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Explore 208 projects, 71 articles, 15 galleries, 174 videos, and more

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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Doily Stencil

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Spooky Pumpkins and Pumpkin Prints

Steps:11
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Bottle Beauty

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Souvenir Box

Steps:3
Gathering and displaying a few treasured things from a trip to France and a vacation in Italy recall the exciting days spent traveling.
Materials
  • Wooden box with sliding lid
  • Glass cut to lid size
  • Utility knife
  • Balsa wood
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Wood glue
  • Fluid acrylic paint
  • Craft glue, museum wax, or pins
  • Materials tip: To exhibit keepsakes that are best displayed standing up rather than mounted, begin with a wooden box that has a sliding lid. Replace the lid with glass (cut to size by a framer).
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Evergreen Cards

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Pinecone Tree Stand

Steps:4
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Monogrammed Boxes

Steps:8
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Under-Bed Storage Box

Steps:12
Those few inches of empty space under the bed are a great place to store extra pillows, sheets, blankets, and off-season clothing such as sweaters. Martha and style editor Tom Tamborello transform an Ikea under-bed storage box into an elegant piece that will look attractive under any bed.
Materials
  • Prefabricated under-bed storage box
  • Paintbrush
  • Wallpaper primer
  • Tape measure
  • Grass-cloth wallpaper
  • Scissors
  • Wallpaper adhesive
  • Pieces of wooden lattice
  • Clamps
  • Oak tag or thick construction paper
  • Leather
  • Utility knife
  • Shoemaker's glue
  • Small brush
  • Canvas
  • Sewing machine
  • Awl
  • Hammer
  • 4 large snap fasteners
  • Snap-installation tool (comes with snap fasteners)
  • Cedar plywood, cut to fit bottom of box
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Shamrock Potato Print

Steps:4
Here's a quick way to add a bit of Irish spirit to a St. Patrick's Day meal: green shamrocks made with rustic potato prints. This project can be started and finished while a stew is simmering in an oven, so consider printing these cheerful good-luck symbols on napkins, place mats made from masking paper, and place cards.
Materials
  • Potatoes
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Scalloping scissors
  • Paring knife
  • Masking paper (available at auto-supply stores)
  • Green ink pad
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