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Dreamroom Canopy

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Young crafters will always make workrooms of their bedrooms, and of the rest of the house as well, for that matter. With a little imagination and work, you can make a bedroom for your child that strikes the right balance between creativity and chaos; one that lets a child's imagination take wing.
Materials
  • Cotton voile
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread
  • Velcro strips
  • Staple gun
  • White canvas
  • 20-inch square of 1-inch plywood
  • Hot glue gun
  • Two 8-inch-long two-by-fours
  • Screws
  • Finnish washers
  • White paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Hand drill
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Decorative Painting on a Chair with Mark

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Pillows with Dyed Bands

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Thanksgiving Children's Table

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Stenciled Stool

Steps:5
Make this adorable stenciled stool to add color and height to any child's bedroom.
Materials
  • Small unfinished footstool
  • Personalized silhouette image, alphabet template
  • Sycamore tree template
  • Card stock
  • Martha Stewart Crafts craft knife
  • Stencil adhesive
  • Acrylic paint
  • Sea sponge
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Follow-the-Lines Baby Quilt

Steps:7
Materials
  • Fabric 1: 1 yard of 45-inch-wide printed cotton (with a design that varies in size), for quilt front
  • Fabric 2: 1 1/4 yards of 45-inch-wide coordinating printed cotton, for quilt back
  • Fabric 3: 1/2 yard of 45-inch-wide solid cotton, for binding
  • Hand-quilting thread
  • Hand-quilting needle(s) (I prefer size 10 betweens)
  • Wool batting, 36 by 46 inchesNote: If you use Quilter's Dream wool or cotton batting, your stitching can be up to 8 inches apart and the batting will remain stable. If you use another brand, check the manufacturer's directions for the maximum distance between stitches.
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Customizing Bookshelves

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Walk-By Closet

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Don't have the space that a walk-in closet demands? Try building a walk-by. An old ladder bridges the gap between two basic shelving units and creates a homey space to hang clothes-a far cry from the typical sterile, stainless steel rod.
Materials
  • Two pieces of 2-by-four-inch wood
  • Leveler
  • Screwdriver
  • Sander
  • Wool felt
  • Needle and thread
  • 1/2-inch dowels
  • Adhesive velcro
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Decorative Painting on Wicker

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