
When a solid chocolate bunny just isn't enough, create a candy-laden caboose fashioned from a berry basket, wooden wheels, dowels, and a drinking straw. In twos or threes, these bunnies also work as Easter-table centerpieces.
Materials
  • Three 1/4-inch-by-12-inch dowels
  • Berry basket
  • 2 wooden wheels
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Craft paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Straw
  • Craft knife
  • Double-sided tape
  • 1-inch strips of gold crepe paper
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