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Metallic Eggs

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Other Ideas:
Easter, Easter baskets
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Beekeeper Costume

Steps:4
This watchful beekeeper always takes good care of his bee colony. He wears a sting-resistant suit (actually a pair of painter's coveralls, available at hardware stores), work gloves to protect his hands, and a long tulle veil to guard his face. Dozens of "bees" are glued to the open-mesh netting; others buzz around his wide-brimmed straw hat. The stenciled bucket becomes a winsome receptacle for Halloween treats.
Materials
  • Scissors
  • Black tulle netting
  • White wide-brimmed straw hat (or spray-paint a regular straw hat)
  • White spray paint (optional)
  • Hot-glue gun 
  • White seam binding
  • Wire cutters
  • Millinery bees
  • Letter stencils
  • Yellow paint pen
  • Metal bucket with handle
  • Duct tape
  • Light-colored shirt
  • Pair of painter's coveralls
  • Pair of cotton work gloves with yellow accents
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Hampers and Towels with Tassels

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Mini tassels made of six-ply cotton embroidery floss lend a little souk chic to plain baskets and towels. A large twisted-cord tassel in fique, a sisal-like fiber, makes for a hipper hamper handle.
Materials
  • Fique yarn
  • Double wall hamper with lid
  • Bolga basket (straw-and-leather handle), Iringa baskets
  • Linen guest towels
  • DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (on towels and baskets), in Red, Dark Coral, Dark Straw, Dark Mauve, Dark Antique Mauve, Dark Burnt Orange, and Dark Red
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Paper Sphere Ornaments

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Materials, Events, Kids
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Tea-Towel Pillow

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Some tea towels are too lovely to be hidden away in kitchen drawers. That's why using these linens to create pillow shams is such a wonderful idea. The tea towels are just the right size to cover a boudoir pillow, but since the fabric designs are unusual, the pillows add a very special touch to a bed or sofa.
Materials
  • Tea towel approximately 16 by 29 inches (If towel is smaller, use a narrower seam allowance; if it's larger, cut to size, and hem long ends.)
  • Pillow, 12 by 16 inches (available at fabric and bedding stores)
  • Iron
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Point turner
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Tissue Paper Pom-Poms

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Kids, Paper
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Shell-Game How-To: Coquina Butterfly

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
Shells, Summer
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Flowery Bike Basket

Steps:2
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Silk Lotus Flower

Steps:4
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