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Sewing Room Seamstress Mini Dress Form

Whenever I see an old wire seamstress dress form, I can’t help but imagine Coco Channel in vintage Paris…pinning her newest design to one of these forms.  I decided that I wanted a seamstress form for my craft room, as they are quintessential to sewing, a skill of which I’ve learned a bit about from […]

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How to Make a Paper and Wire Flower

Done up French Quarter style, these paper and wire flowers are much easier than they look to make.  Spring is here, the weather is finally getting warmer and I am longing to go to New Orleans for this year’s Jazz & Heritage Festival.  Knowing that I won’t be making it down, I pulled out my […]

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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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Quick at home pedicure tips

Quick at Home Pedicure

If you don’t have time to make it to the salon, or to give yourself the full at home pedicure treatment, try this QUICK home pedicure solution before you head out to a holiday party, an impromptu vacation or an evening on the town.  Easy, fast and effective you can do this in about 5 […]

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Cookie Tin Gift Disguise (Part 2)

Here is a list of 50 cookie tin gift ideas that are affordable gift ideas for friends, family, teachers, co-workers, and almost anyone you know. Most of these gift ideas can be tucked or wrapped right inside a cookie tin for easy gift wrapping, as shown in Part 1 of this post. However you choose […]

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Cookie Tin Gift Disguise (Part 1)

Looking for gift ideas for Christmas?  Give the gift of “not cookies” in a cookie tin this holiday season.  This is a clever idea for those of you who have plenty of left over cookies tins from previous years, with no plans of baking cookies anytime soon.  Cookie tins can be so cute and compact, […]

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Quick Mint Oreo Cookie Treat

Here is an easy and delicious treat to serve at a party or give as a gift to teachers, neighbors, co-workers, and the like. You make them with Mint Oreo cookies and they are kind of like Oreo Balls, but can be made in less than an hour.  They’re easy enough to make that kids […]

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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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Elf Stocking Ornaments-made from cardboard-StowandTellU

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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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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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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