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Candy Topiary

Steps:9
Materials
  • 7-inch flower pot
  • 6-inch Styrofoam ball
  • Styrofoam cone (18 inches tall by 6 inches wide)
  • 18-inch-long, 3/4-inch-diameter dowel (stained)
  • 4 to 5 bags of assorted fun-size candy bars
  • 1 pound of twist wrapped candies
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Glue sticks
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Fern Coasters

Steps:5
Coasters featuring fern-inspired designs add a rustic touch to the living room or porch, and they make a great gift.
Materials
  • Fern coaster clip art
  • Iron-on transfer paper for light fabrics
  • 1/4-inch thick sheet of balsa wood, 4 or 8 inches wide
  • Iron
  • Mat knife
  • Fine (about 150-grit) sandpaper
  • Clear gloss oil-based polyurethane
  • Adhesive cork drawer liner
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Black Spider Craft

Steps:7
Materials
  • For the Frame: Precut chicken wire
  • 10-inch-long 1-by-2 piece of wood
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Work gloves
  • Wire clippers
  • Two 3-inch wood screws (for attaching the head)
  • Roll of black electrical tape
  • Scissors
  • Black cable ties
  • Black tinsel garland
  • For Filling Frame: Box of garbage bags
  • Martha Stewart glitter set, black, red and crystal
  • Martha Stewart craft glue
  • Martha Stewart glitter glue
  • Latex gloves
  • Press-on nails (for teeth)
  • Red rhinestones (for eyes)
  • Hot-glue gun and hot glue
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Cookie-Cutter Candles

Steps:3
With a set of graduated cookie cutters, you can make stars or other shapes in many sizes. Arrange the candles on a platter, or place them in shallow dishes of water.
Materials
  • Metal cookie cutters
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Aluminum foil
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Double boiler
  • Craft sticks (for stirring)
  • Candy thermometer
  • Metal-tabbed tea-light wicks
  • Beeswax
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Nosey Pumpkins

Steps:4
It's easy to create these gawking heads. Just draw faces or print our templates, and carve.
Materials
  • Pumpkin Face templatesDownload the PDFs
  • A keyhole saw or serrated knife
  • Plaster scraper or large spoon
  • Black marker and white paper or our template
  • Masking tape
  • Needle tool (from an art-supply store) or awl
  • Serrated utility knife
  • Miniature flashlights, battery-powered candles, or light sticks
  • Apple corer
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