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Pounded-Grass Place Mats

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Noisemakers

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Map Textile Pillows

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Doily Tablecloth

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Staircase Silhouette Halloween Decorations

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Wax Animals and Trees

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For any of these projects, you need only master a few basic techniques. Find 8 1/2-by-16 3/4-inch sheets of beeswax-and many of the other materials-at crafts stores. Store leftover sheets and your creations in a cool, dry place.
Materials
  • Colored beeswax sheets
  • Baking sheet
  • Hair dryer
  • Metal cookie cutters
  • Cotton wicking
  • Cocktail picks
  • Flat toothpicks
  • Silver cord
  • Thumbtack
  • Utility knife
  • Ruler
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Glitter Bird Centerpiece

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Leaf Print Tablecloth

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Using leaves for craft projects is one way to capture the beauty of autumn. Fallen leaves can be used as stamps to decorate a tablecloth.
Materials
  • Sponge brushes
  • Leaves of various sizes and shapes (make sure they are not brittle)
  • Fabric paint
  • Light-colored cotton or linen tablecloth, prewashed
  • Paper towel, parchment paper, or kraft paper
  • Brayer or rolling pin
  • Iron
  • Muslin or scrap fabric (optional)
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Tiered Paper Candy Stand

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If you're hosting a birthday party, make it a "green" one. Forget the plastic and go paper -- paper plates, paper tablecloth, and all-paper decorations!
Materials
  • 2 paper cups
  • 3 paper plates (1 small, 1 medium, and 1 large)
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue gun
  • Candy cups
  • Assortment of treats, such as candy and macarons
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