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Crafting and DIY

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Rocket Favor Packaging

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Send your guests to the moon with these lively rockets. They make playful favor packages for an Independence Day bash or a child's summer birthday. And constructing them is a snap -- no rocket science required.
Materials
  • Rocket Crackers Clip Art
  • 8 1/2-by-11-inch heavyweight matte paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • 8-by-5 1/2-inch pieces of white tissue paper
  • White twine
  • Hot-glue gun
  • American Starlights Candy
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Reuse Scrap Wrapping Paper

Steps:3
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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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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Candy Centerpiece

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Other Ideas:
Centerpieces
Adorable for bridal showers, kids' birthdays, and other parties, this candy centerpiece sends a clear message: There will be dessert.
Materials
  • 9-inch by 9-inch squares of cellophane
  • Twist ties
  • 5 1/2-inch candy apple sticks
  • Styrofoam ball
  • Opaque container
  • Skewer
  • Artificial leaves
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Pegboard Storage Solution

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Organizing
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Letter Photo Mat

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Apple Tote Bag

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Banner Birthday Card

Steps:9
Other Ideas:
Materials, Card making, Paper
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Traditional Mittens

If you're craving a creative project and some of the old-fashioned comfort that comes from ...
Other Ideas:
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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