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15 Years of Helpful How-Tos

Martha Stewart Living, May 2006

Some of the most valuable lessons you've taken from the magazine, you tell us, have been small ones. These might have been instructions for an everyday task, such as how to fold a fitted sheet: "One of life's great mysteries solved!" wrote one reader. Or maybe it was an introduction to a project you never realized was quite so doable, such as bargaining at a flea market, frosting a cake, or making a seat cushion. Here are 15 of your favorites. We call them how-tos. You call them the tips you have learned, loved, and passed along.


Press a Flower
Peel Tomatoes
Open and Pour Champagne
Fold a Towel
Fold a Fitted Sheet
Make a Candle
Sew a Button
Score and Fold Paper
Frost a Layer Cake
Make a Seat Cushion
Plant a Tree
Repot a Plant
Make a Quick Fix
Boil a Perfect Egg
Bargain at a Flea Market

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