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Old September 15th, 2005, 12:27 AM   #31
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Fall Themed Crafts

Corn Husk Dolls
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Materials:
? Corn husks
? Large bowl of water
? Twine or string
? Scissors
? Construction paper
? Watercolors or markers
? Glue
Time needed: Under 1 Hour

Step 1:
Soak the corn husks in warm water for about an hour until
they become pliable. Then gather several damp husks and tie
them together tightly with twine, about 1/2 inch from one end.
Step 2:
To make the head, hold the knotted end in one fist, then
fold the husks down (as though peeling a banana) so that they
cover the knotted end. Smooth out the husks to make a face,
then secure them with a piece of twine around the doll's neck.

Step 3:
To make the arms, roll up a single husk and tie it off at both
ends. Position the arms up between the husks, under the doll's
neck. Smooth the husks over the arms to form the chest and back,
then cinch in the waist with twine.
Step 4:
For a skirt or legs, arrange several husks, inverted (like a
skirt that has blown up over the doll's head) around the waist.
Secure with twine, then fold the skirt down. For legs, divide
the husks into two parts, tying each bunch at the knees and
ankles.
Step 5:
Use construction paper to fashion outfits or use markers and
watercolors to give the illusion of clothes or to add on facial
features. To make hair, hats or headdresses, glue on little
strips of construction paper.
Step 6:
Attach sticks to the backs of the dolls for mobility. For
additional fun, build a doll stage and put on a special
Thanksgiving puppet production.
Shrunken Apple Puppet
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There are so many ways to use apples that you might even
say they have nine lives--as does this shrunken-apple kitty
puppet that's just as much fun to make as to play with.



Materials:
Apple
Paring knife
Lemon juice
Whole cloves
Pencil
Jar
Glove
Felt scraps
Glue

HOW IT'S MADE:
Peel the apple and remove a bit of the core from the bottom.
To carve your kitty's face, cut holes for the eyes. Above them,
slice two triangular flaps (these will turn into the ears). For
the nose and mouth, cut a deep X. On each side of the X, make
shallow slits for whiskers.

Soak the apple in lemon juice for 15 minutes (to prevent
browning). Lightly dry it with a paper towel, then insert
cloves into the eye holes.

Push a pencil into the apple from the bottom and set it in a
jar, making sure the apple doesn't touch anything while it
dries (it could spoil). The apple head will take about 3 weeks
to dry. (You could speed the wrinkling process by using a
vegetable dehydrator.) After a couple of days, you will be able
to shape the face and lift the ears of the cat so that they dry
upright.

When the cat's face has dried, use a glove and felt scraps to
make the body. Decorate the glove by gluing on felt markings
and paws. Then insert the pencil into the middle finger hole
on the glove. Have your child slip the glove over his fist and
grasp the pencil with his three middle fingers, poking out his
pinky and thumb to form arms for the cat. Voil?--the cat puppet
is purr-fect.

Potpourri Molds
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Materials:

1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of salt
1 cup of potpourri - old or new.
You can use fragant, fresh flowers too.
Water- 1/3 to 1/2 cup
Cookie cutters
What you do:

Mix all of the ingredients together and refrigerate for 5
minutes.
Take the dough and either with your hands or a slightly
floured rolling pin, flatten it. Using your favorite cookie
cutters cut the dough. You can also use the dough like clay
and make a sculpture. This is a fun way to make beautiful and
great smelling pieces of art!

