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Crafting and DIY

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Custom Holiday Cards

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Spun-Cotton Mushroom Ornaments

Steps:5
Materials
  • Chipboard
  • Craft knife
  • Masking tape
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Loose cotton stuffing
  • Low-loft cotton batting
  • White and red acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Styrofoam block
  • Coarse and fine crystal glitter
  • "Carrara marble" opaque white glitter
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Candle clips
  • Glitter, tinsel, batting, or reindeer moss for embellishment (optional)
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Hanging Clay Santa

Steps:8
Materials
  • Clay Santa clip art
  • 1/2-inch Styrofoam sheets
  • White glue
  • Three 4.8-ounce packages white ClayCraft soft clay
  • One 1.9-ounce package red ClayCraft soft clay
  • One 1.9-ounce package yellow ClayCraft soft clay
  • Roller bar
  • Clay cutter
  • Clay-detailing sticks
  • Clay-texturizing brush
  • Acrylic paint in black and pink
  • Paintbrush
  • Red glitter
  • Hanging hook
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Paper Bag Puppets

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Pretty Pillows

Steps:4
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Your Name in Lights Votives

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Sparkle Script Letters

Steps:2
Dress up your party with these glittery letters made from mat board. Scatter them around the tables, tape them to glass votive candleholders, or hang them on a wall.
Materials
  • Mat or illustration board
  • Cutting mat
  • Craft knife
  • Kraft paper
  • Spray adhesive
  • Glitter
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Photo Birthday Party Hats

Steps:4
For a personalized take on the classic party hat, make your own with a few especially silly or endearing photos. Don't forget the silver bow on top!
Materials
  • Hat template
  • Legal paper
  • Cutting mat
  • Craft knife
  • Snapshots
  • Clear tape
  • Narrow elastic
  • Stick-on gift bow
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Metallic Magic Candle Flowers and Stars

Steps:3
Echo the metallic decorations on the table and around the room with these silvery flower- and star-shaped bases for birthday cake candles.
Materials
  • Daisy Whale of a Punch, eksuccessbrands.com
  • Radiant Star Punch, Martha Stewart Crafts; michaels.com
  • Screw punch
  • nycentralart.com
  • Celebration candles, 6 inches; creativecandles.com
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Clip-Art Letter Banners

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