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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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This Might Look Like Snake Skin… Plaster and Bubble Wrap Texture

In the process of a furniture project, I wanted to add a little dimension to my piece, so I went looking around for ideas.  I had it in my head to try plaster and bubble wrap texture.  I didn’t see too much on the subject, although what I did find, such as alisonrachelreid.blogspot.com, was very […]

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Create More Space in Your Place with DIY Stackable Plastic Storage Drawers

In my constant search to create more storage space, I started using those plastic storage drawers that anyone can buy from a local department store, such as Wal-Mart.  They really come in handy to help me un-clutter here and there.  I couldn’t help but notice; however, that they would work even better for me if […]

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Faux Wood Grain Storage Box with Lid

Here is an idea for a diy storage box with lid that has the look of wood without the cost or labor needed to make a lidded storage box from wood.  This one is made of cardboard and simply faux painted to look like real wood.   I used an empty computer paper box, but […]

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How to make a duct tape belt from cardboard

If you like duct tape crafts, then you might like this idea for making a duct tape belt from a cardboard box.  Certainly not fancy, but this basic belt design is versatile enough to wear with a variety of fashion attire.  Chances are that unless your friends are trendy, no one will even notice that […]

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Faux Canvas Wrapped Photo Framing

I framed these great photos, taken from my son’s recent deep sea fishing trip in Cancun, Mexico. I wanted to get a canvas wrapped look for these photos, but I didn’t want to spend money to buy canvas frames, so I cut up some left over plywood and no longer needed mdf shelving to use […]

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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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Storage box with lid decorating ideas

Easiest Way to Decorate a Lidded Storage Box

If you are interested in making your own storage box with lid, and you want to spruce it up just a bit, here is one of the easiest ways to decorate one of these boxes, so that you can place the box on a shelf, in full view, and not be disenchanted by the look […]

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Backgammon Decoupaged Nesting Tables

  Nesting tables are great space savers.  You can store the smaller pieces under the larger piece when not in use and pull the smaller pieces out when you need to use them.  I picked up this set of nesting tables for a great deal.  It was missing the top inserts, but with a little […]

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Turn Your Closet into a Mini Mud Room

    As EMBARRASSING as this is to show you just how cluttered and messy my front closet was, I think the transformation really proves worth it.  Since I completed this mini mud room makeover, I can honestly say that it has been much easier to keep it in order.  I live in a small […]

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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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New Fangled Old Fashion Recycling Bin

If you are looking to earn a little extra cash or reward points, consider saving beer and soda cans then turning them in to your local recycling center for a refund.    Ken enjoys woodworking and made the Can-Do Can Crusher from plans he found online at Woodworker’s Journal.  The can crusher works great, but […]

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Sheet Music Table Makeover

     Ikea Sheet Music Table Makeover with Decoupage Decoupage is a fairly easy process and a great way to customize your own look.  For this table I took old sheet music, crumpled it up, ripped it into pieces and edged the pieces with black ink to get what I think is an interesting yet […]

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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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