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Flowered Easter Baskets

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Felted Finger Puppets

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Giving Tree

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Is it an ornament? A place setting? A take on the English Christmas cracker? This clip-art tree, filled with candy, is all of the above. So plant several around the holiday table this year. After eating the sweets inside, each guest can take one of the paper trees home and hang it on the real thing.
Materials
  • Giving Tree template
  • Heavyweight matte paper
  • Craft glue
  • Mat board
  • Straight edge
  • Craft knife
  • Silver embroidery floss
  • Wooden spool
  • Light blue paint
  • 1-inch craft punch
  • 1/2-inch craft punch
  • Silver card stock
  • Candy
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Peep-Wreath Centerpiece

Steps:7
This adorable candy wreath is perfect for a kid's birthday party.
Materials
  • One 12-inch round Styrofoam wreath form
  • Five 6-inch round Styrofoam wreath forms
  • 28-inch dowel, 1/2-inch diameter
  • Sharpened pencil
  • 1/2-inch-wide green ribbon, seam binding, and twill tape
  • Glue
  • Flathead pins
  • Floral pins
  • About 25 Marshmallow Peeps of one color (for flower center)
  • About 60 Marshmallow Peeps of a second color (for flower petals)
  • Royal Icing
  • Toothpicks
  • Clear vessel filled with jelly beans or other candy
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Crocheted Snowflakes

Steps:5
One of nature's best decorating ideas is the snowflake: It adds sparkle to upturned eyelashes, embellishment to bare tree branches. With crocheted versions of this seasonal icon, you can bring its frosty filigree indoors.
Materials
  • Size 10 crochet cotton
  • Crochet hook
  • Snowflake templateDownload the PDF
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Clear packing tape
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Bowl
  • Tweezers
  • Paper towels
  • Pins
  • Blocking board
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Framing Fabric

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Dime Store Games: Ball-in-the-Hole

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These little boxed universes can be lined with scenes cut out of old or new Christmas cards. It takes less patience to make the games than it does to play them. The trick is to get a bead to roll into a hole. Your scene determines whether the beads are stars, bells, or bright holly berries.
Materials
  • Small box
  • Picture
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Beads
  • White craft glue
  • Glass or thin plastic
  • Super glue
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Stiff paper or cardboard
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Pumpkin Creatures: Spiders

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