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Gardening

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Faux-Bois Planter Mold

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY
Materials
  • Four 12-by-16-inch rubber texture mats, in wood-grain pattern (PA 02-4), $12, from Chinese Clay Art, 408-343-3919.
  • Four 15-by-20-inch pieces of 1/2-inch-thick plywood
  • Carpet tape (No. 50-605), by Roberts from Home Depot, 800-553-3199.
  • Drill with regular and masonry bits
  • 12 wood screws
  • 20-by-20-inch piece of 1/2-inch-thick plywood
  • Universal Smooth-On Mold Release (No. 66MR1), from the Compleat Sculptor, 800-972-8578.
  • Rubber mallet
  • Gloves
  • Dust mask
  • Peat moss (No. 809383),  by Miracle-Gro; Gray
  • Perlite, (No. 809352), by Miracle-Gro; Gray
  • Portland cement, from Home Depot, 800-553-3199
  • Interior mold (or construct one from cardboard, wrapping it with duct tape)
  • Sheet of plastic
  • Surform Plane Type, regular cut blade (No. 185515), by Stanley from Home Depot, 800-553-3199.
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Color Blocks How-To

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Flower arrangements
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Oversize Urn Arrangement

Steps:8
Other Ideas:
Flower arrangements
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Low Centerpiece

Steps:7
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Festive Flower Containers

Steps:4
Recycle an ordinary plastic tub into a woodsy holiday floral decoration with this how-to from designer Naomi Martin, as seen on "The Martha Stewart Show."
Materials
  • Pinecones (blue spruce or any elongated variety)
  • Floral scissors
  • Plastic container
  • Hot-glue gun (and hot-glue sticks)
  • Sheet moss
  • Wooden skewers
  • Decorative rocks
  • Planted flowering bulb
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Decorative Concrete Containers

Steps:5
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Lily Pond in a Vase

Steps:2
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A-Frames

Steps:7
Materials
  • Saw or belt sander
  • Four 6-foot pieces of 2-by-2-inch wood, for legs
  • Drill
  • Four pieces of 2-by-2-inch wood, for rails, allowing at least 18 inches per plant
  • 8 threaded bolts
  • 8 wing nuts
  • 16 screw eye hooks
  • Two 8-inch lengths of sash chain (size 8)
  • Four 1/4-inch stainless-steel wood screws
  • Three 2-inch surface-mount plastic hinges
  • Nylon twine
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Shed How-To: Wooden Tray with Casters

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Organizing
Materials
  • Wooden tray template
  • Electric drill
  • Four 1-by-2-inch boards: two cut to 15 inches and two cut to 21 1/2 inches (for guards)
  • 3/4-inch-thick plywood, 15 by 20 inches (for tray)
  • Carpenters’ glue (standard or waterproof formula)
  • Sixteen 1 1/2-inch wood screws (for guards)
  • 4 swivel-plate casters with 2-inch wheels
  • Sixteen 3/4-inch wood screws (for casters)
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