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Doily Tablecloth

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Quilling Valentines: Tools and Making Shapes

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Quilling paper comes in a variety of colors and widths; most of our projects can be made with standard precut strips. If you prefer, use a paper cutter and medium-weight paper, such as vellum or stationery, to make your own; construction paper is too heavy and will not roll easily.
Materials
  • A round-headed pin is useful for precise glue application.
  • A slotted quilling tool lets you create coiled shapes with ease.
  • Fine-pointed tweezers are essential for tiny shapes.
  • Use small sharp scissors to cut fringe.
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Staircase Silhouette Halloween Decorations

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Wax Animals and Trees

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For any of these projects, you need only master a few basic techniques. Find 8 1/2-by-16 3/4-inch sheets of beeswax-and many of the other materials-at crafts stores. Store leftover sheets and your creations in a cool, dry place.
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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Halloween Hang-Ups

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Keepsake Stocking

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This homespun stocking is a wonderful way to mark a first Christmas -- as well as his second, third, and fourth. Every year, add a new felt shape representing some favorite memory or object that your little one loves. Only the stocking requires sewing; the designs are glued on, for easy updating.
Materials
  • Stocking templates
  • Felt pieces
  • Pinking shears
  • Sewing kit
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Christmas Table with Chandelier Garland and Bobeche Trim

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Add a bit of romance to your holiday table with resoundingly red decorations. Fashion a striking centerpiece with crimson roses, anemones, and berry-laden stems of deciduous holly.
Materials
  • Red-glittered faux holly leaves and stems (available at crafts and holiday stores)
  • Candle adhesive (optional)
  • Red glass-ball ornaments (the number of ornaments and garlands will depend on the size of your chandelier.)
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Red beaded garlands
  • 28-gauge aluminum wire
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Feather Christmas Tree

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Materials
  • For Feather Tree: White turkey feathers (long, medium, and short lengths)
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Styrofoam cone (We used a 12-inch cone, but any size will do.)
  • Popsicle stick or tongue depressor
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Heavy-duty wire cutters or pruning shears
  • For Glittered Star Tree Topper: Vellum
  • Scissors
  • For star: Star template
  • Double-sided tape
  • Spray adhesive
  • Fine crystal glitter
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Monster Buffet

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 This unforgettable monster buffet was inspired by the Adrienne Landau windows at Barneys New York. 
Materials
  • Monster buffet eye and nose template
  • Monster buffet claws, paws, and teeth template
  • White and black felt
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Faux-fur pillow
  • Faux-fur throw blanket large enough to cover buffet table
  • Rubber drawer liner material
  • Safety pins
  • Cake stands (optional)
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