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  • HomemadeChristmasGiftGuideeBook

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    HomemadeChristmasGiftGuideeBookfromFaveCrafts.com

    Copyright2009byPrimePublishingLLC

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    PublishedbyPrimePublishingLLC,3400DundeeRoad,Northbrook,IL60062www.primecp.com

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    LetterfromtheEditors

    DearReader,

    HomemadeChristmasgiftsareoftenthemostcherishedofallgifts,remindingtherecipientofthegiftgiverwhotookthetimetomakesomethingwithhisorherownhands.Inadditiontoshowingabitofextraeffort,homemadegiftsaregenerallythriftierandmorepersonalized.Youcancreateasweater,necklaceorjournalwithlittletouchesthatmakeitjustperfectfortherecipient.

    Inatimewhenenvironmentalconcernsareimportanttomoreandmorepeople,homemadegiftscanalsobebetterfortheenvironment.Giftgiverscanselectsustainablematerials,ditchtheplasticpackagingonretailgiftsandsavethemselvesfromdrivingallovertownChristmasshopping.Withalltheseconsiderations,FaveCrafts.comhasputtogetheracollectionofhomemadeChristmasgifts,sortedbyrecipient.FindsomethingtomakeforyourMom,yourboyfriendoryourofficegiftexchange.

    Happyholidays!

    YoucanfindmorefreeChristmascraftsandotherholidaycraftsatwww.FaveCrafts.com.

    OureBooks,likeallourcraftprojects,areabsolutelyFREEtomembersofourcraftingcommunity.Pleasefeelfreetosharewithfamilyandfriendsandaskthemtosignupatourwebsiteforourfreeemailnewsletter.

    Sincerely,

    The Editors of FaveCrafts

    www.FaveCrafts.com

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    ChristmasGiftsTableofContents

    For Mom ........................................................................................................................................ 6

    HolidayPaperClayBracelet......................................................................................................................6

    BathSpaMitts...........................................................................................................................................8

    CustomCutEtchedFloralVase...............................................................................................................10

    EmbellishaTeaTowel.............................................................................................................................12

    For Dad ........................................................................................................................................ 13

    GearsCottageClock................................................................................................................................13

    HatandScarfSetforMen.......................................................................................................................15

    FauxDichroicGlassRecycledBottle........................................................................................................17

    DadandSonTieDyeCamoSet...............................................................................................................19

    For Sister...................................................................................................................................... 21

    HolidayPomPomSlippers......................................................................................................................21

    ButtonsMirrorFrame.............................................................................................................................23

    CharmsBraceletmadewithShrinkPlastic..............................................................................................24

    SweetCollarSewingTutorial..................................................................................................................26

    For Brother .................................................................................................................................. 29

    MosaicKaleidescopeLamp.....................................................................................................................29

    GetThoseRecordsofftheShelfWaterFountain...................................................................................31

    WaxArtCrystalsCandles........................................................................................................................32

    TShirtScarf.............................................................................................................................................33

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    or Boyfriend or Husband ......................................................................................................... 36

    Men'sHatandScarfKnittingPattern.....................................................................................................36

    WineCoasters.........................................................................................................................................37

    Sailor'sEmbellishedBox..........................................................................................................................39

    EcoFriendlyBagwithIndustrialFeltandRecycledLeather...................................................................40

    For Girlfriend or Wife ................................................................................................................ 44

    ProtectYourFolders...............................................................................................................................46

    CuteGreenTieDyeTop..........................................................................................................................49

    HomemadeBeadedNecklace.................................................................................................................50

    For the Kids ................................................................................................................................. 51

    CuteCrochetPals....................................................................................................................................53

    GirlsTieredSkirt......................................................................................................................................56

    DIYRoadPlayMats.................................................................................................................................57

    Small Gifts for Exchanges/Secret Santa/Hostess Gifts ............................................................ 58

    AMagneticGiftSet.................................................................................................................................60

    HolidaySoaporOrnaments....................................................................................................................62

    EtchedFloralCoasters.............................................................................................................................63

    F

    EmbellishedHoops..................................................................................................................................44

    KnitSockMonkey....................................................................................................................................51

    SnowmanPaintCanGiftBox..................................................................................................................58

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    ForMom

    HolidayPaperClayBracelet

    By:SydneeHoltforJacquardProducts

    Theholidaysarefilledwithlovelypaperswhynotusesomeofthesepaperstocreateawonderfulbracelet?ThenewPearlExVarnishwillprotectyourmostdelicatepapers.

    Materials:

    FiveozPremo!SculpeypolymerclayGoldorcolorofyourchoice

    JacquardPearlExStampPadGold JacquardPearlExVarnish Claydedicatedpastamachine Premo!Sculpeyclay2ozofEcru(orWhite)

    OnemmStretchMagicJewelryElastic214"pieces SculpeySuperSlicerblade TwoBambooSkewers NeedletoolIuseaPoultryneedlefromthecookingsectionofthegrocery CraftersPickUltimateglue Smallbrushtoapplythevarnish PolyToolsbeveledcutterIusethe1"squareorHcutter YasutomoYuzenWashiOrigamiPaperin5"sizepapers HeatGun(optional)

    Instructions:

    1. CutouteightsquaresoftheWashipaper,selectingthemostinterestingareasofpattern.Asyoucansee,Ivecutapatternoutofanotherpapertouseasaguide.Mypatternisjustslightlysmallerthan1"square(.8"square).

    2. Sliceyourclayintosheetsjustslightlythickerthanthewidestsettingonyourpastamachineandrollthroughthemachineacoupleoftimestoconditiontheclayandturnthemicasothesurfaceisbrightgolden.Createthreelargesheetsofclay.

    3. Rolloneofthesheetsonathinnersetting,aboutthreesettingsdownfromyourwidestsetting.GlueapieceoftheWashipapertothissheet.Trimtoabout1/4"selvageonallsides.

    4. Manipulateoneofyourothersheetsofclaythroughthepastamachinetomakeitlongandnarrow.Thiswillformthebaseofthebracelet.Positionyourbambooskewersabout1/2"apartontheclayandpressthemdownusingthebottomofthegluebottle.Removetheskewers.You

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    shouldhavetwoevenchannelsintheclaynow.

    5. SetthetrimmedpieceofclaywiththeWashipaperonthechanneledclaysheet,centeringtheWashipaperonthechannels.TrimtotheclaythattheWashipaperismountedon.Setaside.

    6. Useyourcutteronthefinalremainingpieceofclaytocutoutasquare.Trimthispiecetoatleast3/8"selvagearoundthesquare.

    7. AlignthispieceofclayovertheWashipaperassembly.

    8. UseyourSuperSlicerbladetotrimtheedgesoftheframe.Ifoundthatcuttingcloseriseasierthantryingtoleavealargeborder.

    9. Measureeachbeadagainsteachothertomaintainamatchingsize.

    10. Recheckyourchannelsbyrunningtheneedletoolthrougheachchannel.

    11. Repeatthisprocessforeachofyourbeads.Iuse8beadsonabracelet.Youmaywishtoaddmoreorless.

    12. Placethebeadsonasheetofunlinedpaperonyourbakingsheetandbakethebeadsinapreheatedovenat275for25minutes.Allowthebeadstocoolbeforecontinuing.

    13. RubthesidesofeachofthebeadsandthetopoftheframeonaGoldPearlExStampPad.ThiswilladdgoldenhighlightsthatechothegoldintheWashipaper.(Thisinkiswatersoluble,butIwearglovestokeeptheinkfrommyhandsduringmyphotographydesignsessions.)Allowtheinktoairdryorheatsetitwithaheatgunforafewmoments.Youcanevenputthebeadsbackintothewarmovenfor510minutestosettheink.

    14. SealtheclayandthepaperwiththePearlExVarnish.Heatsetthevarnishwitheithertheheatgunorthewarmoven.Thevarnishwilldryinjustsecondswithaheatgun!

    15. Alignthebeadsandstringthroughthetopchannelofthebeads.Cuttheelastic,leaving3"oneachendofthebeads.Flipeachbeadupfromthebottomandthreadtheelasticthroughthebottomchannel.Cuttheelasticleavingthe3"selvage.

    16. Gatheruptheendsoftheelasticandtieadoubleknotineachsetofelasticforthetopandbottomchannels.Oncetheknotistied,gentlybutfirmlypulloneachendoftheelastictotightentheknot.Trimtheknot,leavingasmallselvageofabout1/4".

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    BathSpaMitts

    By:LilySugar'nCream

    Spaqualitybathmittsareeasytoknitandareluxuriousadditionstoanyshowerortub.Knitacoupleforaspathemedgiftbasketwithsoapsand/orbathsalts.

    Materials:

    Yarn:LilySugarnCream4PlyWorstedWeight100%Cottonsolids2.5oz/70.9g120yds/10m;ombres2oz/56.7g95yds/86m1ballSolidsorOm

    9

    bres KnittingNeedles:Size5mm(U.S.9)knitting

    needlesorsizeneededtoobtaintension Size4.50mm(U.S.7)crochethook

    Tension:15stsand28rows=4ins[10cm]with5mmneedlesingarterst.

    Instructions:

    Caston36sts.Work9rowsgarterst(kniteveryrow)notingthatfirstrowiswrongside.

    Shapethumb:1strow:(RS).K16.Inc1stineachofnext2sts.Knittoendofrow.Knit3rowseven.5throw:K16.Inc1stinnextst.K2.Inc1stinnextst.Knittoendofrow.Knit3rowseven.9throw:K16.Inc1stinnextst.K4.Inc1stinnextst.Knittoendofrow.Knit3rowseven.Continthismanner,inc2stsonnextandfollowing4throwsuntilthereare48sts.Knit1roweven.Nextrow:K29.Turn.Caston1st.K14(includingstonneedleaftercaston).Turn.Contonthese14stsforthumb.Knit10rowseven.Nextrow:*K1.K2tog.Repfrom*tolast2sts.K2.10sts.Knit1roweven.Nextrow:(K2tog)5times.5sts.Breakyarnleavingalongend.Threadthroughremsts.Drawuptightly

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    andfastensecurely.Sewthumbseam.WithRSofMittfacing,joinyarntoremsts.Pickupandknit2stsunderthumb.Knittoendofrow.Nextrow:Knit,knittingtogthe2stspickedupunderthumb.36sts.Knit16rowseven.

    Shapetop:1strow:K1.Sl1.K1.psso.K12.K2tog.K2.Sl1.K1.psso.K12.K2tog.K1.32sts.2ndandaltrows:Knit.3rdrow:K1.Sl1.K1.psso.K10.K2tog.K2.Sl1.K1.psso.K10.K2tog.K1.28sts.5throw:K1.Sl1.K1.psso.K8.K2tog.K2.Sl1.K1.psso.K8.K2tog.K1.24sts.7throw:K1.Sl1.K1.psso.K6.K2tog.K2.Sl1.K1.psso.K6.K2tog.K1.20sts.9throw:K1.Sl1.K1.psso.K4.K2tog.K2.Sl1.K1.psso.K4.K2tog.K1.16sts.11throw:(K2tog)8times.8sts.Breakyarnleavingalongend.Threadthroughremsts.Drawuptightlyandfastensecurely.Sewsideseam.

