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Half-Table Console

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After forty years' hard service, this table had lost a leg and acquired a myriad of scratches and nicks. But half of it had a second life ahead as a graceful console. The best candidate for this project will be a table that's already split in the middle to accommodate a leaf.
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Pumpkin Vase

Steps:2
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Egg Garland

Steps:5
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Rice-Paper Wall Art

Steps:4
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Purlin Mirror Frame

Steps:4
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Fabric Balls

Steps:4
These luminous fabric-covered ornaments are made without sewing a stitch, so they are the perfect project for kids old enough to work with pins. We covered the balls with satin, taffeta, and velvet and finished them with metallic-silver ribbons and twine.
Materials
  • Fabric balls template
  • 2- and 3-inch Styrofoam balls
  • Fabric
  • Ribbons, rickrack, and/or cord
  • Straight pins and pearl-head pins
  • Pearl beads, tassel balls and tassels
  • Craft glue
  • Sewing shears (for cutting fabric) and embroidery scissors (for cutting trimmings)
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Footstools

Steps:8
Materials
  • For the slipcover: Footstool
  • Scissors
  • Upholstery fabric or canvas
  • Decorative trim (optional)
  • Sewing machine (or needle and thread)
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Grommet kit
  • Cotton cord
  • For footstool: Footstool
  • Foam rubber (optional)
  • Batting (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Upholstery fabric or canvas
  • Staple gun
  • Heavy-duty staples
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Golden-Cedar Wreath

Steps:5
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