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Crafting and DIY

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Reuse Scrap Wrapping Paper

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With a little recycling know-how, even the smallest bits of pretty fabric and paper can make a big impact. Turn them into strips of decorative tape and you'll have beautiful trims at the ready. We like to use the tape to seal cellophane bags of treats, wrap packages, and make stationery more festive.
Materials
  • For fabric, use sharp shears to make the cleanest edges.
  • Double-sided tape with waxed paper backing
  • Fabric and/or paper remnants
  • Fabric and/or craft scissors
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Candy Centerpiece

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Centerpieces
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Patriotic Dog Bow Tie

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With this festive red, white, and blue bow tie, your pooch will be the star of your Fourth of July celebrations.
Materials
  • American flag bunting, 4 inches by 21 feet, 4-by-6-inch pattern
  • Fabric scissors
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Red-and-white-striped ribbon, 7/8 inch, mjtrim.com
  • Leather dog collar, in Red
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Letter Photo Mat

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Pegboard Storage Solution

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Organizing
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Banner Birthday Card

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Materials, Card making, Paper
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Apple Tote Bag

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Traditional Mittens

If you're craving a creative project and some of the old-fashioned comfort that comes from ...
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Knitting, Winter, Yarn
If you're craving a creative project and some of the old-fashioned comfort that comes from starting something from scratch, you'll be well rewarded by reaching for your knitting needles this winter. These mittens  are straightforward to make (the stockinette stitch is king here), and the patterns are readily adaptable -- just alter the styles and sizes to suit the wearer. You'll enjoy the pleasure of knitting (and the guilty pleasure of not working) and the satisfaction of donning winter woollies you made yourself.
Source:Martha Stewart Living, November 2010
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Wire-Lace Egg Garland

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Easter
Colored eggs, beautiful ribbons, and shimmering pearls come together in this festive spring garland, perfect for decorating traditional Easter egg trees or adorning a windowsill.
Materials
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • 20mm pale gold wire lace
  • Dyed 14mm pearls (see Egg Ornaments process)
  • Drill or Dremel Stylus fitted with 1/8-inch bit
  • Blown, dyed eggs (see Egg Ornaments process)
  • Scissors
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