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Wreath Hanger

Steps:5
Wreaths add flair to virtually any room, but hanging them on doors or armoires with nails or tacks can ruin the wood. Using decorative copper hangers that hook over your doors is one way to solve this problem.
Materials
  • 16-ounce 18-by-1-inch strip of copper, or 16-ounce copper sheet
  • Metal ruler (optional)
  • Utility knife (optional)
  • Brayer (optional)
  • Silicon-carbide sandpaper
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Wrapping Japanese Style

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Events, Holidays, Paper
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Hand-Bleached Place Mats

Steps:4
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Electric Candles

Steps:2
When it comes to decorative outdoor lighting, let the architecture and landscape of your house -- along with your imagination and our ideas -- guide you.
Materials
  • Plug-in or battery-powered candle
  • Measuring tape
  • Utility knife
  • Sheets of beeswax
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Bandanna Tablecloth

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Decorating, Outdoor spaces
Colorful, casual, and altogether charming, this vintage-style tablecloth is ideal for outdoor entertaining. It's also easy and inexpensive to make, requiring only bandannas and a few basic sewing supplies.
Materials
  • Tape measure
  • Prewashed bandannas
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • Sewing pencil
  • Scissors
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Surprising Garden Pots: Chimney Pots

Steps:2
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Easy-to-Make Dog Screen

Steps:8
Other Ideas:
Wood
Materials
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • 8 pieces 1/2-inch-thick-by-3-inch-wide clear-pine boards
  • Saw
  • Miterbox
  • Medium-grade sandpaper
  • Oil-based paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Carpenter's square
  • Wood glue
  • Wood joiners
  • Hammer
  • Bronze screening
  • Wire cutters
  • Pushpins
  • Staple gun
  • Drill and countersink drill bit
  • 3/4-inch flathead wood screws
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • E-Z glide strips
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