DIY on a Dime: Perk up a Purse

This month has been pretty rough for me. I know that I am not the only one. I’ve found that crafting and making gifts for folks has been great therapy. It gets my mind away from worrisome thoughts and focuses on blessing others instead. This easy-to-assemble gift is one of those things. How many of […]

DIY on a Dime: Be Kind to Hands and Feet Kit

Give hands and feet some tender-loving care with this great manicure/pedicure basket. I think that it’s important to pamper our bodies. Very few of us actually sit around all day watching TV and eating bonbons. I certainly don’t know anyone who does. Life is full of hard work. Sometimes it’s the little things that make […]

DIY on a Dime: Lettered Wall Art

Paint a simple design on expensive art canvas for a fun and frugal gift. Today’s DIY is a little bit of a stretch for me. I am not an artist. But, here’s the back story. Hubs and I went out to dinner last week and I saw this painting display at the restaurant. I liked […]

DIY on a Dime: Memory Game for Kids

how to make a memory game

Learn how to make a personalized Memory Game for kids with some inexpensive materials from Life as MOM Contributor Janel. All Photos: Janel Piersma Memory. Oh, how I loved that game! It was by far one of my favorite games to play as a young child. It’s a great game to teach children how to […]

DIY on a Dime: Lavender Hand Scrub

Lavender Hand Scrub comes together in minutes and for cheap, but seems like such an elegant gift. A few weeks ago I took one of the boys to the mall, something that happens maybe once a year. I was looking for little gifts for the Girls’ Dinner Party I hosted. Besides, See’s Candy is at […]

DIY on a Dime: Make a Giant Poster

Make a huge poster for just a few bucks by visiting an unexpected place: your local office supply store. The following tutorial is written by Anne Bogel, from Modern Mrs. Darcy.   I’ve recently discovered a fun–and cheap–way to get a lot of bang for my decorating bucks. It’s called an “engineering print,” which is […]

DIY on a Dime: Mix Lavender Milk Bath

Mix up this easy Lavender Milk Bath to gift this year. Years ago I had the best time putting together spa kits for the ladies among my friends and family. In addition to a few bath items like loofahs, puffs, and wash cloths, I also included a homemade milk bath scented with lavender. Milk bath […]

DIY on a Dime: Gingerbread People Paper Dolls

Directions and template to help you craft gingerbread people paper dolls — a great gift you can DIY. I’ve got children who love to craft. LOVE. Okay, maybe the two bigger ones (12 and 15) think they’re a little too old, but you should have seen them five years ago. That’s where their siblings are […]