Potpourri Gel Jars
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Materials:

Jars with lids
2 cups distilled water
4 packages of plain Gelatin
50 drops essential oil (any scent)
Food Coloring
What you do:

Heat one cup of the distilled water in a saucepan. Add the
desired coloring. Remove from the heat, add remaining 1 cup
of distilled water and the gelatin, stirring to dissolve.
Divide the drops of essential oil, or potpourri oil, into
the jars (wide mouth jelly jars or canning jars work well).
Add the gelatin mixture to the jars. Place the jars in the
refrigerator for about two hours.
Remove the jars from the refrigerator and cover with plastic
wrap or the jar's lid. If you are using the plastic wrap
choose one the new colored wraps for a prettier 'topping".
Store them at room temperature. To release the scent, remove
the lid or plastic wrap. If you would like to decorate the jar
place piece of fabric over the lid or plastic wrap and tie with
a colored ribbon or lace. You can include a silk flower tied
at the end of the ribbon or knotted at the base of the jar's
mouth for a floral presentation.

Tip:
When I was making these I began to experiment a little and
found that if you put the Knox Gelatin in a cup of cold
distilled water it dissolved very quickly then add a cup of
boiling hot water with food coloring to it. I put the scent
in the jars and then poured the mixture in and cooled it in
the frig. It was so easy, quick and less mess.

Pumpkin Pins
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Materials:

Felt
- orange, green, black
Glue
- tacky glue or a hot glue gun works well
Pin backs
- can be bought easily at local craft store
Scissors
Juice can tops
- the size depends on how big you'd like your pin to be.
Permanent magic markers
Pencil
- a sewing marking pencil may be good here.
What you do:

Place juice can top on felt and trace around it with a pencil
or sewing marking pencil. You are going to cut TWO of these
shapes out of the felt- one for the front of the pin and one
for the back of the pin. The juice top forms a stable middle
for the pin.
Using your scissors cut out TWO tracings of the can top. You
can make the circle appear more pumpkin like by cutting a small
notch in the circle to form the place where the pumpkin's stem
would come out.
Using either felt or a permanent magic marker create a face for
your pumpkin pin. Do this for only one of the two circles.
The remaining circle will be on the back of the pin. You can
add the traditional "pumpkin vertical line" with the marker.
The pin can be personalized using bits of ribbon, buttons for
the eyes etc. Please do all decorating before assembling the pin.
Attach face pieces to the front of your pin with either tacky
glue or hot glue gun. With the juice top sandwiched in between
the two pieces of felt, glue the edges of the felt pieces
together. Glue a pin backing onto the back of the undecorated
pumpkin (the back of your pin).
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Old March 5th, 2006, 02:33 PM   #32
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Craft with a game

Hey Ya'll
Here is the latest craft yet with a twist.....Its a game of finding the Wee Leprechaun...Mind you he will move once he is discovered to a new place. In each craft this month of St.Patrick's Day is a craft with a game...Each craft's directions aka instructions is a clue to the Leprechaun...So if you figure out your answer...Don't Post! Bring the answer to the next Craft Chat! Hope to see ya'll there.

Have a great day!


We are making shamrocks each craft is a
clue to finding the Leprechaun
I will post the craft on the boards so if you
missed anything you can check it over to help find the
leprechaun
Based on the craft of the night it would give
you clues to finding the leprechaun

Now tonight's craft we will be making a shamrock
Now this one is unique for it will be more 3-D
You will need scissors, glue, eight sheets
of green construction paper same amount in green crepe
paper (cut into small squares) and a pencil
First you will need to fold the green sheets
of construction paper in half
Taking your pencil draw a letter B with a tail
Do this with all eight sheets of green
construction paper (use the first one as a guide to keep
them all the same size)
Once done you will take one of these and
glue to another making sure it matches the other dont
glue the centers
Dont forget gluing the tails
Now you should have a four sided
shamrock

*Note** you can do this step prior to gluing them together

Taking the small green pieces of crepe
paper and using your pencil cover your shamrock like you
would for a pinata
Oh please dont forget to put a hole in the
top for some string so you can hang it .....I am sorry forgot
that step
Once you have glued all of the crepe
pieces of paper let it dry, once dried hang it up
Sure np I will post these crafts on the
boards......the answer to where the Leprechaun is in the
craft...Next week bring your answer ok?
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Old March 8th, 2006, 11:14 PM   #33
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Talking Second Craft looking for the Leprechaun

Hey Ya'll here is the second craft looking for the wee Leprechaun.

