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Milk Painting Furniture

Give any piece of furniture a beautiful Gustavian finish with this milk painting technique from ...
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No-Slip Steps

Steps:4
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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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Kid-Made Doorbells

Steps:3
Deck the doorknobs with jolly kid-made bells. It's a great activity for days when it's too wet or chilly to play outside and -- between your craft bin and the refrigerator -- you probably have all the supplies on hand: an egg carton, paint, glitter, glue, and yarn.
Materials
  • Scissors
  • Egg carton
  • Acrylic poster paint
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Embroidery needle
  • Yarn
  • Jingle bells
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Jack-o'-Lantern Treat Boxes

Steps:9
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Painted Glass Picture Frames

Steps:4
Materials
  • Photo Mat Template
  • Utility knife
  • Acid-free mat board
  • Glass (cut just a little larger than the photo's dimensions)
  • Window decal clear adhesive paper
  • Bone folder
  • Razor blade
  • Enamel sign paint
  • Photo
  • Copper foil tape
  • Epoxy
  • Velvet ribbon, 1/4 inch wide
  • Adhesive picture hangers
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Striped Picnic Basket

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
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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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