It’s a wrap
Ring in Thanksgiving with these feast-worthy napkin holders. You’ll need: cardboard tubes (like those from paper towel rolls), ribbon in autumnal hues, tape, and scissors. Cut rolls into one-inch rings and ribbon into one-and-a-half-yard lengths. Tape one end of a ribbon to each tube’s interior, then wind around, overlapping slightly as you go. Once the cardboard ring is covered, snip off the excess and tape the leftover end inside the ring. Slip in a napkin, and you’re all set.
Show off some of your clan’s favorite moments with this clever DIY wall clock. Gather 13 frames, sizes 2″ by 3″ to 4″ by 6″ (unify mismatched frames with spray paint), 12 photos, a clock kit (from a crafts store), and white paper and cardboard (to hide clock mechanism). Pop snapshots into 12 frames. Take out remaining frame’s glass; use it to cut cardboard and paper to fit, and place in frame. Poke a hole through center to fit the clock’s spindle. Push spindle through; reattach the clock’s hands. Hang as shown.
A new leaf
Make this fun, easy parent-and-kid project: a seasonal bookmark. Rake in two shades of felt (one a harvest hue, the other brown), a tongue depressor, white glue, and scissors. Snip out a botanical shape (use this easy template), then a small strip for the leaf’s center vein. Glue the strip to the leaf, and the leaf to the depressor. Clamp all together with a small binder clip or clothespin, and let dry.
Source: MSN Living | Andrew McCaul