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Starry Stamped Hanukkah Table Runner

Steps:4
Delicate gold stars glow against a simple white runner, setting the scene for a modern Hanukkah table.
Materials
  • Eraser (at least 1 inch square)
  • Craft knife
  • Card stock
  • Length of hemp fabric, hemmed at edges
  • Foam brush
  • Fabric paint in gold
  • Starry Stamped Runner template
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Decorative Photo Plate

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Decorating, Photo albums, Photos
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Gourd Luminaries

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Fall, Nature crafts
Decorate your home for fall with a lovely luminary made from seasonal gourds.
Materials
  • Large dried gourd
  • Painter's tape
  • Pencil
  • Jigsaw
  • Home computer with word-processing software
  • Home printer with paper
  • Scissors
  • Carbon paper
  • Drill with 1/8-inch, 1/4-inch, and 3/8-inch bits
  • Pencil eraser
  • Colored CFL (compact fluorescent) bulb
  • Freestanding wired bulb fixture with plug
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Thumbtack Bulletin Board

Steps:4
A bulletin board is an essential tool in any home and, over the years, Martha has made a number of different examples. This latest uses a denim fabric to achieve a classic style. Size it up or down to suit your needs.
Materials
  • Homosote board (ours measured 24-inches-by-36-inches)
  • Denim fabric with lycra or other sturdy fabric
  • Staple gun
  • Elastic
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Nail upholstery tacks
  • Mallet
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Frightfully Fun Scarecrow

Steps:11
Materials
  • 2 one-by-twos (for mother or son) or 2 one-by-fours (for father), cut to size
  • Drill
  • Old clothes
  • 1 wood screw (for mother or son) or 2 wood screws (for father)
  • Bale of hay needle and thread
  • Mallet
  • Foam pumpkin, carved as desired
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Easter Egg Place Card Holders

Steps:6
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Outdoor Lighting: Icicles

Steps:3
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Block Puzzle

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Kids, Stenciling
To solve the mystery posed by a puzzle made of blocks, kids must investigate relationships between shapes and colors. Puzzle blocks help children build thinking skills and are easy for parents to make with paint and stencils. It also makes an easy favor for a baby shower.
Materials
  • 1 sheet of adhesive drawer liner
  • 4 or more plain wooden blocks
  • Cookie cutters
  • Washable nontoxic tempera paint.
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Felt Tree Bottle Covers

Steps:4
Next time you give a bottle of wine as a gift, dress it up with these lovely felt tree bottle covers.
Materials
  • Tree template one
  • Tree template two
  • 1/2 yard (or 2 packs) felt
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Pencil
  • Pinking shears or straightedge shears
  • Decorative embellishments (bells, rhinestones, garland)
  • Fabri-tac glue
  • Wine bottle
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