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Rubber Band Message Board

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Stenciled Floral Curtains and Pillow

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Give your home a modern boost by stenciling pillows with stylish patterns.
Materials
  • 2 copies of the star-shaped template
  • 2 copies of the bell flower template
  • 4 sheets of 8 1/2-by-11-inch waterproof paper
  • Cutting mat
  • Drafting tape
  • Craft knife
  • 4 sheets of 11-by-17-inch vellum, printed with full curtain template
  • Transparent tape
  • 2 curtain panels
  • Straight pins
  • Small sheet of glass (palette)
  • Palette knife
  • 5 to 7 ounces water-based permanent textile paint in yellow, red, dark green, light green, and white, by Jacquard, dharmatrading.com
  • Natural sea sponges
  • Double-sided tape
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Painted Fabric Silhouettes

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Painting Wooden Fish

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Wood
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Pumpkin Lollipop Holder

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Silhouetted in an open door, a pumpkin spiked with orange- and chocolate-flavored lollipops resembles a folk-art Sputnik. A paper bat hovers over the mysterious pod, inviting passersby to enjoy the mischievous illusion -- the pumpkin is carved from synthetic foam -- before helping themselves to a treat.
Materials
  • Foam pumpkin
  • Masking tape
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Painted Sneakers

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Cement Leaves

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Decorating, Outdoor spaces
Decorative cement leaves make a unique porchside statement for any time of year. The how-to comes from in-house crafter Jim "Figgy" Noonan.
Materials
  • Large plastic bin
  • Sand, sifted to eliminate debris
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • Large leaf (such as Alocasia or Hosta)
  • Portland cement
  • Rubber gloves
  • Sandpaper and/or wire brush
  • Acrylic paint and paintbrush (optional)
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Terra-Cotta Pots for Pansies

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Space-Saver Desk

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Lace-Print Stationery

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