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re's storehouse r larder o natural deli As a base, I find that a straw wreath form gives good support, won't melt like Styrofoam and has a this or any wreath, first decide what you smoother base than willow or vine wreaths. Wrap a : look like If you want something light and length of strong wire around one side, making a decide on a nut wreath, but if you want hanger for the wreath. .s "dY and solid, which will last for sever- Start gluing on your nuts, with a glue gun, in any Photo by Kelly Dachmhausen give it a try. er Your equipment together before pattern you choose; remember that too many of the .~ of mmtuml arl hD glv WT'e th a same kind will look bland and too many all jumbled It will for ln.g on the nuts and their availability will be too busy. Don't worry about small gaps, but with R$ .btle, st temml Ebe _ Choose your materials and your place the nuts as close together as possible. With into account that this is a fairly heavy small nuts, you can overlap one edge. tehang well on a screen door. When you have covered the wreath, pick off the Wrap your ribbon around and make a separate ogether your unshelled nuts, pinecones, hot glue threads and fill the gaps with the filler you bow; glue it in place. Hang and enjoy both the beauty Iuse bits of dried flowers, cedar tree have chosen. You can spray it lightly with a clear of your wreath and the compliments you're sure to r moss. gloss preservative, or just clear gloss spray paint, hear. Wire-edged ribbon at least 1-inch Buttons, beads or other decorations bon through the holes, making sure ** wide can be glued on as well. the ribbon comes out of the two front /k Fabric paint writers ARer the stocking dries overnight, center holes so you can tie a bow. L 8 Hole punch punch four holes (through both thick- ARer stuff'mR the toe with tissue, Yot are done. Tissue nesses) in the top about an inch down, put the gift inside and top with more enjoy evenly spacing them. Thread the rib- making gift bags, and tissue wrap. , r eone who really appreci- If you don't have a Christmas stock- l :.,the bags can be used as a ing to use as a pattern, you can use a i -- Vi i iI regular sock instead. Lay it on top of Just make a few, leav. b and making sure to two pieces of felt material. Cut the a- lde tissue in each. Put stocking around the sock one to two 4 " ,_lat box and wrap them up as inches wider, or however big you want When stacking painted gift the stocking to be; the sock is for shape one another, put a piece" only. a4 between them to keepNow glue the edges of the stocking -'q lCldng together, together, being careful not to get the f use these stockings just like gift bags. They are easy and t,. ake, perfect if you gifts. tl Will need: naterial 'l- glUe or crafter's goop glue on the outside of the stocking. (Fabric glue is nearly impossible to remove once it's on the material.) Decorate with fabric paint, use a zigzag or other design around the edge and write a greeting or name on the stocking. You can even use decorative material panels, as with the gift bags, but do that before any painting. Bikes Are Now In! into the holiday season With bike OUntain Bikes Comfort Bikes Cross Bikes BMX and Freestyle SO1 W. Main st. Quincy 283-2323 .J Chicken * Lamb and Much 830 Main St. Susanville / i