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10 Song Lyric Wording Decor Ideas

Songs have a way of making us remember a time, a place, a moment, a person… It gets etched on our brain and every time we hear that song… we remember. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it bad. Mostly it’s good. I like to think so anyway. Last year I painted a favorite passage from an […]

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Faux Cement and Moss Painted Garden Gnomes

Do you have any yard ornaments or garden objects that need an update? We’ve had these two garden gnomes for years.  And while they’re cute and whimsy with their bright colors, they were just out of place in the new yard. I recently saw a video on garden object transformation using Plaid FolkArt Dimensions Moss Effect. I […]

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Turn a miniature house or birdhouse into a planter. This one was a tealight holder, so it had an open area where plants could be tucked into - repurposed-birdhouse-tealight-planter - StowAndTellU.com

Miniature House Upcycled as a Planter

What junk have you been collecting lately, just to turn it into something else?  I’ve been collecting miniature houses that range from faux birdhouse to brightly painted cottage.  Each piece seems to have another purpose, such as a tealight holder or tissue dispenser, but I’d like to upcycle all of these in some other way. […]

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How to make decorative faux speckled farmhouse eggs using bouncy balls and an easy splatter paint technique - StowandtellU.com

Basket o’ Faux Speckled Farmhouse Eggs

A few years ago when I was helping my sister re-do her kitchen, I diy-ed her a basket of decorative farmhouse inspired speckled eggs and to date, it’s still one of my all-time favorite projects.  Although she doesn’t live in a farmhouse, she does live on about 2 acres of property and boards her own […]

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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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It’s Faux the Birds! 10 DIY Nests

Last summer some of the birds in my yard went to town pulling the filling out of one of our old lawn cushions. Hey, it’s not like they can fly to the craft store and buy supplies.  There’s something fascinating in the creation of a real bird’s nest.  I think that’s why so many of […]

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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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Salvaged Blouse to Spring Vase

Nothing said spring like this brightly colored blouse I came across at the Goodwill a few weeks ago.  It was pale yellow with accents of bright green, purple and orange.  Made of a gauzy material, it had a kind of three dimensional texture with a flowery pattern running through it.  Just too pretty to pass […]

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Speckled Egg Textured Decoupage Mason Jars

In my quest to find to perfect faux speckled egg texture, I have reached another threshold of speckled egg texture bliss.  I won’t call this perfection, no siree, but I tried a little something different from the splatter paint texture technique of last year.   After making the paint dipped soup cans a few months ago, […]

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Gearing up for the Warmer Weather Table Decor

My mom always used to say, that April comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.  I’m hoping that lion has gone back in his den until next year!!  We’ve had rather pleasant temperatures this weekend, so, gearing up for the warmer weather was finally in order.  Having taken a short road […]

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St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shaped Sugar Cookies – No Cookie Cutter Needed

St Patrick’s Day shamrock shaped sugar cookies – no cookie cutter needed…Can you say that ten times fast? Whew!!  But there’s really no better way to describe these cookies.  They’re shaped like shamrocks, one of the many symbols for St Patrick’s Day.  You can make these without a floured surface, rolling pin, and cookie cutter, […]

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Spring Fever with Copper and Green

Copper and green… I’ve seen this combination a few time before, thought it quite pretty and knew I had to try it myself.  With a few décor beauties from the Goodwill, a few family heirloom-like pieces and a few added craft store decorating essentials, I was able to mix and match until my heart’s content.  […]

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Speckled Easter… Hey Those Aren’t Eggs…Splatter Paint Texture

A simple nest of speckled eggs can bring about thoughts of fresh air and springtime; the county fair, the Circle H, the French Market… Okay, I’m going to take a 180 here, because, I just can’t help but marvel at how much speckled eggs look like splattered paint! Or maybe I should say, splattered paint […]

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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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Valentine Individual Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies – No Cookie Cutter Needed

Because every heart is different, these individual heart shaped sugar cookies might make an interesting statement for a Valentine’s Day treat.  Each heart cookie has its own heart shape.  Sounds difficult to make, but they’re actually quite easy, and you  wont’ need a cookie cutter, rolling pin or floured surface.  You may have seen my […]

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