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Faux-Leather Box

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Faux-Brick Painting

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Create a convincing "brick" patio with nothing more than paint and a homemade stamp. 
Materials
  • Paint roller
  • Neutral background paint (we used Potter's Wheel (MS152), homedepot.com)
  • Natural sea sponge
  • Acrylic paint in raw umber
  • 19-by-10-inch piece of plywood
  • Kitchen sponges that are at least 7 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches (one sponge should make two "bricks")
  • Serrated kitchen knife
  • Craft glue
  • Chalk-line tool
  • Brick-colored paint [we used Brick Hearth (MS053)]
  • Martha Stewart Signature Color glazing medium
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Luminous Cake Stand

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Flag Cake-Stand Monument

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Cake-Stand Centerpiece

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Cupcake Stand

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Materials, Templates, Wood
Cupcakes are a popular treat for birthday parties and other festive gatherings. Add to the decor of your celebration by displaying them on a lovely homemade stand. (And when the party's over, use the stand to display vases, plants, or any other decorative objects you like.)
Materials
  • Cupcake stand template
  • Ruler
  • Carpenter's triangle
  • Carpenter's compass
  • Pencil
  • 1/4-inch MDF (micro-density fiberboard)
  • Jig saw with fine-tooth blade
  • Fine-grit sandpaper
  • Tack cloth
  • Foam paintbrush
  • White paint
  • Wood glue
  • Hammer
  • 1/2-inch tack nails or brads
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Seam-Binding Cake-Stand Skirt and Chandelier

Steps:6
Inexpensive seam binding -- normally used to conceal the seams inside tailored garments -- is all you need to dress up a Mother's Day brunch table. Use coordinating colors of the multipurpose trim to make flirty skirts for a pair of stacked cake stands, and then continue the theme with a free-flowing seam-binding "chandelier."
Materials
  • Seam binding in 3 colors
  • White cake stand
  • Double-sided tape
  • 14-inch wreath form
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DIY Oven Cleaner

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