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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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diy storage box with lid

DIY Lidded Storage Box

These might be kinda ugly, but…. one of the most common and practical solutions for organizing and de-cluttering is using a storage box with a lid.  Store bought boxes with lids can be costly, especially when you need to buy several; so, I decided to make my own. Although these aren’t very pretty, they are […]

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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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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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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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re-purposed table with decoupage

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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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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The Lady from the Farmhouse

    The Lady from the Farmhouse Salvaging an antique photo     The Story I purchased the image of this woman at an estate sale several years ago.  The owners called her “the lady from the farmhouse” because all that they knew was she was hanging in a farmhouse that their parents once purchased.  […]

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