Last week's answer is: Mexico

He was off having a Siesta in Mexico! LOL

Pony Bead Irish Flag Pin

6 Safety Pins, Size 4

1 Safety Pin, Coiless 2-1/4"

Green, White and Orange Pony Beads

I, R, S and H Letter Beads

Directions:

Each column is a size 4 pin with six pony beads

strung on it. Open pins and string two pins each

with green, white and orange pony beads. You will

have 6 beaded pins. Close the pins.

Begin with the green beaded pin on the far right.

Thread base loop of the beaded pin onto the coiless

pin, push around loop to the other side of the pin.

Sting on a "H" letter bead. String the 2nd green

beaded pin followed by a "S" letter bead. Continue

beaded pin followed by a "S" letter bead. Continue.

Close coiless pin.

Remember that the Leprechaun is hiding but the clue is in the directions of the above craft!

Good Luck!

Have a great day!
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Old March 17th, 2006, 09:12 AM   #34
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Wink #3 Craft Looking for the Leprechaun

Ok ya'll The wee little Leprechaun was in Massachussetts.

Now the third craft is:

Shamrock Pin


The materials you'll be needing:

Four chenille green sticks

a small piece of green foam

hot glue gun

a safety pin

Now take each of your chenille sticks (green) and
shape them into hearts leaving a small piece as a tail so You
can connect them together

You connect them by intertwining the stems
together at the center

Once you have this done, have your hot glue gun
heat up .....

Next you will hot glue your little green foam piece to
the back of your Shamrock

*** Be careful doing the gluing and dont burn yourself

Once that is dried and not falling off.....

You will want to glue the back side of your safety pin to the foam piece

Here is where you might want to hold it in place til the glue dries

Once its dried and not falling off you have made a Lucky Shamrock Pin for yourself!

Where is the Leprechaun?

Next week we'll be looking for his wee Pot of Gold!

Have a great day!
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Old March 27th, 2006, 10:36 AM   #36
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Talking Woohoooooooooo

((((((((Cab)))))))

Thanks so much for that!

By now ya'll should of recognized that the wee Leprechaun is in Ireland. As far as the Craft it was a simple clay pot made from the clay your kids play with or you did at one time. If you use the baking clay, make sure to follow the directions on the package. You can use a variety of things to decorate the clay pot. Use your imagination. Then fill it with chocolate gold coins from the local Dollar General Store.

Now here is the riddle for all of you to figure out:

First Clue: I am old but young
Second Clue: Where ever you go I am there
Third Clue: I am priceless yet easy to find
Fourth and Last Clue: Check the message boards


Good Luck!

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Talking Frame Loom Craft

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I have been figuring out this frame loom. Right now I did get lucky and found a smaller one already made at the local store. However I did make this one. Only change I did was use 1/4 inch nails instead of the dowels. Next instead of the notches or grooves I used carpet tacks. The rest is easy. Lots of fun and next thing I will hope to do is put a design in mine using different colored yarns.

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Home Made Pinata's

Home made pinata's

Materials:

Some yarn
balloons
liquid starch
some small candy to put into the balloons like penny candy

Instructions:

Now you will need to blow up your balloon half way
One at a time put your candy into your
balloon.
Once all the candy is in the balloon tie it in knot.
Next take your yarn
**(cut into 1 foot lengths prior)
and coat it with liquid starch.
Then start wrapping it around your balloon.
Keep doing this til your balloon is covered.
Take a piece of yarn tie it to your knotted end of the balloon let it hang til its dry.
Pop the balloon and you have your own
Home Made Pinata Enjoy!

Now if you want prior to popping the balloon, you could let the kids decorate the pinata with crepe paper
and elmer's glue.
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Talking Universal Roll Up

Hey Roomies!

