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Can-Do Cans

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Origami Lanterns

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Pearlescent Painted Napkins Tied Up with Stars

These easy-to-make ties -- satin cord trimmed with starlike dried sweetgum fruits -- are an ...
These easy-to-make ties -- satin cord trimmed with starlike dried sweetgum fruits -- are an elegant accompaniment to hemstitched napkins embellished with silver or lavender fabric paint. The "stars" are spray-painted white and attached to the cord's ends with a hot-glue gun.
Source:Martha Stewart Living, November 2009
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Mini Stockings

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Paper Mice

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Spooky Porches: Spiders

Steps:8
Materials
  • For Giant Spider: Large plastic or paper spider (sold at party stores)
  • Black acrylic paint (tube, with brush, or spray can)
  • 2 foam-insulation balls, one slightly larger than spider head, the other slightly larger than spider body
  • Serrated knife
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Black fake fur (optional)
  • 2 red beads, for eyes
  • 3 straight pins
  • White cotton string
  • Pushpin or self-stick hanger
  • For Web: Scissors
  • Fiberglass window screening in a 100-foot roll, depending on porch size
  • Kraft paper or newspaper
  • Chalk
  • Yardstick or straightedge
  • White-paint markers
  • Pushpins or thumbtacks
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Outdoor Lighting: Shooting Stars

Steps:6
To create striking outdoor lighting this holiday season, string several of these shooting stars in your yard.
Materials
  • White spray paint
  • 24-inch star-shaped wire wreath form
  • 12-foot strand of rope lights
  • Small zip ties
  • Drill with 3/16-inch bit
  • 44-inch-long strip of 1-by-2-inch pine
  • Six 2-inch binder rings
  • Large, heavy-duty zip ties
  • 100-bulb strands of white wire mini lights
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Vellum Shields

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Cocktails at sundown are more memorable when you supplement the waning daylight with Asian-inspired lanterns.
Materials
  • 7-day candles in glass vessels (sold at supermarkets)
  • 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheets of vellum paper in the color of your choice
  • Wooden chopsticks
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Colorful Egg Tree

Steps:3
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