    HangingLoop:Withcrochethook,makeachain2ins[6cm]long.Fastenoff.Sewinpositionattopofsideseamasillustrated.

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    ustomCutEtchedFloralVase

    By:ArmourProducts

    Brightenyourhomewithabeautifulhomemadevasefilledwithyourfavoriteflower.Stencilssimplify

    Materials:

    RubNEtchStencil#200454MiniatureFlowers

    outdoorpaintpensforshiny

    erglovestrush

    nt

    Instructions:

    Preparation:

    1. Washvasethoroughlywithhotsoapywater.Removeanystickersorglue.Letdry.

    tapartminiatureflowerstencilsfromstencilsheet.

    aceacutoutminiatureflowerstencilonapieceofcontactvinyl.Cutapatchofvinylatleast

    or

    anoutapatternofwhereeachpatchwillgoaroundvase,andtemporarilyattachtovasee

    EtchingVase:

    C

    thispaintingproject.

    10ozArmourEtchCream Tallcylindervase ContactVinyl Glasspaintsor

    surfacesWhite&assortedcolors Straight&Fancyedgedscissors Maskingtape Plasticorrubb optionallongsleeveshir 1Disposablefoamcraftb Smallroundartistspaintbrush Glasscleaner,papertowels Runningwater,dishdeterge

    2. Cu

    3. Pl

    biggerthanstencil.Withfancyedgedscissors,trimbackvinylsoitisonlyaboutlargerthanthebluestenciledge.Repeatforeachstencilyouplantouse.Youcanusethesamescisspatternforallthedesigns,oruseadifferentoneforeachflowerforavariedlook.

    4. Plwithapieceoftape.Staggerpatchesrandomlystraightupanddownaroundvase,ortiltedsidtosideasinourexample.Onceyoulikethelayout,removethevinylbackingpaperandmaskingtapeandstickpatchtotheglass.Rubdownalledges.

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    1. Putonrubbergloves.Alsotapeacoupleofpiecesofpapertowelaroundonearmorwearangsleeveshirttoprotectyourskinonthearmthatwillholdvase.Slipyourhandinside

    vaseifwideenough,otherwiseholdwithafewfingersinside.

    atmofvaseinafairlystraightline.

    ytodothiswithoutstopping,theeffectwillbemoreeven.Afteryouhavegonecompletely

    movevinylpatchesandrinseagainuntilallcreamisgone.Letdry.

    owers:

    1. RubonminiatureflowersincenterofeachunetchedpatchaccordingtoyourplanandrubordingtothedirectionsontheRubNEtchpackagedirections.

    ga

    oldlon

    2. TakefoamcraftbrushandscoopupaboutteaspoonfullofEtchcreamontobrush.Starting

    topoftheupsidedownvase,spreadEtchcreamdowntobottoTraroundentirevase,gobackandmakesureallspotshavebeencovered,butcontinuetospreadinonlyonedirectiondownvase.

    3. WaitoneminuteandwashoffallEtchcream.

    4. Re

    EtchingFl

    downacc

    2. Coverallunetchedareasofthepatchsurroundingthestencilwithmaskingtape,overlappinlittleontoetchedarea.

    3. Etchflowersaccordingtobasicetchinginstructions.Washoffandletdry.

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    EmbellishaTeaTowel

    By:AshleyJohnstonofMakeItandLoveIt

    AshleyJohnstonofMakeItandLoveItshareshowshetiescolorstogetherinherkitchenwithastripeoffabricsewnontoplainteatowels.Thisisaneasysewingprojectforgiftgiving.Useholidayfabricforholidayteatowels.Usethistutorialtocreateacutefabricyoyoembellishment.

    Materials

    PlainCottonTeaTowel ColorfulFabricScrap CoordinatingColorforFabricYoYo Needleandthread Iron Sewingmachine

    Instructions:

    Mytowelmeasured18x28inches.IdecidedthatIwantedmystriptobe2inchestallandtobeaswideasthetowel,18inches.Iadded1/4inchtoallsides.......andcutoutastripoffabricthatwas2.5x18.5inches.Then,Ituckedundereachsidea1/4inchandironeditflat.Then,Ipinnedthestripabout2.5inchesfromthebottom(justeyeitandplaceitwhereveryou'dlike)andsewedaroundthestrip,veryclosetothefoldededge.Okay,andthenIjusthadtoaddayoyo.Hey,itmightgetinthewaywhiledryingthosedishes......butwhocares?It'ssodarncuteonthere.

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    ForDad

    GearsCottageClock

    By:MaryAyresforWalnutHollow

    Withgearclockhands,metalwireandmetalwashersinplaceofnumerals,thiscraftedclockhasarustic,artisticfeel.ThishomemadeclockwouldmakeagreatgiftforFather'sDay.

    Materials:

    WalnutHollow#27632CottageClockmedium

    WalnutHollow#27283ClockHandsGears

    WalnutHollow#TQ500PClockMovement

    CreativeDrill(use

    medium

    ll

    gedgers,browninkpad,1/8circlepunch,cellophanetape,pencil,finesandpaper,papertowel

    Instructions:

    dgestogethertoforma10square.Placecellophanetapeoveredgesof

    uarestojointhem.

    efrontedgeofpapershapewithbrownink,usingasmallpiecedryspongeorpapertowel.

    withHands WalnutHollow#26443

    smallestdrillbit) Distressedpapersfourwitha

    value&onelight(BasicGrey) Metalwashersfour3/4&twelve1/2 Metalbradsfourblack&eightantique Metaleyescrewsfourteenassortedsma 20Gaugesilverwirefourteen4pieces

    ZipDrypaperglue(BeaconAdhesives) AcrylicpaintSoftBlack(DecoArtAmericana) OtherSupplies:AAbattery,scissors,pinkin

    1. Cutfour5squaresfrommediumdistressedpapers.Placepapersonworksurfacesothatwrongsidefacesup,buttingesq

    2. Placewoodclocksymmetricallyontopofsquaresanddrawaroundedgewithpencil.Cutoutshapealongdrawnline.Antiquof

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    3. Cuta5circlefromlightdistressedpaperwithpinkingedgers.Cuta4circlefromcenterof5circle.Antiqueedgesofpaperringwithbrownink.Glueringtocenterofpaperclockshape.

    4. Gluelargewashersonring,liningthemupwithedgesofpapersquares.Gluesmallwashersontopoflargewashersandevenlyspacedbetweenlargewashers.Punch1/8holesinpaperinsidewashers.Attachblackbradstoholesinlargewashers.Attachantiquebradstoholesinsmallwashers.

    5. Lightlysandclock.PaintbackandsidesofclockwithSoftBlack.Letdry.Sandpaintedblacksurfacetodistressit.Glueassembledpaperclockshapetowoodshape.

    6. Drillstarterholesclosetoendsofstraightedgesonsidesofclock.Screweyesintoholes.Insertapieceofwirethrougheachsetofholeswithendsevenonbothsidesandthenwrapwireendsbackaroundwiretosecureit.

    7. Attachclockmovementtowoodclock,followingmanufacturersinstructions.

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    HatandScarfSetforMen

    By:Bernat

    Maketheperfectgiftforthatmaninyourlife.Crochethimahatandscarfgiftset.Thisfreecrochetpatternisgreatandeasytofollow.MakesforagreatChristmasgift.

    Hat:TofitaverageManshead.Scarf:Approx10ins[25.5cm]wideby48ins[122cm]long.

    MATERIALS

    BernatSofteeChunky(Solids:100g/3.5oz;164m/180yds)39012(TrueTaupe)2ballsforeachorBernatSofteeChunky(Ombres:80g/2.8oz;123m/134yds)Hat(ScarfSet):2(35)ballsorBernatChunky(400g/14oz;587m/642yds)1ballforset(HatandScarf)

    Size6.5mm(U.S.Kor10)crochethook

    GAUGE:11scand13rows=4ins[10cm].

    INSTRUCTIONSHATCh2.1strnd:(RS).6scin2ndchfromhook.Joinwithslsttofirstsc.2ndrnd:Ch1.2scineachscaround.Joinwithslsttofirstsc.12sc.3rdrnd:Ch1.*1scinnextsc.2scinnextsc.Repfrom*around.Joinwithslsttofirstsc.18sc.4thrnd:Ch1.*1scineachofnext2sc.2scinnextsc.Repfrom*around.Joinwithslsttofirstsc.24sc.5thrnd:Ch1.*1scineachofnext3sc.2scinnextsc.Repfrom*around.Joinwithslsttofirstsc.30sc.6thrnd:Ch1.*1scineachofnext4sc.2scinnextsc.Repfrom*around.Joinwithslsttofirstsc.36sc.7thrnd:Ch1.*1scineachofnext5sc.2scinnextsc.Repfrom*around.Joinwithslsttofirstsc.42sc.8thrnd:Ch1.1scineachscaround.Joinwithslsttofirstsc.Inc6stsevenlyonnextandeveryfollowingaltrndto60sc.Nextrnd:Ch1.*1scineachofnext14sc.2scinnextsc.1scineachofnext29sc.2scinnextsc.1scineachofnext15sc.Joinwithslsttofirstsc.62sc.Placemarkeratendoflastrnd.Nextrnd:Ch1.1scineachscaround.Joinwithslsttofirstsc.Replastrnduntilworkfrommarkedrndmeasures11ins[28cm].Fastenoff.

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    SCARFCh27.Foundationrow:(RS).1scin2ndchfromhook.1scineachchtoendofch.Turn.26sc.1strow:Ch3(countsasdc).Missfirst2sc.*(1dc.Ch1.1dc)innextsc.Missnext2sc.Repfrom*tolast3sc.(1dc.Ch1.1dc)innextsc.Missnextsc1inlastsc.Turn.2ndrow:Ch1.1scineachoffirst2dc.*1scinnextch1sp.1scineachofnext2dc.Repfrom*toendofrow.Turn.Replast2rowsuntilworkfrombegmeasures48ins[122cm],endingwitha2ndrow.Fastenoff.

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    FauxDichroicGlassRecycledBottle

    By:MichelleZimmerman

    ThiswonderfulprojectcomestousfromMichelleZimmermanofHttpDesign.Withthehelpofpolymerclay,recycleanoldwinebottle,perfumebottleorotherglassbottleintoadecorativecontainer.Thetechniquesmakesthebottlelooklikecolorfuldichroicglasswithnoglassworkexperiencenecessary.Usethecontainerasavaseoraliquidcontainerforoil,vinegar,orother.

    Tools

    Pastamachineorclayroller Tissueblade Largediscardedplasticbucketorcontainer Discardedplasticcontainertostandthebottleon FormixingEnvirotexLite:2disposablemixingcups,2

    woodenpopsiclesticks,gloves Disposablepaintbrush Curingoven

    Materials

    Recycledwinebottle Bottlepourer(availablefrom

    www.fantes.com/stoppers.htm) 12ozblackFimoSoftpolymerclay 2'x8"MylarbackedfoilOilSlickcolor(from

    www.coveredinclay.com/foil.htm) JacquardPiatainkSantaFeRedandSunburstYellow LumierepaintsinMetallicOlive,PearlBlue,PearlViolet EnvirotexLite Houstonartfoilvariegatedleafingflakes PearlExpowderBrilliantGold

    Instructions:

    1. Conditionclay.Rollsheetsofclayat#1(thick)settingapproximately3/8inchthick.Useclaypiecestocoverbottletrimmingawayexcessclaywithatissuebladeandsealingjointstogetanevencoverage.Coverbottletowithininofopening(polymerclayshouldnotcomeincontactwithsurfaceswhichtouchfood).Removeanyairbubblesbyslicingintotheairbubblewithatissuebladeorcraftknifeheldata45degreeangle,pressouttheairandresealtheclay.Itsessentialyougetagoodevencoverage.

