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Tray Protector

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Simple mats cut from wallpaper remnants or sheets of decorative paper work magic on serving trays. Drinks are less likely to slide around,the tray is protected, and snack time is brightened up by this unexpected bit of color and pattern.
Materials
  • scallop-edge scissors
  • wallpaper remnants or sheets of decorative paper
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Personalized Votives

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Putting Down Roots

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Creepy Halloween Centerpiece

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Tray Chic

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Simple drawer pulls become fancy feet for a plain wooden tray and make it worthy of special occasions. Prime and paint tray. If knobs' screws aren't long enough to go through the bottom of your tray, replace them with longer ones.
Materials
  •  fabric, paper, or a woven place mat
  • Drill
  • 1/4-inch-thick glass
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Flowerpot Servers

Match the informality of a summer buffet with rustic serving dishes fashioned from clay ...
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Party Drink Tags

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Leaf Coasters

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Shell Candles

The shells that the ocean cast at your feet this summer -- the ones you so fastidiously ...
The shells that the ocean cast at your feet this summer -- the ones you so fastidiously collected -- make lovely remembrances of the season with candles formed inside them. Deep shells like scallops, clams, and quahogs work best and burn longest.
Source:Martha Stewart Living, September 1998
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