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Resin-Casted Clover Coasters

Steps:7
For a fun way to decorate for St. Patrick's Day, try making these charming clover coasters.
Materials
  • Castin' Craft 3-by-3-inch reusable resin mold
  • Mold-release spray
  • Card stock
  • Decorative paper
  • Clover craft punch
  • Ladybug craft punch
  • EasyCast clear casting epoxy resin
  • Plastic resin mixing cup
  • Wooden skewers
  • Glitter
  • Fine-grit sandpaper
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive felt or cork
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Hosta Leaf Sculptures with Little and Lewis

Steps:10
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Green Silk Leaves

Steps:3
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Waxed Flowers

Steps:8
Bring the beauty of one-of-a-kind flowers into your home with this unique craft.
Materials
  • Double boiler
  • Scissors
  • Spoon
  • Toothpick
  • Tweezers
  • Floral foam or tray lined with parchment paper
  • Fresh flowers
  • Paraffin wax
  • Thermometer
  • Wet oasis
  • Small cup
  • Display dome
  • Rubber band
  • Small bird and butterfly ornaments
  • Candle pillar (optional)
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Growth Chart

Steps:9
Other Ideas:
Frames, Leather, Paint, Photos
When Martha was a little girl, she loved being measured by her father to see how much she'd grown each year. A pencil mark on the kitchen wall marked her progress -- alongside the progress of her five brothers and sisters.
Materials
  • Awl
  • 5-foot length of unpainted wainscoting
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Drill
  • 5/32-inch drill bit
  • Sandpaper
  • Primer
  • Latex semigloss paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Letter stamps or markers, for child's name tag
  • Paper tag, for child's name
  • Hole punch (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Self-adhesive bumpers
  • 20-inch length of cord or leather lacing
  • 72-inch-long metal tape measure with adhesive backing
  • Photographs of child, cut to 1 3/4 by 1 1/4 inches
  • 1 3/4-by-1 1/4-inch magnetic-backed Lucite photo frames
  • Screw or hook
  • Permanent marker
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Faux-Caned Chair Cushions

Steps:6
Materials
  • Artists' acrylic paint from Utrecht (40 percent burnt umber, 40 percent white, 20 percent yellow ochre)
  • Stencil brush
  • Cotton duck (dark brown)
  • Caning lattice stencil from Designer Stencils (#3477)
  • Stencil tack (or any spray adhesive)
  • Stenciled fabric (four inches larger than seat)
  • 1-inch-thick foam (high-density polyurethane foam), cut slightly larger than plywood (1/8 inch all around)
  • Batting (4 inches larger than seat)
  • Plywood circle cut to fit seat (1/4 inch thick to 1/2 inch thick)
  • Staple gun
  • Cambric fabric
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Mother's Day Coupon Book

Steps:4
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Simple Bolster Cover

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Bedroom, Beds, Decorating, Sewing
Placing an abundance of pillows on a bed is a luxurious way to tie together the decor of a room.
Materials
  • 36-inch-long bolster
  • 3/4 yard fabric, for cover
  • Measuring tape
  • Chalk
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Round object, such as a small plate, for a guide
  • 1/2-inch linen tape or twill tape
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