Category: diy

Custom Front Door Wreath For Less Than $30

I had so much fun making Christmas wreaths for my kids’ teachers that I decided to do one that I can put on my front door.

My main motivation for making my own is that buying them from a store is very pricey. This one (below) is my Christmas wreath that I bought at Michaels a few years ago. The only way I could afford it was to buy it in the after-holiday clearance and it was STILL about $30!

So I was happy to discover that I could make a brand new custom wreath that fits my house and my style for less than $30. (more…)

DIY Christmas Wreaths For Beginners

I always work myself into a frenzy leading up to Christmas. I make a to-do list that is unrealistic in a time frame that is too short and it ends up driving me mad.

Case in point, on top of all the other things to juggle around the holidays.. family, gifts, volunteering, baking, cleaning.. one year I decided to add a big project that I had never attempted before and frankly had no idea how to do.

If you’ve checked out some of my other posts you know I’m a ‘make it work’ sort of mom who tries to do projects with stuff I already have around the house, in order to save money and avoid waste. Or does that just make me a cheap mom? Hmm. Anyway, I got the bright idea to make wreaths for my kids’ teachers.

Let’s just say, there was a lot of trial and error.. (more…)

DIY Hair Bows

My daughter wears a hair bow pretty much every day. They can get really expensive, so I make them myself. It saves a ton of money and I can control which colors and patterns we use. I generally make some for each season and major holiday and I’ve just made several for Christmas. (more…)

Super Easy Kids Christmas Ornaments

If you’ve seen some of my other posts you know I love Pinterest. I pin tons of pretty things, but I actually do very few of them. And I’m always looking to make things even faster and easier.. or I don’t have all the supplies and want to make it work with what I already have around.

That’s how this kids’ ornament happened. (more…)

Make Your Own Candles

How to make your own candles - Easy, step-by-step guide

I can think of few things that make a home more cozy, comfortable and pleasant than candles. I always have some burning in the evening and I love the seasonal scents. They also make great gifts for family, friends and kids’ teachers. The problem is they are usually really expensive. I love Yankee Candles but can’t afford them. The few I’ve had and cherished were gifts.

But great news! You don’t need to buy great candles.. because you can make them on your own!! (more…)

Foolproof DIY Halloween Decorations

Foolproof DIY Halloween Decorations

I pin a ton of cool stuff on Pinterest, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they all work out. I tend to do things pretty clumsily, which was probably pretty evident from my post on my love hate relationship with Pinterest. So if I can pull something off, that means it’s pretty much foolproof. So here are some foolproof DIY Halloween decorations that turned out pretty well and were a lot of fun to do with the kids. (more…)

Pokemon Costume For Just $20

DIY Pokemon Halloween Costume For Just $20

When talking about what my kids wanted to be for Halloween, it was a quick decision because they’re currently OBSESSED with Pokemon. But a quick search online showed Pokemon costumes well over $40 and $50. No thanks. I like to make my kids’ costumes anyway. It just seems more fun to me. (more…)

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