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Create the Basket 1. Begin by cutting kraft paper strips roughly 3” wide x 18” long. Then roll each strip on the diagonal around the wooden kabob skewer, and secure the end with a glue stick. The tubes will be about 10-11” long and will serve as the basket’s vertical supports. You’ll notice one end is slightly larger than the other, but don’t worry! This variation is useful in achieving the...
- Fill the tin can with water and place it in the freezer. When the water in the can is frozen, remove the can from the freezer. - Using the marker, draw whatever image or word onto the tin can. You can freehand or print a design from the internet and then trace it onto the tin can. Keep the design simple though. Design Ideas: outline of a cat, a bat, a witch’s hat, words like Boo or Happy...
It's as simple as measuring the olive oil and adding the essential oils. Olive oil works as the carrier for the essential oils but also contains vitamin E, which is great for skin. Peppermint essential oil topically calms headaches and slightly tingles when applied. Lavender essential oil works as an aromatic, calming the senses. Orange essential oil rounds out the combination, easing emotional...
1. Start by removing the pads from the chair. Unscrew them or clip the end of the screws (some are plastic). Do not pull them out.  2. Spray paint the chairs. 3. Let dry. 4. Upholster the cushions. Just lay the cushion on the fabric, cut a piece of fabric big enough to pull around it, and staple it down right over the top of the existing fabric.  Make sure to keep it pulled tight, and if you’re...
Build the Base  Cut the plywood base to 33x24 inches, then build a plywood box measuring 27x18x16 inches. Cut two 27x16-inch and two 18x16-inch pieces for sides and one 27x18-inch piece for the top. Glue the box sides together, then screw. Center the box on the wood base, screwing through the box and into the base to secure.     Attach the Logs Cut logs to 18 inches using a miter saw. We...
  Melt beeswax or paraffin in a double boiler: Put wax in any pot tall enough to accommodate the length of the candles you're making; place the pot in a stockpot half full of water set over an electric burner on high heat. The temperature should remain below 200 degrees on a candy thermometer.   As wax is melting, prepare wick: Cut a length of wicking that will leave enough room for dipping a...
1. Using rubbing alcohol and a paper towel or cotton ball, clean the tumblers and let dry.2. Take the painter’s tape in manageable sections and tape off where you want your paint to go.3. Use your finger nail or a credit card to press out all air bubbles and seal the tape onto the tumblers.4. Dip the foam pouncer in the frost paint and begin painting the tumblers using an up and down motion (don’...
To begin, remove plants from pot and separate the bulbs. Place one plant inside of a small food storage bag. Add more potting soil and roll down the top of the bag. Cut out a 14"- 16" square of burlap and place bag in the center of it. Pull up all four corners of fabric and tie in place with a one yard long piece of jute. Continue to wrap jute around the entire root ball, tie jute ends together...
Place the coconut oil, olive oil, and grated beeswax in a metal or glass bowl, and heat over a double boiler or slowly warm in the microwave in short bursts. Once everything has melted, give it a stir, and then remove from heat. Now blend together the essential oils to create the dreamy mix of scents. Lavender is so soothing while orange and cinnamon help calm nerves. Cedarwood, sandalwood, and ...
Boil milk and let sit for 5 minutes (until it reaches 110 degrees). Mix tablespoon of yogurt with 1/2 cup of the heated milk in small bowl. Pour milk/yogurt combination into entire pot of warm milk. Cover pot with blanket and place in a warm place (window sill, oven with just the light     on, etc) for 6 hours. Remove blanket, let sit for 1 hour. Place pot in fridge for at least 6 hours. Put...
  Dunk corn husks in water, blot slightly on paper towels, and wrap around wreath, overlapping edges of husks to form a first layer that covers straw entirely. Secure undersides of husks with T pins as you go. To shape radiating husks: Dunk husks in water, blot slightly, and temporarily pin to wreath so they dry naturally in draped, curled, or undulating shapes. Go around the wreath, creating...