Here is another craft:

Universal Roll Up

Materials needed:
3 by 2 feet piece of material
needle
thread
stick pins
scissors
ribbon



Fold material in half by the width not the length
<-----3ft----------->
2 *--------------------*
F * *
t *XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
* *
*--------------------*

Take the top layer and fold down by 1/2 inch three times....

Now you will want to sew up your 1/2 inch hem.

If you can picture a rectangle its the edge that would run the length not the width.

*----------------------*
*_______ hem __________*
*----------------------*
*----------------------*
*----------------------*


Now once you have laid your top piece
down after doing your hem.....Using some stick pins and a tape measure; you will want to measure up six inch
increments.

*----------------------*
*----------------------*
*___x___x hem __x__x___*
*----------------------*
*----------------------*

It will look like a rectangle with the stick pins measuring out six inches going down the length.
Now where those stick pins are you will
want to sew up to the hem.

*---------------------*
*---------------------*
*__X_ X hem_X___X__X__*
*--X--X-----X---X--X--*
*--X--X-----X---X--X--*

Once that is done, cut the ribbon in half this is for the ends Place the ribbon in the middle of your width.

*----------------------*
*----------------------*
*****----------------------******
*----------------------*
*----------------------*


This is so when you roll it up you can tie it.

Now this is something the kids can put
their treasures in or you can use it for putting in things like socks shampoo and whatever you need for the baby.
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Some Fall Crafts

Hey ((((((Roomies))))))))

Here are the Fall Crafts from last night's chat, if you missed it here they are!

Fall Wreath
What You Need

Fall leaves, pinecones, etc.
Hay wreath
Hot glue gun
Large bow in fall colored ribbon
Fall colored ribbons to hang pinecones with
Parental supervision is recommended.

How To Make It

Bake all pieces for 45 minutes at 200 degrees to kill any insects and eggs.
Use the hot glue gun to attach the leaves, seeds, etc, to the wreath, and the large bow.
Attach the pinecones to ribbons and hang them in the center.
As a simpler project for classrooms, paper plates with the centers cut out and craft glue can be used to make small wreaths. Punch a hole in the top of the plate and put a ribbon or yarn through to hang it.

Scarecrow Wall Decoration

What You Need

2 Straw hats - 16 inch and 12 inch
Raffia
Felt
Pipe cleaner
Ribbon
Tacky craft glue or hot glue gun

How To Make It

Cut the 12" hat in half.
You will need a small package of colored raffia (if available). Spread out and place on the crown of the 16" hat. This is representing the hair on his/her head.
Glue raffia in place with thick designer tacky or hot glue whichever is available to you.
Now place glue on the cut edge of the 12" hat and place atop hair and against brim of 16" hat.
Cut triangles out of felt for eyes and nose. Place on crown forming face.
Use a black pipe cleaner for his mouth. Bend pipe cleaner /\/\/\/\/\ so it looks like that. Glue to crown.
Make a bow for neck area (under crown) and glue in place.
put fall leaves on top of his hat to also give some color.
Note: It can be done actually with any size hat. Just adjust accordingly


Stained Glass Window

What You Need is:

Black construction paper
Wax paper
Crayons or crayon pieces in fall colors
Glue
Scissors
Iron (requires adult supervision)


How To Make It

Take black construction paper and cut it into 5x5 squares.
With two pieces of paper together, traced a leaf on the top square and then cut out the leaf with the two pieces together. The squares will be solid around the edges with a leaf pattern cut out of the center
Next shaved crayons, using the colors of fall leaves. Using a warm iron, melted the crayon shavings between two pieces of wax paper. then cut down the wax paper to fit between the two squares of construction paper.
To assemble the window, place one square of construction paper on the table and glue your wax paper glass to that square. Then place the second square over the first square making sure your leaf pattern matches up and glue the two squares together.

