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Lace-Patterned Pumpkins

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Not all pumpkins are orange, nor are they necessarily destined to become leering jack-o'-lanterns. The designs used on these pumpkins, carved freehand, mimic the lacelike openwork of 18th-century pierced creamware dishes, and turn any pumpkin (especially a pale Lumina) into an intricately patterned lamp.
Materials
  • Pumpkin or squash
  • Wood-carving tools
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Straw Flowers

Steps:9
Make charming straw flowers inspired by vintage crafts of the 1960s, the decade in which Lilly Pulitzer's brightly colored prints first rose to fame.
Materials
  • Synthetic raffia in two colors, raffit.com
  • Flower loom
  • Tape
  • Large craft or tapestry needle
  • Small pointed-tip craft scissors
  • Needle and thread (optional)
  • Hair clip or pin back (optional)
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Dog Appliqued Infant Bodysuits

Steps:14
Share some puppy love with the baby in your life with these one-of-a-kind appliqued bodysuits.
Materials
  • French Bulldog Template or photo of a dog in profile
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Damp, clean cloth
  • Card stock
  • Patterned fabric
  • Trans-Web or other fusible webbing on release paper
  • Black marker
  • Blank baby bodysuit
  • Machine-sewing thread in a coordinating color for decorative topstitch
  • Hand-sewing needle
  • Button in coordinating color (optional)
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Stenciled Floral Curtains and Pillow

Steps:13
Give your home a modern boost by stenciling pillows with stylish patterns.
Materials
  • 2 copies of the star-shaped template
  • 2 copies of the bell flower template
  • 4 sheets of 8 1/2-by-11-inch waterproof paper
  • Cutting mat
  • Drafting tape
  • Craft knife
  • 4 sheets of 11-by-17-inch vellum, printed with full curtain template
  • Transparent tape
  • 2 curtain panels
  • Straight pins
  • Small sheet of glass (palette)
  • Palette knife
  • 5 to 7 ounces water-based permanent textile paint in yellow, red, dark green, light green, and white, by Jacquard, dharmatrading.com
  • Natural sea sponges
  • Double-sided tape
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Rubber Band Message Board

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Felt Animal Ornaments

Steps:4
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Pom-Pom Bunny

Steps:18
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