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How to Make Paper Ornaments

How to Make Paper Ornaments

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Ah, Labor Day, when a young man's fancy turns to ornaments. Ornaments?! Yes, it's time again to begin crafting for the holiday season (three months away and counting). Here's the recipe for one of my favorite (and easiest to make) tree-trimming decorations.

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How to Make a Beautiful Paper Lantern

How to Make a Beautiful Paper Lantern

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A single sheet of paper and some thoughtfully added cuts and folds will yield an eye-catching lampshade for a votive candle.

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How to Make a Paper Gift Box

How to Make a Paper Gift Box

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I write a lot about craft ideas that make great gifts, but what often gets lost in such articles is that I wrap a vast majority of the gifts I give in my very favorite box of all time. Download the pattern and you'll see that it is beautiful, sturdy, versatile, and a pleasure to open. I always have one or two boxes precut and ready to use.

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Make a Simple Scrapbook: The Matchbook Album

Make a Simple Scrapbook: The Matchbook Album

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If the idea of tackling a full 12” x 12” scrapbook is too daunting or if you want a quick handmade project (perfect for gift-giving), this mini album is the project for you.

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Repeated Rewards: Make Paper Party Decorations

Repeated Rewards: Make Paper Party Decorations

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Many crafts rely on repetition of relatively simple operations to produce complex (or complex-looking) results. Knitting, crocheting, and quilting spring to mind. Working with paper is no different, of course, as card-making, wood-block printing, and gift-wrapping prove.

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DIY Paper Projects Perfect for Your Next Party

DIY Paper Projects Perfect for Your Next Party

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Learn how to make a paper flower cake wrapper and a branch coral-shaped paper napkin ring.

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How to Make a Magazine Reed Box

How to Make a Magazine Reed Box

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If you save old magazines, try tearing out some pages to make these colorful reeds. You can use them to cover all kinds of things, like this pretty storage box.

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How to Make a Crepe Paper Flower Centerpiece

How to Make a Crepe Paper Flower Centerpiece

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Hosting a shower or celebration soon? Save some of your crepe paper to make these gorgeous paper flowers!

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How to Make Simple White Paper Flowers

How to Make Simple White Paper Flowers

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These elegant flowers look like a million but cost only pennies to make. A careful choice of materials and attention to creating graceful shapes combine to make this my favorite paper centerpiece.

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6 DIY Paper Flower Ideas

6 DIY Paper Flower Ideas

These clever ideas for paper flower projects will help usher the spring into your home.

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How to Make Perfect Paper Daisies

How to Make Perfect Paper Daisies

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These cheery paper flowers are a breeze to make and, best of all, they never wilt or need watering.

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Make a Beaded Valentine!

Make a Beaded Valentine!

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Create this simple, pretty beaded Valentine in just a few minutes with two colors of cardstock and a few seed beads.

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How to Embroider a Greeting Card

How to Embroider a Greeting Card

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Many embroidery stitches take just as well to paper as they do to cloth. This tutorial shows you how to stitch up a pretty card for a special occasion.

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Make Bold Silhouette Greeting Cards From Magazine Cutouts

Make Bold Silhouette Greeting Cards From Magazine Cutouts

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This cool sun-printing technique gives you the freedom to create a variety of cards.

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How to Make a Garland with  Punch

How to Make a Garland with Punch

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This week I take up the old reliable paper garland of my elementary school days but with a twist: Bands of paper glued end-to-end become rings of paper glued edge-to-edge.

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How to Make Holly Holiday Cards

How to Make Holly Holiday Cards

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Craft up some cute holly cards with a technique inspired by traditional quilting.

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Scrapbooking 101: The Basics

Scrapbooking 101: The Basics

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Sure, my friends and family might laugh at the way I treasure all of the things I save from my life's significant events, but they always love my handmade cards, gifts and special albums fashioned from the things I save and give to them as presents. For me, scrapbooking is a necessity—and I'm not alone.

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The Claw: How to Make an Unusual Halloween Mask

The Claw: How to Make an Unusual Halloween Mask

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Say goodbye to the black plastic cat-eye masks and the ill-smelling latex hoods. This year, show off your skills by crafting a relic straight from the crypt.

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How to Make Dangly Earrings with Magazine Pages

How to Make Dangly Earrings with Magazine Pages

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A couple pages of a magazine, some glue, and a few jewelry findings are all you need to make these stunning, modern earrings!

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How to Make a Woven Scrap Journal

How to Make a Woven Scrap Journal

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Build a simple cardboard weaving loom, and raid your stash for yarn and fabric to weave up a journal cover. Fill it with pages from your recycling bin, and you have a useful blank book that costs nothing to make.

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