1 Use a stud finder to locate the ceiling joists in the general area where you plan to install curtain rods. Make a small mark on each joist. 2 Extend the curtain rod to the length you plan to use. Wrap some masking tape around the two pieces of the curtain rod where they join to hold them at the desired length. 3 Hold the curtain rod, with its brackets attached, on the ceiling in the...
Start by selecting a type of string and holding the end in the palm of your hand. Wrap the string around and around your hand, looping it at least 50 times. Now slide the looped string off your hand and tie around the center with a length of string. Work your scissors through the looped sides of the string and cut, creating the pom-pom kitty toy. Cut the other half of the looped string and trim...
STEP 1 Size Up the Project Walk out into the backyard at dusk. Imagine sitting beside a well-groomed fire in the chill of the night. Look around for a 16' to 20' diameter circle that would accommodate the fire ring area. It should be level and away from shrubs, bushes and overhanging branches. Does the area in mind have easy access yet lie far enough away from backyard traffic, kid play areas or...
Start by rounding the garland and placing the serving tray in the center, forming so they fit together snuggly, nestling the tray. Remove the tray and then cut each rubber band and wrap and tie around the garland ends, securing the round. Cut a length of black ribbon and use for threading pieces of the potpourri. You can also use a hot glue gun to attach the fragrant acorns or other items to one...
Step One:  Use the painters tape to indicate your paint area. Step Two:  Paint your wooden egg cup. Step Three:  Add the succulents and your done!
Create eight- by five-inch rectangles to use for the bunting. To make straight cuts, measure eight inches down from one of the longest edges, and then gently pull a thread from the burlap to use as a cutting guide. After making the long cut, measure the width of the rectangles using the same technique, creating a collection of burlap rectangles. Use a computer to decide on a font and text for...
- Melt solid cocoa butter (and/ or coconut oil) by using a glass jar or deep glass bowl that will fit into a pan of boiling water - but NOT be submerged. Place cocoa butter into glass container, then gently lower into slow boiling water. Reduce heat, stirring frequently to melt. Remove and add in oils. - Add in coconut oil if in soft /liquid state. Add scented, natural oil(s). Stir together...
Step 1. Spread the fabric out on a table, print side down. Trace a large dinner plate with a pencil, then cut out the circle. (You’ll have room to trace a smaller plate to make a matching snack pouch, too, if you wish. Use a large side plate for this.) Step 2. Preheat the oven to 175 F. Wrap a baking sheet in tinfoil. Put your fabric on top, print side down. Grate beeswax onto the fabric,...
1. Create the warp by looping a knot at the end of the warp yarn and fastening it to the top left peg of the loom. Wrap it down to the bottom left peg and continue up and down, making the warp (this creates the size of the tapestry) as narrow or wide as you'd like. Finish the warp with another looped knot. 2. Thread the tapestry needle with about 4 feet of weft yarn for the first layer of color....
-To start, carefully draw a face on each pot with a marker.  -Paint over the marker with the paint using a fine brush (or toothpick for very fine lines). If you make a mistake, simply make the features bigger. Let dry. -Place a plant in each pot, adding soil if necessary. 
Step 1 Pick your colors and put a small amount of each in a nice clean surface.   Step 2 Dip your brush in the first color that you want and start painting. Continue painting with the color combination that you like. Be creative!   Step 3 Let the paint dry and prepare your black and white paint to add some design.   Step 4 Start designing your feather. Add some line or whatever decoration you can...
Step 1: Cut the sleeves off If you’d like to fold the t-shirt in half you can cut both sleeves at once so that they are identical. Or, if your material is too thick to cut them both at once, you can cut one, then fold it in half and use the cut side as a guide for the next sleeve.   Step 2: Cut the neckline area If you’d like, you can turn the shirt inside out and trace the outline of a bowl...
1. Cut dryer vent to preferred size from 12” to 36.” You can make your pumpkin wreath as large or as small as you like within this range, but cut it smaller than 12″ and the ends will not be able to touch. Larger than 36″, and it will sag. 2. Form into a circle. Pinch together ends with a clothespin and spray with 2-3 coats of orange spray paint. After final coat, allow to dry for at least 2...

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