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Faberge Egg Ornaments

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One Faberge egg is beautiful, but a collection of the valuable, meticulously crafted pieces is even more striking. Try making your own version to use as ornaments. These eggs are made from cardboard egg boxes and ornate beads and trimmings instead of precious metals and stones.
Materials
  • Cardboard egg boxes
  • Spray primer
  • Spray paint
  • Spray lacquer
  • Leafing supplies (instructions follow)
  • Magna-Tac glue
  • Various trims and cords
  • Tweezers
  • Various rhinestones, gems, and beads
  • Large needle
  • Thin cord for hanging
  • Small scissors
  • Brush
  • Gilder's tip
  • Gold and silver leaf
  • Petroleum jelly, optional
  • Cotton balls
  • Lacquer
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Paper Squirrel Favors

Steps:5
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Pinecone Place Card

Steps:5
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Metallic-Dipped Branches

Steps:4
Transform regular branches into sparkling holiday decorations with this innovative paint-dipping technique. (Martha Stewart Living editorial director of decorating Kevin Sharkey used this method to create an Asian-Inspired Christmas Tree.)
Materials
  • Wide, shallow plastic bin
  • Tap water
  • 1 quart oil-based metallic paint
  • Artificial cedar branch
  • Twine for hanging branch
  • Newspaper
  • Floral wire
  • Ribbon
  • Ornaments and Glittered Birds (optional)
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Jelly Bean Carrot

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Easter, Party decorations
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Knotty and Nice Bags

Steps:8
Other Ideas:
Materials, Accessories, Fabric, Kids
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Bell Jewelry

Steps:2
Alternate glass beads and leaves with colorful bells to create jewelry that evokes snow-covered Christmas holly sprigs and other winter berries. All the jewelry findings you will need are available at crafts stores.
Materials
  • Hook findings
  • Loop findings
  • necklace clasp
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Embossed Velvet Stockings

Steps:2
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