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Santa and Snowmen Bars

Steps:2
Put your littlest elves to work making the fingerprint-stamped faces.
Materials
  • Chocolate bars
  • Ivory, white, and orange text-weight paper
  • Red vellum
  • White pom-poms
  • Glue stick
  • Black, pink, and red ink pads
  • Scalloped paper coasters
  • Yarn
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Pinecone Village

Steps:24
Materials
  • Template A
  • Template B 
  • 5 pieces 3/32-inch-thick basswood, cut to 6-by-24-inch rectangles
  • Carbon tracing paper
  • Utility and mat knife (with extra blades)
  • Self-healing cutting board
  • Hot-glue gun (with extra glue sticks)
  • Wood glue
  • Masking tape
  • Sandpaper (#220)
  • Oil-based wood stain (walnut or mahogany)
  • White latex paint
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Plate or palette for mixing paint
  • 24 pinecones (white pine, white spruce, ponderosa)
  • Thin birch twigs
  • Parchment paper
  • Battery-operated Christmas lights
  • Heavy-duty plastic bag or drop cloth
  • Moss or pine needles
  • Evergreen tips
  • Dark plastic covering for tabletop
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Tinsel Trading Ornaments

Steps:5
Make good use of all those pretty ribbons and notions you've saved to make exquisite holiday ornaments.
Materials
  • Petal template
  • 3- and 4-inch Styrofoam balls
  • Pencil
  • Thin cardboard
  • Craft scissors or utility knife
  • Tape measure
  • French curve drafting tool
  • Fabric
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Fabric scissors
  • 1-inch sewing pins, for fabric
  • Assorted metallic ribbons, cording, trimming, thread, and notions like sequins and buttons
  • 3/4-inch sewing pins, for ribbons
  • Transparent tape
  • 1 1/2- to 2-inch decorative glass- or pearl-headed pins or hat pins
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Peppermint Milk-Carton House in the Woods

Steps:2
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String-Light "Wall" Tree with Felt Star Ornaments

Steps:4
Materials
  • Star templates
  • Wool felt, 18 by 18 inches, by Ecrue, purlsoho.com
  • Ribbon
  • Mini white lights, 2 1/2-inch spacing, 50-light strand (used for tree's interior), christmaslightsetc.com
  • Mini white lights, 2 1/2-inch spacing, 100-light strand (used for tree's perimeter), christmaslightsetc.com
  • Adhesive mini hooks, in Clear, by Command, createforless.com
  • Floral wire
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Paper-Boat Place Card

Steps:10
Other Ideas:
Paper, Place cards
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Flowery Notes

Steps:5
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Pencil Stamps

Steps:1
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Tic-Tac-Towel

Steps:3
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