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Life's a picnic

Make any occasion magical with these enchanting ideas.

Life's a picnicMake any occasion magical with these enchanting ideas.

Tray Magnifique
Whitewash clay pots and saucers for a soft, weathered look that instantly transforms them into classic serving trays. Scrub and clean previously used pots with white vinegar before whitewashing.

What you'll need
  • clay pots 5059-679/688/697
  • clay saucers 5057-546, 5092-599
  • white vinegar 4581-225
  • solid white stain 1866-405
  • paint brush 1613-310
  • shop towels 4532-802

Here's how

1. Simply wipe on a white solid stain.

White-washed Clay Pots and Saucers

2. Wipe with a damp cloth.

White-washed Clay Pots and Saucers

No-sew Table RunnerRunway Hit
Roll out the red carpet and set the stage for a blockbuster event with a no-sew table runner.

What you'll need
  • fabric and ribbon
  • scissors 4464-341
  • iron 3840-339
  • Speed-Sew 2010-433

Here's how
Cut fabric two inches longer and wider than the desired final size of runner. Fold and iron a 1" hem over twice for a clean edge. Apply fabric glue to hem and ribbon, following manufacturer's instructions.

Easy Breezy
Invite whimsy and fun for all ages with these nostalgic pinwheel party favours.

What you'll need
  • craft paper
  • ball head pins
  • ruler 1048-155
  • pencil 5743-216
  • scissors 4464-341
  • straws 6460-234

Here's how

1. Cut a square to the desired size of pinwheel from craft paper.

Pinwheel Party Favours

2. Draw diagonal lines from corner to corner.

Pinwheel Party Favours

3. Cut along the diagonal lines leaving approx. 1/4" uncut at the centre. Fold alternating corners to the centre.

Pinwheel Party Favours

4. Push a pin through the centre catching each corner. Then, push the pin through a straw. Secure everything together and protect the point of the pin using the eraser from the end of a pencil.

Pinwheel Party Favours