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Rustic Luminary Project

Photo by Traci SmithThis is a great way to create a soft glow on a table or mantle, while showcasing loved ones at the same time. Luminaries are perfect for honoring a loved one who’s passed away, or for showing off the grandkids (or dogs) at work. They also make great centerpieces for just ...

Multipurpose Tray Project

Photo by Allison SarkesianThis multipurpose tray can be used for a variety of things. It’s handy for carrying condiments outdoors for a summer gathering; it keeps a TV remote, reading glasses, and a book at your fingertips in the living room; and it makes a functional and stylish catch-all ...

Door or Wall Décor Project

Photo by Allison SarkesianThis fun décor project can be hung on a wall or door, placed on a mantle, or displayed on a shelf. I wanted something to hang on my front door, so I went with a “welcome” cutout, but there are all kinds of different cutouts available at craft stores.Materials ...

Children’s Pyramid Picnic Table

There are a thousand plans for kids’ picnic tables out there, and 999 of them have A-shaped legs, a rectangular top, and two long seats.If you’re looking for something more unique, compact, and stable—yet easy to build—check out this one. The footprint is a mere 4 feet by 4 feet, but ...

Editor’s Note: A Stitch in Time

My grandmothers were both prolific quilters, but quilting skipped my mother’s generation. When she started sewing, quilting was considered old-fashioned. So, my friends and I had to teach ourselves when we decided to take up quilting at a young age. YouTube videos didn’t exist in those ...

Antler Jewelry Holder

DIY Bedroom Decor, by Tana Smith, (Adams Media, 2015) is your guide to creating décor on a budget. Written by a popular Youtube-host, this book has 50 easy-to-follow ideas to transform your room. This nature-inspired project is practical and a conversational piece.What if there was way for you ...

Corkboard Calendar

DIY Bedroom Decor, by Tana Smith, (Adams Media, 2015) is your guide to creating décor on a budget. Written by a popular Youtube-host, this book has 50 easy-to-follow ideas to transform your room. This project for a corkboard calendar only requires a few basic craft supplies.Using a calendar to ...

The Outhouse Project

About 1936 our family moved from Chicago to a small town in central Illinois where we were introduced to the "outhouse." Ours was a classic - cold, drab and drafty.It was while Mother was still unpacking boxes that my oldest sister decided to make the outhouse her "project."As Mother would ...

Crocheted Dust Mitt is Stylish

Materials• Medium (worsted) weight yarn: 5 oz/250 yds/142g purple and 2 oz/100 yds/56g variegated• Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge• Tapestry needleFinished Size11 inches x 13 inches, including fringe.Stitch guidebeg = begin/beginningbpdc = back post double ...

Ocean study half complete

Ocean study half completeThe Census of Marine Life has hit its midpoint. Begun in 2000, the 10-year, international project aims to conduct an underwater census that assesses the diversity of the world's oceans.At the project's official Web site, visitors can read more about the project's goals, ...

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