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Basic Pillow Cover

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First off, thank you, Peggy, for telling me about this simple way to make a pillow cover. It’s quick and easy (for a sewing project), and you do not have to be very precise with the measurements. I’m telling you, it’s so easy you might get addicted to making them. ;) The great thing about these is that you can easily change the pillow cover with the seasons. I used a fabulous red and white chevron print for Christmas, but I’m envisioning a luscious yellow print for the spring!

Mary

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Yarn Orbs

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I got inspired to make these yarn orbs after I saw someone use a similar technique to make lace fire logs. I loved it so much that I quickly thought about making ornaments and decorative balls using yarn instead of lace. If you would like to make small orbs for ornaments, use water balloons. If you would like to make large orbs, use regular balloons. Just be careful not to blow the balloon too full of air, or else you’ll end up with a pear-shaped orb. Hmmm… On second thought, go ahead and make the orbs into little pears. The partridge was in a pear tree, after all. ;)

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Paper Palm Trees

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When coming up with decoration ideas for your Christmas in July party, think of it as a summer-meets-Christmas mash-up. It’s hard not to associate summer with the beach, so palm trees make an excellent wall decoration. I found the paper at a school supply store, and I used tape to stick it onto the wall, but if you had a large corkboard (in a classroom, for example) you could use a stapler instead.

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How To Make a Bow (Like Your Florist)

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Learn to make your own fabulous bows—just like the professionals. Apply this technique to any ribbon (satin, grosgrain, etc.) of any width from 0.25 inch to 3 inches! Wired ribbon works best, since it is forgiving. The wire allows it to be shaped and reshaped if it gets squished. Once comfortable with this method, a non-wired ribbon can be used. These directions are for right-handed crafters, but if you are a lefty, just reverse hands.

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Paper Bauble Garland

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These fun baubles make a cute garland, but are also pretty as a stand-alone ornament. This is a great activity if you have lots of hands to keep busy, as it expedites the process. I used the 1-inch circle punch for this, but you may use a larger one if you like. This will produce a garland that is about 48 inches long. You may space the baubles however you like—closer together or further apart.

Paper Bauble Ornaments

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These fun baubles are cute as a stand-alone ornament and very pretty when strung together. Use a circle punch to make tree ornaments or use the printable template to make oversized ornaments to hang around the house! Try cutting smaller or larger circles to make different sizes. You can also add more circles to make it look fuller. Print out the template to create different shapes.

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