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Yellow Votives

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Encased in luminous yellow jars, these charming votives add an inviting glow to any summertime table.
Materials
  • Glass container, such as a Mason jar
  • Rubbing alcohol (optional)
  • Yellow paint (1 1/2 ounces will cover 4 pint-size jars)
  • Paper towels or cloth
  • Shallow pan
  • Wire, crimp beans, and pliers, for hanging (optional)
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Cocktail-Glass Flowers

Steps:4
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Paper Christmas Tree

This project is simple enough for children and can result in an entire Yuletide forest for the ...
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Twinkling Vases

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Punch Bowl Prop

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Noisemakers

Steps:4
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Wax Animals and Trees

Steps:4
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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Tiered Paper Candy Stand

Steps:2
If you're hosting a birthday party, make it a "green" one. Forget the plastic and go paper -- paper plates, paper tablecloth, and all-paper decorations!
Materials
  • 2 paper cups
  • 3 paper plates (1 small, 1 medium, and 1 large)
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue gun
  • Candy cups
  • Assortment of treats, such as candy and macarons
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