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Crafting and DIY

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Bird Marionette

Steps:6
Welcome trick-or-treaters with a darkly delightful -- and wonderfully simple to make -- bird marionette craft from puppeteer Basil Twist.
Materials
  • Scissors
  • Store-bought artificial black bird or crow
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Scraps of woven black fabric
  • Three screw eyes
  • Bamboo pole
  • Roll of monofilament
  • Long needle, such as an upholstery or doll needle
  • Small black button or snap
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Decorated Pencils

Steps:2
Other Ideas:
Kids, Paint, Painting
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Noble Fir and Eucalyptus Wreath

Steps:4
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Clothespin Pinwheel

Steps:2
So pretty they'll make you dizzy, these patriotic whirligigs spin in the wind. They're tacked to clothespins so you can clip them to anything -- like a bicycle basket.
Materials
  • Patterned paper in two colors
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Clothespin
  • Map tack
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Faux Bois Peg Rack

Steps:4
Materials
  • 1-inch-thick branch, cut to a length of 4 inches
  • Mold-making kit (available at art-supply stores)
  • Scrap wood
  • Spray-on sealing agent
  • Plastic container
  • Utility knife
  • Wood putty
  • 1/4-inch drill bit
  • Five 2-inch-long, 1/4-inch-wide dowel screws
  • Adhesive, such as Liquid Nails
  • Metallic paint
  • Oak board, cut to 42 inches long, 3 inches wide (stained black)
  • 3/16-inch drill bit
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Ripstop Towel Picnic Blanket

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Ironing, Sewing, Washing
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Roll-Up Beach Towel

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Homekeeping, Sewing, Summer
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