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How To Build a Tramp Art Toy Chest, Part 2

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Noah's Ark Animal Stamps

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How to Simulate Wainscotting and Ivy Wall Stencils

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How to Make a Skeleton Halloween Costume

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How to Make Children's Halloween Lanterns

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Specimen Box

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Specimen boxes can evoke natural settings. A selection of sea-worn clamshells or pressed leaves makes a simple, beautiful display. Sea glass, driftwood, a vintage postcard, and a map can re-create a journey to coastal Maine.
Materials
  • Sturdy gift box with lid
  • Glass cut to fit inside box lid
  • Utility knife
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Scissors
  • Map or decorative paper
  • Spray adhesive
  • Bone folder
  • Contact cement
  • Sheet of colored paper
  • Craft glue or museum wax
  • Jewelry boxes (optional)
  • Paper label (optional)
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Gardener's Gift Basket

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For your favorite horticulturist, choose a sturdy basket that can have a long life of service in the garden. We decorated ours using a palette of yellows and oranges, inspired by the early-blooming daffodils.
Materials
  • Store-bought basket
  • Ribbon
  • Easter straw
  • Tissue paper
  • Garden clogs
  • Canvas gloves
  • Canvas apron
  • Pruning snips
  • Pruning shears
  • Seed packets
  • Plant labels
  • Small pot of daffodils
  • Lemon jelly beans
  • Decorated eggs
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Miniature Gardens Easter Basket

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Combed Wall "Tiles"

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Made by passing the teeth of a craft tool through a coat of tinted glaze, combed tiles give dimension to a home-office wall.
Materials
  • Base Coat: Benjamin Moore 1585 Wales Gray
  • Glaze Tint: Benjamin Moore 1001 North Creek Brown
  • Four patterns rim the edges of a compact square rubber combing tool (used to create straight combed patterns as well as the striated lengths in a faux-bois design)
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Striped Hurricane Lantern

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