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Tole Baskets

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Painted tinware, known as tole, was a popular material for household wares in Colonial times. Today, an antique tole wastebasket can cost hundreds of dollars -- but with tin or galvanized-aluminum buckets and sign painter's enamel, you can make contemporary versions that are just as charming.
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Custom Knitting Needles

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Custom Doormat

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Welcome guests -- and reassure them that they're ringing the right bell -- with a mat displaying your house number.
Materials
  • Coir doormat (18-by-30-inch coir mat, which is made from the stiff fibers of coconut husks)
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape in 3-inch and 3/4-inch widths
  • Address numbers
  • Card stock
  • Utility knife
  • Ruler
  • T pins
  • 12-ounce can
  • Enamel spray paint
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Alphabet Wall Frieze

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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

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Purlin Mirror Frame

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Creepy Crates

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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

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

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