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How to Make a Winter Village Candle Holder – Polymer Clay Menorah Tutorial

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Happy Hanukkah! I searched high and low for a cool menorah last year, but most menorahs are either very traditional *cough*BORING*cough or exPONsive.

So I decided to make my own from polymer clay!

I’ve nicknamed this the “shtetl menorah” because “shtetl” is the Yiddish word for a small village or town.

This project can be easily modified for different candle sizes or styles — it doesn’t have to be used as a menorah.

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How to Make a Batty Gathered Tulle Circle Skirt – Halloween Sewing Tutorial

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Velcome, my crafty friends, to another WhatTheCraft BOOtorial!

Today’s project is this bewitching bat skirt. I love how the layers of tulle give the impression of the bats fluttering in midair.

And this skirt style can go way beyond Halloween! You could do a red skirt with little hearts all over it. Or a white skirt with snowflakes. Flowers. Smiley faces. You know what I always say. Get wacky!

But that’s enough chitchat. Let’s get it on!

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How to Make a Crossbody Mini Bag

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I like to take walks, but I hate taking my purse with me. So I’m usually trying to cram my wallet, phone, keys, and anything else ā€“ like dog poop bags ā€“ in various pants or hoodie pockets. It’s annoying.

If only there were a way to find the perfect bag… a mini bag, if you will, that would have just enough room for those bare essentials. And the strap would be long enough that it would rest nicely on my hip on not have to be held on my arm or shoulder.

Yes. If only.

This step-by-step DiY tutorial will show you how to make a perfect bag for when you don’t want to haul around a clunky purse. It’s wee, it’s got a nice long strap… plus lots of pockets to fit your crap. (Hey, that rhymed!)Read more…