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Crafting and DIY

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Terrifying Topiary

Steps:10
Topiary, the art of creating sculptures using clipped trees and shrubs, is an old art form seen even in the tomb paintings of early Egyptians.
Materials
  • Saw
  • Drill and drill bits
  • Four 1 1/4-inch wood screws for arms and four 3 1/2-inch wood screws for head spikes
  • Nails
  • Eight 1-inch L-brackets
  • Two 2-by-4s for torso, base, and top
  • Two 1-by-2s for arms
  • Urn
  • Rocks
  • Sheet moss
  • Spanish moss
  • Western cedar
  • Floral pins
  • Carved pumpkin head
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Yuletide Topiary

Steps:4
Using carnations to evoke a snow-covered tree, this centerpiece transforms the tabletop into a fanciful winter garden. Moistened floral foam supplies hidden support for fluffy white blossoms, their stems cut short so they form an uninterrupted mass of petals.
Materials
  • One block of floral foam (or one block for the cone and another for the base)
  • Floral adhesive
  • Serrated knife
  • Cachepot or urn
  • Basin or tub
  • Florist's cutters
  • Carnations
  • Small Christmas balls with wire hangers
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Specimen Jars

Steps:5
Spook up your home for Halloween with easy-to-make specimen jars, a creepy craft sure to bring out the mad scientist in you.
Materials
  • Glass cylinder vase or jar
  • Encapso K
  • Plastic paint bucket
  • Mixing tool
  • Halloween teeth and eyes
  • Sil-Poxy Silicone Rubber Adhesive
  • Chopsticks (optional)
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Felted Owl and Butterfly Hats

Steps:6
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