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Cupcake Stand

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Cupcakes are a popular treat for birthday parties and other festive gatherings. Add to the decor of your celebration by displaying them on a lovely homemade stand. (And when the party's over, use the stand to display vases, plants, or any other decorative objects you like.)
Materials
  • Cupcake stand template
  • Ruler
  • Carpenter's triangle
  • Carpenter's compass
  • Pencil
  • 1/4-inch MDF (micro-density fiberboard)
  • Jig saw with fine-tooth blade
  • Fine-grit sandpaper
  • Tack cloth
  • Foam paintbrush
  • White paint
  • Wood glue
  • Hammer
  • 1/2-inch tack nails or brads
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Steel-Top Cabinet

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Citrus Stools

Steps:7
Decorate a plain wooden stool with a bright citrus pattern using a stencil template.
Materials
  • Unfinished wooden stool (13-inch diameter; 24-inch height)
  • Painter's tape
  • Paintbrush or small roller
  • White paint
  • Heavyweight paper
  • Circle cutter
  • Double-sided tape
  • 1/4-inch masking tape
  • Bone folder
  • Citrus stool template
  • Scissors
  • Stencil stippling brush
  • Citrus-colored paint
  • Goo Gone (optional)
  • Polycrylic
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Decorative Nests

Steps:2
This oversize nest cradles an exuberant mix of blooms from spring-flowering bulbs –– the botanical counterpart to newly hatched birds. Pliable birch branches circle and ordinary wooden basket, giving the nest its ethereal, light-as-a-cloud appearance. The flower stems are supported by floral foam set in a plastic liner. 
Materials
  • 8- or 12-inch vine basket
  • Birch branches
  • 24-gauge brown wire
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Trompe L'oeil Earrings and Gift Box

Steps:3
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Industrial-Chic Storage Unit

Steps:5
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Oversize Ironing Board

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Climbing Monkey

Steps:8
In pioneer days, this classic climbing monkey would have helped kids learn a valuable life skill: how to milk a cow.
Materials
  • Venetian blind cord
  • Leaf canopy template
  • Monkey template
  • Lightweight card stock or heavy printer paper
  • Repositionable spray adhesive
  • Clamps
  • Worktable
  • 3/4-inch thick wood
  • Jigsaw fitted with small bit
  • Drill with 1/4-inch drill bit
  • Craft knife
  • Acrylic paint in brown, green, and dark brown or black
  • Foam brush
  • Artist's paintbrush
  • Polyurethane sealant
  • 4 finishing washers
  • 2 wooden beads
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