DIY Decor

DIY Decor, Fall Season

DIY Tissue Paper Pumpkins

It’s Fall Y’all!  We’ve entered the season of the pumpkin – they’re everywhere!  Pumpkins are great for many reasons both culinary and decorative.  These pumpkins make beautiful autumn decorations for the table.  Recently, in an upscale boutique, I admired beautiful rustic pumpkins but the price tag was far more than I was willing to spend.  So I decided to make…
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DIY Decor

DIY Door Mats

Welcome to warm weather!  Everyone is running in and out of the house with cut grass covered feet and a door mat is a summer must-have.  Today we’ll craft DIY Door Mats to make your door feet-ready with a touch of style.  We’re giving it a little extra with sponge paint watermelon slices!  The cost is roughly $5-10 and you…
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DIY Decor, Easter, Holidays

DIY Spring Decor

Spring is mostly here and my allergies know it. This project is easy DIY Spring Decor that won’t make you sneeze. We’re making bunny carrot decor from Easter themed jump rope – SO cute!! The cost of each carrot is about $1.50 and worth every affordable penny!! (they pair perfectly with these Bunny Napkin Rings). Click here and here for…
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DIY Decor, Easter, Holidays

Bunny Napkin Rings

Easter is coming.  Spring is here and everything is beginning and new again.  I love Easter and all that it represents.  If you’re an Effortless Girl, you already know that you don’t have to spend lots of money on an amazing Easter-scape.  Thus I give you Easter Bunny Napkin Rings!  This project takes about an hour for 10 rings.  You’ll…
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DIY Decor, Super Bowl

Super Bowl Trophy DIY

Winning the Lombardi Trophy is the whole point of the biggest game day of the year. Today’s project is a version of the trophy to use at your Super Bowl party as a centerpiece, photo prop, or to celebrate at the end of the game. This Super Bowl Trophy DIY uses items you either have at home or you can…
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DIY Decor, Holidays, Valentine's Day

Lipstick Heart Valentines

This Valentine project couldn’t be more simple, I’m being serious.  So I’ll be short and sweet with the explanation – Lipstick Heart Valentines.  We’re making the coolest (at least in my opinion) version of a Valentine Heart with dollar store lipstick and construction paper.  It’s affordable and kid friendly and makes a uniquely special Valentine in no time.  This project…
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DIY Decor, Holidays, Valentine's Day

Make a Wooden Heart

This post is perfect for Valentine’s Day. It’s rustic but sweet, thoughtful but not sappy. In other words, it celebrates Valentine’s Day without going overboard. You can Make a Wooden Heart for wall art or a miniature version on a card. The heart may also double for year round decor. The cost is under $20. Let’s go! Materials: Canvas Wood…
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DIY Decor, DIY Projects

Must Have DIY Mirror

I’m doing another project in the Effortless Girl not Expensive DIY series – The Must Have DIY Mirror. This mirror is very chic and doesn’t come with a designer price tag – and the starburst pattern is everywhere. The high end version retails for $99+ and the Effortless Girl version is $27 or less. It’s great way to revamp a…
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DIY Decor, Holidays, New Years Eve

DIY New Year’s Eve Decor

Christmas Day has come and gone…now is the time to pack up the decorations, take down the tree, and do something with the miles of lights that seem to knot themselves into oblivion every year.  This year, try something different instead of instantly packing your decorations.  Repurpose some of your ornaments, beads, and lights into festive DIY New Year’s Eve…
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Christmas, DIY Decor, Holidays

DIY Christmas Tree Decor

It’s crunch time for the holidays. I’m feeling the pressure both with my time and wallet. Today’s project is making trees for decor or gifts. The time commitment is minimal and the cost is about $5 each. This DIY Christmas Tree Decor makes easy teacher gifts or last minute party gifts you can make in about 15 minutes. By the…
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