    2. ApplytheMylarbackedfoiltotheclaydecorativesidefacingup.Rubthefoillightlybutfirmlywithyourhandrepeatedlytowarmthefoilandthenlifttheplasticleavingthefoilbehindfoiladherestoclaywithheatandfriction.Continueandapplyfoilalloverthebottle.Aimforjust

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    lessthan100%coveragesmallareasofblackclayaredesirable.

    3. UsingLumierepaintsandasmallpaintbrush,paintrandomlongbrushstrokesacrossthebottle.Crossthecolorsovereachotheryoureaimingtogivetheprojectmoredimensionandcolor.

    4. UsingthePiatainks,dipabrushintotheinksandtouchthebrushtothesurfaceofthebottletomakesmalldots.Theinksspreadontheclaysoalittleinkgoesalongway.

    5. Placethebottleintoacoldovenpreferablystandingupright.Heattheoventotherequiredtemperaturewiththebottleinitandthencurefortheamountoftimeandatthetemperaturerecommendedbythemanufacturer.Allowthebottletocoolintheovenbeforeremovingit.

    6. MixtheEnvirotexLiteaccordingtomanufacturersinstructions.Itworksbestifyoupourbothpartsintoonecontainerandstirtomix.Pourthemixintoasecondcontainerdonotscrapetheexcessoffthesidesofthefirstcontainerwhenyoudoso.Continuetomixinthesecondcontainerusingafreshstirringstick.

    7. Standthecuredbottleontopofanupturneddiscardedcontainerinthelargebucket.Itworksbestifthebottleisstandingonacontainerslightlysmallerthanthebottomrimofthebottle.AstheexcessEnvirotexLitewontbeabletoberemovedfromthecontainers,usecontainersyoudontminddamaging.

    8. Addapproximately2tablespoonsofthevariegatedfoilpiecesand1/8teaspoonofgoldPearlExpowdertotheEnvirotexLiteandmixin.

    9. Placeanoldcorkintothewinebottletosealit.Workingoverthebucket,pourtheEnvirotexLiteoverthesurfaceofthebottleandworkitinsoitcoversthesurfaceofthebottle.Thisisbestdonewithadisposablepaintbrushoraglovedhand.YoumustcompletelycoverthebottlewiththeEnvirotexLite.

    10. Whenthebottleiscovered,standitontheupsidedowncontainerinthebucket,removethecorkandleaveituntilset.PerchingitonacontainerensuresthatexcessEnvirotexLiterunsoffthebottomofthebottleandwontadheretoit.

    11. Whendry,removethebottlefromthebucketandremovetheplasticcontainerfromthebottomofthebottle.Ifyouneedtosmooththebottomofthebottle,sandtheexcesssetEnvirotexLitewithcoarsesandpaper.Insertthebottlepourercork.

    Designernote:Thisisafuneffectanditsfairlyeasytoachieve.TheEnvirotexLitegivesthebottleawonderfulglossyseal.Forbestresults,followthetwostepmixingprocessanddontscrapethefirstcontainerhowevertemptedyouaretodoso!Theproductmustbemixedthoroughlysoitsetstoahardfinish,ifyoudontmixitwellandifyouscrapethesidesofthecontainer,youriskitremainingslightlytackyinsteadofglasslikebelieveme,Ivedoneitbefore!

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    DadandSonTieDyeCamoSet

    By:ilovetocreate.com

    Tiedyeanapronforthenumber1Dadandamatchingtiedyeshirtforthelittleguy.ThisfuntiedyesetmakesagreatgiftforFather'sDayandotheroccasions,andisafunprojecttodowithkids.

    Materials:

    Aleene'sFabricFusionPermanentDryCleanableFabricAdhesive TulipStickyFabricStencils

    23277Numbers23565ABC's

    TulipOneStepTieDyeKitsCamoColors

    TulipSoftFabricPaintBI15801Ebony

    Plasticgarbagebag Foil Canvasapron,adult Scissors Lowtackmaskingtape Cosmeticsponge Steamiron Bandana,black Whiteteeshirt,youth

    Instructions:

    1. Wetapronandshirt.Wringdry.Or,washinwasherwithnosoapandrunthroughspincycle.Donotdry.

    2. Coverworksurfacewithgarbagebag.Wearingglovesfromkit,filldyebottleswithwatertolineindicated.Shakeeachbottletothoroughlymixdye.

    3. Placeapronandshirtontoworksurface.Smoothapronwithhands.

    4. Tocreatebullseyedesignonshirt,pullupcenterofshirt.Wraparubberbandtightlyaroundfabric,3fromend.Wrapanotherrubberband3belowfirst.Layontoworksurface.

    5. Squeezebrowndyeontopartofshirtabovefirstrubberband,turningandunfoldingareassodyepenetratesinside.Squeezeoliveontosectionbetweenrubberbands.Squeezeblackonto

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    remainderofshirt.

    6. Leavingthinstripesofundyedareasbetweencolors,squeezeolivelengthwiseontofirstthirdofapron,brownontosecondthirdandblackontoremainder.

    7. Coverpieceswithgarbagebag.Letsetfor4to6hours.Washinfullloadofwaterwithasmallamountoflaundrysoapandnofabricsoftener.Dryindryerwithoutsoftenersheet.

    8. Ironapronsmooth,usingsteam.

    9. CutdesiredlettersandnumbersfromStickyFabricStencils,leavingasmuchborderaspossible.Removebacking.Positionlettersandnumbersontobibofapron,runningfingernailaroundedgestoensureatightsealandtrimmingasneededtospaceevenly.Createanextendedborderaroundstencilandfillinanygapsbetweenletters,usingmaskingtape.

    10. SqueezeasmallpuddleofMatteEbonyontofoil.Tapflatendofcosmeticspongeintopaint.Pounceexcesspaintontofoil.Pouncepaintintostencil,applyingathin,evencoat.Removestencil.Letdry.

    11. Tieaknotatonecornerofbandana.ApplyathickbeadofFabricFusiontobackofknot.Pressintoplaceonsideofapron.Securewithmaskingtapeuntildry.Removetape.

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    ForSister

    HolidayPomPomSlippers

    By:Patons

    Thesefestiveholidayknitslippersarecutewiththeirpompomtopsandcuddlyforthecoldwinterseason!ThiseasyknittingpatternlooksgreatinyourfavoriteChristmascolors!

    MATERIALS:

    PatonsClassicWool(100g/3.5oz) MainColor(MC)(00230BrightRed) MediumorLarge2balls ContrastA(00220BottleGreen) MediumorLarge1ball Size5.5mm(U.S.9)knittingneedlesorsizeneededtoobtain

    tension.

    SIZESTofitfootlengthMedium9ins[23cm]Large10ins[25.5cm]

    TENSION15stsand20rows=4ins[10cm]with5.5mmneedlesand2strandsofyarninstockingst.

    STITCHGLOSSARYYb=Bringyarntobackofwork.Yf=Bringyarntofrontofwork.Sl1P=Slipnextstitchpurlwise.

    INSTRUCTIONSTheinstructionsarewrittenforsmallersize.Ifchangesarenecessaryforlargersizetheinstructionswillbewrittenthus().Whenonlyonenumberisgiven,itappliestobothsizes.Foreaseinworking,circleallnumberspertainingtoyoursize.

    SOLE(make4).With2strandsofMCandlargerneedlesbegatheel,caston7(9)sts.1strow:(RS).K1.(yf.Sl1P.yb.K1)3times.2ndrow:(P1.K1)infirstst.Purltolast2sts.(P1.K1)innextst.P1.9(11)sts.3rdrow:K1.(yf.Sl1P.yb.K1)4(5)times.4throw:Purl.5throw:K2.(yf.Sl1P.yb.K1)3(4)times.K1.6throw:(P1.K1)infirstst.Purltolast2sts.(P1.K1)innextst.P1.11(13)sts.7throw:K2.(yf.Sl1P.yb.K1)4(5)times.K1.

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    8throw:Purl.9throw:K1.(yf.Sl1P.yb.K1)5(6)times.K1.10throw:Purl.Rep7thto10throwsofLinenStPatuntilworkfrombegmeasures4ins[11.5cm],endingwithRSrow.Nextrow:(WS).(P1.K1)infirstst.Purltolast2sts.(P1.K1)innextst.P1.13(15)sts.Pat5rowseven.Nextrow:(P1.K1)infirstst.Purltolast2sts.(P1.K1)innextst.P1.15(17)sts.Continpatevenuntilworkfrombegmeasures8(9)ins[21.5(24)cm],endingwithaWSrow.Nextrow:(RS).Sl1.K1.psso.Pattolast2sts.K2tog.Nextrow:Purl.Replast2rowsto7(9)sts.Castoffpurlwise(WS).Sew2solestogusingrunningstitch.

    UPPERWith2strandsofMCandlargerneedles,caston59(63)sts.Work6rowsinLinenStPat.Next2rows:Sl1.K1.psso.Pattolast2sts.K2tog.55(59)stsatendoflastrow.

    Shapeinstep:1strow:Sl1.K1.psso.Patacrossnext24(26)sts.Sl1.K2tog.psso.Pattolast2sts.K2tog.51(55)sts.2ndrow:Sl1.K1.psso.Patacrossnext22(24)sts.Sl1.K2tog.psso.Pattolast2sts.K2tog.47(51)sts.3rdrow:Sl1.K1.psso.Patacrossnext18(20)sts.Sl1.K1.psso.Sl1.K2tog.psso.K2tog.Pattolast2sts.K2tog.41(45)sts.4throw:Sl1.K1.psso.Patacrossnext15(17)sts.Sl1.K1.psso.Sl1.K2tog.psso.K2tog.Pattolast2sts.K2tog.35(39)sts.5throw:Sl1.K1.psso.Patacrossnext12(14)sts.Sl1.K1.psso.Sl1.K2tog.psso.K2tog.Pattolast2sts.K2tog.29(33)sts.6throw:Sl1.K1.psso.Patacrossnext9(11)sts.Sl1.K1.psso.Sl1.K2tog.psso.K2tog.Pattolast2sts.K2tog.23(27)sts.7throw:(Sl1.K1.psso)twice.Patacrossnext4(6)sts.Sl1.K1.psso.Sl1.K2tog.psso.K2tog.Pattolast4sts.(K2tog)twice.Castoffrem.15(19)sts.SewTopseam.With2strandsofMC,sewUppertoSolesusingBlanketstandBlanketstaroundSoles.

    Pompom(make4).WindAaround2fingersapprox60times.Removefromfingersandtietightlyincenter.Cutthrougheachsideofloops.Trimtoasmoothroundshape.Sew2pompomstotopofeachslipper.

