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Garlands aren’t just for Christmas! Add color to your home any time of the year with simple garlands made from paper scraps. Hang them on a mantel, from the ceiling, or down a bare wall. These are so easy to make, you can assemble one for each room or a special occasion.

Brighten up a dreary library or bookshelf with a cozy fabric bookend that's a snap to make and perfect to sew in multiples. Use one or a pair to hold up your crafts books, your children's favorite reads, or a stash of magazines. 

These cute pillow covers are a snap to make and can match any décor.

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