Tips

When tracing the leaf,trace it on the paper on the diagonal so when we hung them they were hung from the corner of the square.
Use those little suction cups with the hook on it to hang it on windows
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Old November 13th, 2006, 06:35 PM   #41
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Wink Thanksgiving Crafts 2006

Acorn Wreath

What You Need

Acorns
Wicker wreath
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Newspaper
Flowers or other decoration

How To Make It

First, spread the newspaper on a flat surface. Lay
your wreath down flat. Heat your glue gun.
Next, starting in the middle of the wreath begin
gluing the bottom of the acorn. Place the glued part
of the acorn in the middle of the wreath and stand
the acorn straight up. Make 1 row in a straight line
going all the way around the wreath. Repeat the
process from top to bottom with the wreath still
laying flat.
Then decorate with flowers, bows, or even holiday
ornaments. Be sure not to leave any open spaces
except in the back. The back of the wreath shouldn't
have any acorns on it so when you lay it down it is
flat.

Pine Cone Turkey

Plump pine cones (spherical shaped about 1 1/2"-2" diameter)
1 red bumpy chenille stem
1 orange bumpy chenille stem
5 other colors of bumpy chenille stems
Glue (craft, wood, or all-purpose that dries clear)
Wire Cutter

How To Make It


Make sure each pine cone has dried thoroughly.
Cut the bumps apart in each chenille wire. Using wire
cutters, cut in the center of each place where the
wire narrows down--you want the bumps whole and fluffy.
Take one red bump and shape into an 'S'. Glue this to
the rounded end of the cone with the bump protruding
somewhat above the cone for the head of the turkey.
Take one orange bump and shape into a 'V'. Glue this
under the bottom of the round part of the cone for
the legs and feet. The feet can be shaped later.
Toes can even be added.
Take five to seven other bumps and carefully bend them so the narrow ends can be twisted together leaving the puffy end somewhat rounded. Glue as many of these as nicely fits close to the flatter stemmed end of the pine cone remembering to use glue only on the twisted end of the chenille wire.
Let dry and then adjust shaped of chenille wires to make your turkey look more realistic.
Tip: If you would like to use these as napkin rings, cut the orange chenille wires longer and make them into a circle and glue circle on bottom of turkeys.

Scarecrow Wall Decoration

What You Need

2 Straw hats - 16 inch and 12 inch
Raffia
Felt
Pipe cleaner
Ribbon
Tacky craft glue or hot glue gun

How To Make It

Cut the 12" hat in half.
You will need a small package of colored raffia
(if available). Spread out and place on the crown of
the 16" hat. This is representing the hair on his/her
head.
Glue raffia in place with thick designer tacky or
hot glue whichever is available to you.
Now place glue on the cut edge of the 12" hat and
place atop hair and against brim of 16" hat.
Cut triangles out of felt for eyes and nose. Place
on crown forming face.
Use a black pipe cleaner for his mouth. Bend pipe
cleaner /\/\/\/\/\ so it looks like that. Glue to
crown.
Make a bow for neck area (under crown) and glue in
place.
I put fall leaves on top of his hat to also give
some color.
Note: It can be done actually with any size hat.
Just adjust accordingly.

Have fun!

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Christmas 2006 Crafts

Here are the crafts from chat:

Easy Snowman Pin

You will need:
Lightweight cardboard
Brown paper bag
Polyfill
Man's black sock
White acrylic paint
Craft glue
Hot glue
Buttons for the belly
Small beads, embossing powder or black felt pen
Ribbon or strip of fabric
Pin backing
Draw two circles on the cardboard to make your pattern, about 2 inches for bottom and 1 inches for head.
Fold brown bag in half, trace snowman, and cut out two pieces at same time.

Paint with two or more coats of white paint. Make a small slit in the center of back bottom (this will be used to stuff a little poly fill in after glue is dry). Glue together around outer edge. I used Aleene's tacky glue.

Hot glue two buttons on belly, I used a small red and green one. I put two dots for eyes and five dots for mouth. I used embossing powder for mine but if you have small beads that would look great.