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    uttonsMirrorFrame

    By:HeidiBorchersforInspiredatHome

    HeidiBorchersforInspiredatHomeshowsushowtocreateawhimsicalmirrorframedecoratedwith

    Materials:

    Woodframedmirror

    umBondGlass&BeadAdhesive

    pertocoverworkspace

    Instructions:

    1. Tocreatetheholestoattachthewire,drillaholethrougheachtopcornerofframe

    intframeblack.Letdrycompletely.

    glueeachbuttonontotheframe,placeasmalldropofglueontothebackofeachbutton,

    shapethewire,looselywraparoundpenciltoformacoiledshape,leavingabout2ateach

    luewoodheartontothewire.Leaveframeinplaceonworksurfacewhilegluedries

    B

    buttonsinvariouscolorsandsizes.Lovethosebuttons?Thenkeepgluingtocoverthesidesoftheframe.Wanttochangeupthelook?Blackandgoldbuttonswouldmakeadramaticlook.Allwhitecreatesaperfectlookforfeminine.

    Acrylicpaintblack Brushflat AleenesPlatin Buttonsassortedsizes,colorsandshapes Wire18gauge24 Waxpaperornewspa Drillwith1/8drillbit Pencil

    approximatelyinfromeachcorner.

    2. Pa

    3. Tothenplacebuttonontotheframe.Repeatuntiltheentireframeiscompletelycovered.Glueadditionalbuttonsandshapesontopofotherbuttons.Letgluedry.

    4. Toend.Insertendofeachwireintoeachhole.Bendwireoverandtwisttohold.

    5. Gcompletely.

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    harmsBraceletmadewithShrinkPlastic

    By:SueStoverforJacquardProducts

    CombinePearlExpowdersandPearlExStampPadsforawonderfullookonshrinkplastic.It'seasyand

    C

    fun!

    Materials:

    JacquardPearlExStampPads(Sepia,Gold,Copper)RubberStampede,allothersfromImpress

    uardPearlExPigments(DuoBlueGreen,DuoGreenYellow)

    dingblocktedfromtheBeadery,anodizedmetaltubesfrom

    nWireuirrel(Black)

    Steps:

    1. SandbothsidesofasheetofblackPolyShrinkplasticevenlywiththefinegradesandpaper.

    amponesideofthesheetwithacheckerboardpatternusingtheSepiacoloredJacquardPearl

    ntheothersideofthesheet,dustthesurfacelightlywiththetwoJacquardPearlExPigments.

    Stamps(swirlfromStampaRosa,checkerboardfromMe

    Jacq Holepunches,Softpaintbrush,Needlenosepliers,Scissors MemorywirebyRemembrance Sandpaper200400gritorfinesan Beads(black,amberandturquoiseplasticface

    LegendaryBeads) ColoredwirebyFu PolyShrinkplastic/LuckySq Heatembossinggunoroven

    Sandinbothdirections,lengthwiseandwidthwise.Thepigmentsandinkswillbecomeembeddedintothesurfacewhentheplasticshrinks.

    2. StExStampPad.Letdry.

    3. OUseasoftbrushandrandomlyalternatethetwocolors.Thecolorwillintensifywhentheplasticshrinks.

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    4. Ontopofthecoloredside,stampsomesinglemotifswiththeGoldandCopperJacquardStampPads.Forthisbraceletweused3differentmotifsandmade17charms.

    5. Cutouttheshapesthatyouwanttouse.Weusedasquarewithslightlybulgingsidesandroundedcorners.Rememberthatyourshapewillbeabout45%ofitsoriginalsize.

    6. Punchaholeintheplasticusingaholepunch.Weusedjustaroundholepunchbutholepunchescomeinmanydifferentshapessoyoumaywanttoexperiment.Theholeswillmaintaintheirshapeevenwhentheyshrink.

    7. Ifusingaheatembossingtool,laythepieceonaflatsurfacethatwontbedamagedbytheheatembossingtool.Athickpieceofwoodisgood.Heatthepiecebyaimingthetoolattheplastic.Theplasticwillbegintomoveandcurlwhenyouheatit.Ifyoufeelitisshrinkingtoofast,holdthetoolalittlefurtheraway.Whenthepieceiscompletelyshrunk,layflatandallowittocool.Ifusinganoven,putthepieceofplasticonaTeflonsheetinaregularortoasterovennohotterthan300to350degreesforapproximately3minutes.

    8. Afterthepieceiscooled,sandtheedgestosmoothanyroughareas.

    9. RolltheedgesofeachpieceontotheCopperorGoldstamppadtogetcolorontheedges.

    10. Tomakethecharmsdanglefromthewire,weusedcoloredwiretomakeanextensionthatcouldbethreadedontothememorywire.Usingacopperandapurplecoloredwirealternately,loopthroughtheholesinthecharms.Twistthewirearounditselfclosetogetherandclosetothecharm.Ontheotherendmakealoopthatthememorywirewillgothroughandtwistthewirebackonitself.

    11. Cutthememorywirethelengthyouwantitandtwisttheendinaspiraltokeepthebeadsfromfallingoff.

    12. Placethebeadsandcharmsontothememorywirewithanysortofpattern.

    13. Whenyoucometotheendofthewire,twistitintoaspirallikeyoudidwiththefirstend.

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    SweetCollarSewingTutorial

    By:JenyaofMyEvaForeva

    Createafunandprettycollartowearoveranyoutfitwiththiseasysewingtutorial.Anyonecanmakethistieoncollarinthefabricofyourchoice.

    Makeamockoutofanotherfabric.Whenyoudoit,justmakesureyoumeasureyourneckcircumferenceandincorporateitinyourtemplate.

    Cutoutfourpieces(twoofeachcolor)givingaboutquarterofanincharoundit.

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    Sewthepiecesthatarethesamecolortogetherinthemiddle.

    Nowitthefunpartembellishit,attachyourlabel,drawonit,whatever

    Foldtwopiecestogethertherightsidein.

    Taketwopiecesofyarnandpintheninbothcornersasshown.Makesureyouputlongpartsoftheminsideyourcollarpiecessothatwhenyouturnitinsideouttheywillbelongenough.

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    Sewaroundleavingonlythemiddleinsidepartopenbigenoughtoturnitinsideout.

    Whenyouturnitinsideout,Irecommendironingit.Nowsewtheedgestogivethemafinishedlook.Startwiththatinsidemiddlepartthatisstillopen.

    Done!

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    ForBrother

    MosaicKaleidescopeLamp

    By:DiamondTech

    BrightenupanyroomwithKraftyBlok'smosaickaleidescopelamp.Thisisafun,decorativeglassproject!LearnmoreaboutDiamondTechhere.

    Materials:

    1KraftyBlok 1packageeach5oz.CathedralGlassSquares

    Purple,DarkGreenandBlue 1White1GlassGem 1BlueGlassGem 13BlueGlassGems 9WhiteGlassGems 1StringofWhiteChristmasLights MosaicWheeledGlassNippers ClearSilicone(adhesive)

    SafetyGlasses Clickhereforthepattern

    Preparations:

    1. Completelyreadthedirectionsbeforestarting.2. Coveryourworkareawithnewspapertoprotectworksurface.3. Collectandplaceallsuppliesneededonyourworksurface.

    Instructions:

    1. CleantheKraftyBlokwithglasscleanerora50/50solutionofvinegarandwater.Drycompletelywithcloth.

    2. PlacetheKraftyBlokinahorizontalpositiononnewspaper.Slidepatternunderneathblockasaguideforplacementofglass.Itisnotrecommendedtotracethepatternontotheglassasmarksmayshowthrough.

    3. Beginbyplacingglueonthebackof1whitegem.AdheretotheKraftyBlokTMwhereindicatedonthepattern.Continuebygluingblueandwhitegems,alternatingcolorsaroundthecentralgem.

    4. Next,applygluetothebackoftheblueandwhitegems.Adheretothecornerswhereindicatedonpattern.Finishbygluingabluegemcenteredandontopofthewhitegem.

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    5. Applyadhesivetothebackofadarkgreencathedralsquare.StartinginthelowerrightcorneroftheKraftyBlokTMsecureinplacewhereindicated.Continuetoaddthedarkgreensquarestoformacirclearoundthegems.Continuethisprocesswithbothblueandpurplecathedralglasssquares.

    6. NipGreen,BlueandPurpleglasssquaresintosmallerpieces.Glueinplacetofillthevoidsbetweenglasssquares.

    7. Whenthefronthasdried,placetheKraftyBlokTMonitssidewiththeopeningfacingup.Startingattheleftoftheholegluetworowsofpurplechipssidebysideleavingapproximately1/8betweeneachpiece,untilyoureachtheedge.Allowtodry.

    8. RotateKraftyBlokTMtotheright.Gluetwomoreevenlyspacedrowsofpurplecathedralglasssquares.Allowtodry.Continueplacingtworowsofpurpleglasssquaresacrosstheside.

    9. Rotateblockbackonitssidewiththeopeningfacingup.Gluefourbluecathedralglasssquarestotherightoftheopeningintworowsleaving1/8betweeneachpiece.Finishthesidebyaddingtwogreenglasssquares.Allowtodry.

    10. Rotateblocktotheleft.Glueeightdarkgreenglasssquaresintotworows,1/8apart.Addtwobluesquaresoneithersideofthedarkgreensquaresandfinishthedoublerowsofglasssquareswithfourpurplesquares.Glueintoplaceandallowtodry.

    11. Tofinishcorners,nipachipin,formingtworectangles,andapplypiecestothecornercurves.

    12. Insertstringofwhitechristmaslightsintheblockandallowplugtoextendout.Pluginandenjoy!

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    GetThoseRecordsofftheShelfWaterFountain

    By:JoanFee

    Inneedofsomehandmadecraftideas?Checkoutthisgreatcraftthatusesoldrecords.Familyfuncraftsasgoodasthisonearehardtofind.Forthosewhowantsomesimplecraftstomake,thisprojectisperfect.

    Materials:

    2LPs Oven PiePlate GlassGlass Gloves,cotton Fountainpump(smallestavailable) Water Glue,waterproof

    2flatitemsabout2indiameter(plastic,metalorglassthisisusedtocovertheholesintherecord)

    Tubetofitonpump Hotpads Knife Filler,marbles,waterproofgamepieces

    Steps:

    1. Preheatovento200degreesF.

    2. Turnpieplateupsidedown.Placerecordontop.Placeinovenfor35minutes.Ovensvarysokeepaneyeonit.

    3. Wearingglovesandusinghotpads,placerecordinsidepieplatetoform.Letsetuntilhard.Itwonttakeverylong.

    4. Repeatwithrecordovertheglassexceptwhenremovedfromoven,leaverecordonglasstocool.

    5. Glueflatobjectsoverholesinrecord.Letdry.

    6. Placetallrecordpieceinpieshapedrecord.Ifpumpisadjustable,useatlowestsetting.Placepumpintallpiece,usingsuctioncups,ifprovidedwithpump.Cuttubetoslightlylowerthenrimofrecord.Coverpumpwithwater.Testpump.Fillpumpareawithdesiredfillerobjects.

