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Magical Beans Mosaic

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Kids, Paper
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Papier-Mache Hot Air Balloons

Steps:8
The sky is the limit with these charming papier-mache balloons: Use them at children's parties, baby showers, nurseries, or any place your decor needs a lift.
Materials
  • 12-inch balloon
  • Large bowl
  • Newspaper
  • Half-water/half-white-glue mixture
  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper
  • 1/4-inch tape
  • Craft paint in 3 to 4 colors
  • Paintbrush
  • 1/4-inch ribbon
  • Fabric glue
  • Paper cup
  • Pencil
  • 1/4-inch hole punch
  • Scrap of pom-pom trim
  • Monofilament
  • Small 2-inch scrap of dowel or piece of wood
  • Wooden bead
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Make a Plant Stand

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
Organizing, Wood
This elegant, handcrafted stand is an excellent way to display your plants.
Materials
  • Arm/leg template
  • 3/4-inch medium-density fiberboard (MDF)
  • 3-foot piece of one-by-one wood (poplar or pine)
  • Double-sided tape or spray adhesive
  • Clamps
  • Worktable or sawhorse
  • Jigsaw
  • 7 8-inch round plaques
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Wood glue
  • Drill
  • Countersink drill bit
  • Box of 1 5/8-inch wood screws
  • Wood putty
  • Sandpaper
  • Primer and paint
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Outdoor Lighting: Winter Fence

Steps:3
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Terry Cloth Pillow

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Sewing
A terry-cloth pillow makes a comfortable headrest after a shower or a dip in the pool. It's absorbent and easy to clean and dry. But best of all, you can make one at home in just a few minutes with a hand towel, a boudoir pillow form, and some simple sewing equipment.
Materials
  • 16-by-30-inch hand towel
  • 12-by-16-inch polyfill boudoir-pillow form
  • Ruler
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
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Cupcake-Paper Carnations

Steps:5
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