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Crazy Crayons

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Follow-the-Lines Baby Quilt

Steps:7
Materials
  • Fabric 1: 1 yard of 45-inch-wide printed cotton (with a design that varies in size), for quilt front
  • Fabric 2: 1 1/4 yards of 45-inch-wide coordinating printed cotton, for quilt back
  • Fabric 3: 1/2 yard of 45-inch-wide solid cotton, for binding
  • Hand-quilting thread
  • Hand-quilting needle(s) (I prefer size 10 betweens)
  • Wool batting, 36 by 46 inchesNote: If you use Quilter's Dream wool or cotton batting, your stitching can be up to 8 inches apart and the batting will remain stable. If you use another brand, check the manufacturer's directions for the maximum distance between stitches.
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Glittered ''Candy'' Garland Craft

Steps:5
Here's a way to enjoy candy corn and wrapped treats without the potential cavities -- a whimsical garland made of glittered candy-shaped foam.
Materials
  • Bamboo skewers
  • 2-inch foam balls
  • White glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Iridescent glitter, in orange, black, white, and yellow
  • Mini treat wrappers
  • Screw punch
  • Hot-glue gun
  • 4-by-2-inch foam cones
  • Tinsel garland
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Paste Paper Making with Sage

Steps:6
Materials
  • Large resealable plastic bowl
  • Wire whisk
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon alum
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • Steel pot
  • Fine-mesh sieve
  • Rubber spatula
  • 1 cup Liquitex Acrylic Gloss Medium & Varnish
  • Small plastic container
  • Acrylic paint
  • White rag paper, such as Arches Text Laid
  • Sponge
  • 3-inch paintbrush
  • Design tools, such as brushes, graining combs, feathers, or eraser stamps
  • Metal spatula
  • Newsprint
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Paper Sphere Ornaments

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Tissue Paper Pom-Poms

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Paper
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Glittered Halloween Tree

Steps:10
Perfect for hanging your favorite handmade Halloween ornaments, spiders, treat boxes and party-favor cones, this tree can be made in any size you like.
Materials
  • Tape
  • Black glitter
  • 12-foot copper electrical wire (7 strands coiled)
  • Medium cast-iron urn
  •  Plaster 
  • Sheet moss
  • Hot glue and hot-glue gun
  • Faux distressed leaves
  • Double-round needle-nose pliers
  • Ornaments
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Wax Snowflakes

Steps:2
Just like the real thing, no two of our wax snowflakes are exactly alike. To create them, we used a special cookie cutter set that contains separate pieces for making cutouts. Choose wax with a honeycomb finish, which has a pretty pattern and texture. Hang the flakes on a tree or in a window.
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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