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Crafting and DIY

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Monogrammed Napkins

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Rope-Wrapped Cachepot

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Valentine Treat Box

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Templates, Valentine's Day
This charming treat box is the perfect way to share sweets -- it's a Valentine's Day Good Thing.
Materials
  • Card stock
  • Decorative paper
  • Xyron Creative station with permanent adhesive cartridge (alternative: double-sided adhesive sheets or glue stick)
  • Treat-box template
  • Bone folder
  • Stapler
  • Ruler
  • Screw punch
  • Craft knife and/or scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Candy
  • Ribbon
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Shell Sconce Craft

Steps:6
Give your walls a seaside touch with this lovely shell sconce.
Materials
  • Wall sconce
  • Masking tape
  • White craft glue
  • Builder's sand in bucket or basin
  • Paintbrush
  • Large (about 5-inch) white "baking" scallop shell or other large shell
  • Flat-nosed pliers
  • File
  • Beacon Quick Grip permanent adhesive
  • Mid-size (about 1-inch) shells (we used polished "Cay Cay" and "Pearl Among Pong" shells)
  • Tiny (about 1/4-inch) shells (we used "Venetian Pearls")
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Ribbon Embroidery Poinsettia

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Embroidery, Sewing
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Floral-Motif Eggs

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Easter, Easter eggs
Stylized patterns from paper napkins can brighten a clutch of undyed eggs. Tuck them inside a basket along with some holiday sweets for a one-of-a-kind Easter display.
Materials
  • Scissors
  • Patterned white paper napkins
  • Blown-out eggs (Learn how to blow out an egg with these step-by-step instructions.)
  • Mod Podge matte glue sealant
  • Small and medium craft brushes
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House Numbers

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Easter Place Cards

Steps:3
Add an especially festive touch to your Easter table with whimsical place cards bearing chick, bunny, or lamb designs. They are simple to make, requiring little more than our templates and a few common pantry items.
Materials
  • Animal templates
  • Scissors
  • Card stock
  • Pencil
  • Craft glue, such as Sobo
  • Tweezers
  • Yellow cornmeal
  • Black lentils
  • Orange lentils
  • White cornmeal
  • Red food coloring (optional)
  • Panko Japanese breadcrumbs
  • Oats
  • Fennel seeds, dried parsley, or dried rosemary
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Witch Silhouette

Steps:6
Legend has it that witches gathered twice a year: April 30 -- the eve of May Day -- and the night of October 31, also called the Night of the Witches. On these unearthly evenings, the story continues, witches and warlocks rode through the air on broomsticks to secret meetings where they danced around great roaring fires and planned the evil that they would perform during the coming year. Continue the tradition of the Night of the Witches by creating a scary witch window silhouette. It's a simple project that you can adjust to fit any window in your house.
Materials
  • Our Template, or use your own Halloween picture
  • Scissors
  • Thin black poster board
  • White pencil
  • Double-sided tape or adhesive transfer tape
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Gingerbread-Man Wreath

Steps:6
Materials
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup dark unsulfured molasses
  • Sanding sugar, for sprinkling
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