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Pom-Pom Snowman

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Other Ideas:
Christmas, Pom-poms
Made of woolly white pom-poms, felt, and ribbon, this frosty friend never has to melt. He makes a great toy for a child; add a loop to the hat, and he becomes an ornament.
Materials
  • Two 2 1/4-inch pom-poms
  • One 1 3/4-inch pom-pom
  • Gray yarn
  • Black yarn
  • Red yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • Orange felt
  • Red felt
  • Needle
  • Invisible thread
  • Red ribbon
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Shell-Covered Pots

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Seersucker Pillow Sleeve

Steps:4
Every year, Kevin Sharkey has a summer fling with cool, colorful seersucker -- and the easy decorations it brings to his home. It feels good, can vary in scale, works well with other fabrics, and lends itself to a lot of different forms, be it a bed skirt, a pillow cover, or a napkin. Doubling the sleeve's thickness gives it heft and will keep it from slipping off the pillow.
Materials
  • Seersucker fabric
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Snaps or Velcro fasteners
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Tree Ring Paintings

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Wood
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Crepe Paper Surprise Bunny

Steps:4
This is far from a hare-brained scheme for party favors: As kids unravel the tightly wound crepe paper strips, they reveal several little trinkets and presents.
Materials
  • Fold of crepe paper
  • Trinkets
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Tissue or construction paper
  • Clear-drying glue
  • Cupcake paper
  • Bunny template
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Cupcake Wrapper Flowers

Steps:10
Other Ideas:
Paper, Valentine's Day
Give the gift of beautiful -- and long-lasting -- flowers for Valentine's Day with these easy-to-make paper blooms.
Materials
  • Cupcake wrappers, mini and standard
  • Screw punch
  • Floral wire
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Floral tape
  • Wire cutters (optional)
  • Flower and fern stickers (optional)
  • Glitter (optional)
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Gilded Charger Plate

Steps:5
Use gold or silver leaf to gild an exquisite charger plate with this how-to from furniture expert Christophe Pourny.
Materials
  • Unpainted wooden chargers (large plates)
  • Gesso
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Clay bole
  • Linen scrap
  • Soft bristle brushes
  • Aquasize water-based sizing (glue for gilding)
  • Foam brush
  • Gold and/or silver leaf ("patent" or mounted on tissue paper)
  • Stiff bristle brush
  • Brown shoe polish (optional)
  • Steel wool (optional)
  • Wooden napkin rings (optional)
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