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Rickrack Christmas Crafts

Steps:3
Rickrack seems to shimmy and skip, its dips and points all but doing a dance. Add it to any surface, and expect a smile. You can weave it into decorative braids, gather it with needle and thread to fashion flowers, or stiffen it to create wreaths, holly clusters, and candy canes.
Materials
  • Rickrack
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Fabric glue
  • Iron
  • Thread
  • Floral pips
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Pins
  • Small art brush
  • Fabric stiffener
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Crepe-Paper Curtains

Steps:4
Martha crafts creepy crepe-paper curtains, a simple and inexpensive way to "spook up" your Halloween decor.
Materials
  • Measuring tape
  • Crepe-paper curtain kit or roll of black crepe-paper streamer and monofilament
  • Scissors
  • Painter's tape
  • Double-sided tape
  • Bat garland
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Needle-Felted Chicks

Steps:11
Viewer-crafter Jenn Docherty shares her technique for making adorable needle-felted chicks.
Materials
  • Foam mat
  • Wool roving
  • Felting needle
  • Wood skewer
  • Needle
  • Black upholstery thread
  • Sheet of felt (to use for beak)
  • 34-gauge wire
  • 20-gauge black-coated craft wire
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Awl
  • Fabric glue
  • Cosmetic blush (optional)
  • Mini fabric flowers or mini hats (for embellishing)
  • Egg cup
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Halloween Lollipop Packaging

Steps:7
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Appliqued Baby Bib

Steps:3
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Jack-o'-Lantern Treat Boxes

Steps:9
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Making Dioramas with Emma Redmond

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Paper
You can make a diorama of just about anything: a garden, your favorite city, or an underwater scene. Emma Redmond joined Martha to create a diorama of a forest.
Materials
  • Shoe box
  • Multicolored paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Glue stick
  • Circle cutter
  • Deckled-edge scissors
  • Edgers with a wavy blade
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