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Chef's Apron

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Monogrammed Woolens

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Accordion Gallery

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These frameless photographs are mounted on sturdy art boards and linked by small hinges for an accordion structure. Color and black-and-white snapshots, portraits, and still lifes add to the effect.
Materials
  • Small craft brushes
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Precut 5 3/4-by-7 3/4-inch art boards
  • Decoupage glue
  • Ruler and pencil
  • T pin
  • Screwdriver
  • Small hinges and screws
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Savon de Marseille

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Kids, Soap, Soap making
Wrapped in unbleached parchment paper and tied with waxed twine, our version of this classic soap is great to give as gifts and to use for houseguests -- but don't forget to keep a stash for yourself.
Materials
  • Double boiler
  • Olive oil-based soap
  • Essential oils
  • French green clay
  • Milk carton or mold
  • Knife
  • 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup warm water
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Jewelry Gift Pouch

On Valentine's Day, show your love by giving this beautiful heart pendant wrapped in a lovely ...
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Cameo Appearances: Iron-On Transfer Ornaments

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Christmas, Ornaments
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Valentine's Day Plant Gift

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A carefully chosen, personalized plant makes a lovely Valentine's Day present. What's more, it's a charming and affordable solution for a thoughtful child who wants to surprise his or her grandparent or a special teacher. Using this easy technique, you need only a few basic supplies to embellish a beautiful flowering primrose.
Materials
  • 5 1/8-by-3 1/8-by-10 5/8-inch brown-paper lunch bags
  • Standard scissors
  • Flowering plant in plastic container
  • Decorative scissors
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Double-sided tape or glue
  • Cardboard
  • Skewer (optional)
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Framing a Mirror with Stock Molding

Steps:5
Materials
  • 1/4-inch-thick mirror, 27 by 29 inches
  • 1/4-inch-thick sheet of plywood, 29 by 31 inches
  • Construction-grade adhesive or wood glu
  • Four 2-inch-wide 1/4-inch-thick lattice pieces (two 27 inches long and two 31 inches long)
  • Spring clamps
  • 4 case moldings (two 25 1/3 inches long, and two 27 1/2 inches long)
  • 4 rosette blocks, 3 1/2 inches square
  • Towels
  • Plywood, for weight
  • Electric screwdriver with Phillips head
  • 1-inch screws
  • 2 D-rings, for hanging
  • Picture wire
  • Vinyl picture bumpers to protect wall
  • Masking tape
  • Paintbrushes
  • Primer
  • Paint
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