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    axArtCrystalsCandles

    By:CandleWic

    Multicoloredwavesingranularwaxformatrulyuniquecandle,whichanyagechildoradultcanenjoy

    W

    making.

    Materials:

    Granulatedwaxinvariouscolors

    assembly

    structions:

    1. Assembleawickusingametalcandlewickbaseandcandlewicking.Measuretheheightofyour

    lectseveralcolorsandgentlypourintotheglasscontainerwithaspoonorotherdispensing

    rultimateeffectssuchaswaves,youcantakealong,narrowpointersuchasaknittingneedle

    Glasscontainer Completedwick Pointerorlongknittingneedle

    In

    containerandaddafewinchestogetpropersizingofwick.Placewickintocontainer.

    2. Setool.Youcantakemultiplecolorsandlayerthemintheglasstothedesiredheight.

    3. Foandslidedownthesideoftheglasscontainer.Thiswillcreate"waves"inthewax.Thisisaprojectanyagechildoradultcanenjoy.Thisisagreatprojectforcubscouts,girlscoutsandcampingtrips.Thecandlescanevenbeusedasweddingfavors.

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    TShirtScarf

    By:PaulOvertonofDudeCraft

    Thisprojectfallsintothe"easy"category,evenforbeginners.Ifyoucansewarelativelystraightlineandcanusestraightpinswithoutputtingyoureyeout,successisallbutguaranteed.

    StepOneSelecttwooldtshirts.

    StepTwoCuttheTshirtsintostrips.Imademine8"wide,butyoucanuseanywidthyouwant.Also,Icutmystripshorizontallytohighlightthetshirt'sdesigns,butcuttingverticallywillworkjustaswell.

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    StepThreeSelecttwostripstobeginwithandpinthemrightsidetogetherononeoftheshortsides.

    Step4Sewalongthesideyoupinned.

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    StepFiveKeeprepeatingthisprocessuntilyouhavetwopiecesthatarethelengththatyouwantthescarftobewhenitisfinished.

    StepSixWithrightsidesfacingeachother,pinthelongsidesofthetwopiecestogetherandsew,makingsuretoleavetheendsopen.

    StepSevenTurnthescarfrightsideoutandstitchtheendsclosedabouttwoinchesfromthebottom.Inthisphoto,mypiecesaretwodifferentlengths.IcutthegreenpiecetoeventhemupafterIsewedeendshut.Noworries!

    StepEightMakefringeattheendsimplybycuttingwithyourscissors.

    ongrats.You'redone!Wearandenjoy!

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    ForBoyfriendorHusband

    Men'sHatandScarfKnittingPattern

    By:Bernat

    Thisclassicknitmen'shatandscarfsetisaperfectwintergiftforyourfavoriteguy.Itissuretokeephimniceandwarmthroughthewintermonths.

    Materials:

    Yarn:BernatDenimstyle(3.5oz/100g)oryarnofchoice,Hat,1ball,Scarf,2balls

    Hook:Size5mm(U.S.8)knittingneedlesorsizeneededtoobtaingauge.

    Gauge:18stsand24rows=4"instockingst.

    Size:Scarf:Width:91/2"Length:49"

    Instructions:Scarf:Caston39sts.1strow:(RS).Knit.2ndrow:P1.*K1.P1.Repfrom*toend.Repthese2rowsuntilworkfrombegmeasures49"[124.5cm].Fastenoff.

    Finishing:Cut8"[20.5cm]lengthsofyarn.Taking3strandstog,knotintofringeacrossends.

    Hat:Caston78sts.1strow:(RS).K2.*P2.K2.Repfrom*toendofrow.2ndrow:*P2.K2.Repfrom*tolast2sts.P2.Replast2rowsuntilworkfrombegmeasures11ins[28cm]endingona2ndrow.Shapetop:1strow:*K2tog.P2tog.Repfrom*tolast2sts.K2tog.39sts.2ndrow:*P1.K1.Repfrom*tolastst.P1.3rdrow:K1.*P1.K1.Repfrom*toendofrow.Replast2rowsoncemorethen2ndrowonce.7throw:*K2tog.Repfrom*tolastst.K1.20sts.8throw:Purl.9throw:(K2tog)10times.10sts.Breakyarnleavingalongend.Drawendthroughremstsandfastensecurely.

    Sewcenterbackseam,reversingseamhalfwayforturnback.

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    WineCoasters

    By:TilanoDecorativeProductsInc.

    Whatdoyoudowhenacardissimplyisnotenough?Whenacardwasn'tenoughofathankyouafteratriptoawinevalleyinOregon,thisdesignerthoughtupagreatwaytoturnsouvenirsfromthetripintoagreathomemadegift.

    Materials:

    TilanoMarbleMagnetKit 14winelabelsorimagesofyourchoice

    Instructions:

    1. Takethewinelabeloffofthebottle.Thereareafewwaysofdoingthis,butIfoundfillingthebottlewithhotwaterandlettingitstandforabout5minutesworkedthebest.Thenpeelthelabeloffgentlyandstickitontoapieceofwhitepaper.

    2. Scanyourlabelsintoyourcomputerandusingimagesfromthetrip,createacollagethatis4x4.IusedPhotoshop,butifyoudonothaveacomputerprogramyoucanalsocutoutyourimagesbyhandandmakeacollageandthenscanitontothetransferpaper.Remembertomirroryourimage.

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    3. TaketheprintedimagesthatareontheTilanoImagingPaperandapplytheTilanoMediumtothesurfaceandletitdry,justfollowtheinstructionsinthekitforthenextfewsteps.

    4. Cutoutyourpicturesina4x4squares,IusedanExactoknifeandruler.

    5. TakeMediumandpaintthesurfaceofthecoaster,layyourimagefacedown(remembertoreverseyourimageswhenprintingthem)andremoveanyoftheairbubblesorripplesusingthespreader.Ithenusedmyovena175degreesfor15minutestodrytheMediumandyourreadytopeelofthetransfer.Brushonwatertothesurfaceandletsoakforabout15secondsthen,peelofthepaper,itcomesrightoff!

    6. SandtheedgesofthecoastertoremoveanyoftheMediumthatmayhaveoozedouttotheedgeswhenyouappliedthetransfer.Applythecorkfootingstothebackofthecoaster,thenbrushononecoatoftheMediumtoprotectyourimage,letdry.

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    Sailor'sEmbellishedBox

    By:ArmourProducts

    2. ApplystencilaccordingtodirectionsonRubNEtchstencilpackage.

    3. ApplyEtchcreamoverstencil.Putaside&letdry

    PrepareBox:

    1. Lightlysandwoodboxwithsandpaper.Removealldustwithtackcloth.

    2. Withasoftcloth,rubsmallamountsofshoepolishontowoodbox.Stainentireboxinsideandout,unlessyouplanonliningbox.Inthatcase,stainoutsideonly.Reapplyuntilyouachieveanicefinish.Buffsurfacewithacleanpieceofclothuntilexcesspolishisgone.Letdryforaboutanhour.

    Materials:

    ArmourEtchCream RubNEtchStencil#200181Nautical1 Unfinished8x8WoodBox 4x4BeveledMirror 1ydDecoratorRopeTrim(typeusedfor

    draperiesandpillows3. Applysmalldabsofmultisurfaceglue

    aroundundersideofmirror.Avoidgluingtooclosetoedge.Centermirroronlidofboxandpressdown.

    MediumBrownShoePolish GlassCleaner PaperTowels 1WideMaskingTape 4. Applyasmallborderofglueonthe

    woodaroundedgeofmirror,abouthalfaswideasyourtrim.

    DisposableCraftBrush ThinRubberGloves 2PiecesSoftBuffingCloth Tackcloth 5. Startinginlowerrighthandcornerof

    mirror,about8fromtheendofropetrim,laytrimdownintractofglue.Letdry.Tieanoverhandknotwheretrimmeets.Putadotofglueonundersideofknotandpressontolid.

    FineSandPaper MultiSurfaceBondingGlue Scissors

    Instructions:

    1. CleanMirrorthoroughlywithglasscleaner.

    6. Tieaknotoneachendoftrim,leavingenoughtomaketassels.Frayends.

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    coFriendlyBagwithIndustrialFeltandRecycledLeather

    By:JenyaofMyEvaForeva

    E

    Materials:

    1/2yard(36"wide)industrialwoolfelt,3mm100%wool.YoucanfindatFeltoramaandother

    herPiecesdstrongthread

    rooftextileglue

    Instructions:

    Putthefabricyouaregoingtouseasyourliningonthefloor

    sourcesonline,includingEtsy RecycledLeatherorScrapLeat sewingmachineorlargesewingneedlean pliers waterp plasticskirthanger

    (ortable)andputthefeltontop.Cuttheliningabout1inchbiggerthanthefelt.

  • Thencutoutallthepocketsyouwillneed.Ithoughtaboutthispartlongandhardbeforehandwhatcanbebetterthanabagwithpocketsjustforyourthingstohold.Imadeonehugepocketononesideformymailandmagazinesandanotherlittleoneontopofthebigone.

    ForthesecondsideIcutoutonelongpocketanddivideditintothreeformycellphone,myeyeglasses,andmyotherlittlestuff.

    IalsocutitouttobeslightlywiderthantheliningitselfsothatIcanmaketinypleatsonitsbottomtogivemypocketssome3Dform.

    Afteryousewyourpocketstoyourlining,folditmakingsurethepocketsareontheinside.Sewthesidesofyourlining.

    Thentakethebottomcornerandfoldit.Sewthroughthecornerdependingonhowwideyouwantyourbottomtobe.

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    Thencutthatcornerout.

    Dothesameontheothersideandturnthelininginsideouttolookhowitturnedout.Great!Nowturnitbackinbecausethisishowitsgoingtogointhebag.Youaredonewiththeliningpartfornow.

    Takeyourfeltandfoldittogether.Sewthesidesbyhand(orusingyoursewingmachine).

    Ihadtouseabigneedleandpliers.Whileyouareatit,turnonyourhotwaxbathtowarmitupbelieveme,yourfingersaregoingtoneedit.Ouch!!!

    Thendothesamethingonthebottomcornersasyoudidwiththelining,onlynowyoufoldthecorner,takeametalrulerandpressonthecornerhardandcutitwithboxcutter.Thensecuretheopeningbysewingittogether.Nowstandthebagontopofyourleatheranddrawthelinesofwhereyourleatherparttogo.Inmycaseitlookedlikeacross.KindofThencutitoutandusingwaterprooftextileglue,attachyourleatherparttothebottomofthebag.MakesureyouopenupthewindowwhendoingitIgotabitgigglyandhappy,ifyouknowwhatImean.Also,Ibrokeaplasticskirthangerintwopiecesandusedittosecurethesidesofthebagtoholdtheleatherinplace.

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    Nowisthetimeforhandles.Cutouttwostripsofleather(dependingonhowlongyouwantyourhandlestobe)andcutouttheliningslightlylongerthanyourleatherstripsandabout2.5timeswider.

    Attachyourstripstothebag.Iusedmypoorsewingmachineforthistoo,althoughIdidthisbyturningthedialmanuallytopreventtheneedlefrombreaking.IdidabigZoneachpart.

