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Kids' Sock Puppets

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Paper Easter Baskets

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These pastel paper bags decorated with construction paper are a whimsical alternative to the traditional woven baskets.
Materials
  • Colored paper bags and construction paper (both available at craft stores)
  • Eyelet kit (available at sewing stores)
  • Utility knife
  • Flower and leaf templates
  • Microhole punch (or awl)
  • Hammer
  • 2-foot length of 2-inch-wide wired ribbon
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Design a Fruit Centerpiece

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Fruit has a long history of being used as an adornment to grace a tabletop: A first-century fresco in Pompeii depicts a lavish table with a fruit centerpiece, and the French later raised this table decoration to a high art. Try using these easy-to-find fruits and nuts to transform your own table.
Materials
  • Pomegranates
  • Hazelnuts
  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Oak leaves
  • AquaSize
  • 1-inch foam brush
  • Mica powder
  • Dish
  • Blush brush
  • Bowl for display
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Autumn Branch Centerpiece

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Bandanna Apron

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Coffin Table

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Mexican Fiesta Flower Arrangement

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Materials
  • Vase or container
  • Flower frog
  • Cut-flower food
  • Assorted zinnias, such as Z. elegans 'Radiant Orange,' 'Radiant Purple,' 'Lilac,' 'Radiant White,' and Z. haageana 'Persian Carpet'
  • Assorted dahlias, such as D. 'Thomas Jefferson,' 'Fern Irene,' and 'Sunny Yellow'
  • Assorted China asters, such as Callistephus chinensis 'Matsumoto'
  • Assorted salvias, such as S. farinacea 'Victoria'
  • Sharp knife or bypass pruners
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Follow-the-Lines Baby Quilt

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Materials
  • Fabric 1: 1 yard of 45-inch-wide printed cotton (with a design that varies in size), for quilt front
  • Fabric 2: 1 1/4 yards of 45-inch-wide coordinating printed cotton, for quilt back
  • Fabric 3: 1/2 yard of 45-inch-wide solid cotton, for binding
  • Hand-quilting thread
  • Hand-quilting needle(s) (I prefer size 10 betweens)
  • Wool batting, 36 by 46 inchesNote: If you use Quilter's Dream wool or cotton batting, your stitching can be up to 8 inches apart and the batting will remain stable. If you use another brand, check the manufacturer's directions for the maximum distance between stitches.
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Glittered ''Candy'' Garland Craft

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Here's a way to enjoy candy corn and wrapped treats without the potential cavities -- a whimsical garland made of glittered candy-shaped foam.
Materials
  • Bamboo skewers
  • 2-inch foam balls
  • White glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Iridescent glitter, in orange, black, white, and yellow
  • Mini treat wrappers
  • Screw punch
  • Hot-glue gun
  • 4-by-2-inch foam cones
  • Tinsel garland
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