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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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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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Tissue Paper Pom-Poms

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Paper
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Paper Sphere Ornaments

Steps:5
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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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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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Witch Silhouette

Steps:6
Legend has it that witches gathered twice a year: April 30 -- the eve of May Day -- and the night of October 31, also called the Night of the Witches. On these unearthly evenings, the story continues, witches and warlocks rode through the air on broomsticks to secret meetings where they danced around great roaring fires and planned the evil that they would perform during the coming year. Continue the tradition of the Night of the Witches by creating a scary witch window silhouette. It's a simple project that you can adjust to fit any window in your house.
Materials
  • Our Template, or use your own Halloween picture
  • Scissors
  • Thin black poster board
  • White pencil
  • Double-sided tape or adhesive transfer tape
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