    Nowyouarereadytoinsertyourliningintoyourbag.Foldthetopedgesinsidetowardthefeltpartandsewthelingtothefeltalongthetopwithyourmachine.Bythenitwontmind.

    Foldthefabricandattachtheleatherstriptoit.Iusedsewingmachineforthis.Ontheends,foldtheremainingendoftheliningundertheleatherstrips. Guesswhat?Youaredone.

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    ForGirlfriendorWife

    EmbellishedHoops

    By:BeadStudio

    Ifyou'relikemeandyougrewupinthe60's&70'syoumayhaveapairoflargehoopsinyourjewelryboxsopullthemoutandgivethemanupdatedlook.

    Materials:

    OnepairlargeHoopearringsoursare55mm(justover2") Oneyard28gwirecutinhalf(ifyourhoopsarebiggeruse

    longerwire). FacetedSeedBeads

    Instructions:

    1. Holdingontoa1"tailofwire,windtheendofthewirearoundthetopofthehoop4or5timestoanchor.

    2. Addabout3"ofbeadsontothewireandtiealooseknowattheend(youmayneedtoaddmorebeadsortakesomeoff).

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    3. Slideabeadupandholdinplacewhileyouwrapthewireoncearoundthehoop.

    4. Continuetoslidebead&wrapwireuntilhoopisfullywrapped.

    5. Anchorthewireontheendofhoop.Trimthetails&tuckendsdown.

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    rotectYourFolders

    By:C&TPublishing

    Createabeautifulfoldercover.Stayorganizedwhilehavingfunmakingit.Youcancreatethesefolders

    Materials:

    Fast2fuse:y10x12.5pieces

    Outsidestripsinvaryingwidths

    ockets:square

    rectangle

    Fabric tyfuseorWonderunder)

    Instructions:

    1. Cutstripsofcoordinatingfabricinto11stripsinvaryingwidths.

    P

    indifferentcolorsandpatterns.

    o 2qto 1qty3/4x12.5piece

    Fabric:

    o o Inside2qty10.5x13o 1qty1x13

    o P

    11 9.5x12.5

    fusing(Mis

    2. Pl 12.5aceyourstripshorizontallyononesideofeach10x pieceofFast2Fuse,startingateitherthetoporbottomedge.Overlapyourfabricstripssonointerfacingisshowing.Following

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    manufacturersinstructions,Presstobond.Turnoverandusearotarycuttertotrimoverhanfabricfromall4sides.

    3. Cin

    ging

    utastripofcoordinatingfabricapproximately1x13andfuseittoonesideofyournarrowterfacingpiece(spine).Trimawayexcessfabric.

    singacoordinatingthread,quiltthethreepiecesuseingastraightstitch,stitchedinwavylinesatrunperpendiculartothefabricstrips.

    ononfusingtothebacksideofappliquefabricsfollowingmanufacturersinstructions.Cutoutrclesandstem.Arrangeappliqushapesontothefrontcoverandironinplace.Stitchraw

    rimeachcoverpieceto9.5x12andthespineto1/2x12.

    hooseacoordinatingfabrictocoverthebacksidesofallthreepieces.Cutfabricsapproximately2largeronallsides.Ironfabricpiecesintoplace.

    4. Uth

    5. Irciedgesusingfreemotion,zigzagorsatinstitch.

    6. T

    7. C1/

    8. DiagonalpocketFoldthe11squarediagonallyandpress.Align raw e ofthepocketbrictotherawedgesofthefrontcover;makingsurethattheappliqudesignonfrontisinthe

    .

    25.Press.Alignrawedgesandpininplaceonbackcover.

    2mmwidthanda.8mmlength.oursewingmachinesettingsmayvaryfromdesigners).

    the dgesfarightdirectionwiththepocket.Pininplace.Trimawaysmallsectionthatextendsbeyondedge

    9. SquarepocketFoldtherectanglefabricpieceinhalfcreatingapocketpiecemeasuring9.5x6.

    10. Zigzagstitchtheedgesofallthreepieces.Setmachinetoa4.(y

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    11. Toassemble,Pushonecoverpieceandthespinepiecetogethersotheytou h,but donterlap.Zigzagstitch(5.5mmstitchwidthand.8mmlength)downthecenterofthesetwo

    hover

    rpieceupagainsttheothersideofthespineandrepeatthezigzagitchingagain.

    c ovpiecesfromthetopedgedowntothebottomedge.Nowfliptheunitoverandzigzagstitcthesameareaagain.

    12. Pushyourremainingcovest

    13. Thefinalstitchingwillbetozigzagstitcharoundtheoutsideedgeof the t ethreepieceunit en ir

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    CuteGreenTieDyeTop

    By:ilovetocreate.com

    Ifyouwanttogogreenthisistheperfectwaytodoit.Insixstepsyoucanmakeatiedyetopforyourselforforsomeoneelse.YoucanalsowearthisforSt.Patrick'sDay!

    Materials:

    TulipCraftGloves TulipSurfaceCover TulipCustomDyeColorKit Spoonlargeextralonghandle Rubberbands Containerplastic2gallon Shirtwhite100%cottonornaturalfibers

    Steps:

    1. CoverworksurfacewithSurfaceCover.SetplasticcontaineroncoveredsurfaceandwearingCraftGloves,followbookletinstructionstocreateEucalyptusdye(ordesiredcolor).Prewashshirttoremovesizing.Donotusefabricsoftenerordryersheets.

    2. Layshirtoutflatonworksurface.Pullupa3sectionoffabriconthebottomrightcornerofshirtandtightlywraparubberbandaroundfabric.Movedownanother2andwrapanotherrubberbandandrepeatonemoretimeforatotalofthreerubberbandedsections.

    3. MixdyeWearingrubbergloves,mix1gallon(3.8liters)ofhotwater(equivalenttohotcoffee,around170190F(7788C)butnotboiling),dyeandpour3tablespoonssaltforeachdyemixture.Seechartsfordifferentdyecolorformulasandcombinations(weusedGuavaonthedress).Thedyemixtureshouldbesufficienttodyeupto1/2pound(22grams)offabric,equivalenttoalargemen'sTshirt.

    4. Immersefabricintodyemixture.Stircontinuouslyforthefirst15minutes,thenoccasionallyevery510minutesforthenext45minutes.Totaltimewillbeonehour.

    5. Fillwasherto"largeload"settingwithhottestwatersuitableforfabricandasmallamountoflaundrysoap.Washanddryseparately.Washseparatelythefirstfewtimes.Donotallowdyedfabrictorestwetonotheritems.

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    HomemadeBeadedNecklace

    By:SueStoverforJacquardProducts

    Don'tspendbigmoneyonjewelrywhenyoucanmakequalityjewelryathome.Thiscraftprovidesinstructionsonhowtomakeabeadnecklace.

    Materials:

    Clearplastictubingfromhardwarestore Ballchain,leather,fabricorribbontostringthe

    beads JacquardPiataInksvariouscolors JacquardPearlExStampPads Rubberstamps Scissorsortubingcutter Canofcompressedair Metalwashers

    Instructions:

    1. Startwithabouta3"pieceofplastictubing.

    2. PlaceaverysmalldropofPiataattheinsideedgeofthetube.ItisimportantnottoputtoomuchPiatainsideofthetube.

    3. Tipthetubedownandrolltheinkaroundtheinsideofthetube.Youcanuseashotofthecompressedairattheopeningofthetubetohelpspreadtheink.

    4. Repeatwithasmanycolorsasyoulike.

    5. Whentheinkisdry,youcancutthetubingupintobeadsofwhateverlength.Eitherbeforeorafteryoucutthebeads,stampontotheoutsideofthebeadwithJacquardPearlExStampPads.Itmaybeeasiertoinkupthestampandthenrollthebeadontothesurfaceofthestamp.

    6. Threadthebeads,alternatingwiththewashers,ontowhatevermaterialyouchoose.Youcanuseribbon,ballchain,leatherorfabric.

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    FortheKids

    KnitSockMonkey

    By:Patons

    Monkeyaroundwiththisknitsockanimal!Thisfuntoyisplayfulandcuddlymadewithclassicwool,forthebeginningknitter.

    MATERIALS

    PatonsClassicWool(100g/3.5oz)1balleachof:MC:(77251LightGreyMarl)A:(00202Aran)B:(00230BrightRed)

    DoublepointedKnittingNeedles:setoffoursize3.75mm(U.S.5)orsizeneededtoobtaintension.

    Stuffing Smallamountofblackyarnforembroideryofnostrilsandeyes

    MEASUREMENTApprox15ins[38cm]tall.

    TENSION22stsand28rows=4ins[10cm]instockingst.

    INSTRUCTIONSNote:Stufflegsandbodyasyouwork.Legs:(make2).**WithpairofdoublepointedneedlesandA,caston6sts.1strnd:Inc1stineachsttoendofrow.Dividestsonto3needles.Joininrnd.Placemarkeronfirstst.2ndandaltrnds:Knit.3rdrnd:*K1.Inc1stinnextst.Repfrom*around.18sts.5thrnd:*K2.Inc1stinnextst.Repfrom*around.24sts.Knit8rndseven.BreakA.WithMC,knitinrndsfor5ins[12.5cm].**Leavestsonalengthofyarn.JoinLegs:Begatmarkedstofoneleg,withMC,K24of1stleg.K24from2ndleg.Joininrnd.48sts.Placemarkeronfirstst.KnitBodyinrndsfor6ins[15cm].WithA,knit14rnds.Shapehead:1strnd:*K6.K2tog.Repfrom*around.42sts.2ndandaltrnds:Knit.3rdrnd:*K5.K2tog.Repfrom*around.36sts.Continsamemanner,dec6stseveryfollowaltrndto12sts.Breakyarn,leavingalongend.Threadendthroughremsts,drawuptightlyandfastensecurely.Arms(make2),Tail(make1):Workfrom**to**asgivenforLegs.Castoff.Ears:(make2).WithpairofdoublepointedneedlesandMC,caston8sts.1strow:(RS).Knit.

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    2ndrow:Inc1stinfirstst.Knittolast2sts.Inc1stinnextst.K1.Replast2rowstwicemore.14sts.Knit4rows.Nextrow:K1.ssk.Knittolast3sts.K2tog.K1.Nextrow:Knit.Replast2rowsto8sts.Castoff.Muzzle:WithpairofdoublepointedneedlesandB,caston8sts.1strow:K8,thenWithRSfacing,turnworkupsidedown.With2ndneedle,pickupandknit8stsalongcastonedge.Dividestsasfollows:4stson2ndand3rdneedles,8stsonfirstneedle.Joininrnd.Placemarkeronfirstst.1strnd:1stneedle:K1.M1.Knittolastst.M1.K1.2ndneedle:K1.M1.Knittoendofneedle.3rdneedle:Knittolastst.M1.K1.2ndrnd:Knit.Replast2rnds3timesmore.32sts.WithA,replast2rnds3timesmore.44sts.Castoff.

    FINISHINGStuffmuzzlelightlyandsewtofront.Attachearstoeithersideofhead.Stuffarmsandattachtosides.Stufftailandattachtoback.Withblackyarn,embroidernostrilsandeyes.

