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Crafting and DIY

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Bread-Box Silver Chest

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Lilies and Needles Centerpiece

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Two-Tone Pillow

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Materials, Sewing
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Decorative Shade Pulls

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Top-Drilled Pendant

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Container Candles

Steps:4
These wonderful candles are a fun project that will leave your home beautifully lit and wonderful smelling.
Materials
  • 2/3 cup Hydrogenated soybean wax or food shortening
  • 2 2/3 bars Paraffin wax
  • Double boiler
  • Dye pellets or food coloring
  • 5 teaspoons essential oils (such as vanilla, cinnamon stick, or apple)
  • Stirring spoons
  • Container for candle (able to withstand extremely hot water; has a thick base)
  • Cotton, medium-gauge wick
  • Popsicle stick
  • Metal wick holder
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
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Basket Rack How-To

Steps:6
Materials
  • Five 11-inch Ikea Valter Brackets (for the top)
  • 2 1/2-inch No. 8 drywall screws
  • Drill
  • Four 16-inch 1-by-10s
  • Construction adhesive
  • Hammer
  • 6D nails
  • 5-foot-10-inch-long poplar or pine 1-by-10
  • 1-inch No. 8 wood screws
  • Wood glue
  • 1 1/2-inch brads
  • One 5-foot-11-inch-long piece of 5/8-inch half-round molding
  • Two 9 1/2-inch pieces of 5/8-inch half-round molding
  • Five 7-inch Ikea Valter Brackets (for the bottom)
  • Two 5-foot-11 1/2-inch-long poplar or pine 1-by-2s
  • Two 9 1/4-inch-long poplar or pine 1-by-2s
  • 6-foot-2-inch-long poplar or pine 1-by-12
  • One 6-foot-3/8-inch piece of 5/8-inch half-round molding
  • Two 9 5/8-inch pieces of 5/8-inch half-round molding
  • One 6-foot-3/8-inch piece of 5/8-inch quarter-round molding
  • Two 9-inch pieces 5/8-inch quarter-round molding
  • Twelve 3-inch wooden pegs
  • Sandpaper
  • Primer
  • Paint
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Clothespin Bats

Steps:4
Spine-chilling as it sounds, a colony of bats hanging from the highest reaches of your house serve as the perfect welcome for guests -- if you're throwing a Halloween party. You can also clip these clothespin bats onto tree branches or bushes outdoors to greet trick-or-treaters.
Materials
  • Template
  • Pencil
  • Oak tag
  • Scissors
  • White pencil
  • Black construction paper
  • Mini hole punch or pushpin
  • Glue stick
  • Black spray paint
  • Wooden clothespins
  • Craft glue
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Monogrammed Slippers

Steps:3
Children will especially adore their personalized pairs, but you can personalize these snuggly slippers to suit any recipient.
Materials
  • Felt or melton wool
  • Transfer paper
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery floss
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Button
  • Buttons (optional)
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