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Crafting and DIY

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Graduated-Layer Frame

Steps:11
Other Ideas:
Photos, Wood
Painted a cheery hue, this frame is perfect for accentuating the sunny side of your son's scary monster. The elaborate three-dimensional design is a playful way to showcase basic art skills or cherished family photographs. Hang one, or a group, to instantly liven up any room.
Materials
  • Metal ruler
  • Wooden frame, 12 1/2 by 16 1/2 inches or larger
  • Balsa wood, various sizes
  • 12-by-12-inch cutting mat
  • Craft knife
  • Sandpaper, fine grit
  • Tacky glue
  • Flat-bristle brushes
  • Primer and paint
  • Cutting Mat, 12 inches square
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Star Wreath with Glitter-Dusted Pinecones and Baubles

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Garlands, Wreaths
Materials
  • Hand pruners
  • Evergreen branches, such as noble fir
  • 26-gauge floral wire, 26 gauge, Michaels stores
  • Small wire cutters
  • Star wreath form, mainewreathco.com
  • Pearlized globe lights (optional)
  • White craft glue
  • 2 small bowls
  • Clear microbead glitter
  • Small paintbrush
  • Wired glass balls, 25 mm and 35mm, from B&J Florist Supply, 212-564-6086
  • Pinecones
  • Spoon
  • Wooden floral picks
  • Nail or hook
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Hanging Acorn Treat Boxes

Steps:4
Materials
  • Acorn-shaped pressed-paper box
  • Orange and brown acrylic paint, from misterart.com
  • Foam brush
  • Fine crepe paper in white and black, from misterart.com
  • Template
  • Glue stick
  • Waxed linen (#WL4PLYWAL), in Walnut, from The Caning Shop, 800-544-3373Hot-glue gun
  • Acorn Box Templates
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Witch's Cauldron

Steps:5
Materials
  • 3 long, straight branches (from which to hang the cauldron) and twigs (for the "fire") from your backyard
  • Large pumpkin
  • Keyhole saw or a serrated knife
  • Fleshing tool
  • Drill
  • 20-gauge wire, in green, by Panacea, from createforless.com
  • S hook
  • Twisted polypropylene rope, 1/4-inch, in tan, from acehardwareoutlet.com
  • Eyebolt with nut ZP, 1/4-by-4 inches
  • Washers and nuts, 1/4 inch, by Crown Bolt, from Home Depot
  • Outdoor stake light (with a yellow or an orange bulb), from Aubuchon Hardware,hardwarestore.com
  • Sturdy glass bowl, optional
  • Dry ice, optional
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Silver Mistletoe Chandelier

Steps:3
Fresh mistletoe lasts for only one season, but you'll be stealing kisses under this romantic chandelier for many holidays to come.
Materials
  • Floral shears
  • Tree branch, such as manzanita
  • Screw eye
  • Artificial mistletoe, Pany Silk Flowers, 212-645-9526
  • Battery-operated LED Rice lights, 20-light strand, batteryoperatedcandles.net
  • Floral tape, in Light Green, by Panacea, createforless.com
  • Metallic silver spray paint, in Sterling Silver, by Krylon, dickblick.com
  • Ceiling hook or nail
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Seersucker Napkin Ring

Steps:4
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Leather Bracelet

Steps:3
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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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