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Hail to West Cork Ireland – Nail Head Foot Stool

This nail head foot stool is the first entry of “Project Bachelor Pad,” which will be ongoing as I help my son bring together furniture and mementos from our home and family.  He’ll soon be finishing up grad school and may be employed far away from home, but I’m not about to let him forget […]

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Tax Time DIY File Storage Folder

Have you ever come home from the store realizing that you forgot the very thing you went to the store for in the first place?  Well that’s what happened here, and that’s how this project was born.  We just filed our income taxes last week.  I was ready to check that chore off my list, […]

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How to Apply Plaster Texture to Drawer Fronts with Joint Compound

I have been working on a small desk that I swiped off my best friend’s  neighbor’s curb several years ago.  Yes, it’s been sitting in my house that long… waiting.  Good news, though is that  I’ve finally started on it, and part of the process is adding plaster texture, actually joint compound, to the drawer […]

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How to Dye? Confessions of a Burlap Newbie

I confess…I am quite new to the online world of crafting, blogging while crafting, pinteresting while crafting, and so on.  I have to admit, I feel like of newbie a LOT these days.  I’ve been crafting in my own little world for a quite a while, but one medium I’ve never really gotten into is […]

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This Might Look Like Snake Skin… Plaster and Bubble Wrap Texture

In the process of a furniture project, I wanted to add a little dimension to my piece, so I went looking around for ideas.  I had it in my head to try plaster and bubble wrap texture.  I didn’t see too much on the subject, although what I did find, such as alisonrachelreid.blogspot.com, was very […]

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Pillar candle decorating ideas

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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Make Cuties Pop Art for a Think Spring Craft

It may be gloomy outside, but whenever I see these little Cuties, it brings a smile to my face.  Cuties seem to be taking on the picky eater’s population by storm.  They’re simply delicious, and a parent’s answer to a healthy food choice that kids will eat.  I’ve seen so many crates of Cuties in […]

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Faux Wood Grain Storage Box with Lid

Here is an idea for a diy storage box with lid that has the look of wood without the cost or labor needed to make a lidded storage box from wood.  This one is made of cardboard and simply faux painted to look like real wood.   I used an empty computer paper box, but […]

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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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How to make a duct tape belt from cardboard

If you like duct tape crafts, then you might like this idea for making a duct tape belt from a cardboard box.  Certainly not fancy, but this basic belt design is versatile enough to wear with a variety of fashion attire.  Chances are that unless your friends are trendy, no one will even notice that […]

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Napkin decoupaged storage box with lid

Tie-Dyed Napkin Decoupage Storage Box with Lid

Here is an idea for a diy keepsake or storage box using party napkins and decoupage.  Napkin decoupage is a little tricky because the napkin usually has two layers, but the creative options are plenty because party napkins are so colorful and inexpensive, not to mention the ever changing party themes offered on the market.  […]

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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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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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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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