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Envelope-Backed Pillow Cover

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A thorough spring cleaning isn’t really complete without considering your décor as well. One easy seasonal swap: Replace dark-colored or heavy-fabric pillows with linen or cotton options in lighter hues. It’s an inexpensive way to refresh your interiors -- especially if you make the pillows yourself.
Materials
  • Pillow insert
  • Disappearing-ink fabric pen
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  • Fabric
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Trompe L'oeil Earrings and Gift Box

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Trompe L'oeil Shoe Clips

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Trompe L'oeil Wood Bangle

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These bangles are decoupaged to look like rope, cord, or metal chain. The clip art is sized to fit particular bangle circumferences.
Materials
  • Paintbrushes
  • Craft paints
  • Bangle
  • Printable rice paper
  • Craft knife
  • Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage Multi-Surface Finish Durable Gloss
  • Bow and rope clip art
  • Chain clip art
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Outdoor Lighting: Winter Arrangement

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These flowers brighten the coldest of winter nights.
Materials
  • Three 48-inch lengths, nine 10-inch lengths
  • Five 36-inch lengths of 1/8-inch plain round rod
  • 24-gauge floral wire
  • Hot-glue gun (optional)
  • About two hundred 1/8-inch white light sculpture clips
  • Three 50-bulb strands of single-ended white wire mini lights
  • Small zip ties
  • Blackout caps
  • Flower bucket or similar cylindrical object
  • Bolt cutters and safety goggles
  • Five 15-bulb strands of single-ended white wire mini lights
  • 3-inch-wide PVC pipe cut to fit below urn's rim when vertical
  • Weatherproof urn
  • Gravel
  • Batting (optional)
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