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Apple Branch Wreath with Twig Shelf

Last fall I fell in L.O.V.E. with this branch and apple wreath from Karin at Your Cozy Home.  I knew it was something I wanted in my home for fall.  Yes, that’s a catch on words because Hometalk is hosting a Home for Fall Blog Hop which has inspired a whole bunch of diy bloggers, including […]

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Fall Inspired Sayings with Edible Marker on Apples

If I was going to the moon and could only take one dessert, it would be something with apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter.  Sorry chocolate! It’s apple pickin’ season around here again.  My siblings and I always try to make it out to one of the apple orchards to go apple picking. If we […]

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I Spy Gravel Filled Mason Jars (Plus New Home News)

I left off a few weeks ago with the news that my son was arriving home from Dubai.  Well, we’ve been doing plenty of visiting family and friends, attending summer parties of all kinds and just hanging out in general… But, we also made a huge leap and put an offer down on a small […]

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Vintage Bottle Cap Paper Decoupage Tin Cans

I bought some vintage looking scrapbook paper a while back because I thought the design was a make up of vintage soda bottle caps.  When I pulled it out to use it, I looked more closely and realized it was actually vintage milk bottle caps.  Oh?  Well that’s okay too, either way I liked the […]

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Shamrock DIY Paint Stamp from a Potato

One potato, two potato, three potato, four…make your own potato stamp to use on your decor! Okay, I’m such a dork, but at least I’m a dork that knows how to rhyme, hmmm? So I saw this idea for a diy potato paint stamp in a craft book years ago.  I no longer can find […]

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Aloha Pink Monday at Thrifty Rebel: Yarn Wrapped Tin Cans

It’s Pink Monday over at The Thrifty Rebel and Tuula has asked me to join the pink ladies, woot!! So, I made something PINK with a hint of Hawaiian influence.  The project involves using tin cans, pink yarn and sisal cord, which I like to call tiki twine… to make yarn wrapped tin cans!  Photo […]

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How to Wash Coffee Sacks and Not Ruin Them in the Process

I recently scored 20+ burlap coffee sacks on Craigslist for $20.  That’s $1 a piece, if you do the math, which I did, because I couldn’t believe my luck!!  Needless to say, I will have several coffee sack projects coming up soon, some of which are in the works right now.  But before I got […]

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Valentine’s Trail Sign

Does your Valentine need directions?  I have not been getting very crafty lately but when, Lisa, a reader commented on my Valentine’s Twig Heart Trivet, she mentioned a crafty project that she has made in the past, and there I was, feeling inspired to craft something for Valentine’s Day.  Something to point a Valentine in […]

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10 Best Craft DIYs of 2014

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season.  Ken and I have been working away on bringing the basement up to snuff.  I can’t say “back up to snuff” because I don’t think there was ever a snuff before now.  We have managed to create a cozier little TV area, and we have been enjoying […]

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Easy Faux Hammered Copper Paint Technique

Hammered copper is one of my all time favorite metal finishes.  Something about the color of copper and rustic qualities of a hammered finish just seems to add warmth to any setting.  Funny though, I don’t come across many pieces when I’m out thrifting.  Hmmm?  Is it because there just weren’t a lot of hammered […]

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Cookie Tin Postcard Display and Thrift Benefit DIY Link Party

Today is the Thrift Benefit DIY Link Party, where 22 bloggers are linking up to share their DIY projects from items purchased at our local animal shelter thrift stores.  Yesterday, I told you about my shopping excursion and about the thrift store, 2nd Chance in Oak Park, Illinois and how their store benefits the Animal […]

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Enchanting Charms from Silo Hill Farm

Remember when you were younger, and there was always that one person that everyone wanted to sit next because they were the funnest, friendliest, most easy going person in the room? Well as I’ve come to know Danni from Silo Hill Farm blog, there is no doubt in my mind that she is one of […]

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40+ Ways to Repurpose Your Clothing

Love that old sweater, but it’s just a little too worn out?  Can’t throw out your favorite old pair of jeans? Want to salvage that concert t-shirt from the 90’s…just for the memories?  DIY Repurposed clothing projects have been around for a while, but I don’t think they’re going anywhere any time soon. Reason#1:  it’s […]

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DIY Twig Pumpkin with Late Summer Color

Winding into the last days of summer, there is a lot of beautiful late summer color to soak up.  Round here, there are still remnants of black-eyed susans and purple coneflower, as well as the start of goldenrod and New England aster.   And we can’t forget the beach, there is still time left to get […]

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Faux Weathered Twigs~Like Driftwood, Almost!

Twig projects! There’s a lot of really cool ones out there on the web and done up so many different ways. Can’t help it, I dig twigs and all their crafty possibilities.  So, in an attempt to pull off one more beachy project for the summer using twigs,  I knew that I wanted weathered looking […]

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