The holidays will soon be upon us, so once a week I will be featuring a great DIY project / tutorial from around the internet that would make a fabulous frugal Christmas gift. I’m kicking things off with simple yet stylish button earrings. You could easily whip up a pair of Button Earrings for every… Keep Reading
As I’ve mentioned before-I’ve been fascinated with paper crafts this year. It really appeals to my frugal nature to make something lovely out of junk mail, catalogs, old books and magazines! I already tried making folded paper books, so it was time to try something interesting with magazines and catalogs. Coiled Magazine Paper Bowls are… Keep Reading
This is not really Amaretto. Real Amaretto is an Italian liquor made with apricot or almond pits seeped in alcohol with herbs & sweetener added. This homemade flavored vodka tastes pretty similar at a fraction of the price. This version can be sipped, made into drinks like Amaretto Sours, added into your after dinner coffee,… Keep Reading
Need a quick and easy craft for your kids to make for teachers, bus drivers and friends? How about angel necklaces? This idea comes courtesy of my good friend Cherie, and has to be one of the easiest and cutest gift projects for little kids to make. It only takes a few minutes, the kids… Keep Reading
Last week, the organizer of my church’s annual Holiday Bazaar approached me. Things were going well she said, except for the candy booth. They were in desperate need of some fudge. Could I make some? I explained politely that I had never, ever made fudge in my whole life. She explained just as politely that… Keep Reading
I am the first to admit that this tea cosy is not exactly a work of art. It’s a little homely now, but I intend to eventually embroider some simple starbursts on it in red-that should dress it up a little. This project came about for two reasons. Number one, as dorky as it sounds,… Keep Reading
For those of you who don’t read Scribbit (and shame on you, you should!) she has a tutorial for making a really classy etched glass Nativity today. And she swears that it is easy (not super quick, but easy) Go Check out!
I mentioned a while ago that I was helping to organize my SIL’s baby shower. One of my planned gifts/decorations was a diaper cake. Well, I finally made it yesterday and I think it turned out very cute. The “cake” portion is made from two packages of newborn diapers (WalMart brand-approx $9 each) I used… Keep Reading