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Baby Wooden Blocks

Steps:8
Make these adorable baby blocks from crafter Ashley Steele for your child, and they'll be the coolest kid on the block.
Materials
  • 3 1/4-inch square wood block
  • Sandpaper
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint
  • Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage 
  • Paintbrush
  • Decorative paper
  • Emery board
  • Letters, numbers, and embellishments
  • Sponge
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Candy-Wrapper Decoupage

Steps:9
The day after Halloween you'll probably have tons of candy left over; after you enjoy your treats, don't discard the wrappers -- you can use them in this great decoupage craft.
Materials
  • White light-switch plates
  • Candy or bubble gum wrappers
  • Iron, to remove creases from wrappers
  • Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage
  • Martha Stewart Crafts gel sealer
  • Small paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder (optional)
  • Utility knife
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Retooled Tools

Elevate an everyday object by painting on some colorful stripes. 
Other Ideas:
Good Things, Paint, Painting
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Terrifying Topiary

Steps:10
Topiary, the art of creating sculptures using clipped trees and shrubs, is an old art form seen even in the tomb paintings of early Egyptians.
Materials
  • Saw
  • Drill and drill bits
  • Four 1 1/4-inch wood screws for arms and four 3 1/2-inch wood screws for head spikes
  • Nails
  • Eight 1-inch L-brackets
  • Two 2-by-4s for torso, base, and top
  • Two 1-by-2s for arms
  • Urn
  • Rocks
  • Sheet moss
  • Spanish moss
  • Western cedar
  • Floral pins
  • Carved pumpkin head
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Message in a Bottle

Steps:5
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Gingerbread House Packaging

Steps:1
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Eerie Eyeballs

Steps:12
These eerie eyeballs will add a mischievous touch just about anywhere -- from your mantle to your table.
Materials
  • Old candelabra or candlestick holder
  • Wood plaque
  • 2-inch 1-by-2
  • Black spray paint (krylon)
  • Drill
  • Gray acrylic paint
  • 2-part epoxy
  • Black and gray eye shadow
  • Small wood block for mounting with hooks
  • Wax buttons
  • Ceramic doll heads
  • Shredded black toile
  • Flora Lyte (red LED disposable lights)
  • Naked wire LED light string
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Embellished Gift Bags

Steps:8
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