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Outdoor wedding ideas: DIY Chandelier made from hanging planter basket  

A hanging wire basket made for plants is beaded and transformed into an outdoor chandelier in this project from Jo-Ann fabric and crafts.An ordinary hanging planter becomes a gorgeous DIY chandelier with instructions from Jo-Ann fabrics and crafts. Beads are strung on lengths of wire to surround the basket and its hanging wires for an outdoor accessory that can add a little more sparkle using battery-operated candles, so no electric power is required.


While the idea is perfect for outdoor weddings, it is also a fun way to beautify any outdoor "room" for a warm-weather celebration or just to create a romantic setting with the benefit of several flameless candles with battery-powered light.   


All materials are available online, but head to the store at 1272 Route 27 in Colonia to see more options and get any project questions answered in advance.  

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Inspirational quotes preserved with decoupage on a crafty table

Inspirational quotes on paper can be cut out to make a design that will remind you of your dreams and give you a nudge to keep at the work required to make them real.


These project instructions are suitable for adding cut out inspirational quotes to wood, cardboard and other surfaces. 

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Holiday floral arrangement: pomegranates, orchids and berries

Pomegranates can add unexpected shape and color to a fall floral arrangement. (Photo courtesy POM Wonderful) In the weeks closer to Thanksgiving, it might be challenging to find pomegranates without scarring and suitable for placement in a lovely centerpiece arrangement.

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Make a decorative cornice in less than an hour for windows or a bed

Learn to make super easy cornices in demonstrations tomorrow at Fabricland. About 10 years ago, I built my own frames for two floral window cornices to complement my daughter's dream bedroom with accents (but not the requested paint) in the color of tangerines.  

It was a project that required a trip to the local home improvement store to buy a huge section of plywood, having them cut the board into lengths that were 8 inches wide, and then coming up with a concept in the days before you could learn to do anything on YouTube.


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