Downloads & Projects
Easily upcycle a new or out-of-service cutting board or breadboard by painting a favorite quilt pattern onto its surface.
Create a magical Christmas Eve night with this simple wreath that mimics sparkling stars.
Follow Country Sampler reader Sandra Buck's lead and make a festive fall decoration.
To make a faux cake that looks good enough to eat, start with a 9" round foam cake form. Place it on a piece of cardboard covered with parchment paper or wax paper or an appropriate size round cardboard cake board. Scoop lightweight spackling into a small container and add your desired color of craft paint or gel paste food coloring. Mix well, adding paint until you have a “frosting” color you like.
To create the appearance of a bunny’s hindquarters, wrap a small foam ball with brown wool roving and glue on a cotton-ball tail and feet cut from colored paper or felt. Tuck the ball into a decorative pot (we painted a plain terra-cotta one with a pastel plaid pattern) filled with floral foam and a bit of ivy, arranging it so the feet hang over the edge.