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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 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 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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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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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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The Times They Are A-Changing: How to Make a Basket from a Newspaper

The "Times" They Are A-Changing: How to Make a Basket from a Newspaper

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A plump issue of the Sunday New York Times, a gray and rainy day, and perhaps one too many cups of coffee turned out to be the perfect combination of ingredients for a fast and fashionable recycling project. Pour yourself a cup of joe, finish the crossword puzzle, and get busy weaving.

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How to Make Button-Embellished Cards

How to Make Button-Embellished Cards

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Buttons aren't just for sewing on fabric. Here they add dimension and originality to stationery!

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How to Print Flowers with Flowers

How to Print Flowers with Flowers

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A simple blossom is pressed into service as both ink and printing plate. This fast and easy process gives new meaning to the term "botanical print" and is a wonderful way to capture the fleeting beauty of flowers.

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Oeuf Couture: How to Dress an Easter Egg

Oeuf Couture: How to Dress an Easter Egg

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Who says every egg has to take the same color bath, year after year? This Easter I'm keeping all of my eggs "au naturel" but wrapping them in as much color as I can muster.

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Crumpled Up:  How to Make Paper Flowers

Crumpled Up: How to Make Paper Flowers

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Take a break from the straight and narrow and free yourself up to make some mistakes. Today, try setting aside your scissors and focus, instead, on torn paper, soft edges, and coloring outside the lines.

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How to Make a Bloomin Box for Spring

How to Make a "Bloomin' Box" for Spring

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This clever origami project looks like a box but easily transforms into a cheery springtime blossom with just a few simple pinches of the paper.

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How to Make Perfect Paper Daisies

How to Make Perfect Paper Daisies

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

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How to Make a Snowstorm

How to Make a Snowstorm

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When the weather outside isn't helping you get into the holiday spirit, create a snowstorm inside the house.

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How to Make a Custom Clock

How to Make a Custom Clock

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Make a personalized new clock from an old recycled one, or even use the clock parts to make one on a separate object for a crazy, cool gift!

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How to Make a Pencil Box Bouquet

How to Make a Pencil Box Bouquet

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Send a beautiful bouquet of flowers to your favorite office worker for the price of a few postage stamps. This simple and colorful tutorial gives new meaning to the term "fresh-cut flowers."

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How to Make a Fabric Postcard Party Invitation

How to Make a Fabric Postcard Party Invitation

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Whether it's a bridal shower or a Mother's Day brunch, there's nothing nicer than getting your invitation in the form of a beautiful quilted postcard. And they're surprisingly easy to make.

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How to Make Twirly Butterfly Cards for Spring

How to Make Twirly Butterfly Cards for Spring

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Paper butterflies in pretty prints really pop out of brightly colored greeting cards!

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