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Hand-Lettered Family Tree

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Potato-Print Baby Clothes

Steps:26
Sometimes, the most ordinary items can be used to create extraordinary results. By using some humble potato prints, you can create one-of-a-kind fashions that your kids will love.
Materials
  • Potatoes (white potatoes, russets, or red potatoes)
  • Permanent fabric paint
  • Sharp knives
  • Foam brushes
  • Paintbrushes in various sizes
  • Cutting board
  • Forks
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Paper towels
  • Child-size hangers
  • Melon baller
  • Fine brushes
  • One-piece or prewashed T-shirts
  • Ironing board
  • Iron
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Glowing Cups and Candlesticks

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Growth Chart

Steps:9
When Martha was a little girl, she loved being measured by her father to see how much she'd grown each year. A pencil mark on the kitchen wall marked her progress -- alongside the progress of her five brothers and sisters.
Materials
  • Awl
  • 5-foot length of unpainted wainscoting
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Drill
  • 5/32-inch drill bit
  • Sandpaper
  • Primer
  • Latex semigloss paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Letter stamps or markers, for child's name tag
  • Paper tag, for child's name
  • Hole punch (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Self-adhesive bumpers
  • 20-inch length of cord or leather lacing
  • 72-inch-long metal tape measure with adhesive backing
  • Photographs of child, cut to 1 3/4 by 1 1/4 inches
  • 1 3/4-by-1 1/4-inch magnetic-backed Lucite photo frames
  • Screw or hook
  • Permanent marker
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Faux-Caned Chair Cushions

Steps:6
Materials
  • Artists' acrylic paint from Utrecht (40 percent burnt umber, 40 percent white, 20 percent yellow ochre)
  • Stencil brush
  • Cotton duck (dark brown)
  • Caning lattice stencil from Designer Stencils (#3477)
  • Stencil tack (or any spray adhesive)
  • Stenciled fabric (four inches larger than seat)
  • 1-inch-thick foam (high-density polyurethane foam), cut slightly larger than plywood (1/8 inch all around)
  • Batting (4 inches larger than seat)
  • Plywood circle cut to fit seat (1/4 inch thick to 1/2 inch thick)
  • Staple gun
  • Cambric fabric
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Bewitching Tree Decoration

Scare up fun at a Halloween party with a centerpiece that displays favor bags and seasonal ...
Scare up fun at a Halloween party with a centerpiece that displays favor bags and seasonal ornaments. Branches hold evil-eyed black cats and jolly jack-'o-lanterns fashioned from paper, as well as candy-filled bags for guests to bring back to their lairs. 
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Stair-Tread Side Table

Steps:3
Materials
  • Handsaw and miter box
  • 1-by-4, for recessed skirting
  • 1/2-inch cove molding
  • 1-inch stair-tread nosing
  • One 48-by-11 1/2-inch wooden stair tread
  • Wood glue
  • 1- and 1 1/2-inch finishing nails
  • 8 L brackets and screws
  • 2 wooden balusters
  • Four 2-inch wood screws
  • Electric drill with screwdriver bit
  • 1 quart each primer and paint
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