DiY projects

DIY Heart Map Art

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My husband and I have always made a bigger deal of our first date anniversary than our actual wedding anniversary (which happens to be tomorrow), and a few weeks ago we celebrated 10 years together!  Woot!  We are also not normally big on gifts, but in honor of this milestone I thought I would finally [...]

DIY Rainbow Garden Markers

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My husband and I have been *trying* to grow a vegetable garden for almost four years now.  Suffice to say, in those four years we have learned that a.) gardening is not as easy as it looks and b.) that despite our best efforts, we are just not very good at it.  But we keep [...]

DIY Dollar Store Makeup Tray

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There are a lot of ways I save on beauty products & toiletries.  I use coupons for toothpaste & razors, make my own dry shampoo, do my nails at home, and haven't had my hair cut or colored at a salon in years.  But when it comes to beauty, the one thing I am willing [...]

DIY Dry Shampoo

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I've never been a wash-my-hair-everyday kind of girl.  Quite frankly, between the shampoo and the conditioner and the blow-drying and flat-ironing, it is just way too much effort.  But it's not just laziness--over-washing and too much blow-drying or straightening is also really hard on your hair. Thus, unless I am doing a lot of sweating [...]

Join Me in Miami for a Home Depot Garden Party!

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Florida friends, be sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, March 20th!  I will be hosting a garden party at the Deerwood Home Depot in Miami, Florida and I would absolutely LOVE to see you there! This fun & active intro to gardening will include making a DIY herb garden pot, as well as delicious [...]

DIY Linoleum Stamps

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This is a guest post from Gabby of Essentially Eclectic I would say (though I'm certainly biased) that I was a pretty decent student in high school. I did my homework, I got pretty good grades, I turned my assignments in on time. I’m sure you can imagine, then, that I was surprised one afternoon during [...]

DIY Office on a Budget

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I've been promising to share pictures of my new office for what seems like forever now, so I am pretty excited to finally be able to say my little space is finally finished!  This is where the magic happens, folks! ;-) All joking aside, I can't even begin tell you how great it feels to finally [...]

DIY Sharpie Mugs

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For the past year or two I've been seeing these Sharpie mugs all over Pinterest.  And every time I see them, I think, "those are so cute.  I should totally try that!  They look SO easy!"  But then I started noticing a lot of comments on those Sharpie mug photos, most of them complaining that [...]

DIY Valentine Photo Coasters

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This is a guest post from Eden of Sugar and Charm When it comes to gifting DIY crafts, I’m a huge proponent of making things personalized. Whether it's something monogrammed or a charming photo, I love the thought of a personalized gift. Since my husband and I usually keep it simple for Valentine’s Day (the [...]

DIY Coffee Bean Soap

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This is a guest post from Gabby of Essentially Eclectic  About 7 months ago I found myself wandering the aisles of my local Michael’s craft supply store looking for what I would need to make one of my most favorite DIY projects to date: homemade soap. Now I’m all for adventure, but for a long [...]

DIY Valentine’s Hand Warmers

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 This is a guest post from Hannah of Lovely Little Life Hello, everyone! I am Hannah from Lovely Little Life. I’m so happy to be back at Living Well Spending Less to share another easy and affordable project with you all! Has it been as frigid where you live this winter as it has been [...]

DIY Cozy Chevron Minky Throw

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Doesn't the month of January just make you want to curl up under a blanket with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate?  When I started working on my office a few months ago I decided that a cozy throw was a necessity.  Inspired my my daughters' special blankys, which they have both [...]

Pretty Post-it Notes

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This year I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to a revamped series here at LWSL called Handmade Holidays!  In past years I have shared my own holiday gift ideas, but this year I thought it would be fun to get some inspiration elsewhere.  I asked eight of my favorite up-and-coming bloggers to share a simple and [...]

Cookie Mix in a Jar

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This year I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to a revamped series here at LWSL called Handmade Holidays!  In past years I have shared my own holiday gift ideas, but this year I thought it would be fun to get some inspiration elsewhere.  I asked eight of my favorite up-and-coming bloggers to share a simple and [...]

DiY Lip Balm Tins

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This year I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to a revamped series here at LWSL called Handmade Holidays!  In past years I have shared my own holiday gift ideas, but this year I thought it would be fun to get some inspiration elsewhere.  I asked eight of my favorite up-and-coming bloggers to share a simple and [...]