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Origami Place Card Holders

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Magnetic Garden Organizer

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Party Blowers

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These handmade party blowers are as much fun to create as they are to use. For a paper tongue that will curl properly, choose a decorative paper that is about the same weight as photocopy paper.
Materials
  • Plastic straw
  • Vellum
  • Double-sided sheet adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Decorative paper
  • Clear tape
  • Pencil
  • Rubber band
  • White glue
  • Decorative tape
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Memorable Gift Wrap

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The simple act of wrapping gifts takes on a ritual grace at holiday time. With each crease of the paper and knot of the ribbon, you are creating a tiny drama that will be played out when the package is opened. The ideas shown here are designed to be something of a tease: Colored tissue peeks through sheer white vellum; cutouts reveal hidden textures beneath. You can use specialty papers such as colored tissue, glassine, and waxed paper, but even ordinary materials become beautiful when used in an unexpected way.
Materials
  • For Christmas-Tree Silhouette: silver and gold paper
  • For Tower of boxes: sheet of glassine
  • For Tower of boxes: colored tissue paper
  • For purse shaped package: 12-by-27-inch piece of Japanese kozo paper
  • Utility knife
  • For purse shaped package: green paper and green satin ribbon
  • Bone folder or ruler
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Personalized Chocolates

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Bamboo Napkin Rings

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Bamboo is as handsome as it is versatile. So it seems only natural that the material should join us at the table in the form of sturdy napkin rings.
Materials
  • 2-inch-diameter bamboo pole
  • Painter's tape
  • Miter saw and box
  • Drill fitted with a 1 1/2-inch paddle bit
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Brag Books

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Card Garlands and Candy Pouches

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Invitations That Pop

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