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Stenciled Stool

Steps:5
Make this adorable stenciled stool to add color and height to any child's bedroom.
Materials
  • Small unfinished footstool
  • Personalized silhouette image, alphabet template
  • Sycamore tree template
  • Card stock
  • Martha Stewart Crafts craft knife
  • Stencil adhesive
  • Acrylic paint
  • Sea sponge
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Lilies and Needles Centerpiece

Steps:3
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Button Crafts

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Buttons and notions, Sewing
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Bread-Box Silver Chest

Steps:2
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Tracing Paper Sachets

Steps:4
These pretty little sachets look like something you'd discover in an elegant Parisian boutique, but they're quite easy to make. Fill them with sweet-smelling potpourri, and tuck them into Christmas stockings or give them as small gifts. We used a mixture of dried lavender, calendula, chamomile, and roses for our potpourri; a few drops of lily-of-the-valley and freesia-scented oils enhance the fragrance. Add a teaspoon of orris root, a fixative, to help retain the potpourri's scent.
Materials
  • Dried flowers for potpourri
  • Orris root
  • 1/2 yard silk organza
  • 1/2 yard tracing paper from a roll, or two sheets from a pad
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter
  • Mat
  • Needles
  • Seam binding
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Two-Tone Pillow

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Materials, Sewing
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Decorative Shade Pulls

Steps:3
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Container Candles

Steps:4
These wonderful candles are a fun project that will leave your home beautifully lit and wonderful smelling.
Materials
  • 2/3 cup Hydrogenated soybean wax or food shortening
  • 2 2/3 bars Paraffin wax
  • Double boiler
  • Dye pellets or food coloring
  • 5 teaspoons essential oils (such as vanilla, cinnamon stick, or apple)
  • Stirring spoons
  • Container for candle (able to withstand extremely hot water; has a thick base)
  • Cotton, medium-gauge wick
  • Popsicle stick
  • Metal wick holder
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
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Top-Drilled Pendant

Steps:4
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