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Crafting and DIY

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Pumpkin Lantern

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Ribbon Barrettes

Steps:3
With a minimum of materials and only a few simple steps, you can fashion an attractive barrette from a metal hair clip.
Materials
  • Ribbon
  • Metal hair clips
  • Seam sealant, such as Fray Check
  • Fabric glue, such as Magna-Tac
  • Beads (optional)
  • Key ring (optional)
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Candy Topiary

Steps:9
Materials
  • 7-inch flower pot
  • 6-inch Styrofoam ball
  • Styrofoam cone (18 inches tall by 6 inches wide)
  • 18-inch-long, 3/4-inch-diameter dowel (stained)
  • 4 to 5 bags of assorted fun-size candy bars
  • 1 pound of twist wrapped candies
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Glue sticks
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Glowing Cups and Candlesticks

Steps:2
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Cookie Envelope

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Good Things, Party planning
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Clothespin Bag

Steps:11
Other Ideas:
Sewing
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Fern Coasters

Steps:5
Coasters featuring fern-inspired designs add a rustic touch to the living room or porch, and they make a great gift.
Materials
  • Fern coaster clip art
  • Iron-on transfer paper for light fabrics
  • 1/4-inch thick sheet of balsa wood, 4 or 8 inches wide
  • Iron
  • Mat knife
  • Fine (about 150-grit) sandpaper
  • Clear gloss oil-based polyurethane
  • Adhesive cork drawer liner
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Green Silk Leaves

Steps:3
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Heart-Felted Scarf

Steps:9
This lovely heart-felted scarf from Betz White makes a wonderful and warm Valentine's Day gift.
Materials
  • Washer and dryer
  • Laundry detergent
  • Scissors
  • Sewing pins
  • Discarded 100 percent wool sweaters in a variety of colors
  • Yarn in a complementary color
  • Hand-sewing needle with an eye large enough to thread yarn
  • Heart template
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Hosta Leaf Sculptures with Little and Lewis

Steps:10
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