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Alphabet Wall Frieze

Steps:7
A frieze of alphabet flash cards in the nursery encourages your child to engage in word and picture play and to have fun with color.
Materials
  • Tape measure
  • 2 pieces of molding
  • Lattice strips (long, thin pieces of wood that should be thinner than the molding)
  • Wood glue
  • Clamp
  • Primer
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Finishing nails
  • Hammer
  • Nail spinner (optional)
  • Drill (optional)
  • Nail set
  • Q-tips
  • Alphabet cards, or flash cards, post cards, photographs, etc., of a uniform size
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Weathering Plastic

Steps:2
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Purlin Mirror Frame

Steps:4
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Creepy Crates

Steps:4
Assemble a tableau straight out of a spooky movie. The animals in this witch's latest shipment seem to have escaped their crates and are inhabiting these ghostly green pumpkins.
Materials
  • Wooden open-top boxes, 16-by-12-by-11 inches, knock-down style, by Poole and Sons, woodthings.com
  • Number and letter stencils, 2 inches, by Hy-Ko Products, acehardwaresuperstore.com
  • Dark-gray and black acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Masking tape
  • Sponge brush
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Finger Paints

Steps:2
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Kids, Paint
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Herringbone Chair

Steps:9
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Bridesmaid Revisited: Maxi Dress Transformation

Steps:3
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Raw-Silk Wall

Steps:4
Materials
  • Base Coat: Benjamin Moore 2067-70 White Satin
  • Glaze Tint: Benjamin Moore Pearlescent White mixed with phthalo blue tint to approximate Benjamin Moore 801 Blue Bayou
  • Unraveling extra-coarse (No. 4) steel wool
  • China bristle brush
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Paper Peonies

Steps:17
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Paint, Paper
Materials
  • 20-pound recycled paper (20 sheets)
  • Blender
  • Silpat
  • Cookie sheet
  • Sponge
  • Rolling pin
  • Paper Peonies templateDownload the PDF
  • Acrylic paint (magenta and green)
  • Paintbrush
  • Acrylic varnish
  • Pearlizing medium
  • Plastic bag
  • Thin paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Cable wire
  • Floral tape
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