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Glowing Cups and Candlesticks

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Faux-Caned Chair Cushions

Steps:6
Materials
  • Artists' acrylic paint from Utrecht (40 percent burnt umber, 40 percent white, 20 percent yellow ochre)
  • Stencil brush
  • Cotton duck (dark brown)
  • Caning lattice stencil from Designer Stencils (#3477)
  • Stencil tack (or any spray adhesive)
  • Stenciled fabric (four inches larger than seat)
  • 1-inch-thick foam (high-density polyurethane foam), cut slightly larger than plywood (1/8 inch all around)
  • Batting (4 inches larger than seat)
  • Plywood circle cut to fit seat (1/4 inch thick to 1/2 inch thick)
  • Staple gun
  • Cambric fabric
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Gift Wallet

Steps:5
Fresh bills stay crisp in these wallets that double as gift box and card.
Materials
  • Standard wallet or billfold
  • Pencil
  • Heavyweight paper or card stock
  • Lightweight decorative or wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Craft glue
  • Elastic ribbon
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Jade Beaded Necklace with Ribbon

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Black Spider Craft

Steps:7
Materials
  • For the Frame: Precut chicken wire
  • 10-inch-long 1-by-2 piece of wood
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Work gloves
  • Wire clippers
  • Two 3-inch wood screws (for attaching the head)
  • Roll of black electrical tape
  • Scissors
  • Black cable ties
  • Black tinsel garland
  • For Filling Frame: Box of garbage bags
  • Martha Stewart glitter set, black, red and crystal
  • Martha Stewart craft glue
  • Martha Stewart glitter glue
  • Latex gloves
  • Press-on nails (for teeth)
  • Red rhinestones (for eyes)
  • Hot-glue gun and hot glue
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Stair-Tread Side Table

Steps:3
Materials
  • Handsaw and miter box
  • 1-by-4, for recessed skirting
  • 1/2-inch cove molding
  • 1-inch stair-tread nosing
  • One 48-by-11 1/2-inch wooden stair tread
  • Wood glue
  • 1- and 1 1/2-inch finishing nails
  • 8 L brackets and screws
  • 2 wooden balusters
  • Four 2-inch wood screws
  • Electric drill with screwdriver bit
  • 1 quart each primer and paint
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Holly Stocking

Steps:4
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