DIY & Crafts

11 Thrifty Tools Every DIYer Needs
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11 Thrifty Tools Every DIYer Needs

I love crafting and creating. ¬†There is so much joy in using your creativity to make something beautiful and fulfilling. ¬†There are many talented people in the world making so many beautiful things, at times it can be overwhelming to think about all the tools it takes to create the projects you dream about. ¬†We…

Color Your Own Printable Valentine’s Day Goody Bag Toppers
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Color Your Own Printable Valentine’s Day Goody Bag Toppers

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday for kids. ¬†They just like it because they get lots of free candy and get to make stuff. ¬†They haven’t actually had their hearts broken or been single on a holiday when everyone else is gets pampered, showered with roses or loved by someone. ¬†(Not that I was bitter…

Add A Blast of Holiday Sparkle To Your Dollar Store Glass Gifts
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Add A Blast of Holiday Sparkle To Your Dollar Store Glass Gifts

Last week I wrote a post about making large handled glasses from the dollar store into personalized drinking glasses with simple painting techniques. ¬†On the same visit to the dollar store I found some really adorable star shaped glass bowls. ¬†They are cute as is, but I thought with a little glitter paint and some…

Decorate Like the Magazines Using Free Garland From Home Improvement Stores

  I have a thrifty little secret for you…well it’s actually a freebie!!! For the last few years during the Holiday season, I can be found in front of the Lowe’s garden center rummaging through their tree trimmings bin. The one not too many people know about that has a small sign that says, “Help…

Free Printable Color Your Own Christmas Treat Bag Toppers
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Free Printable Color Your Own Christmas Treat Bag Toppers

I really love giving baked goods away at the holidays to all the people on my list that aren’t on my “list” if you know what I mean. ¬†I talking those teachers, neighbors, pastors, mail people and anyone else you need a nice gift for that doesn’t cut into your main Christmas budget. I was…

Make Dollar Store Gift Wrap Look Fabulous: Day 6 of Getting Into The Holiday Spirit

Make Dollar Store Gift Wrap Look Fabulous: Day 6 of Getting Into The Holiday Spirit

One thing I always look forward to each year is making myself a peppermint mocha frapp, playing my Bing Crosby, White Christmas station on Pandora and having a gift wrapping party. This year I’m feeling super crafty when it comes to wrapping my gifts. ¬†The problem is that I just can’t bring my thrifty self…

Easy DIY Inexpensive Firepit for Backyard Fun
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Easy DIY Inexpensive Firepit for Backyard Fun

If you’re looking for an easy DIY inexpensive firepit tutorial, then you’ve come to the right place. Summer and fall are the best times to be outside, enjoying nature.  One aspect we love most about summer and fall are bonfires.  However, it’s hard to achieve that true bonfire feel in anything but a firepit.  Chimenea’s…