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Crafting and DIY

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Astronomical Accent

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Glitter
We used two 20-inch square papers to create a dramatic large star, but you can choose squares of any size to create smaller stars.
Materials
  • Cutting mat
  • Craft knife
  • 2 large pieces of watercolor paper
  • Bone folder
  • Kraft paper
  • Spray adhesive
  • Silver fine glitter
  • Silver glass glitter (optional)
  • Spray sealant, such as Rust-Oleum Gloss Clear spray
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Ribbon for hanging
  • Star support template
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Chocolate Garland

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Tinsel
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New Year's Card

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Good Things
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Animal Ornaments

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Ornaments, Paint, Pipe cleaners
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Birch Bark Frame

Steps:6
Turn an ordinary photo frame into beautiful handmade gift with this easy and affordable craft.
Materials
  • 11- by 14-inch wood frame
  • Utility knife
  • Birch bark tiles
  • Ruler
  • Ruled cutting mat
  • "Liquid Nails" adhesive
  • Clamps
  • Metallic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper mat to fit frame (optional)Slightly darker shade of paint for mat (optional)
  • Slightly darker shade of paint for mat (optional)
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Glinting Paper Lanterns and Table Settings

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Decorating, Paint
Our golden lanterns, trays, and table cover were given a coat of spray paint. For the table, we wrapped a hollow-core door in textured paper and set it on two sawhorses.
Materials
  • Paper lanterns
  • Metallic spray paint
  • Galvanized black metal tray
  • Textured paint paper
  • Painters' tape
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Celestial-Being Twig Tree Stand

Steps:3
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Glass Ornaments

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Ornaments, Paint
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Foil Poinsettia Garland

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Decorating
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Straw Star Wreath

Steps:2
Other Ideas:
Christmas
Gluing the stars to different-size clothespins (instead of directly to the wreath form) gives the wreath more dimension.
Materials
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Straw star ornaments (about 5 dozen total)
  • Mini wooden clothespins in two sizes (about 6 dozen total)
  • Double-rail wreath form
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