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Crafting and DIY

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Custom-Tailored Lights

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Surprising Garden Pots: Chimney Pots

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Loofah Soap

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Good Things, Soap
Natural loofah and store-bought soap base combine to create these lovely, exfoliating soaps. Make a batch for gifts, or as a hands-on activity at a child's birthday party.
Materials
  • Knife
  • Loofah
  • Waxed paper
  • Tart tin
  • Ready-melt soap (such as honey-glycerin and honey-oil mixtures)
  • Double boiler (or microwave)
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Pinecone Hurricane Vase

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Easy-to-Make Dog Screen

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Wood
Materials
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • 8 pieces 1/2-inch-thick-by-3-inch-wide clear-pine boards
  • Saw
  • Miterbox
  • Medium-grade sandpaper
  • Oil-based paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Carpenter's square
  • Wood glue
  • Wood joiners
  • Hammer
  • Bronze screening
  • Wire cutters
  • Pushpins
  • Staple gun
  • Drill and countersink drill bit
  • 3/4-inch flathead wood screws
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • E-Z glide strips
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Cookie Cutter Cards

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Cardboard-Box Oven Craft

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Materials
  • Scrap pieces of cardboard or cardboard boxes
  • Mat knife or box cutter
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Adhesive foam dots
  • Spray paint in chosen color for oven
  • Silver spray paint
  • Four plastic condiment-cup lids
  • Four small bottle caps
  • One large bottle cap
  • Template for knob labels
  • Full-sheet printable label paper
  • Paper fasteners (brads)
  • Blank or old CDs
  • Black permanent marker
  • Ruler
  • Sheet protector
  • Double-sided tape
  • Plastic clothes hanger
  • Battery-powered light (optional)
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Candy Cane Reindeer

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Paper Party Mask

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