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Crafting and DIY

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Glittered Pop-Up Place Cards

These glitter-embellished cards will make your table twinkle in candlelight.
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Ombre Scarf

Steps:15
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Accessories, Dyeing
Make a fashionable spring scarf using this gradient-dyeing technique.
Materials
  • 2 1/4 yards cotton gauze or cotton cheesecloth
  • Washer and dryer
  • Scissors
  • Large (gallon or more) plastic bucket
  • Soda ash dye fixative
  • Glass jar
  • Procion MX powdered cold-water dye
  • Warm water
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 4-ounce or larger plastic squirt bottle
  • Masking tape
  • 2 13-gallon white plastic garbage bags
  • Latex or plastic gloves
  • Permanent marker
  • Ruler
  • Electric fan (optional)
  • Mild laundry detergent
  • Sewing machine
  • Coordinating thread
  • Iron
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Creepy Crates

Steps:4
Assemble a tableau straight out of a spooky movie. The animals in this witch's latest shipment seem to have escaped their crates and are inhabiting these ghostly green pumpkins.
Materials
  • Wooden open-top boxes, 16-by-12-by-11 inches, knock-down style, by Poole and Sons, woodthings.com
  • Number and letter stencils, 2 inches, by Hy-Ko Products, acehardwaresuperstore.com
  • Dark-gray and black acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Masking tape
  • Sponge brush
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Fabric Balls

Steps:4
These luminous fabric-covered ornaments are made without sewing a stitch, so they are the perfect project for kids old enough to work with pins. We covered the balls with satin, taffeta, and velvet and finished them with metallic-silver ribbons and twine.
Materials
  • Fabric balls template
  • 2- and 3-inch Styrofoam balls
  • Fabric
  • Ribbons, rickrack, and/or cord
  • Straight pins and pearl-head pins
  • Pearl beads, tassel balls and tassels
  • Craft glue
  • Sewing shears (for cutting fabric) and embroidery scissors (for cutting trimmings)
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Graveyard Place Cards

Steps:4
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