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TAG : Winter 2014

Bragging Rights Picture Board

If you know anyone who enjoys showing off their kids, grandkids or pets, a bragging board is a great gift.Find a thin piece of board and sand it to rough it up a little, then apply stain or paint, and let it dry.Add large stickers or rub-ons to spell out a saying of your choice. Or, if you have ...

Frame Your Scrapbook Pages

Men really do love their dogs, and while it can be difficult to think of a gift for men, you can’t go wrong by creating a work of art that showcases his beloved four-legged friend. First, you’ll need a good photograph. Then you’ll need to find scrapbook paper and embellishments that work ...

Create a Kitchen Wall Hanging

A wall plaque for the kitchen is a terrific gift for those who love to cook and spend time in the kitchen.Use canvas or a thin board for your base. Choose kitchen- or cooking-themed scrapbook paper, then find a few embellishments to match. For a rustic country feel, add some chicken wire or a ...

Make This Hanging Organizer

For the preteens on your list, a decorated plaque for hanging jewelry or caps is a fun and useful gift.Just about any size of board will work, as long as it’s not too heavy to hang on the wall. Sand the board until it’s fairly rough, then drill a few holes for hanging jewelry, baseball ...

How to Make a Shadow Box

For that someone on your list who recently got married, had a baby or took a vacation, a shadow box makes a memorable gift. Some friends took a trip to Hawaii last year, so I made them a shadow box to commemorate their adventure.To give the project a beach feel, you’ll want to cover the ...

Youngsters Enjoyed Book of Christmas Crafts for Kids

When I think about Christmases past, I wonder how many feet — or miles — of green and red paper chains my siblings and I made during our childhood years? We expanded our creativity when our mom bought us a book on Christmas crafts for kids, which we enthusiastically devoured: “Can we make ...

Make Homemade Gifts and Holiday Decorations

For a long time now, I’ve been making the majority of my holiday decorations by hand, along with homemade gifts. I’ve done it for a long time. I begin thinking about what to make in late summer and early fall. That’s when I begin gathering natural materials, planning my home canning for ...

Letters to the Editor From Our Readers, Winter 2014

A Fair TradeSometime in the late 1920s, my grandparents lived near Osceola, Iowa. One day, a salesman for Capper’s Weekly stopped by their home selling subscriptions. The cost back then was $1 for a year’s subscription. Money was very tight at that time, and Grandpa said he did not have an ...

A Family Thanksgiving Celebration in the Ozarks

In the Ozarks of my childhood, Thanksgiving marked the beginning of the cozy season. After long, hot days spent planting, cultivating, harvesting and canning, the holiday was the beginning of a winter rest.My mother used to say, “When nights begin to lengthen, cold begins to strengthen.” ...

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