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Crafting and DIY

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Pirate Costume Accessories

Steps:11
Materials
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Foil Spray glue
  • Utility knife
  • Bone folder
  • Shoe polish
  • Buckle template
  • Hook template
  • Large plastic cup
  • Black construction paper (22-inch-by-28-inch sheet)
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Black masking tape
  • Black string or twine
  • 2 pieces distressed faux leather, vinyl, or oil cloth measuring 10 inches by 34 inches
  • Can
  • Fabric marker
  • Pirate pouch template
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Scarf Stocking

Steps:2
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Hard Flower Barrettes

Steps:10
Other Ideas:
Accessories, Paper, Templates
These crepe-paper flowers are beautiful on their own or as one-of-a-kind fashion accessories.
Materials
  • Double-sided crepe paper
  • Petal-and-leaf template
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Toothpick
  • 28-gauge wire
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Smooth-Cast 327
  • Piece of Styrofoam
  • Pruners
  • Krylon clear matte finish spray
  • Small scrap of green felt
  • Pencil
  • Barrette or pin backing
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Mini Shopping Bags

Steps:3
Fancy little totes filled with small presents -- gift cards, cash, jewelry, and other trinkets -- might make Scrooge himself smile. Wrap the gift in tissue paper before tucking it inside, and don't forget to add a tiny tag.
Materials
  • Red Stripes clip art
  • Pink and Red Waves clip art
  • White, Green, and Red clip art
  • Holly clip art
  • Snowflake clip art
  • Ruler
  • Bone folder
  • Double-sided tape
  • Craft glue
  • Waxed twine
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Rib Cage T-Shirt

Steps:6
A few strategic cuts transform a simple white T-shirt into a skeleton-inspired Halloween costume. Complete the look with spook-tacular Exposed-Bone Jeans.
Materials
  • Front rib cage template
  • Back ribcage template
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Tape
  • White T-shirt
  • Cutting mat
  • Repositionable adhesive spray
  • Small (18 mm) rotary cutter
  • Fabric scissors
  • Black T-shirt
  • Scissors or craft knife
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Cast-Hand Craft

Steps:5
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Classic Photographs with Trim

Steps:8
These sepia landscapes are framed by a decorative trim that sticks to surfaces when gently heated. The images and trim are arranged on freestanding panels that were painted to match the walls and then mounted when the artwork was complete.
Materials
  • Large-format ink-jet printer
  • Scissors
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Plastic putty knife
  • Paste-style glue
  • Primer
  • Oil-based paint
  • Leaf-trim ornament strips (ours are from decoratorssupply.com)
  • Spatter screen
  • Pot for boiling water
  • Offset metal spatula
  • Wood glue
  • Fine craft brush
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Personalized Papier Mache Pinatas

Steps:6
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Pipe Cleaner Decorations: Christmas Tree

Steps:4
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