Category Archives: budget decorating

Tweaking the playroom

Adding a very quick and easy Book Nook to the playroom. Before: After: Re-vamping “Dress-up corner“:  $1.00 row of hooks from the dollar store and a treasure box gifted to us at Christmas.  Hang clothes and toss hats, jewelry, shoes, … Continue reading

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When I should be decluttering…

When I should be decluttering drawers, closets, bedrooms, and playrooms I was instead playing with blocks.  Well, sort of.   I found a board in the basement and some wooden pieces from a recent home project.  I decided to build … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..around here.  I really enjoy decorating our house for Christmas.  I love the warm home-y feeling a house has when filled with red and green, this and that’s.  I have not and will … Continue reading

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DIY Thanksgiving place cards

Using supplies I had in my craft bins we made some fun place holders for all the kiddos joining us for Thanksgiving dinner.  Chances are that you do not have all the supplies I have used for this project at … Continue reading

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The big fork and spoon

I bought this bulletin board at the Pottery Barn outlet several years ago and I knew I would find just the right use for it someday.  Fortunately, I came up with an idea before it had to go out with the “de-stuffing” … Continue reading

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A Green and Free Easter Egg Stuffer

I have one zillion address labels that seem to come in the mail as fast as I can cancel them.  I will never be able to use them all especially with on-line bill pay eliminating so much written mail.  I thought … Continue reading

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Thinking outside the Easter Basket

  I am in no shortage of handled baskets around here.  But I wanted to make something for each of my kids that could be used year after year.  I thought about decorating baskets that I had but just wasn’t … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends #3

Before I begin I want to tell you that our DIY Compost Bin is done!!  Come back tomorrow for the full DIY details.  It is as cool as homemade soil gets:)!!!!! I have been seeing these Cherry Blossom DIY branches … Continue reading

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Alphabet Curtains

Fabric Curtains…..too predictable!  Why not just use ribbon, scrapbook paper, and a wrapping paper roll.  Well, ok I think I will! You will also need:  Scissors, hot glue gun, fabric to cover wrapping paper roll, optional ( Exacto knife and … Continue reading

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Thrifty Adventures #2

 Thrifting Salvation Army style: These 2 bowls work for spring but remind me more of Fall.  Fall is by far my FAVORITE season.  This adorable wall hanging is for a little bun in the oven-My sister’s oven that is.  I … Continue reading

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