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Overdyeing Fabrics How-To

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Other Ideas:
Dyeing
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Glitter Silhouettes

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Create sparkling Halloween decorations perfect for the home by adding some glamorous glitter to witch, jack-o'-lantern, skull, spider, or owl silhouettes.
Materials
  • Old frame with glass removed
  • Glittering glue
  • Paint brush
  • Onyx glitter
  • Poster board
  • Scissors
  • Xyron machine with double-sided adhesive cartridge, or double-sided mounting film large enough for frame
  • Carnelian or Fire Opal glitter
  • Witch template
  • Jack-o'-lantern template
  • Skull Template
  • Spider template
  • Owl template
  • Cardstock
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
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Embossed Holiday Cards

Steps:3
Take your projects to a new level by learning a technique called embossing. Embossing is a technique used to create a raised, or 3-dimensional, image on a piece of paper. You can emboss store-bought stationery or cards, or you can make your own from card stock.
Materials
  • Paper, from Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Rubber stamps, from Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Embossing powder
  • Embossing pad
  • Heat gun
  • Compressed air (optional)
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Petit Collage

Steps:3
This adorable animal collage has a charming vintage twist and is perfect for a child's bedroom or playroom.
Materials
  • Owl template
  • Elephant template
  • Binder clips
  • Scissors
  • Assorted papers such as maps, bills, wrapping paper, book pages, wallpaper 
  • 8-by-8-inch art board
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint brush
  • Pushpin
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Seashell Valentines

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Kids, Shells, Valentine's Day
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Sonorous Ceramic Water Feature

Steps:5
Materials
  • shovel
  • 10-gallon plastic tub
  • rocks
  • 475-gallon-per-hour re-circulating pump
  • 1-inch-diameter PVC pipe
  • large urn
  • 4-mil plastic sheet (from a home-supply store)
  • scissors
  • 2 3-foot-long pressure-treated 2x4s
  • 2-foot square piece of nylon storm-door screen
  • 4 1x1 strips of wood
  • hand drill with masonry bit 1/8 inch larger than pipe
  • insulating foam sealant
  • flow-control valve
  • water
  • pea gravel
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Crafter's Apron

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Sewing, Templates
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Waterproofing a Blanket

Steps:2
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