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Crafting and DIY

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Applique Scarves

Steps:2
Other Ideas:
Fall, Sewing, Templates, Winter
A warm scarf is a seasonal staple, and you can easily add a unique flair to its functionality with just a few basic embellishments. This simple technique requires little more than scraps of wool felt, embroidery thread, and a blanket stitch. 
Materials
  • Applique Scarf Template or cookie cutter
  • Pencil
  • Wool felt
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Needle and embroidery thread
  • Scarf
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Ornament Basket

Steps:4
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Silhouette Easter Eggs

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Decorating, Easter, Easter eggs
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Glitter Ornaments

Steps:14
Materials
  • Craft glue
  • Small paintbrush
  • Glass ornaments, old and new
  • Fine-grain glitter
  • Kraft paper, to cover work surface
  • Assorted nuts, in shell
  • Small bowls or containers, one for each color glitter
  • Pinecones
  • 1/2-inch eye hooks
  • Glass compote
  • Ribbon (we used metallic silver)
  • Scissors
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Silver Fir and Holly Wreath

Steps:4
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Light Up a Table with Floating Candles

Steps:3
There's something magical about fire dancing on water. Reflected in the liquid's shimmering surface, the flickers of a candle's flame appear doubly radiant and twice as beautiful. Floating candles add instant atmosphere to a casual summer table, and with our technique, you can create lots of them in only a couple of hours.
Materials
  • Muffin tins or other molds
  • Petroleum jelly or nonstick cooking spray
  • Paraffin or beeswax candles, or wax bricks and color chips
  • Double boiler
  • Candy thermometer
  • Craft sticks, for stirring1 1/4-inch metal-tabbed tea-light wicks
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Cornucopia

Steps:8
A raffia cornucopia lined with a bed of dried wheat stalks holds an abundance of golden squashes, apples, and pears. Set on a wide sideboard or chest, it's a natural Thanksgiving decorations that radiates good fortune.
Materials
  • 2-foot-long wicker cornucopia (available at craft stores or floral shops)
  • 2 yards of burlap
  • Scissors
  • Hot-glue gun
  • 3 two-hundred-gram packages of raffia
  • Spool of jute string
  • Large binder clip
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Martha's Ghostly Equestrienne Makeup

Steps:6
With makeup in haunting shades, Martha is transformed into a Ghostly Equestrienne.
Materials
  • Makeup brushes
  • A makeup sponge
  • Pale concealer (optional)
  • Liquid foundation (use the lightest shade available)
  • Tinted moisturizer (optional; use the lightest shade available)
  • Buildable white face powder (one that will become more opaque the more you apply)
  • Blush (optional)
  • Red eye shadow
  • Gray eye shadow
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Black mascara
  • Gray eye pencil
  • Sheer lip gloss
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Cereal Box Organizer

Steps:2
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