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How to dye sisal twine with paint to use for gift wrap, crafts, weddings, ornaments and more - StowAndTellU.com

How to Dye Sisal Twine with Paint

Sometimes I plan a craft and it’s a flop.  Other times I don’t plan at all.  I just start mixing or measuring, gluing or tacking, dipping or dying, and I come up with something kinda cute. Such was the case when some sisal twine ended up in a glass of watery paint. How to dye […]

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Isn’t Everybody Someone? {and a Printable}

When my son was down in Houston a few years ago, he was driving down the highway and saw some wording painted on an over pass that read, “Be Someone”.  He took a photo, and at some point he showed it to me. Cool! Have you ever noticed that we often use this expression, even […]

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Use the glass and frame only from a vintage frame to make a framed moss shamrock or any moss shape that works for you. Rustic, simple look for St Patrick's Day or Spring decor - StowandTellU.com

DIY Framed Moss Shamrock on Glass

I’ve always loved the look of glass framed art, but have yet to purchase one of those pressed glass frames.  I do however, have several vintage frames that still have the glass, but are missing the artwork. Ideal for mounting something with glue, ie: a mossy shamrock, to the front of the glass for faux […]

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Use a hot glue gun to create writing on bottles or jars, then give it a chippy look with chalk paint for crafting, gifts or creative labeling - StowandTellU.com

Hot Glue Writing on Chippy Painted Bottles

I have been saving up wine bottles because I have been wanting to try writing on them with hot glue, and then painting over it to see how it would look.  It seemed like such an easy way to say something short and sweet, send a message, or label something.  I have been feeling “market” […]

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Paint a message, phrase or saying onto a thrifted plate. Fun idea for teens to put favorite song lyrics, poem. Also nice project for Valentines or inspirational gift idea - StowandTellU.com

Painting a Message on a Plate for My First Crush

One of my very first crushes was not on a boy, but on a band.  I didn’t know who they were, what they looked like, how successful they would become.  All I did know, at about the age of 10 or 11, was that when one of their songs came on the radio, I was […]

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Simple decor idea using aquarium gravel. Use red and white for Valentines Day. You can also fill jars with sour cherries or red hots - Stow and TellU

Aquarium Gravel Filled Valentine Jars

Who’s up for a simple decor idea, be it for Valentine’s Day or any other season?  Last summer when I spied the aquarium gravel filled jars that my niece had put on all the tables at one of our outdoor yard parties, I knew that I wanted to somehow bring that idea into my home. […]

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How to turn a lamp shade into a gift basket. Upcycled lamp shade gift basket from Stow and TellU

Upcycled Lamp Shade Gift Basket

I’m so glad I didn’t toss out an old tartan fabric lamp shade when we were moving because, as it turns out, I was invited to join the Junk Revision monthly group challenge.  Also called the Junk Visionaries group challenge. December junk revision challenge:  Unexpected items as gift wrap This group was started by Lucy […]

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Make rustic holiday luminaries with twigs, clear plastic cups and flameless candles from Stow and Tell U

Twig Christmas Tree Luminaries

It’s that Christmas project time of the year again, and because I made twig ornaments 2 years ago and we made a stacked log Christmas tree last year, I thought I’d challenge myself with yet another rustic project with the gifts from mother nature this holiday season. But I have a little riddle for you […]

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The best part of Thanksgiving for the kids in our family is when we go around the table and get to say what we are thankful for. Here are 10 crafty ways to help kids say thank you on Thanksgiving

10 Ways to Help Kids Say Thank You on Thanksgiving

The best part of Thanksgiving for the kids in our family is when we go around the table and everyone gets a chance to say what they are thankful for.  Problem is, when you are vying for center stage at a Thanksgiving table of +30 people, holding everyone’s attention for the duration is a bit […]

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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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12 Faux Garden Flowers. No Planting Required!

Who doesn’t love a garden full of flowers, but hey, not all of us have a green thumb, right?  So here is a DIY collection of faux ways to add garden flowers to your yard, porch or patio without having to plant a single seed, flora, shrub or bush!   12 ways to add faux […]

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It’s Faux the Birds! 10 DIY Nests

Last summer some of the birds in my yard went to town pulling the filling out of one of our old lawn cushions. Hey, it’s not like they can fly to the craft store and buy supplies.  There’s something fascinating in the creation of a real bird’s nest.  I think that’s why so many of […]

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