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Farm Animals Wall Hanging

Steps:5
A mixture of colored craftstock, stickers and letters make a fun wall art project for a child's room or playroom.
Materials
  • Dimensional farm animal stickers
  • Large Chipboard Alphabet - Girl
  • Pink and gold ribbon style tags
  • Playful pink paper pad
  • .05 mm fine tip writing pen set
  • Picket fence edge punch
  • White dimensional daisy vine stickers
  • Brown flocked alphabet stickers available
  • Swan craftstock available
  • Putty craftstock available
  • Acorn craftstock available
  • Double-sided adhesive foam dots
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Valentine Gift Cones

Steps:7
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Animal Silhouette Pillow

Steps:9
Make a decorative linen pillow adorned with charming felt animals -- perfect for any child's bedroom.
Materials
  • Farm animal template 1
  • Farm animal template 2
  • Farm animal template 3
  • Sea animals template 1
  • Sea animals template 2
  • Laser printer
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • 100 percent wool felt in a variety of colors
  • Sharp fabric scissors
  • 1 yard cotton canvas fabric
  • Fabri-Tac fabric glue
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Machine-sewing thread in same color as canvas
  • 18-by-18-inch pillow form
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Table Decorations: Place-Card Holders

Steps:5
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Napkin Holder

Steps:8
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3-D Ornament and Tree Topper

Steps:6
A far cry from Charlie Brown's sad sapling, Amy Butler's snow-white tree is meant to be trim. "It's the perfect modern twist on the classic fir," says Amy, who replaced the original base with a shapely, sand-filled lacquer vase, then hung it with homemade 3-D ornaments made from bits of fabric stitched together and stuffed with quilt batting. The gifts underneath are also swathed in her signature fabric. Not only does this leave less trash for the waste bin, but the recipient can repurpose the swatches as napkins, patches for a quilt, or even as wrapping for future gifts.
Materials
  • 1 or 2 yards of decorative fabric, depending on repeat and number of ornaments desired
  • 1 yard patterned fabric with complementary colors
  • 2 yards silver cord or ribbon, depending on number of ornaments desired
  • 1 yard wool batting in craft or crib weight
  • 1 yard heavy fusible interfacing
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine
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Gourd Candles

Steps:9
The gourd's natural form lends a lovely organic feel to an autumnal table. And since no two gourds are ever identical, these candles are all variations on a single theme, but no two will ever be exactly alike. Use beeswax for a fresh, sweet smell and a long, slow burn.
Materials
  • Acorn squash
  • Bleached beeswax (1 pound for a 2-pound squash)
  • Paring knife
  • 6-inch chef's knife
  • Melon baller
  • Ceramist's trimming tool
  • Utility knife
  • Pencil or chop stick
  • Aniline dyes (we used gold and blue)
  • Wicks and wick tabs
  • Tin cans or "nests" of aluminum foil (to hold gourd in place as wax cools)
  • Candy thermometer
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3-D Paper Star Decorations

Steps:2
Using our 3-D paper star template and red, white, and blue card stock, you can create three-dimensional, star-shaped cutouts. Festive and easy to make, they're ideal for decorating tables or invitations to a Fourth of July party.
Materials
  • 3-D paper star template
  • Red, white, and blue card stock
  • Ruler
  • Bone folder
  • Stapler
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Preparing Appliques

Steps:7
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