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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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Clothespin Bats

Steps:4
Spine-chilling as it sounds, a colony of bats hanging from the highest reaches of your house serve as the perfect welcome for guests -- if you're throwing a Halloween party. You can also clip these clothespin bats onto tree branches or bushes outdoors to greet trick-or-treaters.
Materials
  • Template
  • Pencil
  • Oak tag
  • Scissors
  • White pencil
  • Black construction paper
  • Mini hole punch or pushpin
  • Glue stick
  • Black spray paint
  • Wooden clothespins
  • Craft glue
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Feather-Printed Stationery Craft

Steps:3
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Photo Centerpiece

Steps:3
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Metallic Swag Garlands

Steps:4
Materials
  • Quarter-inch gator board or heavy-duty foam core
  • Scissors
  • Utility knife
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Bow
  • Natural materials: dried artichoke, poppy pods, eucalyptus seeds, and tallow berry 
  • Artificial oak leaves
  • Glycerin-treated fern fronds
  • Gold, silver, and gold glitter spray paint
  • Finishing nails or wire
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Mica-Powder on Lusterware

Steps:4
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Feather-Printed T-Shirt Craft

Steps:7
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Wood-Grain Wrapping Paper

Steps:3
Beautifully grained woods are nature's masterpieces, but, as style editor Tom Tamborello demonstrates, it is possible to re-create their sinuous patterns and harmonious colors on paper, using a wood-graining tool and latex paint. The decorated paper is perfect for wrapping gifts, and because you control the "grain" and color of every piece you create, each sheet of wrapping paper is unique. 
Materials
  • Glossy, nonporous paper
  • Low-tack tape
  • Latex paint
  • Glazing medium, for latex paint
  • Mixing bowl or bucket, for latex paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Wood-graining tools
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Leaf Print Tablecloth

Steps:5
Using leaves for craft projects is one way to capture the beauty of autumn. Fallen leaves can be used as stamps to decorate a tablecloth.
Materials
  • Sponge brushes
  • Leaves of various sizes and shapes (make sure they are not brittle)
  • Fabric paint
  • Light-colored cotton or linen tablecloth, prewashed
  • Paper towel, parchment paper, or kraft paper
  • Brayer or rolling pin
  • Iron
  • Muslin or scrap fabric (optional)
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Winter Village: Tree Ornament How-To

Steps:5
A miniature village of house ornaments populates the Christmas tree or the mantelshelf with equal charm. Candles on the mantel or strings of lights on the tree are the best sources for the subdued illumination that sets the houses aglow with delicate reflections. For more ideas, see our Winter Village.
Materials
  • Pliers
  • Pencil
  • Pin
  • Cardboard
  • Glue
  • Annealed wire
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