Holidays, St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day Party Hats

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming! Today we’re making ADORABLE party hats and headbands for under $5. The steps are minimal and all of the materials you either have at home or pick them up at a discount store. Nobody has extra time or money right now….I get it! As an FYI, I think the feather headband is elegant and a…
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Holidays, St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day Decor

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Today we’re creating easy Saint Patrick’s Day Decor. These leprechaun hat pots may be used as candle holders or stand alone decoration for the holiday. Saint Patrick’s Day is fun and festive, so why not get in the spirit? The cost is under $10 for the entire project. A how-to video is here and here. Saint Patrick’s Day Decor may…
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DIY Decor, Super Bowl

Super Bowl Trophy DIY

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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 Projects, Super Bowl

DIY Pom Poms

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The Super Bowl season is here! Pom poms make the perfect accessory for watching football. This fun project is a Super Bowl must have – plus the pom poms are simple and very inexpensive. Let’s make DIY Pom Poms for $1 each pom. Materials: Plastic Rectangular Table Covering (Buy multiples to use more than one color) Scissors Ruler Electrical Tape…
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DIY Decor, Holidays, Valentine's Day

Lipstick Heart Valentines

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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

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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

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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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Holidays, New Years Eve

DIY New Year’s Eve Accessories

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New Year’s Eve is Friday! If you’re looking for NYE party accessories that won’t break the bank, this is the DIY for you. Everyone loves a good party hat and cool jewelry and these easy DIY New Year’s Eve Accessories are fun and simple to make. They use materials you already have in your home for holiday decorations so shop…
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DIY Decor, Holidays, New Years Eve

DIY New Year’s Eve Decor

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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

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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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