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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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Garden or Farm Stand Straw Hat Signage

One of my most favorite things about summer is when we’re driving down that country road on a road or day trip and we see signage off in the distance, along the roadside  that reads: CORN, PEAS, GREEN BEANS… We almost ALWAYS stop and have a look.  How could we not? You can’t get any […]

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DIY Mercury Glass Ornamental Bird Feeders

My intention was to make jar type bird feeders and create bird feeder roof tops as Karen, from The Feral Turtle,  had suggested using the faux hammered copper soda can technique.   It is now several weeks later and I have some bird feeders, alright, but there is no hammered metal insight.  There is a lot […]

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Stars and Stripes Faux Batik Tie Dye Table Cloth

Red, white and blue tie dye for the Fourth of July!!  I made this stars and stripes patriotic table cloth using Elmer’s Washable Glue as a faux batik and Rit Liquid Dye.  One of my favorite Fourth of July memories from childhood is the stars and stripes cake that my mom always used to make.  […]

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