Baby You’re a Firework!!

Baby You’re a Firework!!

It’s all in the presentation . . . Surprise your Valentine with candy, jewelry or a proposal in this sexy, unusual wrapper made from recycled materials. Just untie the ribbon and let the message or treats fall out. Wrapped like a firecracker, your gift will show your Valentine just how hot and loving you are! Materials Needed: TP tube Crepe paper Ribbon Doily Lace Paper (accordion) Red heart rhinestone White glue Here’s How: Cut and glue...

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Lighten Up for the New Year

Lighten Up for the New Year

One of the most popular New Year resolutions for decades has been to reduce stress in our lives. Whether it’s picking up a new yoga class, exercise or meditation, attempting to reduce stress has become a national pastime. Crafting is also a great stress-buster and here is a modern version of a candle box that you can make and enjoy relaxing in a hot bubble bath or during mindful meditation. When not in use, the candle can be protected with a...

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Sparkling Candy Shoe

Sparkling Candy Shoe

Here comes the holiday parties and, of course, the Christmas candy… in a sparkling, creative container for your favorites…whether it’s candy canes, fudge, caramels, popcorn, chocolate bark, toffee or peppermint. This unusual paper, pointed toe shoe becomes a festive vessel for Christmas confections, and can also be used as a tree ornament, party favor, or part of a holiday table scape. Materials Needed: Scrapbook paper (four different designs)...

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A Circle of Gratitude

A Circle of Gratitude

Thanksgiving has historically been a feast to celebrate the harvest since recorded time began. Ancient Greeks enjoyed a harvest festival called the Smophera. Ceres, the Roman goddess of harvest, had a festival called Cerelia that was celebrated on October 4th. In Old England, the autumnal feast and harvest was called Harvest Home. In the United States, the 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest. Pilgrims and...

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Halloween: Now & Then

Halloween: Now & Then

Halloween dates back to 1745 and has always been celebrated on October 31st. The word Halloween evolved from All Hallows’ Eve, a Christian holiday, celebrated the night before All Saints Day and is also believed to be related to an ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain that celebrated the harvest and the beginning of winter. The Celtic culture believed that on October 31st the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and...

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