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    CuteCrochetPals

    By: Diane Buyers for Stormy'z Crochet

    Thisfreecrochetpatterniseasytomakeandcanbegivenasagift.Ifyoulikeanimalsthanthisistheperfectcraftforyou.Thesecrochetpalswillputasmileonanyone'sface.

    Materials:

    Worstedweightyarnabout3ozCAforhead&paws

    SmallamountofyarnoneshadelighterthanCA(forbear'sears)

    About3ozCByarnforbody Smallamountwhiteyarnandblackyarn Polyfill Yarnneedle

    RaggedyBear

    HeadandBodyRow1:StartingattopofheadwithCA,ch11,work2scin2ndchfromhook,scinnext8chs,2scinlastch,ch1,turn.(12sc)Row2:Scinnext2sc,work(2scinnextsc,scinnext2sc)twice,2scinnextsc,scinnext3sc,ch1,turn.(15sc)Row3:2scinfirstsc,scineachsctolastsc,2scinlastsc,ch1,turn.(17sc)Rows45:Scineachscacross,ch1,turn.Row6:2scinfirstsc,scineachsctolastsc,2scinlastsc,ch1,turn.(19sc)Rows710:Scineachscacross,ch1,turn.Row11:Decrease1scovernext2sc,scineachsctolast2sc,decrease1scovernext2sc,ch1,turn.(17sc)Row12:Scineachscacross,ch1,turn.Row13:(Decrease1scovernext2sc)twice,scinnext9sc,(decrease1scovernext2sc)twice,ch1,turn.(13sc)Row14:Scineachscacross,changetoCByarnatlaststepoflastsc,breakoffCAyarn,ch1,turn.Row15:(Thisrowstartsbodysection)Work2scinfirstsc,scineachsctolastsc,2scinlastsc,ch1,turn.(15sc)Row16:Scineachscacross,ch1,turn.Row17:2scinfirstsc,scineachsctolastsc,2scinlastsc,ch1,turn.(17sc)Rows1830:Scineachscacross,ch1,turn.Row31:Decrease1scovernext2sc,scineachsctolast2sc,decrease1scovernext2sc,ch1,turn.(15sc)Row32:Decrease1scovernext2sc,scineachsctolast2sc,decrease1scovernext2sc,fastenoff.(13sc)

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    Sewthe2headandbodysectionstogether,matchingyarncolors,beginbysewingheadsection,thenstuffheadfirmly.Sewbodysectiontogether,stuffbodyfirmlybeforeclosing.Legs(Make4)Note:Whenchangingcolorsforstripesonrows826oflegsdonotfastenoffpreviouscolor,insteaddroppreviousyarnandbringnextcolorupsideofworktochangecolors.Row1:StartingatfootwitheitherCAorcolorofchoice(forshoe)ch3,work2scin2ndchfromhook,2scinnextch,ch1,turn.(4sc)Row2:2scineachscacross,ch1,turn.(8sc)Rows35:Scineachscacross,ch1,turn.Row6:Scinnext2sc,work(decrease1scovernext2sc)twice,scinnext2sc,ch1,turn.(6sc)Row7:Scineachscacross,changingtoCByarninlaststepoflastsc,breakoffCAyarn,ch1,turn.Rows810:WithCB,scineachscacross,ch1,turn,changetowhiteyarnattheendofrow10,dropCByarn,donotbreakoff.Rows1112:Withwhiteyarn,scineachscacross,attheendofrow11changetoCByarnonlaststepoflastsc,dropwhiteyarn.Rows1326:Continueworkinginpattern,having2rowsCB,then2rowsofwhite.Fastenoffbothcolorsattheendofrow26.Sew2legsectionstogethertoformoneleg,sewfoottogetherusingsameyarncolorasfoot,stufffoot.SewlegsectionswitheitherCBorwhiteyarn,stufflegbeforeclosing.Sewlegstobottomofbody.Arms(Make4)Note:Whenchangingcolorsforstripesonrows619ofarmsdonotfastenoffpreviouscolor,insteaddroppreviousyarnandbringnextcolorupsideofworktochangecolors.Row1:WithCAyarnandstartingatpaw,ch4,scin2ndchfromhookandineachnext2chs,ch1,turn.(3sc)Row2:2scineachscacross,ch1,turn.(6sc)Rows34:Scineachscacross,ch1,turn.Row5:Scinnext2sc,decrease1scovernext2sc,scinnext2sc,changetoCByarninlaststepoflastsc,breakoffCAyarn,ch1,turn.(5sc)Rows619:Workeveninscfor2rowsCBthen2rowsofwhiteasworkedforlegs.Fastenoffatendofrow19.Sew2armsectionstogethertoformonearm,sewpawtogetherusingCAyarn,stuffpaw.SewarmsectionswitheitherCBorwhiteyarn,stuffarmbeforeclosing.Sewarmstosidesofbodypointingdownwardoverrow17.BackOfEars(Make2)Row1:WithCAyarnandstartingattopofear*ch5,work2scin2ndchfromhook,2dcineachnext2chs,2scinlastch,ch1,turn.(8sts)Row2:2scinfirstsc,2dcineachnext6sts,2scinlastsc,ch1,turn.(16sts)Row3:Scinnext5sts,2scineachnext6sts,scinnext5sc,fastenoff.(22sc)FrontOfEars(Make2)Rows12:UsingyarnoneshadelighterthanCA,workrows1&2ofbackofearsstartingatthe*.ChangetoCAinlaststepoflaststitchofrow2,breakofflightershade.(16sts)Row3:Repeatrow3ofbackofear.

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    WithCA,sewonefrontandonebackearsectiontogethertoformoneear.Sewearstotopofheadoversewnseam.MuzzleRnd1:WithCA,ch2,6scin2ndchfromhook.(6sc)Rnd2:2scineachscaround.(12sc)Rnd3:(2scineachnext3sc,scinnext3sc)around.(18sc)Rnd4:Scineachscaround,joinwithaslstinfirstsc,fastenoff.Stuffmuzzleandsewtocenteroffaceoverrows712.Withalengthofblackyarn,embroidernoseandmouthontomuzzle.Embroidereyesovermuzzle.Weaveinalllooseends.RaggedyCat:Withdesiredcoloryarn,workhead&body,legsandarmsasforbear.Ears(Make4)Row1:WithCAyarnandstartingattoppointofear,ch2,3scin2ndchfromhook,ch1,turn.(3sc)Row2:2scinfirstsc,scinnextsc,2scinnextsc,ch1,turn.(5sc)Row3:Scineachscacross,ch1,turn.Row4:2scinfirstsc,scineachsctolastsc,2scinlastsc,ch1,turn.(7sc)Row56:Scineachscacross,ch1,turn.Attheendofrow6,DONOTTURN.Edging:Work5scupsideofear,work3scintoppointofear,thenwork5scdownnextsideofeartorow6,ch1,slstinfirstscofrow6.Fastenoff.Sew2earsectionstogethertoformoneear.Sewearstotopofhead,havingthe2scofrow8overthecornerofhead.MuzzleRow1:WithCA,andstartingatsideedgeofmuzzle,ch3,2scin2ndchfromhook,2scinnextch,ch1,turn.(4sc)Row2:2scinfirstsc,scineachsctolastsc,2scinlastsc,ch1,turn.(6sc)Rows34:Scineachscacross,ch1,turn.Rows56:Decrease1scovernext2sc,scineachsctolast2sc,decrease1scovernext2sc,ch1,turn.(4,2sc)Rows78:2scinfirstsc,scineachsctolastsc,2scinlastsc,ch1,turn.(4,6sc)Rows910:Scineachscacross,ch1,turn.Row11:Decrease1scovernext2sc,scineachsctolast2sc,decrease1scovernext2sc,ch1,turn.(4sc)Row12:(Decrease1scovernext2sc)twice.Fastenoff.WithalengthofCAyarn,sewmuzzletocenteroffaceoverrows712,stuffmuzzlebeforeclosing.Withalengthofblackyarnembroidernoseandmouthontomuzzle.Withdesiredcolors,embroidereyesovermuzzle.Tail(Make2)Row1:WithCAyarnandstartingattipoftail,ch2,work3scin2ndchfromhook,ch1,turn.(3sc)Row2:2scinfirstsc,scinnextsc,2scinlastsc,ch1,turn.(5sc)Rows328:Scineachscacross,ch1,turn.Attheendofrow28,donotch1,fastenoff.Sewthe2tailsectionstogether,stuffingassewingprogresses.Sewtailtobackofbodyoverrow30.Weaveinalllooseends.

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    GirlsTieredSkirt

    By:KellySaveryforMiniMeClothing

    Thisisamusthaveforeverylittlegirl.Thisfreeeasysewingpatternusesbeautifulfabricsandbasictechniquestocreateafantastictieredskirtthatyourlittlegirlwilllove.

    Materials:

    Fabric:theleastyouwouldneedisyard.Moreforlongerskirt.

    Scissors Elastic Serger SewingmachineandThread Cuttingmatandrotarycutter Ruler

    Instructions:

    1. Choose24differentkindsofcoordinatingfabric.Cuttheminstripsfromselvagetoselvageofvariouswidths,dependinghowlongIwanttheskirttobe,usuallyforlittlesizeslike34Iuse3stripsabout4wide.

    2. Taketwoofthestripsandlaythemgoodsidetogoodsideandpinthemdownthemiddle.Surgethemtogetherandrepeatthisprocesswiththeotherstripsuntiltheyareallsewntoeachother.

    3. Betweensteps,ironfabricstripsasyousewthemtogether.

    4. Taketheselvageendsgoodtogoodandsewthemtogether.Bynowitisstartingtoresembleaskirt.Trimbothendswitharotarycuttertobesuretheyareeven.

    5. Afterdecidingwhichfabricyouwanttobethetopoftheskirt,foldoverandironabout1twicesonorawedgesareshowinganddothesamewiththebottom.Sew(withatraditionalmachine,donotsurge)aroundthetopleavinganopeningfortheelastic,anddothesametothebottomwithnoopening.

    6. Choosethewidthofyourelastic,Iliketouse,thelengthwillbedeterminedbythesizeofskirtyouwanttomake,forinstanceforsize34Iuse18andthenincreaseaforeachsizeabovethat,nowputitthroughthetopandsewtheendsoftheelastictogetherandclosetheopeninginthewaistband.Turnrightsideoutandyourskirtisdone!

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    DIYRoadPlayMats

    By:DecoArt

    Useacrylicpaintsandflatcanvassheetstocreateroadplaymatsforcarsandtrucks.Thesesheetsalsoworkasdecorforkidswithaloveofallthingswithwheels.

    Materials:

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    DecoArtProductsRequiredAmericanaAcrylics

    DAO36TrueBlue DAO55KellyGreen DAO67Lamp(Ebony)Black

    Am

    ericanaWritersSupplies

    Foamplate Smallplaycars DAW01White Pencil 11/2"to13/4"widefoambrushAmericanaSpraySealers Flatbristlebrush Two14x18flatcanvases DAS12AmericanaGlossSpray

    Instructions:UsefoambrushandKellyGreentopaintonecanvas;letdry.UsefoambrushandTrueBluetopaintremainingcanvasandletdry.Placecanvasessidebyside.Refertophotoandusepenciltodrawoutlinesofroadsoncanvas.Usingpencillineasguideline,usefoambrushandLampBlacktopaintroads,usingsmallerbrushforanytouchups.Letdry.UsingWhiteAmericanaAcrylicWriter,paintrandomdashedlinesalongcenterofroads;letdry.SpraycanvaseswithAmericanaGlossSpraySealerandletdry.

