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Decoupage Chest and Magazine File

Steps:5
Mask run-of-the-mill storage with a little trompe l'oeil magic. We transformed a boxy, unfinished dresser into a dressier rococo masterpiece by painting it and decoupaging the front with blown-up clip art.
Materials
  • Image
  • Utility knife
  • Spray mount adhesive, such as 3M Spray Mount Artist's Adhesive, dickblick.com (optional)
  • Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage glue, at Michaels Stores 
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Terrifying Topiary

Steps:10
Topiary, the art of creating sculptures using clipped trees and shrubs, is an old art form seen even in the tomb paintings of early Egyptians.
Materials
  • Saw
  • Drill and drill bits
  • Four 1 1/4-inch wood screws for arms and four 3 1/2-inch wood screws for head spikes
  • Nails
  • Eight 1-inch L-brackets
  • Two 2-by-4s for torso, base, and top
  • Two 1-by-2s for arms
  • Urn
  • Rocks
  • Sheet moss
  • Spanish moss
  • Western cedar
  • Floral pins
  • Carved pumpkin head
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