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Storing Christmas Lights

Next year, don't spend a minute sorting through tangled webs of holiday decorations. Keep lights ...
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Gadget Travel Tote

Convert a dish towel into a multi-pouched case to keep chargers and cords neat when you're on ...
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Paper Squirrel Favors

Steps:5
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Speckled Place Cards

Steps:4
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Decorative Magnets

Steps:3
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Rubber Band Message Board

Steps:1
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Draft Dodger

Steps:9
Materials
  • Measuring tape
  • Decorative cotton fabric
  • Draft dodger template
  • Rotary cutter and scissors
  • Sewing pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Hand-sewing needle and thread
  • Recycled newspaper cat litter
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Faux Bois Peg Rack

Steps:4
Materials
  • 1-inch-thick branch, cut to a length of 4 inches
  • Mold-making kit (available at art-supply stores)
  • Scrap wood
  • Spray-on sealing agent
  • Plastic container
  • Utility knife
  • Wood putty
  • 1/4-inch drill bit
  • Five 2-inch-long, 1/4-inch-wide dowel screws
  • Adhesive, such as Liquid Nails
  • Metallic paint
  • Oak board, cut to 42 inches long, 3 inches wide (stained black)
  • 3/16-inch drill bit
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Burlap Leaf Bag and Garden Kit

Steps:6
This burlap leaf bag and garden kit will make a wonderful handmade gift for the gardener in your life.
Materials
  • 3 yards of open-weave natural (jute) burlap cloth
  • Strong twine and needle, or sewing machine and cotton thread
  • Wooden button or bead
  • Linen strip
  • Scissors
  • Potting container
  • Small flowerpots
  • Assorted gardening items
  • Evergreen clippings
  • Cellophane
  • Ribbon
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