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Pinecone Village

Steps:24
Materials
  • Template A
  • Template B 
  • 5 pieces 3/32-inch-thick basswood, cut to 6-by-24-inch rectangles
  • Carbon tracing paper
  • Utility and mat knife (with extra blades)
  • Self-healing cutting board
  • Hot-glue gun (with extra glue sticks)
  • Wood glue
  • Masking tape
  • Sandpaper (#220)
  • Oil-based wood stain (walnut or mahogany)
  • White latex paint
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Plate or palette for mixing paint
  • 24 pinecones (white pine, white spruce, ponderosa)
  • Thin birch twigs
  • Parchment paper
  • Battery-operated Christmas lights
  • Heavy-duty plastic bag or drop cloth
  • Moss or pine needles
  • Evergreen tips
  • Dark plastic covering for tabletop
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Sparkle Script Letters

Steps:2
Dress up your party with these glittery letters made from mat board. Scatter them around the tables, tape them to glass votive candleholders, or hang them on a wall.
Materials
  • Mat or illustration board
  • Cutting mat
  • Craft knife
  • Kraft paper
  • Spray adhesive
  • Glitter
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Metallic Magic Candle Flowers and Stars

Steps:3
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Photo Birthday Party Hats

Steps:4
For a personalized take on the classic party hat, make your own with a few especially silly or endearing photos. Don't forget the silver bow on top!
Materials
  • Hat template
  • Legal paper
  • Cutting mat
  • Craft knife
  • Snapshots
  • Clear tape
  • Narrow elastic
  • Stick-on gift bow
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Cutout Letter Candles

Steps:4
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Clip-Art Letter Banners

Steps:2
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Your Name in Lights Votives

Steps:4
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Peppermint Milk-Carton House in the Woods

Steps:2
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Flaming Foliage Candleholders

Steps:3
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