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Cockscomb Valentine Wreath

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Nothing expresses the essence of Valentine's Day better than a big, full heart. Declare your love for a sweetheart -- or simply a love of romance -- with this handmade cockscomb wreath.
Materials
  • Heart-shaped 10-inch polystyrene wreath form (available at florists' shops)
  • Utility knife with a saw blade
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Several bunches of dried cockscomb (each with about eight stems)
  • 3 yards of satin ribbon
  • T-pin
  • Floral wire
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Knife-Edge Pillow

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Leaf Decoupage Picture Mats

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Easy Backpack

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Fabric, Good Things, Kids, Sewing
This pretty satchel is a cinch to put together, and it takes only about an hour. Choose fabrics in colors that coordinate with favorite outfits. We used washable cotton for the exterior and lined the pack with water-resistant nylon for durability.
Materials
  • Preshrunk cotton (one 14 1/2-by-32-inch rectangle)
  • Nylon (one 14 1/2-by-32-inch rectangle)
  • Pins
  • Cord (two 4-inch lengths, plus two 50-inch lengths)
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Safe Ornament Storage

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Clip and Hold

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Pinecone Turkey

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