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Stuffed-Animal Chair

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Clever Growth Chart

Steps:4
Learn how to make a growth chart from Martha Stewart.
Materials
  • Drill (with bit to match finial screw)
  • Wooden dowel rod, 1 3/4-inch diameter, cut to desired length
  • Unfinished screw-in wooden finial
  • Satin paint, in Blue Sky, Wild Salmon, and Wedding Cake, by Martha Stewart Crafts, from michaels.com
  • Paintbrush
  • Painters' tape
  • Permanent marker
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Eerie Candlestick Display

Steps:2
Other Ideas:
Halloween
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Painted Personalized Mugs

Create one-of-a-kind coffee mugs with paint and adhesive stencils. 
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Paint
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Martha Stewart Crafts Paint Customized Kitchen Containers

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Paint, Templates
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Gingham Knit Blanket How-To

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Knitting, Yarn
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Martha Stewart Crafts Paint Floral Decor

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Paint, Templates
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Cheesecloth Spirits How-To

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Halloween
Styrofoam mannequin heads are sold at wig shops. They can stand (on their necks), but suspending them lets the cloth flow freely.
Materials
  • Cheesecloth
  • Styrofoam mannequin heads
  • Sponge brush
  • Watered-down glue or fabric stiffener (such as Stiffy)
  • Screw eyes
  • Monofilament
  • Removable adhesive hooks (such as Command brand) or painters' tape, to hang
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Spider Spears

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Halloween
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Wriggling Snake Wreath

Steps:3
Dreadfully sophisticated and shockingly fun, a wreath wriggling with snakes hung on the front door gets Halloween off to a screaming start.
Materials
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Vinyl snakes, orientaltrading.com
  • Floral wire, 20-gauge, save-on-crafts.com
  • Black water-based spray paint, in Shock Black by Montana Gold, dickblick.com
  • 18-inch grapevine wreath, save-on-crafts.com
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