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Ideas Creativas Projects

Create your own versions of the fun and useful projects from the pages of Ideas Creativas magazine using these easy instructions, how-to videos, and patterns.

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Decorative Tabletop Christmas Trees

Could your big tree use a little company around the house? Make or buy a tabletop tree and add Christmas to any room.

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Antiqued Advent Calendar

Distressed finishes give this decorative Christmas advent calendar the look of a folk art classic. Make it your own holiday heirloom.

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Large Shim Star

Build a supersize star that will become the highlight of your indoor or outdoor Christmas decorating. Our step-by-step instructions make it simple.

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Fall Party Projects

Gather friends outdoors to enjoy the abundance of autumn. Try our easy ideas for decor, dining, and a day full of fun.

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DIY Chalk Finish Paint

Revive old furniture and decorating accessories with this matte-finish paint you can quickly blend yourself.

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Painted Scallops Wall Treatment

Paint -- plus our free downloadable pattern -- can take a plain ceiling and transform it with the look of a giant canopy.

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Two Valances

Our free downloadable patterns simplify these elegant window treatments. Decorate either one with a fabric wrap or stylish painted border detail.

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Build Basic Wooden Boxes

Build these versatile crates for your home in a variety of sizes. Placed on the floor, stacked, or attached to a wall, they offer storage anywhere.

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Pipe-Leg Upholstered Bench

Assemble a few pipe fittings and add some plywood, a carpet pad, and a curtain for an easy-to-build bench that looks custom-made.

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Kitchen Island Makeover 3 Ways

Build a kitchen island that adds valuable work space, smart storage, and sleek style. Follow our steps for the basic island or add on a kitchen desk or table.

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Platform Bed

Cut from plywood and customizable to any size mattress, this platform bed eliminates the need for a box spring and adds lots of storage.

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Leaning Mirror

Add big drama to an entryway, bedroom, or living room. Make this easy-to-build mirror in a weekend using basic tools and materials, and paint it to match your room.

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