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Chipboard Monogram Party Favors

Steps:3
Personalized monogram pins made from colorful chipboard letters do double duty as festive party favors.
Materials
  • Large girl chipboard letters, by Martha Stewart Crafts, available at Walmart
  • Adhesive pin backs
  • Pink and lavender dimensional daisy stickers, by Martha Stewart Crafts, available at Walmart
  • Card stock, by Martha Stewart Crafts, available at Walmart
  • Playful pink paper pad, by Martha Stewart Crafts, available at Walmart
  • Pastel craft seam binding
  • Double-sided tissue tape
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Branches in Bloom

Steps:3
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Punched-Pattern Runner

Steps:4
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Raffia Cocktail Set

Steps:3
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Pinecone Turkey

Steps:3
Materials
  • Plump, round pinecones work best for this project. You can substitute maple or oak leaves for the corn husks.
  • Scissors
  • Corn husks
  • Pinecone
  • Craft glue
  • Twigs, pieces of vine, or gourd stems
  • Tacky glue, such as Magna-Tac
  • Twine or string
  • Place card
  • Hole punch
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Easter Paper Chains

Steps:2
Symbols of rebirth -- downy newborn chicks and rabbits -- abound at springtime. Their proliferation is charmingly represented in simple paper chains, which make perfect Easter decorations.
Materials
  • Bunny/Chick template
  • Parchment or tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Card stock
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Shimmery Corn Table Ornaments

Steps:4
Create an artful backdrop for your dishes by dipping the edges of black bamboo place mats in bleach. At each seat, an ear of dried miniature corn, its husks sprayed silver, unfurls elegantly on a platinum-rimmed plate and echoes the two-tone effect.
Materials
  • Masking tape
  • Ears of dried miniature corn
  • Metallic floral spray paint
  • Ribbon
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Gilded Charger Plate

Steps:5
Use gold or silver leaf to gild an exquisite charger plate with this how-to from furniture expert Christophe Pourny.
Materials
  • Unpainted wooden chargers (large plates)
  • Gesso
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Clay bole
  • Linen scrap
  • Soft bristle brushes
  • Aquasize water-based sizing (glue for gilding)
  • Foam brush
  • Gold and/or silver leaf ("patent" or mounted on tissue paper)
  • Stiff bristle brush
  • Brown shoe polish (optional)
  • Steel wool (optional)
  • Wooden napkin rings (optional)
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