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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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Stair-Tread Side Table

Steps:3
Materials
  • Handsaw and miter box
  • 1-by-4, for recessed skirting
  • 1/2-inch cove molding
  • 1-inch stair-tread nosing
  • One 48-by-11 1/2-inch wooden stair tread
  • Wood glue
  • 1- and 1 1/2-inch finishing nails
  • 8 L brackets and screws
  • 2 wooden balusters
  • Four 2-inch wood screws
  • Electric drill with screwdriver bit
  • 1 quart each primer and paint
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Holly Stocking

Steps:4
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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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Tuxedo Pillow

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Sewing
The key to easy, embellished pillows? Fabrics with built-in details. A tuxedo shirt creates an elegant cover with a ready-made closure.
Materials
  • Tuxedo shirt
  • Iron
  • Disappearing-ink pen
  • 12-inch pillow insert
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
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Punched Floral Barrettes

Steps:5
Constructed out of fabric-punched blooms, flowering hair clips are the perfect way to brighten up Mom's day.
Materials
  • Fabric, assorted Indian cotton, from B&J Fabrics, 212-354-8150
  • Flower craft punches by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Medium paintbrush
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Micro hole punch
  • Pips
  • Contact cement
  • Bobby pins or comb
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Faux-Amaryllis Wreath

Steps:3
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Picture-Frame Card with Melissa Neufeld

Steps:10
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