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Holiday Centerpiece: Gilded Pear Basket

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Gold-painted pears look straight out of a fairy tale on your Christmas table. This gold dust, however, isn't magic -- it's available at baking supply stores. Magnolia leaves are also transformed with gold floral paint.
Materials
  • Nontoxic petal dust, in gold
  • Pears
  • Small paint brush
  • Bowl
  • Basket
  • Magnolia leaves
  • Floral spray, in gold
  • Cedar sprigs
  • Satin ribbon
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Toile Pillow

Steps:7
Toile -- the French word for cloth -- refers to a fabric, generally cotton, that has been printed with themed designs. Cotton toiles in elaborate patterns were popularized in France and England during the early 19th century as an affordable alternative to silks and brocades. Today, Martha uses an antique toile imprinted with traditional patterns to make an accent pillow. In order to make as many pillows as possible from the fabric, she covers only the front of the pillow with the toile and uses a neutral chintz for the back.
Materials
  • Antique toile
  • Solid chintz, for back of pillow
  • 22-inch pillow insert
  • Sewing machine with zipper foot
  • No. 16 cable cord
  • Fabric scissors
  • Fiskars acrylic ruler with grid (6 by 24 inches)
  • Pins
  • Needle
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Thread
  • Iron and ironing pad
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Bittersweet Autumn Wreath

Steps:5
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Painted Glass Picture Frames

Steps:4
Materials
  • Photo Mat Template
  • Utility knife
  • Acid-free mat board
  • Glass (cut just a little larger than the photo's dimensions)
  • Window decal clear adhesive paper
  • Bone folder
  • Razor blade
  • Enamel sign paint
  • Photo
  • Copper foil tape
  • Epoxy
  • Velvet ribbon, 1/4 inch wide
  • Adhesive picture hangers
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Ribbon Board

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Organizing
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Walnut Ornament

Steps:7
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Tinsel Snowflake

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Glittering, Ornaments
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Easter Bunny Box

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
Easter, Spring, Templates
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