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Memory Artwork

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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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Shell Paperweight

Steps:3
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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 Bamboo Place Mats

Steps:2
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Dyeing, Place settings
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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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Crepe Paper Rose Basket

Steps:4
A frilly alternative to a traditional Easter basket, this rose has humble beginnings: Beneath the folds of pink crepe paper is a plastic bucket meant for mixing paint.
Materials
  • 2 1/2-quart mixing tub
  • Crepe paper: 1 gold and 1 pink roll
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Green card stock
  • Rose petal template
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Ribbon Bag

Steps:14
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Ribbons, Valentine's Day
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Glitter Heart Pin

Steps:13
Other Ideas:
Glitter, Valentine's Day
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Birdhouse Valentine

Steps:7
Make a sweet handmade card for your Valentine using versatile craft punches and a charming three-dimensional element with this how-to from artist Rosa Clifford. Accent with glitter for extra texture and sparkle.
Materials
  • Decorative paper
  • Scissors and/or craft knife
  • Birdhouse template
  • Brown card stock
  • All Over the Page Heart punch
  • Glue or glue pen
  • Heart Confetti punch
  • Five-Leaf Branch punch
  • Light green card stock
  • Adhesive foam dots
  • Bird stickers (such as these)
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String-Art Heart Craft

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Ribbons, Valentine's Day
Cupid would approve of this handmade Valentine’s Day ribbon decoration. The banner message can feature your sweetheart's name or be personalized for any occasion.
Materials
  • Wood plaque
  • Acrylic paint for plaque in desired color
  • Paintbrush
  • Heart and arrowhead template
  • Tape
  • Awl
  • Brass brads
  • Flat head pliers
  • Tack hammer
  • 1/4-inch gold ribbon
  • Banner template
  • Chipboard, cardboard, or heavy cardstock
  • Craft knife
  • Liquid gilding
  • White glue
  • White cardstock
  • Glue bottle with fine-tip applicator
  • Glitter
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Robot Pop-Up Card

Steps:7
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