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Crafting and DIY

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Martha's Christmas Songbook

Steps:10
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Gift Purse

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Good Things, Mother's Day
Materials
  • Purse templates part 1
  • Purse template part 2
  • Decorative paper or card stock
  • Stapler
  • Craft knife
  • Bone folder
  • Screw punch
  • Double-sided adhesive, such as Double-Tack or Xyron permanent
  • Adhesive, or a glue stick
  • 1/4-inch ribbon
  • Pearl or gem sticker
  • Adhesive foam dot
  • Tissue paper
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Raffia Place Mats

Steps:7
Geometric designs can be added easily to place mats. The embroidered pattern and the different colors of raffia offer a nice way to make plain table linens more distinctive.
Materials
  • Raffia
  • Disappearing-ink fabric pen
  • Place mats
  • Thread (any color)
  • Sewing needles
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DIY Shift Dress

Steps:7
Sewing a stylish shift dress is surprisingly simple with this how-to from Summer Phoenix and Ruby Canner, owners of the Some Odd Rubies vintage store.
Materials
  • Long secondhand skirt with elastic waist
  • Ruler
  • Disappearing fabric marker or pencil
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Seam ripper or small, sharp scissors
  • Sewing machine threaded with coordinating thread
  • 3-4 yards of coordinating ribbon
  • Safety pin
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Grocery Getups: Hula Dancer

Steps:10
Going to the supermarket takes on a whole new meaning when the goal is to look for ingredients for costumes. Who knew you could use ordinary household supplies to create Halloween haute couture?
Materials
  • 2 rope-style mop heads
  • 2-inch-wide cloth ribbon
  • 1 pack gift bows
  • 1 pair flip-flops
  • 2 cereal boxes (1 small, 1 mini)
  • 1 roll paper towels
  • 1 box brass paper fasteners
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