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Ribbon Board

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY
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Apple Pencil Holder

Steps:4
Materials
  • 12-by-12-inch warm colors school days multimedia pad available from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels
  • Apple craft punch available from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels
  • 3-in-1 butterfly craft punch available from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels
  • 0.5 mm fine-tip writing pen; sepia available from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels
  • 1/4-inch double-sided adhesive foam dots
  • Double-sided tissue tape
  • Tin can or other container
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Child's Coat Hook Craft

Steps:6
Kids will always have a place to hang their coats with these adorable, personalized hooks.
Materials
  • 8-inch-round plaque
  • White acrylic paint
  • Large map or atlas
  • Color photocopier
  • Double Tack double-sided adhesive
  • Brayer or bone folder
  • Craft knife
  • Circle cutter or 8-inch plate
  • Adhesive roller or double-sided tape
  • Pre-made chipboard letter, or mat board and colored paper
  • Dremel stylus with 1/32-inch drill bit
  • Hammer
  • Finishing tacks
  • Hook hardware
  • Flush mount hanging hardware
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Leather Desk Blotter

Steps:8
Give your workspace a professional look with this distinctive leather desk blotter from Gillian Stevens of Dewdrop Designs.
Materials
  • Stack (about 25 sheets) of blotter paper in chosen size (we used 25 1/2-by-17 1/2-inch paper for large blotter)
  • 110-point (1/8-inch thick) chipboard
  • Bookcloth
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Kraft paper or newspaper
  • White craft glue
  • Small paint roller
  • Heavy weights (such as cans, books, etc.)
  • Thin leather
  • Piece of 1/4-inch plywood or 1/4-inch thick board, cut to dimensions of paper
  • Colored base sheet of paper in same size as blotter paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • Stamps and stamp pad; silk screening supplies (optional)
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Harvest Wreath

Steps:1
It may be too soon for boughs of holly, but now is just the moment for a crisp-as-fall wreath made with artfully layered dried cornhusks. We hung ours over an antique mirror using golden satin ribbon, secured at the top with tacks Small gourds, interspersed with candles and berries, complete the display.
Materials
  • 4 or 5 bags dried cornhusks (8 ounces each)
  • 18-inch straw wreath form
  • U-pins
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Thumbtack Bulletin Board

Steps:4
A bulletin board is an essential tool in any home and, over the years, Martha has made a number of different examples. This latest uses a denim fabric to achieve a classic style. Size it up or down to suit your needs.
Materials
  • Homosote board (ours measured 24-inches-by-36-inches)
  • Denim fabric with lycra or other sturdy fabric
  • Staple gun
  • Elastic
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Nail upholstery tacks
  • Mallet
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Boot Rack

Steps:6
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Beautify a Bulletin Board

Steps:2
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