Christmas Gift Idea: Hot Cocoa Stirring Spoons with Decorated Mugs

Everyone is looking for an affordable gift you can share with you neighbors, co-workers, and friends. A personalized mug with chocolate candy-covered spoons is a fun gift idea. It would also be great for a Christmas party or for some fun at home with your families. We’ll start with the chocolate. I mean, who doesn’t want to hear about the chocolate first? Right? What you’ll need: plastic spoons a variety of candy toppings: ideas... …
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Faux Metal Letters {Frugal Craft Pictorial}

Hello! Marji here with a fun and easy craft. I LOVE using monogram letters in my decorating. I am always on the look out for different letters to use. I saw these metal zinc letters at Anthropoligie and loved them, but didn’t love the $18/letter price tag. It would blow my monthly budget. {picture source} I decided I could make them for a lot less! The supply list is pretty small for this project. First decide what you want to spell, I decided... …
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DIY Magnet Board For Your Kids!

Make learning fun with magnets!   Here's a fun little pinterest inspired DIY magnet board I made for my kiddos a few years ago. I was looking for an educational/busy activity for a gift rather than spending loads of $$ on toys with a life span of 3 weeks. This was perfect! Easy, affordable, AND educational. I enjoyed putting it together and actually wrapped it on the wall and everything! To make it, I bought an oil drip pan from the Walmart... …
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DIY Subway Art {Picture Tutorial}

I love all the subway art that you can find online. I love the ones here, but could never pay $90 for one! Today I’m going to show how you can make it for a fraction of the cost. Here is what you need: {Pin This} 1 piece of wood {mine is 10X24 inches} 2 Colors of Spray Paint {I used Valspar Smoke Infusion & Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze} Vinyl Lettering in the design of your choice {mine is made with contact paper} Sandpaper or Sander{I... …
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DIY Lego Table {Picture Tutorial}

I have 4 kids and they all love Legos. My husband loves to buy them Legos.  Needless to say, we have lots of Legos.   I've been struggling with a good place for them to play with them and keep them contained. One of my friends has a Lego table she made with an IKEA table, but we don’t have an IKEA that I can run to so I had to come up with something else. I saw a side table at Target and knew it would be perfect. Here is what you need: {PIN... …
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Hand & Footprint Reindeer Christmas Craft

{Pin This} This hand and foot-printed reindeer decoration would make a great gift for a grandparent or teacher, or would be a great keepsake for your own home. It is also a fun activity to do with your children. There are a lot of ways to personalize it, and I included some ideas at the end of this tutorial. Take a look and see what style best suits you and your family. What you will need: ½ yard burlap 2 wooden dowels (I used ⅝”... …
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DIY Christmas Countdown {Neighbor Gift}

This is a fun gift to give a family that has children. My kids LOVE to count down to things, especially to Christmas! I saw this idea on Pinterest months ago and tweaked it to make it quicker and easier to make. {PIN THIS} The supply list for these is small and you can make a lot of them in a short time. Just what I like for gifts to give to neighbors and friends. Wooden Plaques {I found mine at Hobby Lobby, for $2, look for them on... …
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DIY Gifts for Moms and Sisters

I can’t believe it is November!! Every year I think I am going to be more prepared and have Christmas shopping done and gifts made for friends and family by now. It NEVER happens!! Here are a couple of quick and easy gifts you can make to give your mom and/or sisters. {PIN THIS} Sometimes it is nice to make something for your family. It is cheaper and means more.   I designed some printables for ya’ll to use in my favorite DIY Frames.... …
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Easy DIY Washi Tape Canvas

This is a quick decoration I whipped up in about 15 minutes. You know of my love for washi tape…I’d had this idea for a while and decided to try it out. Here is all you need: 1 Canvas (I used 10x10) Washi Tape Vinyl Quote First I picked out the washi tape I wanted to use. I lined it up to make sure I had enough colors and I put it in the order I wanted to place it on the canvas.  I’ve gotten a lot of my washi tape at... …
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DIY French Bulletin Board {Easy Craft Idea}

Hey Y’all! Today I’m going to show you how to make this easy French Bulletin board. It is a great idea for a baby shower, or a project a group of teen girls could do.  It's a fun decoration for any room in your house. I made mine for my craft room. I saw the owl fabric and fell in love with it and knew it would be perfect for my craft room. {PIN THIS} Here’s what you need to make your own: A Canvas {I used a 16x20 that I had leftover... …
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