The hat is made with a man's black sock. Cut a strip from top about 1 1/2 inches x 3 inches and hot glue around top of head. Tie ribbon or a strip of fabric around hat and neck. Hot glue a pin on back. Add some glitter highlights for a little more sparkle.

Cornstarch Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornaments

You will need:
1 cup Corn Starch
2 cups baking soda
1 1/2 cups water
In a large saucepan mix corn starch and baking soda. Add water and stir until smooth. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture is the consistency of slightly dry mashed potatoes. Remove from heat and cover with a damp cloth. When cool enough to handle, coat hands and surface lightly with corn starch and knead until dough is smooth and pliable.
Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with holiday cookie cutters. To dry, place on a baking sheet in a 250 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until hard. For best results, allow to cool and brush loose powder off ornaments before painting. Makes about 16-20 ornaments.

Doily Angels

Materials:

White crocheted doilies - for the full angel you'll need two: 4" and 6" diameter.
Rubber band
Fabric stiffener
Gold flecked acrylic paint and/or gold glitter
Craft/white glue
Paper plate(s)
Wax paper

Make a cut in the paper plates, from edge to center. Overlap the edges to make two cones, securing the edges with a stapler. Cover each cone with a plastic sandwich bag.

To make the top angel shape:

Pour the fabric stiffener (available at the craft store, or make your own by mixing equal parts warm water and sugar) into a bowl. Dip a small doily into the bowl, saturating it thoroughly. Wring out the excess back into the bowl.
Place a cotton ball in the center of the doily. Wrap a rubber band around the doily to secure the cotton ball for the angel's head.
Drape the doily over the paper cone. Pull the back of the angel's skirt together (you can hold it in place with a paper clip if you need to). Fold the rest of the material down so that you have two wings spread out at the sides.
Lay the angel gently on her back (with the wings spread out) on a piece of wax paper. Leave to dry (24-48 hours).

To make the bottom skirt:

Mix a little bit of gold paint or gold glitter with the fabric stiffener in a bowl. Dip the larger doily into the bowl and wring out the excess.

Drape over the second cone. Arrange the skirt in nice folds and leave to dry.
When both doilies are dry, glue the angel top to the bottom skirt. Decorate with gold cord, ribbon on the bottom skirt. For the halo, use a small piece of wired cord, or gold ribbon dipped in fabric stiffener and shaped into a halo. Glue the halo to the back of the angel between the wings. Our angel shown here is holding a few small gold roses. Her sleeves are actually one piece of gold wired ribbon, glued at the shoulder and bent in the middle.
If you want to just make a simple tree decoration, just follow the instructions for the top of the angel. Attach a piece of string between her wings and hang from your tree.

Beaded Angel Ornament

You will need:
28 8mm beads (dress)
1 16mm bead (head)
42 3X6mm beads (halo and wings)
1.5 Yards 24 gauge wire
Instructions:

1) Find the center point of the wire. Bend wire into L shape at center.

2) Slide 7 (8mm) beads to the bend in the wire.

3) Slide 6 beads onto one end of the wire keeping them near the end. Thread other end of the wire back through the 6 beads and pull tight. Flatten out the rows as needed. *Flatten out rows as needed.

<---0000000000--->
(0000000000)
The wire goes thru the bottom row and then goes up in the upper row from the sides...this is where your tricky part since its where the string/wire crosses.

4) Slide 5 beads onto one end of the wire, push the other end through all 5 beads, and pull tight.

5) Continue adding beads using the same method until there is a row with just one bead.

6) Take the longer end of the wire and thread 17 3X6mm beads on it. Pass the through the row of 3 (8mm) beads and then thread 17 3X6mm beads on the wire and then pass it through the row of 1 (8mm) bead.**
From here
O
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-->000<--
0000

To here
-->0<--
00
000
0000
this is making the wings Hope it helps.

7) Pass both ends through the 16mm bead.

8) Take the longer end of the wire and thread 8 3X6mm beads. Take the other end of the wire and form a hanger loop. Take both ends of the wire and wrap them around the wire just below the halo.

