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Knitting Project: Cupcake Hat

Your little one will look precious in this tasty, originally made cupcake, complete with cherry on top. Decorate it with classic strawberry flavored pink frosting; however you can choose any color you want. Or for to be different, top it with sprinkles made from tiny beads or sequins. It’s also easy to make colorful chocolate beans by knitting a few bobbles and using small scraps of yarn.

You Will Need:

Pair of size 3 (3.25 mm) needles
Pair of size 6 (4 mm) needles
1 (1: 1) 2 oz (50 g) ball light worsted knitting yarn in color A (white)
1 (1: 1) 2 oz (50 g) ball light worsted knitting yarn in color B (blue)
1 (1: 1) 2 oz (50 g) ball light worsted knitting yarn in color C (brown)
1 (1: 1) 2 oz (50 g) ball light worsted knitting yarn in color D (pink)
Oddment of light worsted knitting yarn in color E (red)
Tape measure
Stitch holder
Bodkin

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Easter egg Craft

Materials Needed:

Large or medium raw egg (off-white or brown if available)
White glue
Scraps of yellow sweatshirt or fleece fabric, orange felt and fiberfill stuffing
14″ of 1/4″-wide ribbon
6 yellow marabou feathers
Low-temp glue gun
1 1/2″ square of 1/4″ plywood or heavy cardboard for base
Acrylic paints: blue, pink, aqua, black and purple
1/2″ flat and #4 round brushes
Two 5 mm movable eyes

Cut and break egg gently in half. Wash and dry. Coat inside with water-thinned white glue; let dry. Snap off shell edges if too uneven or if top half is too large.

Trace chick half-pattern, printed over text. Adding 1/4″ seam allowance, cut 2 chicks from yellow fabric. With right sides together, stitch edges, leaving bottom open. Clip curves. Turn right side out. Stuff. Sew or glue closed. Tie bow around neck.

Cut felt beak. Fold diagonally; clip, press or glue to hold crease; glue to face as per pattern. From underside, poke small hole in center of top half of egg. Glue feather into hole and shell to head. Glue feathers into lower shell showing at edges; add chick. Hot-glue egg to base.

Paint base purple. With tip of small brush, paint black line in center of mouth fold and colored dots on shell. Glue eyes on.

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DIY Sewing or Craft Area

As a crafter will tell you, it can be difficult to keep track of all the little bits from current or past projects. That’s why we love this do-it-yourself craft and sewing station. It creates a space where everything can be stored for easy access later.

This is a begginer’s level DIY Craft Project:

Materials

Wooden crate (about 12 to 14 inches long); metal yardstick; pencil; drill with 3?8-inch bit; sandpaper; 1?4-inch wooden dowel, cut about 2 inches longer than length of box.

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Eco-Friendly Craft Projects

Craft projects that you and your children will enjoy making while recycling products and going green. Check out ways to salvage old sweaters and scarves and make creative crafts.

Room Warmers

Be both crafty and earth-friendly with easy-to-make eco-chic projects that rethink old winter woolens and recycle them for new uses throughout your home. With some simple stitches, last year’s scarves become this year’s throw and a stylish coffee cozy. Unused sweaters make a snuggly dog bed and a chair full of pillows. It’s as easy as cleaning out your closet, so pare down and cozy up with any of these handmade knits.

Blanket Coverage

A simple Scarf Throw will give you an extra reason to cuddle up in a favorite chair. Lay five or more scarves side by side and stitch them together, alternating textures for a subtle pattern. Trim the edges, hem and finish with green tassels attached with decorative beads.

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DIY Throw Pillows

Decorative Throw Pocket pillows are as handy as they are comfy: A clever catchall keeps books and glasses within reading reach.

Skill level: Beginner

Materials: Pillow forms in desired sizes; tape measure; chalk marking pencil; knit or crochet sweaters; scissors; sewing machine ; matching thread; pins; hand sewing needle.

Directions for DIY craft project:
1. Measure pillow form and add 1 inch to each measurement.

2. Measure, mark and cut two pieces of sweater material to these measurements for pillow front and back.

3. Optional: Make a pocket by measuring desired size of pocket; add 1 inch to each measurement. Cut contrasting piece of sweater material to these measurements.

4. Sew zigzag stitches close to cut edges of all pieces.

5. Turn under 1/2 inch on each edge of pocket; straight-stitch close to edges to hem pocket.

6. Pin pocket to pillow front; stitch close to sides and lower edge.

7. Pin pillowcase front to back, with right sides facing and raw edges even; stitch edges in 1/2-inch seams, leaving an 8-inch opening along one edge. Turn right side out.

8. Insert pillow form into cover; slip-stitch opening closed.

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