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Angel Tree Topper

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Ornaments, Winter
Give any Christmas tree a heavenly touch with this lovely angel topper, a perfect Handmade Holiday gift for someone special.
Materials
  • Wrapping paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • Card stock
  • Large Dresden wings
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • 5-inch, 4-inch, and 2 1/2-inch spun-glass halos
  • Dresden halo ("Oval Nimbus")
  • Die-cut angel
  • Craft knife
  • Dresden medallions
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Making Figures: Snowman

Steps:3
Inspired by vintage Christmas decorations, this pipe-cleaner snowman is the perfect craft to do with a little one. Make a matching pipe-cleaner wreath and candy canes for a trio of ornaments to keep in the family for years to come.
Materials
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Wooden beads
  • Black chenille
  • Hot glue
  • Wire-tinsel
  • Felt-tip pen
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Raffia Tote Bag and Hat

Steps:7
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Valentine Gift Cones

Steps:7
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Winter Bark Packaging

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Christmas
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Animal Silhouette Pillow

Steps:9
Make a decorative linen pillow adorned with charming felt animals -- perfect for any child's bedroom.
Materials
  • Farm animal template 1
  • Farm animal template 2
  • Farm animal template 3
  • Sea animals template 1
  • Sea animals template 2
  • Laser printer
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • 100 percent wool felt in a variety of colors
  • Sharp fabric scissors
  • 1 yard cotton canvas fabric
  • Fabri-Tac fabric glue
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Machine-sewing thread in same color as canvas
  • 18-by-18-inch pillow form
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Medusa Ice Face and Hands Punch

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
Entertaining, Halloween
This festive Medusa punch is sure to leave your Halloween guests frozen in their tracks as they gaze into the bowl to find the serpent creature staring back at them.
Materials
  • Duct tape
  • Plastic face mask
  • Green liquid food coloring
  • Clothespins
  • Plastic container, such as a Sterilite bin
  • Packing material such as Styrofoam peanuts or bubble wrap
  • Gummy worms
  • Pair of large latex gloves
  • Rubber bands
  • Sheet pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Beverages, such as ginger ale or lemonade, to make punch
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Decorative Skeleton Bone Table

Steps:6
There's nothing bare-bones about this table decoration. The table legs are legs indeed -- store-bought faux bones. Note: The legs can't stand up to heavy weights; use the decorative table to display light items.
Materials
  • Coping saw
  • Four faux bone legs
  • Four faux bone legs
  • Four double-threaded screws
  • Epoxy
  • Drill (with 1/2-inch bit)
  • One precut 1-inch-thick round or oval piece of wood (ours is 18-by-28-inch medium-density fiberboard)
  • Double-threaded wood-screw studs, steel, 3/16" by 3"
  • Wood putty and putty knife
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint to match the color of the bones
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Amazing Science Projects: Hands Free Inflation

Steps:3
Budding chemists aren't the only ones who will get a kick out of this enjoyable experiment that teaches something about how the natural world works. When baking soda and vinegar come into contact, they form carbon dioxide. This gas fills the bottle and can't escape, so it rushes into the balloon, causing it to inflate.
Materials
  • Balloon
  • Clear bottle
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Funnel
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Table Decorations: Place-Card Holders

Steps:5
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