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DIY on a Dime: Make a Giant Poster

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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

Mixing 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

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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 […]

DIY on a Dime: Make a Button Ornament

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Add to your ornament collection or that of a loved one this year by crafting these easy and frugal button ornaments. I saw these cute button ornaments on Facebook via Andrea, a friend since junior high. I don’t know how she and her friends put them together, but I figured it couldn’t be too difficult, […]

DIY on a Dime: Make Fun Photo Art

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Create a photo collage of letters to send a message or create fun artwork for the wall. Last year I shared with you the idea of capturing letters that you find in everyday objects and presenting them in framed art work for the wall. It’s not a “new” idea, but I still like it. When […]

DIY on a Dime: Make a Cookie Kit

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Make a cookie kit with dough, sprinkles, frosting, and cookie cutters. It’s an experience and it’s tangible — all at the same time! My mom has always been a great one to help parents enjoy more quality time with their kids. I remember about thirty years ago driving around town with her delivering Christmas gifts. […]

DIY on a Dime: Make a Playdough Kit

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Learn how to make homemade playdough and package it up as an inexpensive but FUN gift for kids from Life as MOM Contributor Janel. Photo source: Janel Piersma When I was a kid, my mom always made our playdough. She’d make a HUGE batch of it and then let us do the coloring. We’d each get […]

DIY on a Dime: Make a Citrus Pomander

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When I was growing up, there was a lemon tree growing in the backyard. It produced hundreds of lemons each year that we made into lemonade and lemon pie. I even ate a few raw. They were Meyer lemons, so they were sweet enough to eat without too much of a pucker. Invariably each winter […]