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Rock Animals

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Antiquing Glass Ornaments

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This simple technique lends new, shiny glass ornaments the muted, authentic appearance of antique mercury glass in just minutes. (As mercury glass ages, it loses some of its luster and tends to darken in spots.) All you need is a little paint and small sponges with which to apply it.
Materials
  • 1 small tube of white gouache paint
  • 1 small tube of black gouache paint
  • 2 small bowls
  • Silver-ball ornaments
  • 2 small natural sponges
  • Tissues
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Sunflower Bird Feeder

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Diamond Dog Necklaces

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These sparkling necklaces are simple to make with grosgrain ribbon and dangling rhinestone trim.
Materials
  • Measuring tape
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread
  • Rhinestone trim and dangle
  • Two 3/8-inch snaps
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Dr. Brent Ridge's Goat Milk Soap

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Use this how-to from Dr. Brent Ridge to make unscented and chemical-free goat-milk soap.
Materials
  • Protective mask and gloves
  • Stirring spoons or sticks
  • Candy thermometer
  • Electric hand blender
  • Spatula
  • Large bowl
  • Pitcher
  • Soap molds
  • Cookie racks
  • 12 ounces partially frozen goats' milk
  • 3 ounces lye
  • 4 1/4 ounces extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 ounces coconut oil
  • 12 ounces soy or vegetable shortening
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Eerie Eyeballs

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These eerie eyeballs will add a mischievous touch just about anywhere -- from your mantle to your table.
Materials
  • Old candelabra or candlestick holder
  • Wood plaque
  • 2-inch 1-by-2
  • Black spray paint (krylon)
  • Drill
  • Gray acrylic paint
  • 2-part epoxy
  • Black and gray eye shadow
  • Small wood block for mounting with hooks
  • Wax buttons
  • Ceramic doll heads
  • Shredded black toile
  • Flora Lyte (red LED disposable lights)
  • Naked wire LED light string
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Heart Pendant and Bracelet

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Ombre Sheets

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Dyeing
Fashion designer Zac Posen likes to personalize his sheets using this simple gradient-dying technique.
Materials
  • RIT dyes in cherry red and wine
  • Hot and cold tap water
  • 5 plastic bins for dyeing (bins may discolor)
  • Pillowcase
  • Machine washer and dryer
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Felt Punched Stocking

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