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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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Make a Valentine jar gift using Reese's, Hershey's or any other nut butter spread. Includes a printable label - Stow and TellU

You’re the Spoon to My Jar Valentine Gift {with Printable}

Last year my workmate, Rachel, gave me a jar of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread for my birthday. Several plastic spoons later it was all gone. I didn’t eat it all in one day, but what a perfect gift it was for a nut butter fan such as myself. Can I get one of these for […]

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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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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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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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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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Chalkboard Painted DIY Gift Box {LOL}

Did you ever notice how many birthdays there are in July?  According to babycenter.com, July is the 4th most popular month for birthdays in recent times (in the U.S.) with September, August and June being the front runners.  That’s a lot of  summertime birthdays with a lot of potential gift giving, gift wrapping and perhaps […]

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How to Plant Moss and Chicken Wire Containers

Living in Illinois, most of my small garden patch is made up of native prairie plants which thrive each year come whatever unpredictable weather our climate may surprise us with.  Thing is, once you plant a native, and it takes hold, it just keeps coming back from year to year.  There isn’t much more to […]

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Vertical Chicken Wire Planter on Pallet Wood

Last winter when my son was home visiting over the Christmas holiday, we have a few warmer days and he offered to do a little work for me.  I don’t think he was extremely thrilled to start disassembling pallet wood skids, but he made the best of it and by the end of the afternoon, […]

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Patriotic Straw Hats {Stars and Stripes Blog Tour}

Plain old straw hat… or decorate it?  Wear it to a parade… or hang it on your door in place of a wreath for something different?  You might think I’m on a straw hat kick if you’ve seen the garden sign straw hats I made recently.  Call it crafty tunnel vision, but I was thinking […]

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Decoupaged Camping Lamp

I picked up one of those battery powered plastic camping lamps at a yard sale for $3.  It didn’t come with the 6 volt battery, but we happened to have one of those at home in our battery stash.  Not sure if either the battery or the camping lamp would actually work, I put the […]

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