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    SnowmanPaintCanGiftBox

    By:DecoArt

    RecycleanoldpaintcanintoafunChristmasgiftboxpaintedwithawinterwonderland.Makeasnowmanandsnowflakesfromscrapbookpaper.

    Materials:

    DecoArtProductsRequiredCrafter'sAcrylic

    DCA39ForestGreen DCA47Black DCA98PartyPink DCA102TropicalBlue DCA103CitrusGreen

    PaletteKnife

    DT02PaletteKnife

    PaperPerfect

    PP03BlueDream PP04SeaMist PP05CashmerePink PP07White

    PaperPerfectAccents

    PPF01Celestial

    Supplies

    Snowflakepunch Scrapbookpaper,stripedandpolkadot LimeGreenchenillestems(2)

    Ribbon(cutin5"pieces):7/8"KiwiDot;5/8"MultiStripePastel;3/8"DippyDotsTurquoise

    Watercontainer Paletteorplasticplate Papertowels Cellulosesponge Plasticpageprotectors Ruler Scissors Lowtemphotgluegunandgluesticks Pencilwithcleaneraser GallonPaintCan

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    Instructions:PREPARATION:MakeoneeachofSeaMist,CashmerePink,andWhitePaperPerfectsheets.(FollowlabelinstructionsforspreadingPaperPerfectontosheetprotectors.)Whilewet,sprinkleapproximatelythreefourthsoftheWhitesheetwithCelestialWhiteGlitter.Oncedry,removefromsheetprotectorsanduseasdirected.

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    1. UsepaletteknifetoapplyBlueDreamPaperPerfectontotopthreefourthsofpaintcanformingwavyborderatbottomedge.ApplyWhiteonremainingquarterofcan,meetingtheblueedge.PressspongeontosurfacetoremoveexcessmoisturefromPaperPerfectandcompressfibers.Letdry.

    2. UsescissorstocutasnowmanshapefromwhiteglitterPaperPerfectsheet.Placewoodsnowflakeontowhiteglitterpaperandtraceshapewithpencil.UsescissorstocutoutsnowflakeandtwotriangletreeshapesfromSeaMistsheet.

    3. UsesnowflakepunchtocutoutsmallsnowflakesfromeachPaperPerfectsheet.

    4. Usepaintcanlidandpenciltotransfercircleontopolkadotscrapbookpaper.Cutoutcircleandadheretolid.

    5. Cut"shirt"fromstripedscrapbookpaperandnosefromorangestripeofstripedscrapbookpaper.

    6. UsepencilerasertodotPartyPink,TropicalBlue,andCitrusGreenontotrees.Letdry.

    7. DippenciltipinBlacktodoteyesonsnowman.

    8. Assembly:Twistchenillestemsforarmsandadheretosnowmanback.Adhereshirtandnosetosnowman,thentrees,snowman,andsmallflakestocan.Adherelargepapersnowflakeontowoodshape.Threadbeadsoncordingandadheretolargesnowflake.Tiealternatingcolorsofribbonpiecesontocanhandle.Tiewoodsnowflakeontohandleanduseasagifttag.

    FRAMES:

    1. TintgreenPaperPerfectwithForestGreenacrylicandpinkPaperPerfectwithPartyPinkacrylicasdesired.

    2. Usepaletteknifetoapplygreenmixontreeframeandpinkmixonstarframe.Whilewet,sprinklewithglitterorwhendry,dotwithpaint.

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    AMagneticGiftSet

    By:JanaEwyforAMACO

    TheinlaytechniqueisaperfectwaytouseyourFriendlyPlasticscrapsleftoverfromotherprojects.Andwhataperfectgift,butasetofmagnetsinaheartshapedtin.Youcanusethesetohangthisonthefridgeormaybeevenalocker.

    Materials:

    FriendlyPlastic7stick:motherofpearl/white Friendlyplasticscraps(piecesleftoverfromotherprojects)

    Craftknife Needletool Heartshapedcutterand3/4circle

    cutter:orcuttershapeofyourchoice

    Smalldishofcoldwaterwithafewdropsofoliveoil

    Griddlesetat200300degrees Nonstickbakingsheetthatfitsflat

    ongriddlesurface Sealer:IusedEnvirotexLite,but

    anyhighglossacrylicsealerwillwork.

    Disposablemixingcontainerandstirstick

    Straw Nonstickcookiesheet Brassflower Brassteardropshapedbookmark Pinkrhinestone Heartshapedtin:checkthebridlesectionofyourlocalcraftstore. Magnets:3/4round E6oooglue

    Instructions:

    1. Preheatthegriddle.Placethebakingsheetontothegriddle.Placethewhiteplasticstickontothebakingsheetandallowittosoften.

    2. GathertogethersomeofyourfavoriteFriendlyPlasticscraps.Positionandbegintoplacethescrapdownthecenterofthewhiteplastic.Allowthescrapstosoftenandinlayintothewhiteplastic.Thelongertheyareleftontheheat,thedeepertheinlay.

    3. Removethepanfromthegriddle.Whiletheplasticisstillwarm,cutsixcirclesandoneHeartbypressingthecutterintothesoftenedplastic.Dipthecutterbackintothecoldwateraftereach

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    cut.Thiswillhelpkeepitfromstickingtotheplastic.Allowtheplastictocool.Usetheneedletooltopressundertheedgesofthecooledplasticandremoveitfromthepan.Popoutthecutshapes.Ifneededusethecraftknifetocutaroundeachone.

    4. Applytheenvirotexsealerfollowingthemanufacturesinstructions.

    Note:Iliketoplacemypiecesonanonstickcookiesheet.Thiswayifthereisanyrunoff,itwillbeeasytoremovelater.OnceIhavetheenvirotexmixed,Iliketopouritintoasmallsqueezebottle.Theapplicationwillbemorepreciseandmucheasier.Blowsoftly,throughthestrawtopopanybubblesthatremain.Allowtheresintodryatleast12hours.Iftherehasbeenanyrunoff.Removethepiecefromthepanbypressingtheneedletoolunderitandlifting.Youcancuttheexcessoffwithascissor.Envirotexcurescompletelyin24hours.

    5. Gluetheheartontothecenterofthelid.Gluetherhinestoneintothecenterofthebrassflower.Positionandadheretheflowerontotheheart.Allowthegluetodry.

    6. Glueaplasticcircleontoeachofthemagnets.Allowthegluetodry.Placethemagnetsintothetin.

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    HolidaySoaporOrnaments

    By:CandleWic

    Createholidayornamentswithbeeswaxorfestivesoaponarope.Choosefromthreedifferentmoldsorcreatewithallthree.Thesemakesgreatholidaygifts.

    Materials:

    Molds:M172,M173M174 M175Beeswax(whiteoryellow)orMelt&PourSoapBase SkinSafeFragranceorAllNaturalEssentialOil SquareBraidedWick

    Instructions:

    1. Heatbeeswaxorsoapbasetodesiredtemperature.Agoodstartingpointforthebeeswaxisaround150F,butyoucanadjusttemperaturefordesiredresults.

    2. Cuta6or8inchpieceofwick.Laybothendsofthewickonthesideofthemoldnearthetopofthefigure.Loopthewicksoitdoesnotinterferewithanyoftheotherornaments.Somepeoplepreferalittlegapbetweentheends,whileothersprefertohavethemclosetogetherthechoiceisyours.

    3. Justbeforepouring,addfragranceoressentialoiltothemeltedwax/soap.Werecommendusingskinsafefragrancesforeitherproject.Thiswillensurethemoldissafeforsoapuseafterpouringwaxpreviously,althoughwerecommendavoidingalternatingbetweensoapandcandleswiththesamemold.

    4. Thisisthefunpart!Givethatspecialsomebodyagiftthatwillsurelywarmtheirheart.Althoughasafeproject,someingredientscanstainordamagecertainsurfacesorfurniture.Besuretolabeltheitemproperly.Alsoletrecipientsknowitshouldnotbeignitedwhilehangingonthetree!

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    tchedFloralCoasters

    By:Etchworld

    Theseetchedglasscoasterswilladdelegancetoyournextgathering.Thesepersonalizedetchedglass

    Materials:

    #603910GlassCoasterrals

    stomcuttingal

    Preparation:

    1. Cleanglassanddrythoroughly.

    elstencilfromcarriersheetandpositionoverglass.(Ifstencildoesnotlifteasilyfromcarrier

    essstencildownandsmoothfirmlytotheglass.

    vertheentireareaaroundthestencilwithwidemaskingtape,overlappingtheedgesofthe

    ArmourEtchApplication:

    1. FollowsafetyandusageinstructionsonthebottleofArmourEtchCream

    ithasoftbristlebrush,applyathicklayerofArmourEtchoverentirestencildesignsoyou

    aveArmourEtchonstencilfor1minute,thenwashoffunderrunningwateruntilallvisible

    E

    coasterscanbemadetomatchanystyleofdecor.

    #200439RubNEtchflo #150150ArmourEtch3oz #310450Contactvinylforcu #211600BlankOverNOverstencilmateri

    2. Pe

    sheet,placestencilunderwarmrunningtapwater.Drythoroughly,thencontinue)

    3. Pr

    4. Costencilsotherearenospacesorgaps.Allremainingexposedglassshouldbecoveredandprotected.

    2. W

    cannotseeyourdesignthroughtheetchcream.

    3. Lesignsoftheetchcreamaregone.4.Removeallofthemaskingtapefromtheglassandthenremovestencil.Rinseglassunderrunningwatertoremoveanyremainingresidue.Cleanwithglasscleaner.Theetchedimagewillappearwhenglassisdrythoroughly.

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    SandEtchApplication:

    1. FollowSafetyinstructionsandusageinstructionsthatcamewithyourSandEtchblaster.

    2. YouwillneedaconfinedspacetoworklikeacorrugatedboxorInflateABooth.

    3. HoldbothSandEtchblastingunitandglassobjectinanUPRIGHTposition,perpendiculartoeachotherwithnozzle1/2to1fromsurfaceofthestencil.4.Blastusingsmallcircularorbackandforthsweepingmotionoverthestencilmakingsuretheentiredesignisetchedevenly.

    4. Lightlydustoffexcessgritwithasoftbristlebrush.andwashoffremaininggritresiduefromglassunderrunningwater.Donotwipegritfromglasswithspongeortowelasthiscouldscratchtheglass.

    5. Removestencil.

    6. Cleanwithglasscleaner.

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    HomemadeChristmasGiftGuideeBook

    eBookbywww.FaveCrafts.com

    IncludedinthiseBook:

    GiftsforMomo BathMitts,pg.8

    GiftsforBrothero TShirtScarf,pg.33

    GiftsforFriendo EmbellishedHoops,pg.44

    GiftsforHusbando WineCoasters,pg.37

    GiftsforSmallGiftExchangeo MagneticGiftSet,pg.60

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