Hot-Dish Carrier

You will need: two 14″ (36 cm) squares of sturdy fabric, scissors, two 3″ x 14″ (8 cm x 36 cm) strips of sturdy fabric.

  1. 1.

    Place one square exactly on top of other square with wrong sides facing each other.

  2. 2.

    Turn in each corner and cut penny-size hole through all four thicknesses of material (see illustration).

  3. 3.

    Poke ends of fabric strips through opposite corner holes and knot securely (see illustration).

  4. 4.

    Set hot or cold casserole dish in middle of top square (under handles) and lift with handles.

Button Card

You will need: 8 1/2″ x 11″ (22 cm x 28 cm) piece of construction paper, buttons, glue, yarn scraps, green pencil, and pen.

  1. 1.

    Fold paper in half (short way) to make card.

  2. 2.

    Arrange buttons on front of card to form flower (or other design), and glue them in place.

  3. 3.

    Draw lines for stems and leaves with pencil, then color. Glue yarn to penciled lines; let dry.

  4. 4.

    Write personal message inside card with pen.