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Crisscross Rack How-To

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China Paperweight

Steps:5
Lids that outlive their matching vessels are the lonely hearts of the flea market. Too pretty to discard but obviously deprived of a function, they beg for a second chance.
Materials
  • China lid
  • Plaster of paris
  • Water Palette knife
  • Plastic cup, for drying
  • Sandpaper (fine-grit)
  • Felt
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
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Newspaper Recycling Bin

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Wood
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Wine Cork Board

Steps:2
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Make a Peg Rack

Steps:10
One way to help keep your house clutter-free is to have a place to put things when you walk through the door. Martha has solved this problem by outfitting her mudroom with peg racks modeled after a beautiful Shaker design.
Materials
  • Pencil
  • Colonial molding, or any other style molding, cut to the desired length
  • Premade pegs
  • Yardstick
  • Drill
  • 7/16-inch spade drill bit
  • Wood glue
  • Rubber mallet
  • Stud finder
  • 3/8-inch tapered wood plugs
  • Primer
  • Paint or stain
  • Paintbrush
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Felt Tote Bag

Steps:12
Martha and crafter Jen Hopwood demonstrate an inventive technique for embellishing plain canvas bags with felt accessories.
Materials
  • Canvas tote bag
  • Seam ripper or small thread scissors
  • Plain white paper
  • Pins
  • Permanent marker
  • Wool felt in two colors -- enough to cover entire design
  • Machine-sewing thread in same color as top layer of felt
  • Sewing machine with quilting foot, free-motion foot, or clear foot
  • Sharp scissors or applique scissors
  • Scratch paper and pencil
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Customizing a Mouse Pad

Steps:3
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