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Upholstered Map Textile Bench Cushion

Steps:7
A tablecloth is heavy enough to work as an upholstery fabric. This project is recommended for experienced sewers only; otherwise, have a professional upholsterer make a cushion for you.
Materials
  • Upholstery foam, 4 to 6 inches thick and cut to size
  • Fabric
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  • Piping (optional)
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Stenciled Eggs

Steps:4
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Glittered Leaves in a Box

Steps:5
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Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

Steps:13
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Raw-Silk Wall

Steps:4
Materials
  • Base Coat: Benjamin Moore 2067-70 White Satin
  • Glaze Tint: Benjamin Moore Pearlescent White mixed with phthalo blue tint to approximate Benjamin Moore 801 Blue Bayou
  • Unraveling extra-coarse (No. 4) steel wool
  • China bristle brush
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Crisscross Rack How-To

Steps:9
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Outdoor Lighting: Stars

Steps:3
Bring a bit of the heavens down to snowy earth with stars fashioned from ordinary garden stakes.
Materials
  • 5 bamboo garden stakes of equal length for each star (cut to size with hand pruner; we trimmed ours to 2, 3, 5, 7 feet)
  • Small and large white zip ties
  • 100-bulb strands of white wire lights
  • 1 1/2- inch finishing nails or brads
  • Blackout caps
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China Paperweight

Steps:5
Lids that outlive their matching vessels are the lonely hearts of the flea market. Too pretty to discard but obviously deprived of a function, they beg for a second chance.
Materials
  • China lid
  • Plaster of paris
  • Water Palette knife
  • Plastic cup, for drying
  • Sandpaper (fine-grit)
  • Felt
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
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Dipped Candles

Steps:5
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