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Crafting and DIY

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Photo Centerpiece

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Raffia Throw Rug

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Napkin Pocket

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Chile Pepper Santa

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Other Ideas:
Christmas
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Creepy Snakes

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These homemade snakes are the perfect addition to your front porch this Halloween.
Materials
  • Gray pipe insulation: four 3-foot pieces for $2.76, by Thermwell, from Home Depot
  • Yellow map tacks
  • 1.5-inch nails
  • Permanent marker
  • White acrylic paint
  • Red paper
  • Green spray paint
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Doggie Tote Bag

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Keep your pet -- or at least his image -- at hand all the time, and show everyone just how cute he is. Adorn a bag with a silhouette of his profile. Ultrasuede fabric doesn't fray, so it's simple to work with, and twill tape, used for the collar and leash, is easy to shape.
Materials
  • Photograph of dog's profile
  • Ultrasuede fabric
  • Fabric pen
  • Fabric scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Natural-canvas tote bag (ecobags.com)
  • Twill tape
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Braided Leather-Lace Belt Craft

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Other Ideas:
Materials, Accessories, Leather
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Glittered Pumpkin Centerpiece

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Easter Bucket

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Materials
  • Chick and flower template
  • Plastic bucket in a spring color
  • Fun foam, $4.99 per package of 40, from Jo-Ann Stores
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue, from Martha Stewart Crafts, or  Perfect Glue No. 2, $3.11, by Liquid Nails, available at amazon.com and hardware stores
  • Easter Grass (you can also buy readymade Easter grass at D. Blumchen & Company)
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Ribbon Chalkboard with Key Hooks

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Other Ideas:
Decorating, Foyer, Organizing, Wood
If you've ever rushed around the house, looking in vain for your keys or for a pen to take a message, you'll appreciate the thinking behind this homemade message center. Adding cup hooks and a ribbon tie to a simple crafts-store chalkboard will make it the first and last place you need to look.
Materials
  • 9 3/4-by-12 1/2-inch chalkboard with unfinished wood frame
  • Five 3/4-inch cup hooks
  • Ruler
  • Awl
  • Drill fitted with a 1/8-inch bit
  • 20-inch length of ribbon or twine
  • Waxed twine
  • Chalk
  • Small screw-eye
  • Wooden-handled eraser
  • Binder clips
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