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Dune Buggy Memories: Souvenir Photo Serving Tray with Envirotex Lite

A while back I posted, Dune Buggy Memories from Silver Lake Sand Dunes, about a childhood vacation where I took my first (and only) dune buggy ride. In that post I vowed to come with some kind of souvenir memento creation for the vintage photos from that trip.  In attempt to obtain a slightly vintage looking […]

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How to Dye? Confessions of a Burlap Newbie

I confess…I am quite new to the online world of crafting, blogging while crafting, pinteresting while crafting, and so on.  I have to admit, I feel like of newbie a LOT these days.  I’ve been crafting in my own little world for a quite a while, but one medium I’ve never really gotten into is […]

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Pillar candle decorating ideas

Cheap and Changeable Pillar Candle Decorating Idea for Valentine’s Day

Each holiday seems to come and go so fast, it’s hard to keep up with corresponding decorations.  Here is a Valentine’s Day decorating idea for pillar candles that is cheap and changeable, meaning, you can remove these decorations from your candles on February 15th, and still have usable candles.  If you like to display pillar […]

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Make Cuties Pop Art for a Think Spring Craft

It may be gloomy outside, but whenever I see these little Cuties, it brings a smile to my face.  Cuties seem to be taking on the picky eater’s population by storm.  They’re simply delicious, and a parent’s answer to a healthy food choice that kids will eat.  I’ve seen so many crates of Cuties in […]

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Diy Recipe Book Binder

Make your own recipe book binder to help you organize all of the recipes that you print out from your favorite online recipe sources.  If you have a binder that you no longer use, you can easily re-purpose it into a useful holder for recipes.   I made this one for my son to take […]

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Elf Stocking Ornaments

These elf stocking ornaments are super cheap and easy to make.  They’re made from card board, can you get any cheaper than that?  These would be great as a whimsical gift for someone special or for your own Christmas tree.   Once you cut out the elf stocking patterns from the card board pieces, you can […]

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Textured Tray

Re-purposed Textured Tray I re-purposed this tray by adding some texture with joint compound.  Joint compound is fairly easy to use and allows you to create a multidimensional look.  By letting the joint compound begin to harden, then smoothing it down with your hands, you can obtain a surface smooth enough to stand items on […]

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Wrapping Paper Keepsake Box

A keepsake box can be a great gift, and even better if it’s handmade.  I made this keepsake box from a few items including a storage box with lid ( I used a computer paper box), wrapping paper and decoupage.  Applying decoupage and paper to the cardboard makes the box more durable and long lasting.  […]

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DIY Gift Holder

Make your own gift holder for the holidays.  This cute and easy to make  gift envelope can be used to hold anything small you can think of that you want to package creatively. I filled mine with seeds from my garden, but you could fill it with jewelry, gift cards, movie tickets or even cash.  […]

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Re-purposed Sweater to Cat Cozy

  This sweater has seen better days, though someone in my house doesn’t seem to think so. Cleaning out my closet, I put this sweater in the donate pile, only to find my cat, we call him Kitty,  laying on top of it the very next day.  Then a light bulb went on:  why don’t […]

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Graffiti Pumpkin Patch

If you are looking for a Halloween craft project for your tweens, teens, or young adults, try making a Graffiti Pumpkin Patch.  The idea behind this project is to tap into the creative psyche of the adolescent, who is feeling too old to carve a pumpkin the plain old fashioned way, but still young enough […]

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Booware!!! Repurposed Halloween Decoration

If you have and outdated wreath or hanging wall décor, you can re-purpose it by turning it into a Halloween decoration with just a little paint and creativity.  This outdated hanging wall décor was my mother’s.  Though she had it around for a while, even she stopped putting it up as a decoration after having […]

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Pickled Fingers - Creepy Halloween DIY-StowandTellU

Pickled Fingers

Aren’t these creepy??   I call them pickled fingers, but  they can sure add some spook to your next Halloween party.   Inspired by a creepy pickled head project from  Haunt your own house Halloween crafts, by allyou.com.   I made these in similar fashion with a few items I had around the house.  Here […]

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Hedgeapples Pickled and Waxed

The Hedge apple, also known as an Osage Orange is that strange, round, green, bumpy thing that you see laying on the side of the road, usually in more rural areas.They are a fruit. They ripen in the fall season and can be a great accent for fall decorating.  They have a very interesting texture.  […]

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