9) Cut off any extra wire, adjust the wings and SMILE!

Doily Candy Bowl

Materials:
White crocheted doily, 4" - 6" diameter.
Small margarine container (empty)
Fabric stiffener
Narrow ribbon
Craft/white glue
Wax paper
Plastic wrap or sandwich bag
Christmas florals (optional)
Christmas candy
Extra bowl

Turn the margarine container upside down and cover with a plastic sandwich bag.
Pour the fabric stiffener into a bowl. Dip the doily into the bowl, saturating it thoroughly. Wring out the excess back into the bowl.

NOTE: If you don't want to buy fabric stiffener, you can make your own by
boiling equal parts of sugar and water until the sugar is completely dissolved.
using liquid starch, OR mixing white glue with a little water

Drape the doily over the margarine container. Press down over the sides, but let the edges flair out. Set on the wax paper and allow to dry overnight.
Thread the narrow ribbon in and out through the holes in the doily bowl. Leave both ends on the outside and tie together into a bow.

If you want, glue a Christmas floral or other decoration to the side. Fill with candy and enjoy!

Tiny Clay Pot Christmas Bells

You will need:

Several tiny (1.5 - 2.0 inch) teracotta clay pots.
Tiny ringers to go inside.
Acrylic paints or patio paints
Ribbon
Tinsel or lace
Turn the pots upside down and paint them Christmas-y colors with a very fine brush. Paint Christmas tree's, or holly, or snowman,...you get the idea. Then take a piece or ribbon and affix the ringers inside with a loop to suspend from the tree coming out of the bottom hole in the pot. To cover the knot, tie on a bit of tinsel or lace.

This craft is really good because you can personalize each ornament.
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Talking Here they are...websites for Yesteryear Crafts

Here are the websites for the Yesteryear Crafts from Chat! Thank you to all the lovely Roomies for being so sweet and kind. I unexpectedly had to take care of the grandson while Hosting! LOL One hand with him and the other doing one hand typing! LOL Ya'll rock the room! Thank you all for being who you are! Enjoy the websites I found for you, quite interesting!

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Tatting
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http://www.picotnet.com/TatOnline/ta...nstruction.htm

http://www.picotnet.com/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatting

**Note** Some believe that tatting may have developed from netting and decorative ropework as sailors and fishers would put together motifs for girlfriends and wives at home. Decorative ropework employed on ships includes techniques (esp. Cockscombing) that show striking similarity with tatting. A good description of this can be found in Knots, Splices and Fancywork.

Some believe tatting originated over 200 years ago, often citing shuttles seen in eighteenth century paintings of women such as Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Madame Adelaide (daughter of Louis XV of France), and Anne, Countess of Albemarle. A close inspection of those paintings shows that the shuttles in question are too large to be tatting shuttles, and that they are actually knotting shuttles.

In 1995 two mailing lists devoted to tatting were started, being TatChat and eTatters. The majority of members had been taught by grandparents or were self-taught. The two groups worked together to promote the art of tatting and as a result the craft has seen a resurgence in interest around the world in recent years.[citation needed]

Contrary to popular belief, many people around the world actively participate in the art of tatting.



Quilting
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quilting

http://quilting.about.com/

http://www.freequilt.com/



Crocheting
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http://www.craftown.com/crolesson.htm

http://www.learntoknit.com/instructions_cr.php3

http://www.craftfreebies.com/crochetandknitting.html

http://www.crochetnmore.com/


Knitting
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http://www.learntoknit.com/

http://www.craftfreebies.com/crochetandknitting.html

http://www.learntoknit.com/instructions_kn.php3

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knitting

http://www.chicknits.com/


Scrapbooking
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http://www.onescrappysite.com/

http://www.computerscrapbooking.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrapbooking

http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/
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thanks Willow!!!
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I agree with PBS, These links will come in handy as long as I remember were they are
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