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Magnet Bookmarks

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For Father's Day, surprise Dad with a stylish shirt-and-tie combination for his books. Secured with a couple of magnets, the fold-over page holder will remind Dad how sharp he really is.
Materials
  • Bookmark templates
  • Heavyweight paper
  • Scissors
  • Self-healing mat
  • Straightedge
  • Craft knife
  • Bone folder
  • Self-adhesive magnets
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Trimming a Side Chair

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Try re-covering a side chair with taffeta fabric, and use a trim called gimp to edge the frame of the chair (and conceal the staples). Gimp is an ornamental flat braid or round cord used for trimming that you can find at fabric stores. Even if you don't re-cover the chair yourself, you can easily add an elegant finish with some decorative trim.
Materials
  • Kraft paper
  • Muslin
  • Scissors
  • Gimp
  • Hot-glue gun or vinyl adhesive
  • Fray check
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Dripped-On Eggs

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Pumpkin Candy Faces

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Denizens of the Dark

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Conjure a subtle sense of foreboding with these haunting tableaux of eerily carved pumpkins.
Materials
  • Pumpkin templates
  • Keyhole saw to cut the opening
  • Plaster scraper, fleshing tool, or sharp, sturdy spoon for scooping out the pulpy flesh and thinning the walls
  • Awl, for transferring the template patterns
  • Narrow-blade and wide-blade linoleum cutters for etching designs
  • Miniature saw for carving designs
  • String lights
  • Glass jar
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Cornhusk Dolls

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Paper Basket Bouquet

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Glow-Stick Spider

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Hippocrates Bust Candle

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