DiY projects

DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub

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This is a guest post from Gabby at Essentially Eclectic Happy Monday! This is Gabby back again from Essentially Eclectic, and today I wanted to share with you a quick tutorial on how to whip up your own simple sugar scrub for way less than the cost of expensive store-bought skin moisturizing and exfoliating products. [...]

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 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 Scented Candle {Handmade Holidays}

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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 Fabric Covered Tray

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For the past month or so I've been working on a little office project that I can't wait to share with you.  I've never had my own work space before and it has been so fun to create a room that is all my own.  Of course, since it is not quite finished yet, you'll [...]

How to Make a Paper Plate Banner

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I love making party banners out of scrapbook paper, and I have made lots of them over the years.  (Like the ones here and here and here and here!)  For Princess' explorer party I really wanted to make a cute bunting using an old map, but the paper just didn't seem sturdy enough, particularly for [...]

Simple Iron-On Vinyl Coasters {DiY}

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I have a really bad habit of  leaving my cold drinks on our wood surfaces, a habit that drives my nit-picky engineer husband absolutely insane.  After countless lectures--and more than a few silly arguments--I finally decided it would just be easier to make sure there were coasters at the ready in every single room of [...]

Wine Cork Serving Tray {DiY}

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For reasons I can't fully explain, I've been collecting wine corks for almost as long as Husband and I have been together.  Am I the only one who does this?  I can't even remember why I started or what my original intention was, but after nine years we had amassed quite an impressive little stash [...]

DiY Etched Wine Bottle Dish Soap Dispenser

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This is a guest post by KC Coake @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family Hi everyone, I'm KC and today I’ve got a cute project to show you.  It is a wine bottle craft that is easy and can add a bit of pizazz to your kitchen sink or other area.  You won’t believe [...]

DiY Beach Glass Bottles

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When it came to our beachy mermaid party, I really wanted to include some decorative beach as part of our table centerpiece, but I just couldn't bring myself to pay the prices I was seeing on Etsy or even our local TJ Maxx store. When I stumbled upon 4 beautiful decorative corked bottles for only [...]

Goldfish Marshmallow Pops {Tutorial}

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I knew when I spotted this picture on Pinterest (from Vanessa of SeeVanessaCraft.com's absolutely adorable goldfish-themed birthday party--seriously, check it out!  I die.) that I would somehow have to include Goldfish Marshmallow Pops on our mermaid party menu.  Goldfish....mermaids....things that swim....it fits, right? As luck would have it, I already had everything I needed on hand, [...]

Message in a Bottle Party Favors {DiY}

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Today's quick & easy DiY project from our recent mermaid party is also the perfect little trinket to give away at beach or pirate-themed party.  You could even use these as wedding favors!  They were a breeze to put together, and in my opinion, a nice change of pace from the normal plastic-toy-and-candy-filled goodie bags [...]

Oyster “Pearl” Cookies

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Sometimes the best party projects are the simplest, and these little Oyster "Pearl" Cookies are the perfect example!  They were so easy to put together, using just a few ingredients and taking less than 30 minutes from start to finish.  And yet, despite their simple assembly, they added so much--including a perfect pop of color--to [...]

Burlap Wreath {DiY}

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I can't wait to start sharing all my projects from Trouble's Beachy Mermaid Party!  It was such a fun party to throw, and now that it is over I am thrilled to have some great home decor left over to give my house a casual summer beach house vibe. These burlap wreaths were ridiculously easy [...]

Rainbow Button iPhone Case {DiY}

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I cannot even tell you how excited I am about today's project.  I'm actually giddy.  Rainbow buttons + an iPhone?  Oh my heavens, that is craft nirvana right there! I know I am a little late to the party when it comes to this whole iPhone thing....I held onto my broken, barely functioning, old-school first [...]

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