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Hand-made, up-cycled, tree branch guitar rack

My hubby, Bryan, and I are both musicians, and artists — he did that guitar painting of me that you see hanging up there. He's also a carpenter who made that entire tree branch guitar rack! It was totally all his idea and his craftiness. The whole thing only took him about a day to complete — he's got skills. Here's how he pulled it off…

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What can I do with these branches?

I have several piles of branches that have fallen out of the trees in my back yard and I was looking for a way to use up some of them before my landlords come and clean them up. what do I need to do to them to make them safe for indoors? To make sure there are no bugs or fungi or anything else growing on/in them. And what would be the best way to seal them, or make them last a long time?

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How to pull off free-hand stenciled wall art

I have been fantasizing about creating some sort of mural or crafty art on some wall of our house, and our future baby's room seemed to be the perfect place! I was dreaming up plans for a tree stencil on the nursery wall. After researching wall stencils, I realized I didn't want to pay for something I could do myself. It seemed easy enough, and it was!