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Fabric-and-Leather Catchall

Steps:4
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Leather, Organizing
Corral your desk’s loose papers and odds and ends in a chic yet simple-to-assemble shallow leather box.
Materials
  • Single shoulder of leather, 4 to 5 ounces
  • Craft knife
  • Lightweight denim, 3.75 ounces
  • Iron-on adhesive, such as HeatnBond
  • Awl or rotary punch
  • Large-eyed needle
  • Suede cord or waxed twine, 1/2 yard
  • Diagram
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Jewelry Organizer Frame

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
Jewelry, Organizing
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Faux Bois Tray

Steps:6
Faux bois means "false wood" in French; it is a simple technique that you can use to decorate wrapping paper, dressers, and walls elegantly. Here, it turns a plain wooden serving tray into one that is beautiful and special -- and perfect for a gift.
Materials
  • Mineral spirits
  • 2 shades of paint (one coat for "wood grain" and the other for the background color)
  • Paint brush
  • Wood-grain tool
  • Rag
  • Wood tray
  • Glass (same size as bottom of tray; Martha used a 3/16-inch-thick glass plate)
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Holiday Hostess Gift

Steps:3
A hostess gift offers a wonderful way to show how much you appreciate a friend’s or family member’s hospitality.
Materials
  • Cellophane bag
  • Container
  • Fresh fruit
  • Dried fruit
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Brazil nuts
  • Chocolate hazelnuts
  • Ribbon, twine, or raffia
  • Gift tag (optional)
  • Dried berries, holly, or rose hips for decoration (optional)
  • Nutcracker
  • Nutpick
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How to Make a Tile Calendar, Part 2

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Reusable Calendar, Pt. 1

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Laundry Room Organizing

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