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Hanukkah Candles

Steps:5
Give your celebration a special glow with these hand-rolled candles, made from sheets of beeswax in the subtlest shades of ivory, butter yellow, and deep olive. Make a set for yourself, and make more to give as holiday gifts that are both pretty and useful; during the eight days of Hanukkah, a total of forty-four candles are lit.
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Stenciled Roller Shade

Steps:6
Vines traced from an Early American stencil wind down a pale-gray roller shade in four columns that mirror one another.
Materials
  • Roller shade
  • Vine stencil
  • Ruler
  • Drafting tape
  • Pencil
  • Small sheet of glass (palette)
  • Palette knife
  • 5 to 7 ounces acrylic paint in white
  • Natural sea sponge
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Noble Fir and Eucalyptus Wreath

Steps:4
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Faux Bois Peg Rack

Steps:4
Materials
  • 1-inch-thick branch, cut to a length of 4 inches
  • Mold-making kit (available at art-supply stores)
  • Scrap wood
  • Spray-on sealing agent
  • Plastic container
  • Utility knife
  • Wood putty
  • 1/4-inch drill bit
  • Five 2-inch-long, 1/4-inch-wide dowel screws
  • Adhesive, such as Liquid Nails
  • Metallic paint
  • Oak board, cut to 42 inches long, 3 inches wide (stained black)
  • 3/16-inch drill bit
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Animal Night-Light

Steps:17
Other Ideas:
Baby, Crafting and DIY, Kids, Nursery
This adorable animal night-light makes the perfect addition to any nursery.
Materials
  • Seam binding
  • Colored tissue paper
  • Green tongue depressors
  • Turtle template
  • Elephant template
  • Mat knife
  • Green card stock paper
  • Pin
  • Decoupage gel
  • Balloon
  • Medium bowl
  • Paper towel
  • Oil
  • Natural cheese-cloth
  • Scissors
  • 8-inch-diameter round lampshade bottom wire
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Spray bottle
  • Black marker
  • Google eyes, optional
  • Bulb stand
  • 7.5 watt bulb
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From the Garden: Sylvan Reverie

Steps:4
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