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Fun & Easy Thanksgiving Favors

Fun & Easy Thanksgiving Favors

Want to WOW your guests for Thanksgiving with great favors on your Thanksgiving table? On a limited budget? Let’s share some simple ideas to make great favors. Dip a sugar ice cream cone into melted chocolate so that you have a chocolate 1/4"-1/2” rim around the top. Quickly before chocolate sets up, dip into fall colored sprinkles. Fill the cones with orange jelly beans or candy corn. Place into sucker bags or wrap in white toile netting and secure with colored ribbon. If you want to suggest that your guests eat their candy, then you can dip ice cream into...

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Freebie Project! Scarecrow Flag from Margaret Riley

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Freebie Project! Scarecrow Flag from Margaret Riley

This scarecrow will sway in fall breezes and brighten up your landscape. He will surely put a smile on anyone viewing him in your fall flower garden. Surface: 14“ x 22“ RocLon Multi-Purpose fabric Note: If you want to use a white duck cloth, you will need to gesso it first on both sides.Download the pattern here » Multi-Surface Paints by Plaid® (www.plaidonline.com): Autumn Leaves 2943 Bright Pink 2896 Camel 2945 Charcoal Black 2968 Classic Green 2917 Cinnamon 2905 Ink Spot 292 Lemon Custard 2913 Light Blue 2923 Lime Green 291 Look at Me Blue 2924 Pale Yellow 2946 Real Brown...

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Freebie Project! Coffee Can Halloween Luminaries from Mark LaFerney

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Freebie Project! Coffee Can Halloween Luminaries from Mark LaFerney

Hi. I'm Mark LaFerney from www.slumberingalligator.com. Every Monday, I post a new DIY project there. I'm thrilled to share this easy and affordable Halloween craft with you. Supplies: Coffee cans Standard size translucent marbles Acrylic craft paints in black, orange, white and green Paint brushes Drill with 5/8" spade drill bit Industrial strength adhesive Pencil Battery operated flicker flames Paint the outside of each coffee can in the appropriate base color. Determine eye hole placement and carefully drill two holes using the 5/8" spade drill bit. Use a pencil to sketch faces. Paint the face features and add fun details....

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Basic Painting Supplies

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Basic Painting Supplies

You want to learn to paint? But supplies are too expensive? Maybe I can help you out there. With each item, I’ll give you some suggestions both to purchase on the higher end of the scale and to purchase very inexpensive supplies. Sandpaper if you are painting on wood. Buy a 220-grit. Tracing paper is a semi-transparent paper that will allow you to see the pattern and retrace it. But you can put your pattern onto a window, lay copy paper over it, and the light will shine enough for you to trace the pattern. You will need a pencil,...

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Christmas Giving

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Christmas Giving

Can you believe that Christmas is out in the craft mass merchant stores in July? Who can think about Christmas when you are burning up outside and wearing flip-flops? There is a reason these stores put Christmas out that early... First of all, they order the majority of their Christmas in January and then have it “drop-shipped” in June to the stores. With limited storage space in the stores, they start putting items out. Some companies manufacture two to three years ahead for Christmas. The trends are set long before you see them on the shelves. Secondly, they are helping...

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