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Crafting and DIY

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Sand Candles

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Tassel Bookmark

Save your place with a tassel-topped bookmark. 
Other Ideas:
Materials, Leather, Yarn
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Preserving Leaves

Steps:5
Materials
  • Cut branches with leaves
  • Pruning clippers or handsaw
  • Hammer
  • Deep bucket
  • pH testing kit (lemon juice or powdered lime, if pH is off)
  • Glycerin (available at local drugstores)
  • Surfectant, such as Spreader Sticker (available at local garden centers)
  • Florist's wire; wreath form
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Clothespin Valentine

Steps:2
Secure a small satchel of Valentine's Day treats with this festive fastener. Use any size of clothespins and as many different colors of paper as you like, but it's best to use wooden pins, which hold the glue better than the plastic variety.
Materials
  • Wooden clothespins
  • Decorative paper
  • Tacky glue
  • Card stock or other heavy-weight paper
  • 1/16-inch circular punch or paper edgers (optional)
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Heart-Felt Bag

Steps:9
This felt handbag is an adorable, easy-to-make accessory.
Materials
  • Wool felt
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Double-sided iron-on adhesive
  • Decorative quilting cotton
  • Sewing machine
  • Coordinating thread
  • Pins
  • Iron
  • Magnetic-snap closures
  • Heart template
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
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Pinecone Penguin

Steps:7
This family of painted pinecone birds colonizes a magical snowscape decorated with glitter, bits of flocking, and a mirror pond.
Materials
  • Scissors
  • 2 large pinecone scales (for wings)
  • Sandpaper
  • 1 small piece cut from top of a pinecone (for neck)
  • 1 long pinecone (for body)
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Craft glue
  • White acrylic paint
  • 1 acorn cap (for face)
  • White glass glitter
  • Brown acrylic paint
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Paper Frills for Crown Roast of Pork

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Vintage Paper Leaf Wreath

Steps:7
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Fall, Paper, Wreaths
Turn an old book into a whimsical wreath with this creative idea from our Handmade Gift Contest winner, Emily Morris.
Materials
  • Leaf template
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock
  • Pencil
  • Old book with at least 100 yellowed pages, pages removed
  • Craft glue
  • 24-gauge floral wire, cut to 5-inch lengths
  • Pressed real leaves (optional, from naturespressed.com)
  • 20-gauge floral wire
  • Brown floral tape
  • 1/8-inch tan quilling paper
  • Acorn caps
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Ribbon for bow
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